Grand Valley State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Grand Valley State University
Mailing Address: School of Engineering
301 West Fulton Street, 136 KEN
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Postal Code: 49504
Country: United States
Phone 616-331-6750
Fax: 616-331-7215
Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/engineering

Head of Institution

Thomas Haas
President
Office of the President
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: 616-331-2100
president@gvsu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Grand Rapids
This city's population (approx.): 1,027,703
Distance from Main Campus: 13

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 22,209
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,251
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Liberal arts, Nursing, Community and Public Service, Health Professions, Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Grand Valley grants admission to students who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rigorous university curriculum. An Admissions Counselor carefully reviews each application for admission. Academic as well as other criteria presented by prospective students are considered in the evaluation. Applicants will be reviewed using a combination of high school courses completed, cumulative grade point average, standardized test scores, grade point trend, rank in class and other factors provided by the applicant. A single deficiency in an academic area will not necessarily mean a student is refused admission. However, students who are missing a number of courses are at a disadvantage.

Subject criteria in high school should include:

Four years of English, including composition
Three years of science, including two years of laboratory science
Three years of college preparatory mathematics
Three years of social science
Two years of a single foreign language

Fall 2015 Freshmen Student Profile:

Average high school GPA: 3.53
Average ACT score: 23.8

To be considered for admission, you must submit the following:

Completed undergraduate application for admission
Official high school transcript
Official results of the ACT or SAT test
A $30.00 non-refundable application fee
Any necessary supporting documentation

Transfer Admission Requirements
A transfer applicant with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. or above with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours and eligible to re-enroll at the former institution will normally be admitted.

A transfer applicant with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. or above with FEWER than 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours must also submit high school records. Students that have been out of high school for three or less years will also be required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Admission evaluation will be made based on both the college record and the high school record, using the freshman admission requirements as stated above.

Applications for admission must be complete at least 30 days before the final day of registration. However, admission to any semester is subject to earlier closing without notice.


Recommendations

For engineering study, GVSU recommends a high school college preparatory program consisting of at least three units of laboratory science, including one unit of physics and one unit of chemistry; four units of mathematics, including two units of algebra, one unit of geometry, and a half unit of trigonometry; a half unit of computer programming; four units of English; two years of a foreign language; and three units of social studies. It is further recommended that the student develop keyboard typing skills, mechanical/CAD drawing skills, and a familiarity with mechanical tools.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Paul Plotkowski
Dean
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton, 332 KEN
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-331-6260
Fax: 616-331-6770
plotkowp@gvsu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:BSE
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computer Engineering Both Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Both Electrical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering Both Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Both Mechanical Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Both Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Engineering Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical Electrical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering Engineering (B.S.E.) - General Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical Mechanical Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical Engineering Engineering (M.S.E.) - Elect/Comp Electrical/Computer Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering Engineering (M.S.E.) - Biomedical Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Engineering (M.S.E.) - Mechanical Mechanical Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Engineering (M.S.E.) - Industrial Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Operations (M.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computer Engineering
  1. Computer Security
  2. Embedded Systems
Electrical Engineering
  1. Electromechanics
  2. Digital Systems
  3. Semiconductor Materials
  4. Power Electronics
  5. Communications
  6. Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Robotics and Control
  2. Mechanical Design
  3. Energy
  4. Biomedical Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
  1. Materials and Process
  2. Product Design Methods
  3. Manufacturing Controls
  4. Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Alternative Energy Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Short Wave Radio Club

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Mathematics and Science Student Support Center,
Mathematics and Science Education Center,
Minority Science Education Center Program,
EXCEL Program,
Supplemental Instruction Program,
Education Support Program,
McNair Scholars Program,
Student Services Center

