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.
The management engineering (MGE) major offers the ability 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 a popular double major for many WPI undergraduates.
The BS in Management Engineering curriculum 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. You will complete the Management core courses and six technical courses. The MGE major allows students who begin in one discipline, such as engineering, science, or mathematics, to apply a portion of their prior course work if they switch to MGE.
Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internship, earning 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.