WPI Academic Term Year

7 Week Courses
Mechanical Engineering*

  • A Term – late August through early October
  • B Term – mid October through mid December
  • C Term – early January through early March
  • D Term – mid March through early May
  • E Term – mid May through early July

* there are a few 3 credit Mechanical Engineering courses that will run on a 14-week cycle


10 Week Courses
Systems Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Data Science

  • A Term – late August through late October
  • C Term “Spring 1” – early January through late March/early April
  • C Term “Spring 2” – mid April through mid June


14 Week Courses
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Construction Project Management, Robotics Engineering

  • A Term – late August through mid December
  • C Term – early January through early May
  • E Term – mid May through late July (10 week cycle for Summer only)