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Nationally ranked programs. ABET accreditation. Student teams in national competitions. Projects that impact. Come be a part of something BIG!

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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 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.

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

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.

Meet Engineering

Faculty & Staff

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

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.

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

News & Announcements

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.

Purdue University Northwest recognized in U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings

Purdue University Northwest once again has been recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released Sept. 14, 2020.

Purdue Northwest engineering students receive scholarships from bp America, Inc.

Fifteen Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students in the School of Engineering received scholarship funds from bp America, Inc. The first-year students from the communities of East Chicago, Hammond and Whiting each received $1,000 and are majoring in civil, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Alumni Spotlight: A Love of Building

The School of Engineering is #PNWEngineeringProud of Rachel Mok, Ph.D. She is a 2011 BSME graduate who recently received a mechanical engineering Ph.D. from MIT.

Important Dates

Oct 20

Graduation Expo – Westville Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 21

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

Oct 22

Graduation Expo – Hammond Campus

All Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 graduates and candidates are invited to pick up their graduation regalia, take professional photos, order class rings and announcements, and more!

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