Mechanical Engineering

Imparting Broad Expertise to Find Solutions—and Consider Their Impact

The goal of WPI’s Mechanical Engineering program is to produce graduates who have the wide-ranging expertise required to tackle real-world technological challenges and make a difference. Students learn how to apply scientific principles and engineering methods to analyze and design systems, processes, and products that, when engineered properly, improve the quality of life.

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree program helps students acquire the tools necessary for self-learning—and the ability to consider the impact of technology on society in the decisions they will make as engineering professionals.

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Kites: A Different Kind of Wind Power

Discover how WPI's Mechanical Engineering department is developing a simple, low-cost way of using kites to harness the wind and generate enough electricity to power an entire village.

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