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School of Engineering

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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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. As a senior, I am thankful for the years that I’ve spent here at PNW and for the quality faculty and students that I have come to know.

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. 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 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

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.

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.

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

Students walking in commencement 2021.

Purdue Northwest Graduates Urged to Leverage Their “License to Learn”

Purdue University Northwest graduates have earned a “license to learn” that they should leverage wisely and with integrity as they embark on their careers, keynote speaker Stewart McMillan stated during two commencement ceremonies.

The Sky(scraper) is The Limit for PNW Alumna Sydney Valiska

Sydney Valiska of New Lenox, IL was a creative child with a knack for incorporating math and science into problem solving activities. When it came time for college, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and pursue an education in the field of engineering.

Purdue University Northwest Class of 1,082 to Be Honored at Two Commencement ceremonies

Purdue University Northwest will host its spring commencement ceremonies in-person and outdoors, with appropriate health and safety protocols, on Saturday, May 15.

Important Dates

Jun 14

Summer 2021 Session II Classes Begin

Summer 2021 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.

Jun 14

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summer Camp

Summer camp alert for high school students! Our popular Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Summer Camp is taking place June 14 through 25.

Jun 25

Summer 2021 First Six-Week Session Ends

The Summer 2021 first six-week session ends today. 

Jun 28

Summer 2021 Second Six-Week Session Begins

The Summer 2021 second six-week session begins today. 

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