Major Qualifying Project
The MQP is a high-level research and application project conducted and completed in the student's major field during senior year. Through the MQP, WPI students have the opportunity to experience the kind of problem solving that will soon characterize their professional careers. These projects offer something distinct to a WPI education--the opportunity to do advanced hands-on work on real projects as an undergraduate.
Potential employers and graduate schools admissions departments recognize the real-world applications of these experiences. More than anything, students say the MQP brings their education into clear focus as they apply their skills and see the opportunities and personal satisfaction a career in aerospace offers.
The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student's professional discipline and addresses challenging research issues. The months-long project culminates in a project report and poster on Project Presentation Day.
Examples of Recent Aerospace MQPs
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