Engineering (Product Design and Manufacturing)

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)

Product design and manufacturing engineers are innovators whose designs enhance people's lives. They integrate new concepts and prototypes and devise methods and systems to develop desirable products, from design and planning to production and delivery, for a globally competitive marketplace.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles through B.S.E. and M.S.E programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional experiences in actual engineering companies.

Coursework

A degree in product design and manufacturing involves coursework in:

  • Advanced product design
  • Chemistry/physics
  • Cooperative education
  • Manufacturing control systems
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Production models

Career Options

The following are just a few career options for product design and manufacturing engineers:

  • Design engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Test engineer

Why Study Engineering (Product Design and Manufacturing) at Grand Valley?

Students enrolling in this engineering program can expect:

  • Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org/.
  • Personal attention in small classes and extensive hands-on and project-based learning in our student-focused, state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
  • Three semesters of paid cooperative-education real-world work experience prior to graduation in renowned engineering companies.
  • Tremendous support from our industrial partners who fund many engineering scholarships.
  • A nearly 100-percent placement rate.
  • An articulated bachelor's/master's program for high-achieving students to complete both the B.S.E. and the M.S.E. programs in as little as five calendar years. www.gvsu.edu/grad/mse/.

For More Information

School of Engineering
www.gvsu.edu/engineering
(616) 331-6750
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

The PDM program at Grand Valley prepares you well for project based work that is always encountered in industry. I had three job offers five months before I graduated.

NICOLE LAAKSO
PRODUCT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SENIOR ENGINEERING STUDENT

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