Program Overview

Mechanical engineers need broad expertise to confront real world technological issues that arise in our society. The WPI program educates you to apply scientific principles and engineering methods in analyzing and designing systems, processes, and products that, when engineered properly, improve the quality of our lives. A master’s degree will help you advance your career goals in measurable ways and attain a deeper and broader understanding of mechanical engineering. Flexibility Is Key in the WPI Program. You can complete your degree full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. All courses are developed and taught by the same faculty with online students getting the exact same courses as full time graduate students. Faculty have backgrounds as engineers with their PEs and their Ph.D.s. They consult, teach, and serve on boards of various associations. To qualify for the program, you must have an undergraduate degree in engineering. Taking Courses Before Admission. Take up to four courses while applying for admission. Contact us for more information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    Situated on an 80 acre campus in the historic town of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of a small group of Polytechnic universities in the country, dedicated to educating students in the fields of engineering, science management and humanities. Founded in 1865, shortly after the end of the civil war, WPI was founded at a time when America was approaching a period of industrial and technological growth. WPI’s founders desired to develop a university that could develop a new class of engineering, scientific and entrepreneurial professionals.

    WPI offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following schools:

    • School of Arts & Sciences
    • Foisie School of Business
    • School of Engineering

    Many certificates and master's degrees are available in fully online formats through the department of Online Graduate Programs.


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