ABET Accreditation

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Program offers a balanced, integrated curriculum strong in both fundamentals and state-of-the-art knowledge. The curriculum embraces WPI’s philosophy of education, with a program characterized by curricular flexibility, student project work such as the Interactive Qualifying Project, and active involvement of students in their learning. Through this approach, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program seeks to have alumni who:

  • are successful professionals who demonstrate in their work a breadth of knowledge in the field of electrical and computer engineering;
  • are engaged in active lifelong learning, using appropriate learning strategies, to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed;
  • are effective contributors in business and society, demonstrating the ability to communicate, work in teams, and understand the broad implications of their work;
  • are engaged broadly in both their professional and personal lives, exhibiting effective leadership and informed citizenship

Student Outcomes

Based on the program’s educational objectives, students will achieve the following specific educational outcomes within a challenging and supportive environment:

  1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Student Enrollment Data

Click here for engineering student enrollment and graduate data on each program.