Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.
I liked the class sizes. At PNW, the smaller class sizes let you get a lot closer with your professors. The professors are also really passionate about the subjects they’re teaching.
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.
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.
PNW has provided me with nearly all the knowledge I will need to pursue my dream career as an inventor and researcher.
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.
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.
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.
I currently work as a structural engineer for Burns and McDonnell. PNW prepared me for this work by building my technical background and offering the experiential learning opportunities that got me planning, scheduling, budgeting, designing, constructing, with adherence to codes and standards.
The education I received at PNW gave me the technical aptitude and critical thinking. I rely on minute-by-minute in a fast paced, sometimes unforgiving, and constantly changing career.
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.
I chose Purdue University Northwest because it is a nationally-ranked engineering program and because they believed in me.
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.
PNW Named Among 2024 Best Midwest Universities by U.S. News & World Report
Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings. PNW’s School of Engineering ranked 58 nationally among engineering schools whose highest awarded degrees are bachelor’s or master’s.
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As a child riding in his parents’ car, Azrael Jimenez, ’23, would wonder how vehicles were able to stop. That interest in brake systems started him on the path to earning a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).
Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings, released Monday, Sept. 18.
The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.
Upcoming Mechanical and Civil Engineering Events
Dec 09Fall 2023 Commencement
Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Dec 09Fall 2023 Classes End
Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!
Dec 22Winter Recess – University Closed
Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,
Dec 31FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year
The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.
Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.
Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.