About Materials Process Engineering

A Personalized Program for Professionals

This 30-credit MS degree program in Materials Process Engineering offers the opportunity for serious professionals to become leaders by selecting courses from three programs: Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Management/Industrial Engineering. In this supportive and personalized program, you will receive special attention to help guide you in course and project selection to best meet your individual goals and objectives.

A Faculty Dedicated to Success

The faculty brings expertise in each of the areas important to materials process engineering, including manufacturing systems and process design, analysis and control materials processing, and processing-structure-property relations in materials. Research topics in this program include lean manufacturing, electrospinning of polymers, cost analysis, fuel cells, computer-aided fixture design, surface metrology, and market analysis. No matter what aspect of materials process engineering interests you, you are likely to find faculty and students who share your interests.

The Graduate Industrial Internship

The Metal Processing Institute and the Materials Science & Engineering program at WPI have developed a series of industrial internships for MS and PhD students. The internship provides a valuable clinical experience as part of the educational process, allowing students to earn a master’s or doctoral degree in material science and engineering through a combination of internship experiences, online classes, and classroom activities.

The underlying philosophy of the WPI/MPI Internship Program is to provide an educational experience that is meaningful to the student and beneficial to the industry. It provides a holistic and contextual educational experience-–a new paradigm in graduate education. Learn more…