Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 321 ~ 260-481-6965
Through the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, PFW offers bachelor’s programs in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. Both the civil engineering and the mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The civil and mechanical engineering curriculum consists of a common first-year engineering program, challenging engineering science coursework, hands-on laboratory activities, up-to-date technical elective courses, and practical design experiences, that are complemented with an enriching general education program.
In addition to coursework, the department supports and encourages student participation in undergraduate research, co-op and internships, and several very active student organizations.
The civil and mechanical engineering programs develop students’ technical knowledge and problem-solving abilities, as well as teamwork and communication skills, producing engineers that are in high-demand in Northeast Indiana.
The mechanical engineering program offers a six-course (18-credit hour) certificate in advanced manufacturing engineering starting Fall 2017.
At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E) degree program with specializations of study in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. The department also offers a combined five-year BSME/MSE Program. This is an integrated degree program in which qualified students can receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) with an area of specialization in Mechanical Engineering.
The mission of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering is to support the needs of Northeast Indiana through education, scholarship, and service. We are committed to providing quality educational opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students and seek to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue productive engineering careers. Our faculty is also dedicated to excellence in scholarship and service to the community and the profession.
To gain admission to the engineering programs, in addition to satisfying PFW admission requirements (Regulations ) you should rank in the upper half of your high school class and have the following courses on your record:
|Biology or physics
Additionally, you must have a minimum SAT critical reading score of 480, an SAT mathematics score of 520, and an SAT writing score of 500 or a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (with at least an English score of 20 and a mathematics score of 23). Also, a placement in MA 15400 (or equivalent) or higher is required for admission to the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department. If you don’t meet those requirements, you may be admitted to the PFW 2+3 Engineering & Engineering Technology Joint Program.
Admission deadlines for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering are:
Aug. 1 for the fall semester.
Dec. 15 for the spring semester.
May 1 for Summer Session I.
June 15 for Summer Session II.
Special Academic Regulations for Students in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Plan of Study
A one-year plan of study must be approved by your academic advisor every semester to ensure that you are making progress towards graduation.
Concentration Course Grades
You must have a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in all engineering courses and in any other courses used to fulfill technical-elective requirements. You must also have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all general education courses It is your responsibility to see that these requirements are met. Even though the grade of D is accepted as passing (except in general education courses and courses with a prerequisite grade requirement), it is highly recommended that the course be repeated if it serves as a prerequisite to another required course.