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.

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

PCEC Remembers Impact of Former School of Engineering Director

PCEC Remembers Impact of Former School of Engineering Director

Faculty and staff in the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing are mourning the loss of influential colleague, Dr. Jeff Ray.

Jul 27, 2021

Partnership with Grand Rapids Public Museum Creates STEM Learning Opportunities for K-12 Student Campers

Partnership with Grand Rapids Public Museum Creates STEM Learning Opportunities for K-12 Student Campers

K-12 students participating in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Camp Curious this summer visited PCEC for STEM-related activities and tours.

Jul 26, 2021

Grand Valley Mourns Death of Former GVU Foundation Director, Dedicated Philanthropist

Grand Valley Mourns Death of Former GVU Foundation Director, Dedicated Philanthropist

Leaders at Grand Valley and in the West Michigan community are mourning the death of Joyce Wisner, a longtime supporter of the university.

Jul 16, 2021

Students Find Innovative Solutions To Real-World Problems

Students Find Innovative Solutions To Real-World Problems

Four GVSU students created an Apple Watch program called DecontaminAide.

Jul 13, 2021

Engineering Alum Wins Regional Thesis Award

Engineering Alum Wins Regional Thesis Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce Richard Gross, alum of the Master of Science in Engineering program, is the 2021 Outstanding Thesis Winner from the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).

Jul 12, 2021

GVSU Hosts MIOSHA Training

GVSU Hosts MIOSHA Training

The GVSU Occupational Safety and Health program recently hosted an industry confined space, lockout/tagout, and fall protection training event for construction and manufacturing professionals in the local community.

Jul 1, 2021

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