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 Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge Training

GVSU Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge Training

The 2021-2022 FIRST Tech Challenge season is officially underway! FIRST In Michigan reached out to Grand Valley State University for space to host an FTC Volunteer training session as part of the preparation for the competitive season.

Oct 21, 2021

GVSU Alum Named as Rising Star of Safety

GVSU Alum Named as Rising Star of Safety

Grand Valley State University alum Olivia Lohmeier (Gleason) was named a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council.

Oct 21, 2021

GVSU Data Science Society Hosts Data Science Competition

GVSU Data Science Society Hosts Data Science Competition

In May of 2021, the Data Science Society hosted a Data Science contest that ran from May 2 to May 30, sponsored by Service Express Inc., a local Grand Rapids company, and SAS. Service Express Inc. also hosted the data set used in the competition.

Oct 15, 2021

GVFaces: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak

GVFaces: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak

An interview of GVSU professor Atilla Ozgur Cakmak.

Oct 12, 2021

GVSU Hosts 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit

GVSU Hosts 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Industry-university collaborations are a key component of the experiential education model offered in the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing.

Oct 7, 2021

From New Graduates to Entrepreneurs: Computer Science Alums Talk Business Journey

From New Graduates to Entrepreneurs: Computer Science Alums Talk Business Journey

Matt Shaver and John Spencer both graduated from GVSU with degrees in Computer Science and went on to co-found BrainGu, a company dedicated to developing mission-critical solutions based on DevSecOps and cloud-native innovations.

Oct 6, 2021

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