Purdue University, Northwest - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Purdue University, Northwest
Mailing Address: 2200 169th Street
City: Hammond
State: IN
Postal Code: 46323
Country: United States
Phone 219-989-2400
Fax:
Website: http://www.pnw.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Ana Jovanovich
Department Secretary
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University Northwest
2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323
Phone: 219-989-3106
ajovano@pnw.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Hammond
This city's population (approx.): 78,967
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 14,385
Total Graduate enrollment: 901
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Liberal arts, Nursing, Technology, Engineering and Sciences, Graduate

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The combined Mathematics/Critical Reading SAT score of 950 with a minimum of 500 in mathematics (math) and 450 in critical reading is required. In addition, beginning engineering students must have a minimum 5-subject (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and History) high school grade point average of 2.5. The students must have completed math through trigonometry (pre-calculus) in high school. The ALEKS PPL math placement test is used to determine initial placement into any math course as well as any science or engineering courses that have math pre-requisites, unless the students have dual credit, AP credit, or college credit for math from another college or university. In those cases that will be the determining factor for placement.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Kenneth Holford
Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences
College of Engineering and Sciences
Purdue University Northwest
2200 169th St
Gyte Building, Room 181
Hammond, IN 46323
Phone: 219-989-2468
Fax: 219-989-3139
cholford@pnw.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both David Kozel Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Both George Nnanna Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Chenn Zhou
Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center Electrical Engineering INCOLL Robert Kramer
Purdue Water Institute (PWI) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL George Nnanna

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical and Computer Engineering Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) Engineering (General)
Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S. Engineering specialization in ECE Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering M.S. Engineering specialization in ME Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) Engineering (General)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Bioinstrumentation
  2. Power & Energy Systems
  3. Mechatronics
  4. Minor in Computer Science
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
  1. Mechatronics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Formula SAE
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Student Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Supplemental Instructors provide help sessions and tutoring for students.
ME Student Ambassadors provide mentoring to first year students

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Electric Vehicle Grand Prix Competition
Canoe Bridge Competition
Steel Bridge Competition
NASA Rover Challenge

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest is dedicated to providing a nexus for world-class science-focused education of the next generation of leaders, partnerships with our community, and continuous growth and development of the region. In this central role, the college embraces its responsibility as a nurturing environment for students, faculty and staff.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 3 3 11
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 5 4 7 16
Totals: 10 7 10 27

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 4 6 3.33
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 3 4 7 4.25
Totals: 5 8 13 7.58

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Mechanical and Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 1

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All freshman, transfer, and incoming students must have a Core 40 equivalent diploma (graduating high school after 2010) and must have taken the SAT or an equivalent college entrance exam. The combined Mathematics/Critical Reading SAT score of 950 with a minimum of 500 in mathematics (math) and 450 in critical reading is required. In addition, beginning engineering students must have a minimum 5-subject (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and History) high school grade point average of 2.5. The students must have completed math through trigonometry (pre-calculus) in high school. The ALEKS PPL math placement test is used to determine initial placement into any math course as well as any science or engineering courses that have math pre-requisites, unless the students have dual credit, AP credit, or college credit for math from another college or university. In those cases that will be the determining factor for placement.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same requirements as for residents. See admission requirements.

Residency Requirements

A person must reside continuously in the state of Indiana for a predominant purpose other than attending an institution of higher education for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Official college/university transcripts from each institution attended. The institution must be regionally accredited by the same body as Purdue University Northwest.
Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable credit hours earned with a grade of "C-" or better must submit the results of SAT/ACT.
Applicants who have been out of high school at least one year can substitute the SAT/ACT scores by submitting the appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.
Applicants with more than 12 transferable credits with a grade of "C-" or better but without grades in English composition or mathematics may be required to provide other test scores as well.
Applicants with more than 12 transferable credits must have equivalencies to Purdue University Northwest’s freshman English and Mathematics courses or appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.
Purdue University Northwest accepts a maximum of 90 transferable credits towards graduation from other colleges and universities.
Official high school transcript are required if a student has less than a combined total of 24 transferable college credits.
Applicants with less than 12 transferable credits will be evaluated on their official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores or the appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $6,758
Room & Board: $8,075
Books & Supplies: $1,570
Other Expenses: $5,112
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

In addition to the above amounts, engineering students pay a $265 per semester differential fee.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 453
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 257
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 114
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 60%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 640 540
Reading Range: 600 490
Writing Range: 540 450
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 30 25
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering 23 36 22 26 107 15
Computer Engineering 17 16 13 21 67 8
Electrical Engineering 36 38 49 60 183 29
Mechanical Engineering 58 70 71 78 277 54
Totals: 134 160 155 185 634 106

