2012-2013 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 program level articulation agreements with:
Bristol Community College
Wentworth Institute of Technology and Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA., have developed an articulation agreement that allows Bristol Community College students who have completed their Associate of Science Degree in a number of majors, to include Automation Technology, Computer Information Technology, Electro-mechanical Technology, Business Information Systems, Engineering Science Transfer and Electronics Technology-Computers and Telecommunications to enter the Bachelor of Science in Project Management at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Bunker Hill Community College
Wentworth Institute of Technology and Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA, have developed an articulation agreement that allows Bunker Hill Community College students who have completed their Associates of Science Degree in Engineering Transfer Option to enter an Engineering Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The Institute also has Memoranda of Understanding with the following: Hanze University Groningen (The Netherlands), Kingston University (U.K.), Kyoto Consortium, University of Lucerne, 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, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 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-underlined 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 France, Germany, Ireland, and England through these programs. Refer to the Departments of Architecture, Computer Science and Networking, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Humanities and Social Sciences for more information on 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. See www.colleges-fenway-org/global for more information.