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Department of Engineering Technology

We offer students hands-on experience solving design problems, making graduates career-ready and attractive to prospective employers.

Hector Moya in class

The DSSA Program has helped me gain knowledge and skills when using hand held tools, 3D Modeling, Sheet Metal Fabrication, and many other skilled areas. These skills will help me attain internships and give me a greater career advantage

Hector Moya, DSSA student

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Student Resources

From specialty scholarships to internship opportunities, see how we can help you succeed.

Real-World Learning

Research Facilities

Explore the tools that fuel our hands-on discovery and innovation.

Students are engaged in national collegiate competitions. The Hydraulic Bike Team won the Best Workmanship Award at the NFPA's National Hydraulic Vehicle Challenge competition in Colorado.

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.

Collegiate competitions present the same type of situation that students will encounter after joining the workforce. PNW Motorsports Team won First Place in the Sled Pull competition among other accomplishments at the SAE Baja event held in Tennessee.

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.

News & Announcements

PNW Baja car jumps at competition in Arizona

Purdue Northwest Baja Racing Captures Third Place Award at National Competition

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Baja Racing student organization placed third nationally in the sales presentation competition of the Society of Automotive Engineers International’s (SAE) Baja Arizona competition in fall 2022, hosted near Tucson.

PNW Mechanical Engineering Technology Graduate Connie Orozco Huerta working at GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace’s Quick Six with Connie Orozco Huerta

PNW Mechanical Engineering Technology alumnus Connie Orozco Huerta was featured in a “Quick Six” profile by her employer, GE Aerospace! Huerta talks about her current job and shares how she came to pursue a career in aviation.

PNW technology students and professors

Purdue University Northwest Begins Enrolling Students in Doctor of Technology Program

Purdue University Northwest recently gained approval from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering a Doctor of Technology degree. PNW’s Doctor of Technology, is the university’s second applied doctoral program and will begin enrolling students for spring 2023.

Accreditation

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All of the Engineering Technology undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET