2012-2013 Academic Catalog: The Wentworth Model: Day Programs
Wentworth‘s curricular model has been structured to:
- allow students to directly enter a baccalaureate degree program from high school and
- allow transfer from another institution of higher learning with the possibility of receiving advanced standing credit
At the end of their sophomore year, day baccalaureate students have the opportunity to participate in Wentworth‘s optional pre-cooperative work semester prior to entering their junior year. The cooperative education model, in which students complete two co-op work semesters along with their academic degree requirements, is both a Wentworth tradition and a graduation requirement.
In order to fulfill its mission, Wentworth has established the following Student Learning Goals expected of every graduate. These Learning Goals are reinforced in the classroom, laboratory and studio, and in cooperative education experiences and co-curricular opportunities. To this end we expect that all graduates of Wentworth be able to:
- locate information and evaluate it critically for its appropriateness and validity
- communicate effectively in written, spoken and visual formats
- acquire and use analytical tools and skills for evaluating information and solving problems
- identify the traits of good leadership
- acquire and use the skills needed for effective teamwork
- recognize and apply concepts of ethical behavior to personal and public issues
- explain the sustainable use of human, physical, and economic resources
- recognize and identify historical and contemporary societal and global issues
To insure that the student learning goals are being achieved the Institute has developed a curricular structure which incorporates a core of general studies. In accordance with Wentworth‘s academic mission baccalaureate students in day programs are required to take, at minimum, one course in basic mathematics, one laboratory science, three communication courses (English I, English II, and advanced writing), five courses in the areas of humanities and social sciences, an introduction to major/ profession seminar, and a capstone requirement. The capstone requirement; Independent Study, Directed Studies, Design, Project Course, for graduating seniors and fifth-year students provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency in innovative problem-solving situations and proficiency in analytical writing and presentation skills. Team and/or interdisciplinary projects, with clearly defined individual responsibilities, are encouraged.
Within this framework the day baccalaureate curricular structure mandates that courses will not exceed five per semester and will be at least fourteen (14) credits, but no more than nineteen (19) credits per semester. Academic credit will be based on the current academic semesters (14 weeks of classes and one week of exams) with one (1) hour of lecture or recitation equal to one (1) credit and two (2) hours of laboratory or studio work equal to one (1) credit. An equivalent class-time experience is scheduled for the summer semester.
2010-2011 Programs of Instruction
|Civil Engineering Technology||B.S.||BCET|
|Computer Engineering Technology||B.S.||BCOT|
|Electronic Engineering Technology||B.S.||BEET|
|Facilities Planning & Management||B.S.||BFPM|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||B.S.||BMET|
|Technical Communications||P. Cert.||PTC|
- B.S. = Bachelor of Science
- M. Arch. = Master of Architecture
- P. Cert. = Professional Certificate
The Wentworth Model: Day Programs 2011-2012 Course Catalog, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wentworth, in Boston, MA, offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, architecture,design and management.