Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a science and engineering university and a pioneer in innovative, project-based learning. In 2016, WPI received the prestigious Gordon Prize for “Innovation in Engineering and Technical Education” for its project-based undergraduate curriculum. The uniquely structured project-based learning curriculum at WPI, the WPI Plan, prepares students for the real world by engaging them in professional environments and team settings. Universal graduation requirements for WPI students include a humanities Inquiry Seminar, an Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), and a Major Qualifying Project (MQP). Students have the opportunity to complete these requirements while abroad through WPI’s Global Project Program, which consists of a network of over 55 project centers located on six continents.