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GVSU Manufacturing Engineering students with project. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering, B.S.E.

Product design and manufacturing engineers design and build systems to tackle problems big and small. 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.

Annual Michigan Jobs

Annually in Michigan, there are more than 2,000 manufacturing engineering job openings.

National Job Growth

Manufacturing engineering opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Three Semesters of Paid, Co-op Work Experience

Manufacturing engineering students participate in three semesters of paid, co-op work experience in nationally and internationally recognized engineering companies.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles through programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional experiences in actual engineering companies. Grand Valley also offers a graduate program in engineering for those who want to expand their knowledge and skills.

PDM offers four emphasis areas:

Why Study Product Design and Manufacturing at Grand Valley?

Program Details