The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) is an independent, co-educational, technical design and engineering college located in Boston
Wentworth Institute of Technology was founded in 1904 and offers career-focused education through its fifteen bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as architecture, computer science,design, engineering, engineering technology, and management, as well as Master’s degrees in architecture and construction management. Wentworth is one of six institutions of higher learning known collectively as the Colleges of the Fenway. The university is one among a small group of Institute of Technologies in the United Stateswhich tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.
Wentworth has seven academic departments: the Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences, the Department of Architecture, the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and Systems; the Department of Design and Facilities, the Department of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering; and the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management. Wentworth offers bachelor’s degrees in fourteen engineering, technology, design and management majors. As a fundamental part of Wentworth education, the Institute requires students to complete two cooperative education semesters in work placements. These can be anywhere in the world and are always related to the career major of the student to prepare students for postgraduate work or further study. By the end of the two mandatory co-op semesters, students should be better prepared to enter the work force with considerable experience.
Wentworth is a technology-oriented college; all of the residence hall rooms and suites have hard-wired and wireless high speed Internet access and all incoming freshman receive a laptop as part of the Institute’s Laptop Initiative to provide all students with the proper tools and skills to succeed. Depending on the student’s major, a student will receive either an Apple Macbook Pro or a Lenovo Thinkpad to work with.