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.


School of Engineering News

Building the Future

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.

Faculty, students conduct solar energy research

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

Grand Valley student engineers build custom swing for child with special needs

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

Engineering students help build costumes for children at Mary Free Bed hospital

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

applied Medical Device Institute at GVSU awarded $500k grant for medical device manufacturing study

January 18, 2019

The grant will allow aMDI, in collaboration with MediSurge and Carbon, Inc., to create production-grade medical devices that can be safely implanted into and under the skin, which isn't currently possible due to existing materials used for prototyping.

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