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 computer information systems, 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.


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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Academy of STEM Holds Women in STEM Conference for High School Students

December 16, 2019

The Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) Academy of STEM held its third Women in STEM Conference for sixty Innovation Central high school students at the Grand Valley State University Innovation Design Center.

Computer science students partner with companies and government on collaborative projects

December 12, 2019

From machine-learning algorithms to research databases to data aggregation, more than a dozen teams of Grand Valley computer science students showcased collaborative work projects at the Fall 2019 Computer Science Senior Project Reception.

Faculty, Students Conduct Solar Energy Research

December 10, 2019

Power from the sun is driving new innovative research, thanks to a partnership between the university and Consumers Energy.

GVSU Engineering Students Integral to Carbon Production Partner Certification for aMDI and MediSurge

December 09, 2019

After completion of the rigorous certification process to become part of the Carbon Production Network, both aMDI and MediSurge are ready to support clients with their 3D printing needs from prototyping to production.

Coolers, Air Quality Maps, and More on Display for PCEC Project Day

December 06, 2019

Project Day highlights the work done during the semester by students in courses across several disciplines, including computer science, information systems, IT, cybersecurity, occupational safety and health, and a wide range of engineering fields.

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