Through WPI's distinctive plan, you'll learn how to learn by applying your classroom experiences in research and projects that challenge you from a proficiency, social, and global perspective. Learn more about how WPI can prepare you to pursue your passions in solving critical problems and develop skills employers value.
At WPI learning has always been about combining theory and practice. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life. WPI's 18 academic departments offer 70+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business and management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA, MFA, and PhD. Our world-class faculty is both renowned and accomplished--and they are accessible, priding themselves on the quality time they invest in their students.
While our foundation has held firm, we pride ourselves on continuing to modernize the curriculum and our teaching practices. The prestigious 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is a nod both to our history and to our future, recognizing WPI’s project-based curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem-solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global competencies. Arguably every student who attends WPI learns to think like an engineer; these days there is just as much attention to assuring our students think like entrepreneurs.
Sharing WPI's Expertise
The Center for Project-based Learning at WPI provides support to faculty and administrators across higher education who are aiming to advance project-based learning on their campus. At the same time, the Center works with WPI faculty and staff to continue to advance this proven pedagogy on our own campus.