Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest is a comprehensive regional university with two campuses located in Northwest Indiana. The Hammond campus is a residential campus covering 167 acres (67.6 ha). It is located 25 miles (40.2 km) from downtown Chicago. The Westville campus is located on 268 acres (108.5 ha) in rural La Porte County near along U.S. Highway 421.

The Purdue University Northwest construction engineering and management technology program will prepare graduates with the technical and management skills necessary to enter careers in the fast growing construction field, operation and/or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure. Our programs are designed for those with hands-on aptitude and an orientation towards the application of engineering technology. The curricula we deliver integrate extensive hands-on laboratory experiences with an appropriate level of theory and cover subject matter in the technical discipline, mathematics, science, and general education. The construction engineering and management technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

All graduates of the BS degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology will have developed a depth of understanding sufficient for employment in the field of construction and/or to allow for continuing education toward an advanced degree. Students holding the baccalaureate degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology will thoroughly understand the construction process, construction systems, and shall be able to use this understanding in the preparation of construction drawings, using appropriate software and utilizing the design, construction and operations documents.

A student with the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology degree may have employers who are commercial construction firms, heavy highway construction contractors, small specialized contractors, building suppliers, government agencies, land surveyors, highway departments, and engineering consultants. A large variety of positions, both in office and field environments, are available. Graduates generally enter the construction industry as project managers, field superintendents, construction schedulers, architectural/civil draftspersons, material technicians, cost engineers, or estimators.

Purdue University Northwest Contact Information

Hammond Campus
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2400

Westville Campus
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391
(219) 785-5200