Welcome to the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing!

The Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing 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?

Expert Faculty
Expert Faculty
Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
Unique Industry Partnerships
Unique Industry Partnerships
Dedicated Student Support
Dedicated Student Support
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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Engineering students help build costumes for children at Mary Free Bed hospital

October 28, 2019

Several Grand Valley State University engineering students were part of a large volunteer effort to provide custom-made Halloween costumes for several dozen children who are current or former patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

PCEC Partners with Grand Rapids Public Schools on Coding Conference

October 24, 2019

The Padnos College of Engineering and Computing has partnered with Grand Rapids Public Schools and others to provide a coding conference for students in grade 5 through 12.

PCEC Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge Kick-off

September 09, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, nearly 300 students, parents, coaches, and mentors met up on the Pew campus for the FIRST Tech Challenge kick-off.  The Padnos College of Engineering and Computing (PCEC) hosted twenty-one local teams for the official kick-off.

B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health Management Accredited by ABET

August 27, 2019

GVSU's B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health Management has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Engineering Students Race for 29th Annual Wooden Shoe Regatta

August 01, 2019

About 70 Grand Valley engineering students raced 1/12 scale sailboats at the School of Engineering's Annual Wooden Shoe Regatta on July 31.

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