Major Qualifying Project
One of WPI’s cornerstone educational approaches is the Major Qualifying Project (MQP). Every student completes an MQP before graduation to gain high-level research project experience in the student's field. Students are challenged with solving real-world problems in a professional setting or research environment.
The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student's professional discipline and addresses challenging research issues. Each MQP requires a substantial part of an academic year, culminating in a project report and poster on Project Presentation Day. Digital WPI has an archive of past Physics MQP Projects.
Recent MQP research topics:
- Analysis of the thermo-mechanical reliability of a surface mount technology (SMT) attachment
- Legged robot using hydro-muscles
- Characterizing the fluence of WPI’s new deuterium-deuterium neutron generator
- Investigating high-temperature gas-cooled reactors for research applications
- Listening to light