Computer Science

Computer scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Computer Science Graduates

Fidelity Investments
Kaon Interactive
MIT Lincoln Labs
State Street Corp.
Torc Robotics

Sample Graduate Schools

Brown University
Michigan State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Average Starting Salary:
$88,280 (2020)
Learn more about Computer Science at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Software Engineer
Test Development Engineer
Quality Engineer
Front End Software Engineer
Systems Engineer
Cyber Security Engineer
Technical Support Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Computational analysis of a probabilistic card game
Developing a Credit Dashboard
eBay Selling Manage Application Development
Autonomous Snowblower
Designing an authentication system for AR devices
IoT Network Security

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.