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 & 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. 

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 Faculty, Staff, and Student Honored with Pineapple Awards

PCEC Faculty, Staff, and Student Honored with Pineapple Awards

We are thrilled to announce that six faculty, staff, and students in the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing received Pineapple Awards for their dedication to GVSU international student success.

May 17, 2021

Engineering Alum & Faculty Win 2021 Biomedical Innovation Cup Crowd Favorite Award

Engineering Alum & Faculty Win 2021 Biomedical Innovation Cup Crowd Favorite Award

The 'Water Removal Device to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Illness' project by Dr. John Farris (engineering faculty) and Eric VanMiddendorp, MSE (GVSU alum) was selected as the Crowd Favorite at this year's Biomedical Innovation Cup.

May 13, 2021

FVSU students visit GVSU campuses, West Michigan businesses

FVSU students visit GVSU campuses, West Michigan businesses

One month after Grand Valley State University and Fort Valley State University announced an agreement to help diversify West Michigan's engineering and computing talent pool, 12 students from the Georgia university are in the area to learn more.

May 10, 2021

GVSU key partner in recently announced statewide effort to boost computer science education

GVSU key partner in recently announced statewide effort to boost computer science education

Grand Valley is a key partner in a pilot program to expand Advanced Placement computer science opportunities in Michigan, one of five states selected for the launch.

May 9, 2021

GVSU Student to Pursue Ph.D. in Computer Science at Penn State University

GVSU Student to Pursue Ph.D. in Computer Science at Penn State University

Collin Beaudoin is currently finishing his Master's degree in Computer Information Systems and will begin his doctoral studies at Penn State University this fall.

May 4, 2021

MIOSHA Grant Funds State-of-the-Art Equipment for GVSU Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Students and Industry Professionals

MIOSHA Grant Funds State-of-the-Art Equipment for GVSU Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Students and Industry Professionals

Students in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management program at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) now have access to a new, state-of-the-art training device thanks to support from a grant.

Apr 27, 2021

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