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

GVSU Leaders Sign Second Agreement in HBCU Pipeline Program

GVSU Leaders Sign Second Agreement in HBCU Pipeline Program

Leaders at Grand Valley signed a second agreement with a Historically Black College/University, giving students at Saint Augustine's University in North Carolina opportunities to earn master's degrees in advanced computing or engineering fields.

Sep 20, 2021

GVSU named a Top Midwest University, recognized for business and engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report

GVSU named a Top Midwest University, recognized for business and engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report

Grand Valley State University has again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. 

Sep 14, 2021

Director Paul Leidig Awarded the Fellow of CSAB Designation

Director Paul Leidig Awarded the Fellow of CSAB Designation

Dr. Paul Leidig, professor and director of the School of Computing, has been recognized as a Fellow of CSAB.

Sep 7, 2021

Moon Shot: Engineering Students Create Device for NASA

Moon Shot: Engineering Students Create Device for NASA

For the fifth consecutive year, Grand Valley engineering students competed nationally and successfully produced a prototype device that might someday be used by astronauts.

Sep 7, 2021

Engineering Design Conference Highlights the Benefits of Industry/University Collaborations

Engineering Design Conference Highlights the Benefits of Industry/University Collaborations

For more than 25 years, the School of Engineering has hosted the annual Design Conference to celebrate the graduating class with industry partners, sponsors, and the community.

Aug 31, 2021

STEPS Camp Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Youth

STEPS Camp Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Youth

GVSU's Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp celebrated its 20th year of inspiring youth to consider careers in STEM this summer.

Aug 30, 2021

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Events

Insulin At 100

October 14, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Science on Tap Insulin At 100 Speaker: Chris Pearl, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State University Location: SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave.  Grand Rapids NW 49503 ...

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