Welcome to the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing!

The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC) offers undergraduate programs in computer information systems, engineering, and occupational safety and health management. Graduate programs are offered in applied computer science, engineering, and the professional sciences. The college also provides courses in support of non-engineering and computing students through a variety of minor programs.

Specific information on the admission, curriculum, and graduation requirements can be found in each program section below, or you can take a virtual tour of our Pew Grand Rapids Campus and Allendale Campus. The School of Computing & Information Systems is based on the Allendale Campus, while the School of Engineering, the Occupational Safety & Health Management Department, and the Professional Science Masters Programs are based on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. 

PCEC faculty, staff, and alumni are so appreciative of the time and talents dedicated by essential workers! We created a video to express how much we love you.



Why Choose the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing?

Dedicated Student Support
Dedicated Student Support
Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
Expert Faculty
Expert Faculty
Unique Industry Partnerships
Unique Industry Partnerships
State-of-the-Art Facilities
State-of-the-Art Facilities
Highly Qualified Graduates
Highly Qualified Graduates

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program Bronze Award

The Padnos College of Engineering & Computing is proud to have received the Bronze Level Award from the American Society for Engineering Education for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program.


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STEPS Camp Featured Among GVSU Summer Camps Finding Ways to Continue Despite COVID

July 06, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the STEPS camp is among those from GVSU who have continued virtually, providing educational opportunities to students and continuing to enrich our communities.

School of Engineering Launches Redesigned First-Year Curriculum

June 30, 2020

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce a reorganization of the first year engineering curriculum designed to provide an intuitive and flexible topical breakdown that promotes student success.

PCEC Employees Present at ASEE Virtual Conference

June 29, 2020

Last week, several GVSU Padnos College of Engineering & Computing employees presented at the ASEE virtual conference "At Home with Engineering Education" on a variety of topics related to education and the evolution of technology.

First Innovation Fund proposal will increase computing graduate assistants, grow talent epicenter

June 23, 2020

The first proposal to the Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, is underway and seeks to increase enrollment in computing programs.

Society of Women Engineers creates educational videos for students learning at home

June 15, 2020

When COVID-19 interrupted conventional learning for students across the country, Grand Valley's Society of Women Engineers worked to help create resources to facilitate online learning.

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