College of Technology

College of Technology

PNW’s College of Technology partners with business, industry and government to give students opportunities to solve real-world problems, leading to internships and jobs.

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Purdue Northwest’s nationally recognized program will continue to fill the increasing workforce demand nationwide for cybersecurity professionals

Michael Tu, Professor of Computer Information Technology

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All of the hands-on training I’m receiving at PNW is helping me narrow down exactly what I want to do once I graduate.

Joshua Phillips, ’22
Computer Information Technology: Cybersecurity

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One of the great things about Purdue Northwest, other than the amazing professors, was the student community. The ability to work and network with students from different fields was advantageous on both an educational and a personal level.

Kim Spoa Harty

The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.

Kimberly Spoa-Harty
Principal Engineer, United Airlines

Kimberly Spoa-Harty: Engineering

The Technology, MS program provided me with a platform which highly supported my passion towards Electrical Engineering and made opportunities available for me to explore the exciting arena of Industrial Automation.

Tanima Zaman
Program Chair, Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Resources

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Invest in Yourself

Student Resources

Specialty scholarships, student organizations, collegiate competitions and internship opportunities – see how the College of Technology can help you succeed.

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Cybersecurity

National Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency granted the National Center for Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense Education designation to PNW.

 

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About Us

Meet College of Technology

See how our accredited programs and discipline-specific skills acquisition help graduates thrive.

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By partnering with regional industry, the technology laboratories are maintained at state-of-the-art levels. The college has invested more than $300,000 in facility enhancements to its laboratories.

Robotics Training Pendant

The Engineering Technology department has incorporated knowledge covering the mechanics, electronics and computer control needed to design and operate robotic devices into their courses.

Faculty and students work to provide solutions to specific industry problems while providing students with experiential learning opportunities.

Faculty and students work to provide solutions to specific industry problems while providing students with experiential learning opportunities.

Mechatronics

Industry supported lab environments are equipped with articulated robotic arms, mobile robot-bases and machine vision systems. From autonomous vehicles to sensor-driven manufacturing systems, robotic innovations are at the forefront of technology advances today.

PLC Automation

Signature programs include Mechatronics Engineering Technology (first of its kind), Computer Information Technology (nationally recognized in information assurance and cyber defense) and Environmental Health and Safety concentration (designated as a qualified academic program).

News and Announcements

Purdue Northwest scholars and community experts to discuss “the post-COVID world”

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will host a series of virtual conversations with PNW scholars and community experts to explore the post-COVID world and the opportunity for reinvention. The series, titled “On the Other Side: PNW Examines the Post-COVID World,” will challenge thinking about what the future holds.

Plans for Spring 2021 commencement in-person ceremonies

We are excited to return to in-person commencement ceremonies to allow our graduates to share this important experience safely with family and friends. Graduation marks the determination of PNW students in persisting to earn their degrees, and the Class of ’21 has demonstrated great flexibility and innovation to achieve this milestone.

Purdue University Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) 2020 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,812 undergraduate students for their academic achievement. 

Important Dates

Feb 25

Black History Month

PNW is celebrating Black History Month with a range of special events, including creative performers, an art content, flag display and thought-provoking discussions reflecting on the contributions of Black people to U.S. history.

Feb 25

Summer 2021 Registration Underway

Contact your academic advisor regarding questions about course selection and staying on track for graduation.

Mar 05

Founder’s Day

In observance of Founder’s Day celebrations, no classes starting at or after 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Mar 15

Spring Recess

Spring recess runs Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 20.

Accreditation

All of the undergraduate programs in the College of Technology are nationally accredited. This ensures that each program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Accrediting agencies include Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and ABET.