Welcome to the School of Engineering
The School of Engineering provides unique educational opportunities for students interested in engineering concepts and their practical application at both the undergraduate and masters levels. Our mission is to prepare students to assume engineering positions in industry with the potential to advance to leadership positions. All undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET.
All of our programs feature hands-on approaches to learning the dynamic discipline of engineering. All undergraduate majors participate in a three-semester co-op program where the student gains a year of full-time, paid experience in industry. Almost two-thirds of our courses have laboratory components and many include industry-sponsored projects. The bachelor’s degree programs culminate in interdisciplinary team-based projects, which are again, predominantly industry-sponsored.
Our graduate programs are flexible and designed to deepen your expertise, offering opportunities for both the working professional, and the student seeking a more traditional, full-time research-based experience. Engineering is a profession whose practitioners have values embodied in a creed and code of ethics.
August 25, 2020
Grand Valley's Padnos College of Engineering and Computing has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
February 19, 2020
Growing up spending a lot of time working in the garage with his dad, Johnathan Otterbein, Class of 2020, has been interested in how things work from a young age. Because of this, it only made sense that he chose to be a mechanical engineering major.
December 10, 2019
Engineering faculty members Heidi Jiao and Chris Pung are conducting research on coatings to protect solar panels. Power from the sun is driving new innovative research, thanks to a partnership between the university Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills
November 25, 2019
Sarah Truax, right, smiles as her daughter, Alexis, rides in a custom-built swing made by Grand Valley engineering students. Photo Credit: Tony Packer
October 28, 2019
Grand Valley engineering students worked to build custom Halloween costumes for current and former patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo Credit: Sarah Anderson