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Wuhan, China MQP Project Center E14 & B14
Wuhan, China
Program Terms: B term,
E term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets B term,
E term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
B term 2014-2015 01/31/2014 
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
 Project Opportunity:
Shared apartments
Amy Zeng, Kevin Rong
 Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure
 Program Eligibility:
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Industrial Engineering, Management Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering
 Program Term:
Program Description:

ChinaChina Project Center (various cities - Wuhan, Nanjing, Beijing & Shanghai)


As the manufacturing industry becomes more global, many research, design, and manufacturing activities are taking place in China. To experience working with professionals from different backgrounds in a diverse cultural environment, 20 WPI students with varying majors are selected each year to work in teams with about 30 students from three Chinese universities: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan; Southeast University, Nanjing; and Beijing Jiaotong University; Shanghai. All three are esteemed, comprehensive universities with excellent engineering programs. Their home cities are large and industrialized, with rich cultural heritages and easy access to other major cities by train or airplane.  

Students live on campus and may travel to other cities based on their project sponsor location and project requirements. Projects are completed within 7-8 weeks.


WPI students work with Chinese students in mixed teams under the guidance of co-advisors from both WPI and the local universities. Projects involving real-world problems are sponsored by global companies with operations in China, such as UTC, Caterpillar, Amphenol TCS, and institutions in the areas of mechanical product and system design, robotics, manufacturing processes, environmental engineering, supplier chain management, and lean manufacturing implementations.

Project Examples

Technology and society - Creating a prototype robot capable of performing basic arm control, with the eventual goal of assisting elderly people with tasks in their everyday lives 
Urban maintenance and the environment - Investigating a combination of multiple applications, including activated sludge and UV technology, to treat synthetic ammonia wastewater in increasingly urbanized areas
Manufacturing technology - Creating a concept for a high force grinder fixture for the Saint-Gobain China Grinding and Technology Center in Shanghai


E'14 Program Dates

China E'14 Handbook

Student travel website from the Bureau of Counsular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

China page from the U.S. Department of State

China travel health information from the Center for Disease Control

This program is currently not accepting applications.