Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Our nationally ranked engineering programs offer undergraduate, graduate, and 4+1 degree options that will prepare you for the 21st century.

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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

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

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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

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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Faculty and Staff

Our talented professionals can give you a rewarding educational experience.

Students have the opportunity to build projects and collaborate with classmates while competing in national competitions.

Students share the knowledge they've gained at PNW with our Senior Design showcase!

Our programs provide the hands-on skills that will help you thrive in your career.

News

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Congratulations To Our Fall 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations are in order for all PNW students who completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fall 2020.

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Summer Student Spotlight: Sydney Valiska

Sydney Valiska of New Lenox, IL is excited to enter her senior year at PNW. She chose to major in civil engineering because of the endless possibilities in this field.

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1,810 Purdue University Northwest Students Earn Dean’s List Honors

Students who have completed 12 credit hours, including at least six during the spring, qualified for Dean’s List recognition by sustaining an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 and a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).

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