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Active Learning at Wentworth

Wentworth is built on a legacy of hands-on learning where students immerse themselves in their discipline by creating and building solutions, whether hooking up a working electrical circuit or delivering a business plan. You will be immersed in team- and project-based learning, more than likely in one of more than 60 learning laboratories on campus or in individual studio space for architecture and design students. There is nothing more exciting and enriching than coming up with solutions to real problems grounded in the most advanced theory of today.  Active learning can be found everywhere at Wentworth! Jump in. 

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Community & Service Learning

In a very real sense, the City of Boston is Wentworth’s classroom. And it is all easily accessible, right outside the door, waiting to be discovered. Students accept hundreds of co-operative education (co-op) assignments in the city, building strong resumes while developing new skills and highly marketable expertise. The university’s undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and alumni can be found all over Boston, using their hands, doing, and making, creating and learning with their colleagues and classmates. 

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Campus Labs, Studios & Maker Spaces

Our labs, studios and maker spaces provide the hands on experience that students need to thrive. The Wentworth culture of real-world problem solving increases our students’ ability to collaborate, innovate and create with cutting-edge tools. Employers seek Wentworth graduates who they perceive as having technical prowess as well as professional skills already developed. 

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Student Clubs & Organizations

Fuel your growing expertise with passion by joining one of the many clubs, competitions and professional associations on campus—from the Freedom to Design, Robotics and Math clubs to 15 Diversity and Social Justice organizations.  Challenge yourself to solve problems you care about, gaining core skills and relationships that will last a lifetime. 

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Study Abroad

Study abroad has been part of the college experience for decades, but it is quickly becoming a necessity given the rapid globalization of the economy. For those looking to expand their world, Wentworth offers a variety of Study Abroad opportunities, including Faculty-Led Programs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management, and Semester exchanges through the College of Engineering and Technology.

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Entrepreneurship & Research

Entrepreneurship and research are key to improving our lives and driving economic growth. They are also both great ways for students to solve real problems where the answers can't be found in the back of a textbook. 

Students have the opportunity to engage with faculty in applied research. Many end up with published research findings at conferences, often the only undergraduates in the room and winning best papers in their categories. There are many formal and informal opportunities to bring your ideas to fruition for a potential business. The brand new, 75,000-square-foot Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences is home to Accelerate, our student-driven entrepreneurship center, as well as 21 labs, four project rooms, 10 collaboration spaces, and more than $1 million worth of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. Here you can research, design, build, test, and refine your own innovative ideas and solutions. 

Student Work Showcase

Students collaborate on design projects throughout their degree programs in the senior capstone, culminating in high-quality presentations (developed over two semesters in the final year of study). See the professional-grade work done by Electrical and Computer Engineering students for their 2020 Senior Capstones.

Slide from Senior Capstone ECE Presentation


Gain real-world, hands-on experience working for industries related to your major. Spend two semesters outside of the classroom in some of the country's top firms and non-profits. Instead of paying tuition, in most cases you will earn a competitive hourly wage.

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