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Engineering, B.S.E.

Engineers are innovators whose designs enhance people's lives. Students learn how to utilize mathematics, science, and technology to develop new devices, services, and systems with optimal use of resources, from an initial concept to a final product. Engineering innovations include computers, vehicles, robots, artificial heart valves, spacecraft, and smart phones.

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Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles by way of B.S.E. and M.S.E. degree programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional co-op experiences in engineering companies.

  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Interdisciplinary engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product design and manufacturing engineering

Why Study Engineering at Grand Valley?

  • Personal attention by award winning and caring faculty in all courses and laboratories in our student-oriented, teaching-focused nurturing learning environment.
  • Extensive hands-on and project-based learning supported by our student-focused, state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, and project facilities in programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Three semesters of paid cooperative-education work experience prior to graduation in recognized domestic and international engineering companies.
  • Tremendous support from our industrial partners who fund many engineering scholarships.
  • Biomedical engineering minor available.
  • A nearly 100-percent placement rate into work or graduate school for our graduates. Study/work abroad available.
  • A combined bachelors/masters program that allows high-achieving students to complete both the B.S.E. and the M.S.E. in as little as five calendar years.

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For More Information

School of Engineering
136 Kennedy Hall
(616) 331-6750

Admissions Office

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format: Face To Face


A degree in engineering involves coursework in:

  • Chemistry/physics
  • Computer aided design
  • Computer programming
  • Cooperative education
  • Design
  • Machines
  • Mathematics
  • Your chosen major

Career Options

The following are just a few career options for engineers:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Digital systems engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical engineer


“I can directly attribute my success now to the education I got in the School of Engineering.”