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2015-2016 Academic Catalog: Institutional Cooperation
The City of Boston, an international center of learning with its many schools, colleges, technical institutions, and universities, along with its museums, conservatories and art institutions, provides exciting opportunities for institutional cooperation which enhance curricular choices for students. Wentworth takes a leading position in developing meaningful academic programming with area institutions.
Wentworth is developing strategic partnerships through articulation agreements with other educational institutions that facilitate access to higher education and enrich the educational experiences for students.
The Institute has Memoranda of Understanding with the following: University of Girona (architecture only), Hanze University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), Kingston University (United Kingdom), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), and Northeastern University – Foundation Year Program.
COLLEGES OF THE FENWAY
Wentworth Institute of Technology is one of six colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Wheelock Colleges expands the academic opportunities and choices through cross- registration and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the six colleges. For additional information, please contact Wentworth’s Registrar or visit the Colleges of the Fenway website at www.colleges-fenway.org.
FENWAY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM AND FENWAY LIBRARIES ONLINE
The Wentworth Alumni Library is a member of the Fenway Library Consortium, which gives Wentworth students and faculty access to well over three million volumes and other electronic and digital resources. Presentation of a valid Wentworth ID is all that is needed to use or borrow books at Emerson, Emmanuel, Hebrew, Simmons, Wheelock, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Conservatory of Music, Roxbury Community College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, and the Brookline Public Library.
Information about the collections in the above libraries (identifying the members of Fenway Libraries Online) is available through the online catalog that may be accessed at www.wit.edu/library.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Wentworth has joined the Museum of Fine Arts’ Student Grant Program, which provides Wentworth’s full-time students with free admission to the Museum at all times upon presentation of their student ID card. Specific details about this program can be obtained through the Office of Student Leadership Programs. Students may pick up the Museum’s Monthly Preview in the Dean of Students’ Office or Office of Student Leadership Programs.
ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
Through the Colleges of the Fenway, students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary admission to the museum in addition to other benefits. Contact the Director of Program Planning for information on benefits. Wentworth ID cards are necessary for free admission.
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Several Wentworth departments have developed study abroad programs and student exchange programs with institutions in Europe. In past years students have studied in Germany, France, England, Istanbul and Switzerland through these programs. Please refer to the Study Abroad website and the Departments of Architecture, Computer Science & Networking, Construction Management, Business Management and Facility Management, Engineering, Industrial Design and Interior Design for more information about their programs.
Wentworth students can also take advantage of the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center at the Colleges of the Fenway for assistance in finding abroad opportunities beyond these offerings. Please see www.colleges-fenway.org/global for more information.
Institutional Cooperation 2015 - 2016 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.