The Wentworth Model

In order to fulfill its mission and to prepare students for the world in which they will live, Wentworth has established the following general education learning outcomes as the institution’s definition of an educated person.

After completing their general education curriculum, students will be able to demonstrate competence in:

  • Written, oral, and visual communication
  • Problem solving
  • Information literacy skills
  • Applications of ethics to decision-making
  • Logical thinking and scientific and quantitative reasoning
  • Critical analysis of scientific, historical, and social phenomena and aesthetic dimensions of humankind

In order to fulfill its mission, Wentworth has established the following Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes. These learning outcomes are reinforced in classrooms, laboratories, studios, cooperative education experiences, and co-curricular opportunities. All alumni of Wentworth undergraduate programs will demonstrate proficiency in:

  1. Written, oral, and visual communication
  2. Problem solving
  3. The use of current technological tools
  4. Making connections between disciplines and contexts
  5. A range of effective teamwork skills
  6. Critical thinking
  7. Personal and social responsibility

In order to fulfill its mission, Wentworth has established the following Graduate Student Learning Outcomes. Upon graduation, Wentworth Institute of Technology graduate students will demonstrate:

  1. Core Knowledge: advanced knowledge in a specialized area consistent with the focus of their graduate program, including critical thinking and problem solving.
  2. Scholarly Communication: advanced proficiency in written and oral communication, appropriate to purpose and audience.
  3. Professionalism: advanced intellectual and organizational skills of professional practice, including ethical conduct.
  4. Research Methods and Analysis: quantitative and qualitative skills in the use of data gathering methods and analytical techniques used in typical research that is consistent with the focus of their graduate program.

Undergraduate and Graduate Program Curricula

Wentworth’s curricula have been structured to:

  • Allow students to enter a baccalaureate degree program directly from high school
  • Allow transfer from another institution of higher learning with the possibility of receiving advanced-standing credit

At the end of their sophomore year, 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 University tradition and a graduation requirement.

To ensure that the student learning outcomes are being achieved, the University's undergraduate curricula incorporates a core of general studies. Baccalaureate students are required to take, at minimum, one course in basic mathematics, one laboratory science course, a minimum of 28 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences (with at least one in Humanities and one in Social Sciences), an English Sequence, 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 baccalaureate curricular structure for four -and five-year programs mandates that courses will not exceed five (5) per semester and will be at least 12 credits, but no more than 20 credits, per semester. Graduate curricular structure (M.Arch) is a full-time program offered in one, two, or three-year length of study dependent upon type of baccalaureate degree earned. Academic credit will be based on the 15-week format, with one hour of lecture or recitation equal to one (1) credit and two (2) hours of laboratory or studio work equal to one (1) credit.

College of Professional and Continuing Education

The part-time curriculum model for the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is structured to provide:

  • Access directly into either an associate, bachelor's, or master's program based on the student’s previous academic preparation and educational goals
  • Access to preparatory courses prior to beginning an academic degree program
  • Learning opportunities that are convenient and appropriate for adult learners who are currently working and seeking career advancement through education and/or training
  • Support for student learning through our academic advising, Center for Academic Excellence, and student support services

To ensure that learning outcomes are achieved, the University has developed a curricular structure that incorporates a core of general studies. In accordance with these general study guidelines, students are required to take, at minimum for an associate degree, two (2) mathematics courses, one (1) laboratory science course, one (1) computer literacy course, two (2) communication courses, one (1) humanities or social science elective, and ten (10) prescribed courses related to their discipline.

To receive a baccalaureate degree, in addition to completing the associate degree requirements, students must complete, at the baccalaureate level, one (1) mathematics course, one (1) course in professional communication, three (3) courses in the area of humanities and social sciences, one (1) general elective course, one (1) course in professional practice, nine (9) prescribed courses related to their discipline, and a capstone course. This capstone requirement for graduating seniors provides an opportunity to demonstrate competency in problem-solving situations, proficiency in analytical writing, and presentation skills. Team and/or interdisciplinary projects, with clearly defined individual responsibilities, are encouraged.

Within this framework of general studies, the curricular structure has been designed to permit students to take two courses per semester, in either the seven-week term format or the traditional 15-week semester. Both formats enable students to complete their graduation requirements as their schedule permits. Academic credit will be based on the credit award for each course.

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers baccalaureate degrees in the following disciplines:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Applied Mathematics (BSAM)
  • Applied Science (BSAS)
  • Business Management (BSM)
  • Computer Information Systems (BSIS)

College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management

  • Architecture (BSA)
  • Construction Management (BSCM)
  • Industrial Design (BIND)
  • Interior Design (BINT)

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Biological Engineering (BSBE)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BBME)
  • Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • Computer Engineering (BSCO)
  • Computer Networking (BSCN)
  • Computer Science (BCOS)
  • Cybersecurity (BSCY)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • Electromechanical Engineering (BELM)
  • Engineering (BSEN)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Minors

Minors are offered in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Math
  • Architectural Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Data Science 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Manufacturing
  • Media, Culture, and Communication Studies
  • Performing Arts (through COF)
  • Physics
  • Surveying

College of Professional and Continuing Education

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

  • Building Construction Management (ABCM)
  • Engineering Technology (AENT)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Building Construction Management (BBCM)
  • Facility Management(BSFM)
  • Project Management (BPM)

Professional Certificates - Undergraduate

  • Facilities Management (CPFM)
  • Managing Construction Projects (CMCP)
  • Professional Land Surveying (PLS)
  • Project Management (CPPM)

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers graduate programs in the following disciplines:

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

  • Architecture (MARC)

Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering (M.Eng. CE.)

  • Civil Engineering (MECE)

Master of Science (M.S.)

  • Applied Computer Science (MSCS)
  • Construction Management (MSCM)
  • Facility Management (MSFM)
  • Project Management (MSPM)
  • Technology Management (MSTM)