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Engineering, B.S.E.

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.

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This program requires a secondary admission process.
Available as a minor.

Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles through the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.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
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Interdisciplinary engineering
  • Product design and manufacturing engineering

Scholarship Opportunities

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,

Career Insights

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

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.

  • 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

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

For More Information

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

Admissions and Recruitment Office


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