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 17 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 20 0 2 0 32 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering
Men 16 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 26 5 4 0 55 6
Women 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Totals: 25 0 1 1 19 3 1 0 3 0 10 1 0 0 69 6 6 1 134 12

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering
Men 7 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 26 1
Women 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 6 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 34 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering
Men 8 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 32 7 0 0 53 9
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 17 1
Totals: 31 1 3 0 32 3 0 0 5 0 9 1 0 0 80 9 0 0 160 14

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 10 4 1 0 18 5
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Computer Engineering
Men 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 12 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 10 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 2 0 0 46 5
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 12 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 35 9 2 0 59 13
Women 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 0 0 12 5
Totals: 34 0 0 0 21 8 0 0 6 0 4 2 0 0 87 21 3 0 155 31

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering
Men 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 19 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 7 1
Computer Engineering
Men 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 21 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering
Men 8 3 0 0 6 4 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 31 9 0 0 50 17
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 10 2
Mechanical Engineering
Men 13 1 0 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 41 10 1 0 69 14
Women 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 9 5
Totals: 30 7 0 1 28 7 0 0 5 0 15 2 0 0 105 32 2 0 185 49

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 12 11 1
Computer Engineering 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 10 0
Electrical Engineering 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 24 22 2
Mechanical Engineering 9 11 3 0 0 1 0 16 0 40 37 3
Totals: 20 24 10 0 0 1 0 31 0 86 80 6

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 2 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12
Computer Engineering 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10
Electrical Engineering 7 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 24
Mechanical Engineering 8 1 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 40
Totals: 18 2 22 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 86

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering yes 4.00 4.50 Day None
Computer Engineering yes 4.00 4.50 Day None
Electrical Engineering yes 4.00 4.50 Day None
Mechanical Engineering yes 4.00 4.50 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

*Application fee: $60.00 for Domestic students; $75.00 for International students
•300 word statement of purpose
•Three recommendation letters
•Copies of transcripts from all universities attended; copies acceptable at this time " originals will be required when you are accepted into the program.
•Copy of Diploma for Bachelor’s Degree OR letter from university stating when degree will be conferred

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A student who wishes to enter a program leading to the degree of MSE, MSECE, or MSME must apply for regular admission and must hold a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline. A student without a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline may be considered if the equivalent of studies required for a baccalaureate at Purdue has been completed.

Unconditional Admission:

The student’s undergraduate grade point average must meet or exceed 3.0 (B equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.

Conditional Admission:

An applicant with an undergraduate grade point average less than 3.0/4.0 may be granted conditional admission.

Require GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better for the first 12 credits of graduate work

In some cases an applicant may be advised or required to complete prerequisites or additional courses to fill deficiencies in academic background.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

* A student who wishes to enter a program leading to the degree of MSE, MSECE, or MSME must apply for regular admission and must hold a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline. A student without a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline may be considered if the equivalent of studies required for a baccalaureate at Purdue has been completed.
*Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
3.0 or equivalent required
•TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
With the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 19
Listening: 14
Speaking: 18
Writing: 18
•IELTS (Academic Module):
An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
•Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
• TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
Not required, but recommended

Deadlines for students outside the U.S.
Fall Session - June 1
Spring session - October 1
Summer session - March 1

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

* A student who wishes to enter a program leading to the degree of MSE, MSECE, or MSME must apply for regular admission and must hold a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline. A student without a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline may be considered if the equivalent of studies required for a baccalaureate at Purdue has been completed.

* Unconditional Admission:
The student’s undergraduate grade point average must meet or exceed 3.0 (B equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.

Conditional Admission:
An applicant with an undergraduate grade point average less than 3.0/4.0 may be granted conditional admission.

Require GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better for the first 12 credits of graduate work

In some cases an applicant may be advised or required to complete prerequisites or additional courses to fill deficiencies in academic background.

Residency Requirements

http://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/residency/index.html

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

*A student who wishes to enter a program leading to the degree of MSE, MSECE, or MSME must apply for regular admission and must hold a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline. A student without a baccalaureate degree in the corresponding undergraduate engineering discipline may be considered if the equivalent of studies required for a baccalaureate at Purdue has been completed.

* Unconditional Admission:
The student’s undergraduate grade point average must meet or exceed 3.0 (B equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.

Conditional Admission:
An applicant with an undergraduate grade point average less than 3.0/4.0 may be granted conditional admission.

Require GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better for the first 12 credits of graduate work

In some cases an applicant may be advised or required to complete prerequisites or additional courses to fill deficiencies in academic background.

