College graduates are being asked to perform in a multidisciplinary world in which diverse skills are required to meet increasingly diverse challenges. WPI’s Liberal Arts & Engineering (LAE) degree program prepares students to take on those challenges by providing a broader base of knowledge not only in engineering, but in other disciplines as well.

The LAE degree was created for students seeking a career that demands engineering know- how, communication tools, and problem-solving skills. Our students graduate with a strong technical background, a broad appreciation of the humanities, and a critical awareness of social implications.

In fields such as medicine, law, public policy, international studies, business, and wherever a solid technical background would give them a unique edge, graduates of the WPI Liberal Arts & Engineering program will be uniquely prepared to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Average Starting Salary

Average National Starting Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey) : $41,612

Companies that have Hired WPI Liberal Arts and Engineering Graduates

  • Arcadia Solutions
  • MIT

Sample Job Titles

  • Visitor Services Coordinator

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Popular Industries for Liberal Arts and Engineering

  • Academia/Research 
  • Consulting 
  • Government 
  • NGOs/Non-profits

Sample MQP Titles

  • Design of a Human Hand Prosthesis
  • GameWave: An Interactive, Educational Sound Exhibit

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

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