Prospective Students

Welcome to the College of Engineering & Computing

Welcome to the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC)!

We are thrilled that you've chosen Grand Valley State University as your next chapter.  Students who are applying or have applied to Grand Valley State University, been accepted, and intend to pursue a major in our college will use this website as a resource to find answers to most things PCEC.

Below, you will find links to many resources that incoming students find helpful in navigating campus and understanding our program requirements. For example, if you were transferring credits to Grand Valley and need to send a transcript, we can help with that.  If you have questions about curriculum or AP credits, we can help with that.  If you are returning to Grand Valley and have industry experience, we can help with that!

We also know that industry experience is crucial in today's job market.  All of PCEC's programs require at least one semester of internship or co-operative education experiential learning.  Questions about who are industry partners are?  Take a look below!

If, at anytime you have questions, we welcome you to email us at [email protected] or call us at (616) 331-6025.  We have academic advisors who are excited to speak with you!


GVSU students at graduation

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Campus Locations

The Padnos College of Engineering and Computing is one of the few colleges at Grand Valley that operates on the GVSU Allendale, Pew Grand Rapids, and Health (Grand Rapids) Campuses. PCEC Advising is available year-round in both Allendale and Grand Rapids.

The School of Engineering and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Management teach all their major courses on the Pew Campus.

The School of Computing offers most of their classes on the Allendale Campus. Occasionally, some computing classes are offered on the Pew Campus or the Health Campus.

In the menu to the right, you will find a variety of campus resources including the PCEC facilities website, the GVSU virtual campus tours, and parking services information. GVSU students often utilize the Rapid bus system to travel between campuses. Information on the bus system and our newest bus line, The Laker Line, is also included.

Grand Rapids Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

We have four vibrant LLCs on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus that opened in the fall semester of 2021, one of which is specifically designed for Engineering students! Read all about it in this GVNext story and find out the specific details on Grand Valley State University's Housing webpage. 

Students living in the Engineering LLC have the option of taking classes completely on the downtown campus. If you are considering living in the downtown community, talk with your advisor during your advising and registration session or email [email protected] for more information. 

GVSU Downtown Learning Living Community Promotional Video

About the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

PCEC Undergraduate Academic Programs

Page last modified July 25, 2022