Real-World Experience

Our project-enriched curriculum is one of the most innovative aspects of a WPI education. Working within research teams, you’ll be challenged from day one to prove you’re a problem solver, on issues that affect communities around the globe.

Through this project-rich learning environment, you’ll find solutions to real-world problems; explore works of art, music, or literature; and fuse textbook knowledge with your own unique genius to create something exclusively your own.

The majority of WPI students will complete the following four formal projects:

But the real-world experience doesn’t stop there.  At WPI, you’ll spend time in small classes, on focused-research teams, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in co-ops, internships, volunteer work, and community service that will allow you to create your own distinct path. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty members on ground-breaking research in areas critical to society.

This project-based approach, which teaches students to work collaboratively, is what sets WPI graduates apart from their peers. Not surprisingly, top-tier employees continuously seek out our students because they know they’ll hit the ground running.

Real-World Experience

  • Either on campus or at project centers located around the globe, WPI students solve problems that matter to real people and real communities.

  • WPI’s laboratories are designed to encourage researchers from different areas of study to work together, often leading to breakthroughs & innovations.

  • WPI’s world-renowned professors inspire and encourage their students as they help them reach higher achievement and greater success.

  • In the 2009-10 academic year, WPI students reported a record 26,766 hours of community service and raised over $116,000 for area nonprofit groups.

  • Many Pre-Health students take advantage of the opportunity to mentor and tutor schoolchildren through our numerous K-12 outreach programs.