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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 the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

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 students travel to Albania to Implement the country’s first high school robotics competition

Tirana, Albania Project Center

Each year participants from around the United States take part in the WPI-created Savage Soccer competition—a robotics program with competition events. Now, thanks to a WPI student team, high school students in Albania competed in their first ever Savage Soccer match as part of a hands-on learning experience.

Meet Our Students

Angela Calvi

Angela C.

Junior, BS in Chemical Engineering; Minor in Mathematics

Angela and five other WPI students gathered data to determine the feasibility of implementing an intelligent transportation system in Acadia National Park to help mitigate traffic congestion and parking issues during peak season. The park's current infrastructure can't handle the increasing visitation traffic, so Angela and her team completed research, communicated with park officials, and completed field observation to determine if an intelligent transportation system for the park would be effective.

Joshua G

Joshua G.

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

A PhD student continues his biomedical research at WPI utilizing something he'd never expected: spinach.

Emily McLean

Emily M.

Junior, BS in Mechanical Engineering

A co-op experience gave this WPI junior invaluable insight into what she can expect from working in the "real world" following graduation.

Sean Hathaway

Sean H.

Senior, BS in Mechanical Engineering & MS in Manufacturing Engineering

An undergraduate rises to the top of his Air Force ROTC detachment all while earning his bachelors and masters degrees at the same time. 

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

Diran  Apelian

Diran Apelian

Affiliate Professor

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

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor- Engineering

Professor Fischer is the William Smith Dean's Professor and 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

Karen Troy

Associate Professor

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.


Haichong Zhang in his laboratory. alt
Haichong Zhang
July 22, 2020
(Left to right) Noah Parker, Noah Budris and Daniel Pelaez (Photo taken earlier in 2019-2020 Academic Year) alt
(Left to right) Noah Parker, Noah Budris and Daniel Pelaez (Photo taken earlier in 2019-2020 Academic Year)
June 11, 2020


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