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 computing, 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.

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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 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. 

Questions about your course schedule or program requirements? Contact our team of professional advisors!



Why Choose the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing?


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.


PCEC News

A solution designed to transfer patients securely has strong GVSU roots.

A solution designed to transfer patients securely has strong GVSU roots.

A health care innovation company owned by an alumnus will soon launch its first product, one that evolved from a prototype created by GVSU engineering students.

Dec 2, 2022

GVSU School of Computing Alumni Kevin Kredit Wins Outstanding Thesis Award.

GVSU School of Computing Alumni Kevin Kredit Wins Outstanding Thesis Award.

The Grand Valley State University Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Thesis Review Committee has selected School of Computing alumnus, Kevin Kredit's master's thesis as the GVSU nominee for the 2023 MAGS Master's Thesis Award Competition.

Dec 2, 2022

Grand Valley State University and DornerWorks are guiding New Engineers Towards Success

Grand Valley State University and DornerWorks are guiding New Engineers Towards Success

The co-op partnership between Grand Valley State University and DornerWorks teaches students practical engineering skills and creates a pipeline of talent for the company.

Nov 21, 2022

Computing Faculty Members and Students Contribute to Research at National Labs on Climate Change Accuracy and Supercomputer Modeling

Computing Faculty Members and Students Contribute to Research at National Labs on Climate Change Accuracy and Supercomputer Modeling

Dr. Christian Trefftz and two undergraduate students worked at the U.S Department of Energy national laboratories with supercomputing research teams, while Dr. Michelle Dowling worked remotely with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to solidify det

Oct 21, 2022

Zachary DeBruine receives grant from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

Zachary DeBruine receives grant from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

A collaboration between Van Andel Institute and Grand Valley State University to analyze large biological datasets received the support of a $200,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Oct 18, 2022

PCEC Joins Tech Week

PCEC Joins Tech Week

On September 23rd The GVSU Applied Computing Institute (ACI), School of Engineering, and PCEC Outreach joined forces with local technology and innovation leaders for Tech Week, an event to showcase local technology developments which encourage interest.

Oct 11, 2022

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