* Only 9 credit hours from another institution may be considered to meet the degree requriements.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,032
Room & Board: $8,075
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $5,112
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Special Programs or Fee Structures

In addition to the above amounts, engineering students pay a $265 per semester differential fee.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 133
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 52
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 35

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
M.S. Engineering specialization in ECE
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
M.S. Engineering specialization in ME
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Men 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 17 13
Women 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Men 14 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 15 11
Women 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Totals: 54 18 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 58 33

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 2
M.S. Engineering specialization in ECE 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
M.S. Engineering specialization in ME 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 9 1
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 15 6
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals: 38 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 42 31 11

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
M.S. Engineering specialization in ECE 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
M.S. Engineering specialization in ME 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals: 28 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 42

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 0 0 0
Intersdisciplinary Engineering (MSE) 0 4 4
M.S. Engineering specialization in ECE 1 4 5
M.S. Engineering specialization in ME 2 8 10
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 19 21
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 1 1 2
Totals: 6 36 42

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 3 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $6,000 Local: Total Expn.: $6,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Total#: 18 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $193,382 Industry: $35,000 Priv/Non: $47,283
State: $167,086 Local: $5,000 Total Expn.: $447,751
Totals:
Total#: 21 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $193,382 Industry: $35,000 Priv/Non: $47,283
State: $173,086 Local: $5,000 Total Expn.: $453,751

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $979,176 Industry: $664,154 Priv/Non: $0
State: $30,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,673,330
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $40,000
State: $40,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $80,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Purdue Water Institute (PWI)
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $25,000
State: $94,049 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $119,049
Totals:
Total#: 15 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $979,176 Industry: $664,154 Priv/Non: $65,000
State: $164,049 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,872,379


Grand Totals:
Total#: 36 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,172,558 Industry: $699,154 Priv/Non: $112,283
State: $337,135 Local: $5,000 Total Expn.: $2,326,130

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

1. Adaptive Signal Processing: Nonlinear adaptive signal processing with applications including active noise control; multi-rate signal processing for data acquisition; EEG-based classifications using filter banks, sparse wavelet decomposition, and empirical mode decomposition; and data compression for communication systems.
2. Speech Processing: Audio steganography, stressed speech analysis, keyword spotting and speech recognition.
3. Biomedical imaging, image processing: Magnetic Resonance Diffusion Tensor Imaging (MR-DTI) for characterizing structures of ordered tissues by exploring the diffusion motion of water molecules in the environment of organisms. The research focuses on image acquisition and co-registration, noise removal and fiber tracking.
4. Microbial Source Tracking (MST): MST is to provide information regarding the source of microbial contamination. The research in MST focuses on optical scatter imaging and image processing and classification for microbial source species and sub-species identification and tracking.
5. Virtual Reality for Fluid Mechanics: Development of efficient supplementary tools for teaching students to understand abstract concepts and develop problem solving skills in fluid mechanics.
6. Wireless Communications and Microwave Engineering: Physical layer-based encryption based on wireless channel parameters. Design of microwave passive/active devices and antennas for wideband and multiband applications.
7. Communication and Networking: Quality-of-service (QoS) routing with resource allocation in computer and wireless networks
8. Control Systems: Control system strategies such as fuzzy logic PID controllers for automobile engineering such as vehicle stability and vibration control.
9. Model-free adaptive control for the doubly fed induction generator: Design the control gains of PI controllers in DFIG control system so that the control gains can be self-adjusted to guarantee an optimal performance in changeable power system operation conditions and to achieve the plug-and-play characteristic.
10. Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Charging of Vehicles: Design and implementation of a simulation platform, using ANSYS/Maxwell/Simplorer, for validating the application of WPT for charging EVs.
11. Autonomous Mobile Robots: Apply Simultaneous Localization and Mapping techniques and sensor fusion to scale complex mobile robotic systems.
12. Applied Simulation for Industrial Problems: Development of applied numerical simulations to support the manufacturing, automotive, oil and steel industries. Algorithms are developed to detect real time faults in electrical machinery.

