Project-based learning anchors the WPI education, and biomedical engineering majors jump right into complex and innovative research projects from the earliest introductory courses. Students find that project work transforms the way they think, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems.
WPI's Global Projects Program immerses students in communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.
What do biomedical engineering students do for projects in their field of study?
- Create a low-cost phone-based malaria test
- Develop a device that offers reliable measurement to make animal ACL repair surgery consistent
- Build remote monitoring of tissue flaps after surgery
Prominent institutions that partner with WPI - and you:
- University of Massachusetts Medical Center
- Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University