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.

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Curriculum

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. 

 

Available Concentrations

Project-based Learning

Project-based Learning

WPI's distinctive undergraduate education combines rigorous theory with hands-on application. 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 most 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 a management engineering major, your senior capstone project will typically be designed for a functioning business who sponsors your project. Recent projects include situational and cost analysis for an aggregate and asphalt plant, analyzing change management in academia, validating data and risk analytics, and analyzing the feasibility of commercializing a newly patented ergonomic surgical scalpel.

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Student Profiles

Student Profiles

Jacob S.
Jacob S.
Junior,  BS in Management Engineering; concentration in Electrical Engineering

Jacob traveled to the Albania Project Center to complete his IQP, which was focused on the implementation of a robotics competition at a local technical high school in Tirana, as well as other schools in the region. Throughout the process, he and his three teammates mentored 24 high school students in robot design and construction; the project culminated with a robotics competition between the students.

Morgan Mitchell
Morgan M.
Junior, BS in Management Engineering & MS in Management

With a fascination for science and innovation from an early age, Morgan has turned her natural curiosity into an exciting career path.

Getting Involved

At WPI, you have plenty of opportunities to become an active part of the community. There are more than 200 clubs and organizations, ranging from dance ensembles to intramural sports and a student radio station. Many undergraduates within the Foisie School of Business also participate in major-related organizations including Enactus, a social entrepreneurship organization, Engineers Without Borders, Global Humanitarian Alliance, and Tech Entrepreneurs.

Build your career and support network through professional organizations like APICS (association for supply chain management), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers or honor societies such as Alpha Pi Mu (IE), Beta Gamma Sigma (for AACSB-accredited business schools), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), and Tau Beta Pi (engineering).

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After Graduation