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With a degree in management engineering (MGE) from WPI, you’ll have the opportunity to gain depth in management principles while still being able to focus on technical interests. Graduates of this program go on to apply their complex knowledge of management and engineering to design and deliver solutions for manufacturing, product development, and service delivery. MGE is also a popular double major for many WPI undergraduates.


Curriculum for Degree in Management Engineering

The curriculum for a degree in management engineering lets you tailor a course of study based on your interests and career goals. You’ll complete basic introductory courses in math, calculus, statistics, science, and computer science, as well as management core courses and six technical courses. Students who begin in one discipline, such as engineering, science, or mathematics, may also apply a portion of their prior course work to their new discipline if they decide to switch to MGE.

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Project-based Learning

WPI's distinctive undergraduate education combines rigorous theory with hands-on application. Across your four years you'll be expected to apply your knowledge in innovative ways to solve significant, real-world problems.  As a management engineering major, your senior capstone project typically will be designed for a functioning business that sponsors your project on topics ranging from a situational and cost analysis for an aggregate and asphalt plant to an analysis of change management in academia.

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.

Explore Career Outlook for Management Engineering

Are you considering a degree in management engineering and want to know more about post-graduation life? Check out our career outlook page for management engineering—it's got information on average starting salary, sample companies who have hired WPI graduates, job titles, and more.

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