Focused Academics. Epic Learning.

Wentworth’s academic offerings are rigorous, relevant, and experiential. Our programs emphasize both curricular and extracurricular learning, enabling you to collaborate on projects with peers from different majors – just as you would in the workplace.

"Students need to be dynamic and adapt to changing industry requirements. A degree in interdisciplinary engineering allows them to try a varied set of skills for the working world. Having a varied skillset is critical in engineering."

Nakisa Alborz
Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering
Nakisa Alborz
Headshot of Niki Alborz

Nakisa Alborz

Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering

Why interdisciplinary engineering is important

Students need to be dynamic and adapt to changing industry requirements. They need to be able to function differently and cannot work in silos anymore. A degree in interdisciplinary engineering allows them to try different things and gain a varied set of skills for the working world. Collaboration and having a varied skillset are critical in engineering.

Co-operative Learning

Through co-ops, you will learn to think on your feet as you work on actual projects. All students complete a minimum of two semesters of cooperative learning, applying classroom knowledge in real-world environments.

"I love designing things, and I felt good thinking about creating a product that puts smiles on people’s faces."

Townes Gibson
Industrial Design Student
Townes Gibson Voice

Townes Gibson

Industrial Design

Townes Gibson, an Industrial Design student, spent his fall semester at LovePop, a Boston-based greeting card company that specializes in three-dimensional imagery that “pops up” as a person opens a card. One of the design challenges in a LovePop card is its level of intricacy. Each laser-cut card contains complex pieces that must display a high level of detail while also folding back into place when the card is closed without damaging the design. “It’s highly engineered,” Gibson says. “And we’ve definitely drawn some inspiration from origami.”

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Wentworth provides opportunities for you to be creative and entrepreneurial, identifying and fulfilling critical needs with innovative ideas and solutions that enable you to make an impact on the world.

"Through help from faculty and peers, I learned how to use my creativity to my advantage, and articulate my conceptual ideas through architectural form."

Rima Abousleiman
Master of Architecture
Rima Abousleiman

Rima Abousleiman

Master of Architecture

Coming into Wentworth, I had the ability to conceptualize, but had a lot of trouble translating that into something that was architectural while still being expressive of those original abstract qualities. Through help from faculty and peers, I learned how to use my creativity to my advantage, and articulate my conceptual ideas through architectural form.

Collaboration & Partnership

Wentworth collaborates with a host of universities, corporations, and community partners on a wide range of projects. These opportunities provide you with hands-on experience as well as important professional connections.

"I enjoyed learning from multiple disciplines—including the sciences, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Also, the co-op experience is invaluable and really allows you to explore different aspects of your major."

Samantha Curran
Biomedical Engineering
Samantha Curran

Samantha Curran

Biomedical Engineering

Sporting a near-perfect GPA, Sam Curran was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student-athlete honor society; was the 2014-15 recipient of the Wentworth Bowl, the highest honor a student can receive in recognition of outstanding, overall participation in Wentworth activities; and was also the 2015 recipient of the President's Award for Biomedical Engineering. 

A Location Ideal for Growth

The Wentworth campus is a comfortable oasis within a world-class center of technology, business, and culture. Some of the most respected institutions of higher learning, medicine, and finance are based in Boston.

"Wentworth (has left) with me a message of 'use your truth, use your knowledge to make the place around you better.'"

Cliff Freeman
Computer Information Systems
Cliff Freeman

Cliff Freeman

Computer Information Systems

“A major key to black future is telling your story, owning your story, learning to tell your story correctly,” Cliff Freeman says. “Whoever is writing the books is writing the stories. I think a lot of the time, black people aren’t writing the books that kids are reading in schools."