Mechanical and Civil Engineering

1. Nanofluids; ElectrothermoPlasmonic Nanostructure; Applied Optics; Water Purification and Membrane Technology; Thermal Transport Phenomena in Micro / Nano Porous Media, Cooling of Electronics and ThermoElectric Refrigeration; and Phase Change Heat Transfer.
2. Extractive / process metallurgy, mineral processing, resource recovery and physical metallurgy.
3. Multi-scale modeling and simulation of bio / nano / energy materials using molecular dynamics and finite element method, multi-scale characterization of materials using Atomic Force Microscopy.
4. Analytical and Experimental Mechanics, Fracture Methods, Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Photoelasticity Analysis, Dynamic System Modeling, structural analysis and finite element analysis.
5. Biomechanics of Red Blood Cell Membranes, Finite Element Methods and Structural Mechanics.
6. Computational fluid dynamics and convective heat transfer, Finite element methods and adaptive mesh techniques, Numerical modeling for environmental transport.
7. Air Pollution Control, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Multiphase Reacting Flows, Simulation and Virtual Reality Visualization.
8. Alternative Energy Technology, PEM Fuel Cells, Fluid Management in Microsystems, Computation and Stability Analysis of Capillary Interfaces, High-Speed Microso-Phase Flow in Microchannels.
9. Water Resources Systems Analysis -Optimization " Reservoir operation and river system water resources planning, Artificial Intelligence in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering- Neural Networks, Fuzzy logic and Expert Systems, Floods " Water Resources Engineering related Remote Sensing and GIS applications, Water Quality Modeling " Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), Surface Water and Ground Water Modeling.
10. Concrete-encased steel members, concrete filled box columns, multi-hazard mitigation, steel structures, bridge engineering, concrete materials, sustainable engineering, engineering education and finite element method.
11. Transportation systems analysis and evaluation, Pavement systems engineering, Network modeling and analysis, Statistical and econometric methods in transportation engineering, Civil engineering materials research, Application of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic systems in transportation and infrastructure systems engineering, Transportation asset management.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)

CIVS is a multidisciplinary center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3-D visualization and virtual reality technologies. CIVS has been globally recognized by its integrated and application-driven approaches through the state-of-the-art simulation and virtual reality visualization technologies for providing innovative solutions to solve various university research problems, industry issues, as well as education and community problems. Through close partnerships with more than 90 external organizations, CIVS’s projects have provided substantial educational and econom­ic impacts, resulting in more than $38 million dollars for companies.

CIVS is continuing the development and implementation of cutting edge simulations, computer graphics, advanced visualization, and computing technology to serve faculty, staff, and students of Purdue Northwest University, as well as industry and the community.

Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center

The goals of the center include: Becoming a focal point for continued development of techniques, expertise, and products that optimize the value, quality, and reliability of energy and related processes for both existing and future uses; Developing new energy options including advanced Combined Heat and Power Systems (these have the potential to double the current conventional energy conversion efficiency), Advanced energy storage options either alone or integrated with renewable energy system technology, Advanced electric control systems that increase reliability and reduce power outages of electric transmission and distribution, Biological energy production systems, New approaches to use coal for industrial purposes that are clean and drastically reduce environmental impact, Modern lighting system design optimization and testing for LEDs as well as other developing new technologies, Development of analytic tools, devices, and process that increase energy value; Provide education regarding improved energy utilization and help create related career opportunities; and Assure energy information is made generally available.

Purdue Water Institute (PWI)

The Purdue Water Institute is an interdisciplinary academic research institute where researchers are actively engaged in the development and evaluation of advanced water technologies, such as opto-chemical sensors and membrane
systems, to address regional, national and global water challenges. The Water Institute collaborates with the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization on technology incubation and commercialization. These technologies help to secure the public water infrastructure, protect the environment and promote economic development.
Our Innovations include:
Opto-chemical sensor for the detection of ammonia in water (patent pending): This will allow for water treatment plant operators to be instantly alerted at any remote location of ammonia detected in fresh water supplies, rather than having to gather and test samples in the lab.
Membrane technology for Water Treatment Plants: “Fouling” decreases the efficiency of water filtration. By reducing fouling, we reduce energy consumption and the cost of treating our water.
Pharmaceutical contaminants and volatile organic compounds in our drinking water: It is vitally important to public health to monitor the presence of unused pharmaceuticals in our water resources. Advanced sensory technologies are being investigated to potentially provide cheaper and more convenient detection methods.
Online optical sensors for contaminant detection: PWI is developing a sophisticated online monitoring system to protect human and natural eco-system heath, that would characterize and detect low level water contaminants and alert utility operators in the event of a terrorist threat to contaminate our drinking water with chemicals, microbes, or radioactive compounds.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing
  • Communication and Networking
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Fatigue and Mechanical Vibrations
  • HVAC&R and Built Environment
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanofluids and Nanophotonics
  • Numerical Simulations and Algorithms
  • Photocatalysis and Pharmaceutics
  • Power & Energy Systems
  • Robotics
  • Solar Energy
  • Structural Engineering
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Materials
  • Transportation and traffic Management
  • Virtual Reality
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Wind Energy and Alternative Energy Systems
  • Wireless Communications and Microwave Engineering

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 28 0 0 28
Stipends: $0 $558 $0 $0
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 10 0 19
Stipends: $0 $753 $753 $0
All Total Appointments 0 37 10 0 47

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
Appointments: 0 38 3 41
Stipends: $0 $558 $0
Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Purdue Water Institute (PWI)
Appointments: 0 7 0 7
Stipends: $0 $753 $0
All Total Appointments 0 45 3 48