Hands-on, project-based learning is the cornerstone of the WPI experience, and a big reason why you’ll stand out to employers. As a Computer Science major, you can support faculty research or improve computer applications used on campus, or you can conduct projects off-campus in the U.S. or abroad.
Through the Global Projects Program, students immerse themselves in projects 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.
Recent student projects range from supporting essential businesses in South Africa’s Monwabisi Park by training owners and developing a business association to building a prototype of a distributed radar simulator at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory using progressive software tools.