Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Environmental Engineering Robotics Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Power Systems Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

WPI's OENG programs are of a quality and caliber equal to programs taught on our campus.

School type Private
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 6
Concentrations offered
Engineering Management Materials
Environmental/Environmental Health Mechanical
Industrial/Manufacturing Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 78

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 21 full-time; 21 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 71% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 19
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
National Academy of Engineering members 2%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 10 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 19
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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