Engineers are innovators whose designs enhance people's lives. They utilize mathematics, science, and technology to develop new devices, services, and systems with optimal use of resources.
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.
- Biomedical engineering
- Computer engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Interdisciplinary engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Product design and manufacturing engineering
There are more than 30 engineering-specific scholarships available in addition to general GVSU scholarships. For more information, visit the PCEC Undergraduate Advising Center website and review the scholarships tab.
Why Study Engineering at Grand Valley?
- Extensive hands-on and project-based learning in small, student-focused classes.
- Three semesters of paid cooperative-education work experience prior to graduation in recognized domestic and international engineering companies.
- Strong support from industrial partners who fund many engineering scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as sponsor Capstone design projects.
- Nearly 100-percent placement rate into work or graduate school for our graduates.
- Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.
This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.
Location & Format
- Face To Face
A degree in engineering involves coursework in:
- Computer aided design
- Computer programming
- Cooperative education
- Your chosen major
Combined Degree Programs
Many GVSU undergraduate programs can be combined with an existing master’s degree program to save on tuition and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, you can save $8,500 by pursuing a combined degree and take up to four fewer courses than if earning the degrees separately.
Talk with an advisor about how you can build your combined degree from existing programs to further personalize your education and create your own niche area of expertise.
Students with no previous college credit, or those who have not completed the 64-semester-hour engineering foundations course sequence, are pre-majors. Students who intend to pursue the B.S.E. degree are urged to declare an engineering major as soon as possible.
The School of Engineering admits students directly to major standing as freshmen. This honor is reserved for students who have both a 29 or higher composite score and a 32 or higher mathematics score on the ACT and a 3.6 or higher high school GPA.
Admission to major standing in the B.S.E. program requires a secondary application. Applicants must meet at least the following:
- A GPA of 2.7 or above in the engineering foundations course sequence;
- Completion of each course in the engineering foundations course sequence with a grade of C (2.0) or above with not more than one repeat in each foundation course; and
- Completion of EGR 289 in preparation for placement in cooperative engineering education.
See catalog for details.
“I can directly attribute my success now to the education I got in the School of Engineering.”
FOUNDER AND OWNER OF MAGNUM ENGINEERING