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School of Engineering

Nationally ranked programs. ABET accreditation. Student teams in national competitions. PNW Design Studio. Come be a part of something BIG!

Chad Jamrock

I’ve met a lot of amazing people and have had a lot of great experiences at PNW, and I’m very happy I chose to come here.

Pau Aran

I chose to attend PNW for the opportunity to play soccer at the Division II level and because of the course catalog of Computer Science.

Sara Wenzel

I came into college with barely any knowledge on what computer science truly was and have thrived.

lateefah isegen

The tuition to educational value and small size was a great environment for an international student.

Aneri Patel

Take the opportunities that are given to you. Don’t be afraid of them. There are a lot of opportunities and room for growth at PNW, so embrace it and try new things and see where you fit in the most.

kyle kristoff

I chose PNW because of the top tier engineering program that they offered, and it allowed me to not only get an education but also work throughout my time there.

adam kerr

Attending Purdue Northwest may have been a practical decision, but during my attendance, I found experiences I wouldn’t have found elsewhere.

Adam Kerr, BS Computer Science, May 2007

regan sink

PNW provides a quality education to its students and unique opportunities to better themselves.

Regan Sink
Electrical Engineering, ’21

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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

jon jachura

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

andrew jackura

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.

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

PNW Alum Hugo Cedeno

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

Arturo Garcia is pictured.

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

benjamin moul

There were so many opportunities to get involved and take leadership roles all across campus that it helped me to stretch, grow, and ultimately be prepared to begin life in the ‘real world.

Ben Moul, Mechanical Engineering, ‘12

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PNW recognized among best Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings.

PNW’s School of Engineering ranks 42nd nationally among engineering schools whose highest awarded degrees are bachelor’s or master’s. PNW moved up 11 spots from its place in the 2021-2022 rankings.

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Admissions

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Expert Faculty

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

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Faculty & Staff

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

three students working on project in design studio maker space

The PNW Design Studio is THE place for engineering students and Senior Design groups to study and collaborate, give presentations, brainstorm new engineering concepts, and is where our student teams build projects for national competitions.

Senior Design spring '21 team of Ridwan Rahman, Jeffrey Osmulski, Mark Frost, Moises Picazzo with EV truck

Senior Design provides engineering students with supervised experience in the process and practice of engineering design. A spring ’21 team converted a truck into an electric vehicle, which is now owned by PNW!

2019 pnw steel bridge team with awards

The 2019 Steel Bridge Team advanced to the national finals for the first time in PNW history.

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.

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.

Announcements

Wubeshet Woldemariam

Lionhearted Leaders: Wubeshet Woldemariam

Wubeshet Woldemariam’s research on smart cities focuses on developing useful decision-making frameworks and tools to address transportation problems and realize sustainable and equitable transportation.

Veera Gnaneswar Gude was named Purdue Northwest’s NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor following approval today (10/7) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

PNW appoints Veera Gnaneswar Gude as NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) announced Veera Gnaneswar Gude as the NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment following approval today (10/7) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Chad Jamrock

Graduate Profile: Chad Jamrock

The School of Engineering is #PNWEngineeringProud of Chad Jamrock. He is a Computer Science student who will graduate in May 2023.

Important Dates

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 23

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2 for winter recess.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Classes Begin

Spring 2023 classes will begin on Monday, January 9.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Late Registration Begins

Late registration for the Spring 2023 semester begins on Monday, January 9 and runs through Friday, January 13.

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