Project-based learning is the cornerstone of the WPI experience. Across your four years here you'll be expected to apply your knowledge in innovative ways to solve significant, real-world problems.
From the first year option to complete a Great Problems Seminar to a required senior capstone that can lead to a job offer, WPI students find that project work transforms the way they think and helps them to tackle almost any challenge systematically.
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.
As an Industrial Engineering major, your senior capstone will give you an edge in the job market. Our project sponsors have converged into three categories – financial services, healthcare, and supply chain, operations and manufacturing. Companies in these industries represent the major employers of WPI’s Industrial Engineering graduates.