With WPI's pioneering approach to project-based learning and rigorous and collaborative research, our undergraduate and graduate engineering students develop an entrepreneurial edge. Working side-by-side with our world-renowned faculty, students learn and work in shared environments that push the envelope and lead to real breakthroughs.

With WPI's global approach, students fortify their technical, scientific, business, and creative skills as they make authentic inroads into the world's most pressing challenges. Our graduates use their know-how, initiative, and ideas to improve the quality of life and change the world as the next generation of astute and aware engineers.

WPI Awarded Prestigious Gordon Prize

WPI was awarded the 2016 Bernard Gordon Prize in honor of the transformative WPI Plan on which WPI's highly regarded project-based curriculum is modeled. The prize recognizes WPI's decades-old tradition of learning by doing and also honored four faculty members who are instrumental in moving the Plan forward. The award made special note of how the Plan develops leadership while encouraging innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global competencies.

WPI Awarded the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

Morocco Project Center

Watch how WPI engineering students get an educational and cultural experience in Morocco at a project center at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

Course Catalogs

Read through the Course Catalogs to see the range of courses available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Setting a Standard for Excellence

Engineering faculty members are more than accomplished and esteemed professors. They are leaders in their respective fields, published authors, and renowned researchers.

WPI encourages qualified professors to explore and pursue opportunities within our engineering programs.

WPI Graduates Are in Demand

Engineering students have enriching and meaningful career options. As the need for experienced and thoughtful engineering leaders grows, WPI’s graduates are sought after for both their academic accomplishments and their extensive hands-on project work. Employers know our graduates will hit the ground running and make valuable contributions to the most challenging projects.

Faculty Profiles

Brian J. Meacham

Associate Professor
Fire Protection Engineering
Worldwide, there are increasing efforts to better understand the performance of buildings and infrastructure under a wide range of events, from accidental to deliberate, fire to natural hazards, climate change to terrorism. There is also an increasing focus on understanding the perceptions and responses of people to these events. This knowledge can then be employed in developing technology and policy solutions that better meet societal expectations for building and infrastructure safety and performance, resulting in a better allocation of resources focused on critical needs.
Diran Apelian

Professor & Dir, Metal Process
Metal Processing Institute
Dr. Apelian received his BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Drexel University (1968) and his Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT (1972). After graduating from MIT, he joined Bethlehem Steel’s Homer Research Laboratories where he co-developed the Ultra-Form series of high strength low alloy steels. He joined Drexel University in 1976 and held various positions at Drexel, including professor, Head of the Department of Materials Engineering, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, and subsequently Vice-Provost of the University.
Gregory S. Fischer

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was part of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgery. At WPI he has been an integral part of developing the Robotics Engineering program and teaches primarily junior-level and graduate courses in Robotics.
Karen Troy

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
The ability of our biological tissues to adapt to their mechanical environment, and the ways in which our tissues are well suited for their own mechanical role within the body, is a constant source of wonder to me. I am interested in understanding the mechanical signals that are experienced within the skeleton during different types of physical activity, understanding what features of these signals stimulate bone to adapt its structure, and in developing noninvasive methods to quantify bone strength.

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