About Us


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Purdue University Northwest is to serve our region, nation, and the world by:

  • Providing quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education featuring experiential learning, excellent teaching, and comprehensive educational and research resources
  • Offering undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees to meet the needs of our students, communities, and industry
  • Being a technical resource for industry and our local communities
  • Advancing the state-of-the-art in applications of science and technology


PNW’s mechanical engineering faculty lead two world-class research centers/institutes with 10 specialized labs.

Our funding sources include:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Education (DOE)
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
  • Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Industries

Our Students Work For

  • Advance Micro Devices
  • ArcelorMittal Steel
  • British Petroleum
  • Cisco Systems
  • Caterpillar
  • Ford
  • Hewlit Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Johnson Controls
  • John Deere
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lockheed
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Motorola
  • NASA
  • National Semiconductor
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Panduit
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Peoples Energy
  • Sargent & Lundy
  • Siemens
  • Texas Instruments
  • U.S. Steel
  • Westinghouse