Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.


The goal of this project was to analyze engineering education in America from the perspectives of education, jobs, technology, and politics compared to other nations. Universities in Japan, India, UK, Germany, and the US were analyzed to determine student demographics and engineering curricula. The nations representing the universities were selected for comparison against the US. The impact of jobs and technology on society were considered. The project concludes that universities should endeavor to increase diversity in their student bodies and explore partnerships with businesses and the government. Nationally, the project recommends that more projects like Project Lead the Way, aimed at K-12 students, are developed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering