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

GVSU Engineering Alumni Alex Plotkowski R&D 100 Award

GVSU Engineering Alumni Alex Plotkowski R&D 100 Award

DuAlumin-3D: An Additively Manufactured Dual-Strengthened Aluminum Alloy Designed for Extreme Creep and Fatigue Resistance is designed to take advantage of the unique thermal conditions that occur during the laser additive manufacturing process.

Oct 6, 2022

PCEC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

PCEC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty and staff members to the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing!

Sep 12, 2022

Agreement between GVSU, Savanna State University Provides Pathways to Master's Degrees for SSU students

Agreement between GVSU, Savanna State University Provides Pathways to Master's Degrees for SSU students

The agreement makes it possible for SSU students to earn master's degrees, beginning in Fall 2023, from Grand Valley in engineering, cybersecurity, criminal justice, communications, and biomedical sciences.

Aug 30, 2022

Senior Project for Engineering Students Brings Improvements to Grand Haven Musical Fountain Ahead of Anniversary Show

Senior Project for Engineering Students Brings Improvements to Grand Haven Musical Fountain Ahead of Anniversary Show

The improvements will debut at the 60th anniversary show on August 27.

Aug 19, 2022

GVSU Names Facility for Shape Corp. to Celebrate Longtime Commitment to Engineering Students

GVSU Names Facility for Shape Corp. to Celebrate Longtime Commitment to Engineering Students

A naming event for the Innovation Design Center that is sponsored by Shape Corp. Support from Shape Corp. allows for more industry-sponsored projects in the facility. This gift is the latest in Shape's decades of support for the university.

Aug 9, 2022

Students Bring Formula One Car to Michigan International Speedway

Students Bring Formula One Car to Michigan International Speedway

For the first time since 2019, Grand Valley students designed a race car and competed against 48 other collegiate teams at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Jul 19, 2022

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2022 Election Panel

October 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

One of the cornerstones of a strong democracy is faith in its election process. For Michiganders, the upcoming election is arriving on the heels of a season of controversy and debate surrounding one...

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