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You’ll find the same supportive and exceptional academic experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) online as you would if you attended classes on campus. Our experiential learning model, coupled with expert faculty guidance, promotes collaboration and develops real-world knowledge and skills to prepare you to go further in your career.


The same world-class faculty teaches both online and on-campus programs, so the courses are designed to teach the same material and require a similar time commitment. In other words, you’re getting the same education, but in a flexible online format in which you can fit into your busy schedule.


Classes are 100% asynchronous, so you can access class content when it’s convenient for you. However, there is weekly optional synchronous time in the form of office hours. There will also occasionally be team project working group meet-ups online.


Online courses integrate the latest technologies in web, videoconferencing, digital recordings, simulations, virtual chat, and discussion boards to provide a rich, immersive learning experience. To access online courses, you’ll need high-speed internet access without firewalls and to be able to upload and download files to your computer.