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.

PCEC Student Perspectives Video

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

Racing Beyond Borders; GVSU Laker Racing Team hosts Brazilian Formula SAE Team

Racing Beyond Borders; GVSU Laker Racing Team hosts Brazilian Formula SAE Team

The GVSU Laker Racing Team, led by Faculty Advisor Nicholas Baine, hosted the Mauá team in Kennedy and Keller buildings, providing them access to equipment enabling them to prepare and make adjustments to their car before the MIS competition.

Jun 17, 2024

Students from across county take on CyberMedical Challenge

Students from across county take on CyberMedical Challenge

The CyberMedical Challenge, held at the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing's Innovation Design Center, was sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Jun 13, 2024

GV Solar Racing Team builds solar car, hopes to compete

GV Solar Racing Team builds solar car, hopes to compete

The Grand Valley State University Solar Racing Team has been working on building their solar-powered car. The team meets year-round to work on designing, problem-solving and ultimately building a solar-powered car.

Jun 4, 2024

Project Day: Celebrating Innovation and Collaboration

Project Day: Celebrating Innovation and Collaboration

Congratulations to the OSH team with Jolene and MyAphasia who won the People's Choice Award! 

May 15, 2024

Born named interim dean of Padnos College of Engineering

Born named interim dean of Padnos College of Engineering

Tim Born was named interim dean of the Padnos College of Engineering, effective June 1, following the retirement of founding dean Paul Plotkowski.

May 14, 2024

Engineering professor thrives, first as student, under retiring dean's support, mentorship

Engineering professor thrives, first as student, under retiring dean's support, mentorship

"She became my first grow-your-own faculty member here," Plotkowski said. "Grow-your-own faculty is an approach I've been supporting for a long time because hiring faculty with industry experience who want to teach is a challenge."

May 13, 2024

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Events

Health Information Management (B.S.) Application Deadline

March 1, 2025 All Day

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2025 Region 12 Tournament

March 29, 2025 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Join us on the GVSU Allendale campus as we celebrate the 41st anniversary of Science Olympiad! Hundreds of middle and high school students from Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties, will compete...

Health Information Management (B.S.) Application Deadline

March 1, 2026 All Day

Learn more about the Health Information Management (HIM) program: https://www.gvsu.edu/him/ Find out more information about applying to the Health Information Management program: https://www.gvsu.edu/chpss/application-materials-him-214.htm Click...

Health Information Management (B.S.) Application Deadline

March 1, 2027 All Day

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Health Information Management (B.S.) Application Deadline

March 1, 2028 All Day

Learn more about the Health Information Management (HIM) program: https://www.gvsu.edu/him/ Find out more information about applying to the Health Information Management program: https://www.gvsu.edu/chpss/application-materials-him-214.htm Click...

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