Success in today’s workplace often requires a graduate degree, but many professionals are discouraged from pursuing higher education due to a lack of up-to-date knowledge or the necessary prerequisite courses.

Whether it’s a calculus refresher or a fundamental engineering course, WPI’s online prep courses can prepare for your graduate studies.

  1. Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses 
  2. Mathematical Foundations of Power Systems 
  3. Calculus Refresher 

Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses

Does a lack of undergraduate math or engineering courses keep you from graduate school? Don’t let a few missing courses stand in the way of your goals. Prepare for graduate admissions by taking online undergraduate courses through WPI. These courses will satisfy a portion of WPI’s prerequisite requirements for your chosen program. Register today.

Undergraduate Course Equivalencies

Preparation courses are available for the convenience of prospective WPI graduate students who lack certain academic background courses for graduate school. They are equivalent to WPI undergraduate courses, but are hybrid courses and cannot be taken by undergraduate students. They do not provide credit. (Continuing education credit may be available however). These courses will satisfy prerequisites for WPI's MS in Environmental Engineering and MS in Fire Protection Engineering. Note that successful completion of these courses does not guarantee admission into a WPI graduate program.

Math​

Engineering

You are encouraged to complete the WPI Graduate Application prior to registering for these courses.

  • Courses follow WPI’s fall, spring and summer semester format.
  • Tuition for each class is $1400. Payment is required a minimum of 10 days prior to the start of class.
  • All materials, homework, papers and exams are completely online.
  • Grading is a letter grade of A, B or F.

Withdrawal Policy

Notice of withdrawal must be received in writing via email at cpe@wpi.edu or via fax at 508-831-5694. No other withdrawal notices will be considered valid.

  • Withdrawal 10 business days BEFORE class start – Full Refund
  • Withdrawal 9 or fewer business days BEFORE class start – No Refund
  • Transfer

Because these courses do not carry academic credit, they will not be accepted for transfer to other colleges.

Mathematical Foundations of Power Systems

This online program was developed for current WPI graduate students in our Power Systems Engineering or Power Systems Management programs, or those who want to begin advanced studies at WPI in these programs and need to re-establish their math skills. A preliminary test determines the module level in which you should begin. The self-paced style allows you to progress at your speed, with a WPI math instructor monitoring your progress and providing frequent feedback.

Math Modules for this non-credit program include:

  • Module 1: Basic Linear Algebra
  • Module 2: Solving System of Linear Equations
  • Module 3: Matrix Multiplication
  • Module 4: Determinants
  • Module 5: Matrix Inverse
  • Module 6: Finding Eigenvalues; Diagonalization
  • Module 7: Basic Differential Equations
  • Module 8: Basics of Transforms

Logistics

  • Location: Your computer
  • Upcoming Session Dates: March 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017 & October 26, 2017 - December 14, 2017
  • Time: Available online 24/7
  • Pace: Progress through each module as you pass the placement tests. Move on as you are ready. It is recommended that you complete one to two modules each week.
  • Starting Point: Program begins with all participants taking a placement test within the first week to determine your beginning module.
  • Cost: $500 per student *regardless of your beginning module

Registrations are currently being accepted. Register now.

Calculus Refreshers

This online program was developed for current WPI graduate students or those who want to begin advanced studies at WPI and need to re-establish their calculus skills. A preliminary test determines the module level in which you should begin. The self-paced style allows you to progress at your speed, with a WPI math instructor monitoring your progress and providing frequent feedback.

Math Modules for this non-credit program include:

  • Module 1: Derivatives
  • Module 2: Differentiation Techniques
  • Module 3: The Chain Rule
  • Module 4: Implicit Differentiation
  • Module 5: Differentials
  • Module 6: Integrals
  • Module 7: Integration by Parts
  • Module 8: Partial Fractions
  • Module 9: Trigonometric Integrals
  • Module 10: Exponential Growth & Decay

 Logistics

  • Location: Your computer
  • Upcoming session dates: March 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017 & October 26, 2017 - December 14, 2017
  • Time: Available online 24/7
  • Pace: Progress through each module as you pass the placement tests. Move on as you are ready. It is recommended that you complete one to two modules each week.
  • Starting Point: Program begins with all participants taking a placement test within the first week to determine your beginning module.
  • Cost: $400 per student

Registrations are currently being accepted. Register now.