2015-2016 Academic Catalog: The Wentworth Model

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. Several course offerings, including the capstone requirement, independent study, directed study, and design and project courses, provide opportunities to senior and fifth-year students 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 for four and five year programs 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.

2014-2015 PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (P. Cert.)

ABBREVIATION

Technical Communications

PCC

BACHELOR of SCIENCE (B.S.)

ABBREVIATION

Applied Mathematics

BSAM

Architecture

BSA

Biomedical Engineering

BBME

Business Management

BSM

Civil Engineering

BSCE

Computer Engineering

BSCO

Computer Engineering Technology

BCOT

Computer Information Systems

BSIS

Computer Networking

BSCN

Computer Science

BCOS

Construction Management

BSCM

Electrical Engineering

BSEE

Electromechanical Engineering

BELM

Electronic Engineering Technology

BEET

Engineering

BSEN

Facility Planning and Management

BFPM

Industrial Design

BIND

Interior Design

BINT

Mechanical Engineering

BSME

MASTER of ARCHITECTURE (M. Arch.)

ABBREVIATION

Architecture

MARC

MASTER of SCIENCE (M.S.)

ABBREVIATION

Construction Management

MSCM

Facility Management

MSFM

Technology Management

MSTM

The Wentworth Model Day Programs, 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.