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Engineering Science Minor

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 smartphones.

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Program Overview

The minor in engineering science requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in eleven courses, 24-26 credit hours.

Why Study Engineering at Grand Valley?

  • Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Personal attention in small, student-focused classes.
  • Extensive hands-on and project-based learning.
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities and laboratory equipment.
  • Study/work abroad opportunities.
  • Three semesters of paid cooperative-education work experience prior to graduation in recognized domestic and international engineering companies.
  • Industry sponsored capstone design projects.
  • Strong support from our industrial partners who fund many engineering scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • A nearly 100-percent placement rate into work or graduate school for our graduates.
  • A combined bachelor's/master's 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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Location & Format

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

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  • EGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering
  • EGR 111 - Introduction to Engineering Graphics
  • EGR 112 - Applied Programming for Engineers
  • EGR 113 - Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • EGR 185 - First-Year Engineering Design
  • EGR 209 - Mechanics and MachinesOR EGR 224 - Introduction to Digital System Design
  • EGR 214 - Circuit Analysis I
  • EGR 220 - Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis
  • EGR 226 - Microcontroller Programming and Applications
  • STA 220 - Statistical Modeling for Engineers

Choose one elective course from the following:

  • EGR 223 - Probability and Signal Analysis
  • EGR 250 - Materials Science and Engineering
  • EGR 257 - Electronic Materials and Devices
  • EGR 309 - Machine Design I
  • EGR 312 - Dynamics

For More Information

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

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