Major Qualifying Project

Through the senior-year capstone project, students gain real-world design or research experience within their major field.  As with every WPI project, you’ll have the guidance and support of your faculty advisors and mentors, while your own passion and ingenuity will be essential to success.

Major Qualifying Project (MQP) Search Database

Access all MQP reports completed since 2004 through this user friendly, flexible search tool.  Use the keyword search option to refine your search and to find and learn more about projects across disciplines.

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The Power of WPI Projects

The Major Qualifying Projects are selected, designed, and completed with the guidance and support of your faculty advisor and mentors. It’s a chance to be in the spotlight, and to show what you can do. Every year we celebrate the MQPs. Watch the video.

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MQP Project Presentation Day

On April 23, student teams from all academic departments will present the results of their Major Qualifying Projects to faculty advisors and external sponsors. Learn more...

Public and Private Partners

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Programs to Look For

WPI’s senior year Major Qualifying Project (MQP) program has been recognized by US News & World Report in the "Senior Capstone Project" category as a program to look for.