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Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

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I came to PNW because it was close to home, beautiful campus and small class sizes. I stayed at PNW because of the amazing professors and close bonds created with my cohorts.

Val Kesler
Mechanical Engineering, ’12

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I chose to attend PNW because it was close to home and is a great, recognized part of the Purdue academic system.

Jon Jachura, BSME, May 2013

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I chose Purdue University Northwest because it is a nationally-ranked engineering program and because they believed in me.

Rachel Mok, Ph.D.
BSME, May 2011
MS, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, June 2013
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, June 2019

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I am very happy to have been a graduate of PNW. I have many experiences, formed lasting friendships, and took the combined advice from of my professors and mentors and used it as a guide for my career, and will continue to do so in the future.

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I believe having smaller class sizes at PNW compared to other big engineering universities really has allowed me to gain more hands-on experience (especially in labs) that I would not have been able to have at other schools.

Sydney Valiska
Civil Engineering, ’21

I chose PNW because it was close to home, affordable and they have a respected and accredited engineering program.

Emily Larson

I chose to be an engineer because I'm interested in why things are the way they are in the world around us.

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PNW provided all of the courses and extracurricular activities so that I had enough knowledge and experience to make the transition from student to full-time engineer an easy one. In my whole career, I have not felt unprepared for the technical challenges at hand.

Ryan Natzke
MS, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Spring ’12
BS, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Spring ’10

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PNW prepared me not only for my doctoral studies but also for my future career in the industry. I developed research skills and improved my ability to solve realistic problems that are faced by engineers and managers in the industry.

Hugo Cedeno
Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Computational Science, Fall ’20

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PNW has provided me with nearly all the knowledge I will need to pursue my dream career as an inventor and researcher.

Arturo Garcia
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Spring ’20
BS, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Spring ’18

PNW School of Engineering Department Chair and Professor Nesrin Ozalp discusses the intricacies of a mechanical engineering project with a student. PNW ranks 60th nationally among the Best Engineering Programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Recognized Impact

In the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings, PNW ranks 60th nationally among the Best Engineering Programs, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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Admissions

Apply today to one of our nationally ranked programs and prepare for your engineering future!

 

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Expert Faculty

Stars Teach Here

Get to know researchers, scientists and practitioners from around the world who are recognized in their fields.

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Meet Engineering

Faculty & Staff

Our talented academics and professionals have the backgrounds to give you a rewarding educational experience.

One of the PNW rover teams prepares for competition at the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge in 2019. Both PNW teams finished in the top 10.

Student competition teams are a great opportunity to get to know fellow engineering students and put your skills to work. The PNW NASA Rover Team designs and builds two rovers each year for competition at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

The ETIE (English Training in Engineering) program at PNW has maintained a long-term cooperation with more than 30 top universities in China and has more than 400 graduates since it was established in 2006.

News & Announcements

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Planning for an in-person Fall Semester at PNW

We are very pleased to confirm that we are planning for an in-person Fall Semester at Purdue Northwest.

Purdue Northwest awarded $7 million by Department of Energy for blast furnace research

Purdue Northwest awarded $7 million by Department of Energy for blast furnace research

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) researchers at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) are leading a team using a $7 million federal grant to improve steelmaking processes.

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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.

Important Dates

Mar 15

Spring Recess

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

Mar 22

Classes Resume

Classes resume after spring recess.

Mar 25

CES CHATS: Coronavirus Q&A with Lindsay Gielda

Join us for the next PNW College of Engineering and Sciences CES Chats for a Coronavirus Q&A: Current Research on the SARS-CoV2 Outbreak with Lindsay Gielda, Assistant Professor of Biology.

Apr 01

2021 Days of Discovery

Our annual research celebrations enables students and research to present their research and other scholarly activities with the PNW campus community.

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