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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.

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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

Additional Resources

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Admissions

Take the next step to a career in the technologies–apply today!

Invest in Yourself

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

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Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

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

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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Lionhearted Leaders: James Higley

James Higley, professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) in the College of Technology at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a firm believer of applied learning in the classroom.

Accreditation

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