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Over two-thirds of our engineering courses include a laboratory component and all laboratory components include design projects. Design begins in the first year with an integrated design build experience across the majors. Almost all sophomore, junior and senior engineering courses include design and build projects. The required, engineering faculty supervised, three alternating semester cooperative education experience in industry furthers and enhances the design education of all engineering students. All Grand Valley engineering graduates complete a two-semester senior capstone design project while participating on a multidisciplinary design team. These industry sponsored capstone design projects require students to design, build, test and delivery of a product or process to the client sponsor.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering provides very personalized instruction at low cost in a practice-oriented program that includes one year of paid industrial experience for all graduates. Emphasis is placed on excellence in teaching with active scholarship enhanced by high levels of student-faculty interaction. Engineering class sizes are small; all engineering classes have less than 35 students, the majority have less than 24 students, and most labs have less than 16 students. All courses and labs are taught by engineering faculty, not graduate students or teaching assistants. The curriculum has a very practical, hands-on flavor; over two-thirds of the engineering courses include a lab component to provide hands-on, practice-oriented project experience. A 30,000 square-foot, $7 million dollar engineering building was completed in Fall 2000 to support laboratory and design project instruction. A 52,000 square-foot, $16 million dollar engineering building was opened in May 2007 to support teaching, student interaction, and electrical and computer engineering laboratory work. The engineering student-computer ratio is nearly 1:1 with instruction provided in computer-aided teaching studios tied together with a wireless network. Emphasis is placed on environmentally responsible design. Engineering design is woven throughout the program and culminates in real-world, multidisciplinary senior projects sponsored by industry. All students participate in an integrated cooperative education program in which they earn approximately $28,000 during their last two years of study. The Engineering School is located on a full-service residential campus in downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 best college buys and one of America's 100 most wired universities.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computer Engineering 0 1 2 3
Electrical Engineering 5 2 1 8
Interdisciplinary Engineering 1 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering 3 5 3 11
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 3 3 1 7
Totals: 12 11 7 30

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 3 0 3 3.00
Interdisciplinary Engineering 4 0 4 4.00
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 3 3.00
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 10 0 10 10.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Interdisciplinary Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Interdisciplinary Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Interdisciplinary Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 9 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Interdisciplinary Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students are admitted to the School of Engineering upon the completion of the first two years of the program (64 semester hours). Students must have at least a 2.7 GPA and a C or better in each course specified in the first two years of the program.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Not applicable.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same secondary admission requirements as for resident students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same secondary admission requirements as for resident students.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 24 credit hours in GVSU engineering courses must be completed at the junior-year level or above. These courses must include the capstone senior design sequence. The last 30 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree must be earned in GVSU courses. A minimum of 58 semester hours must be earned at a senior institution.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students with more than 30 semester credit hours of college work are normally admitted to the University if their GPA is greater than 2.0. Transfer students must complete at least 8 hours of engineering coursework at GVSU before they can be considered for admission to the Padnos School of Engineering.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 55
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 28

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $11,520
Room & Board: $9,000
Books & Supplies: $700
Other Expenses: $870
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 279
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 279
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 279
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 38%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 28 23

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer 28 33 29 39 129 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical 40 51 50 72 213 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General 38 28 11 5 82 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial 20 26 35 49 130 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical 183 155 129 159 626 0
Totals: 309 293 254 324 1180 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer
Men 2 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical
Men 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 37 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 31 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical
Men 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 153 0
Women 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 30 0
Totals: 12 0 5 0 21 0 2 0 8 0 19 0 0 0 242 0 0 0 309 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical
Men 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 40 0
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical
Men 4 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 139 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0
Totals: 9 0 10 0 14 0 0 0 12 0 14 0 0 0 234 0 0 0 293 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 23 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 46 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 28 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical
Men 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 116 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 5 0 9 0 4 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 225 0 0 0 254 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 34 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical
Men 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 62 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 37 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical
Men 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 146 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 6 0 9 0 12 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 286 0 0 0 324 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 1 18 16 2
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 16 0 18 17 1
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 20 0 23 15 8
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 45 0 48 46 2
Totals: 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 97 1 108 95 13

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0 1 18
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 18
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 0 0 23
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 2 0 0 48
Totals: 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 85 12 0 1 108

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering and Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering
Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Computer yes 4.30 5.00 Day Required
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Electrical yes 4.30 5.00 Day Required
Engineering (B.S.E.) - General yes 4.30 5.00 Day Required
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Industrial yes 4.30 5.00 Day Required
Engineering (B.S.E.) - Mechanical yes 4.30 5.00 Day Required

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

1. Graduation from an accredited undergraduate program in either engineering, engineering technology, or an approved physical science or appropriate scores on the GRE.
2. UG GPA of 3.0
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. At least one year of relevant industrial experience.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as above.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as resident students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

Complete 24 of 33 hours of course work at GVSU.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as for non-transfer students.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $11,898
Room & Board: $9,000
Books & Supplies: $700
Other Expenses: $870
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 129
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 75
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 23

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Biomedical
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Elect/Comp
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 18 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Industrial
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Mechanical
Men 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 16 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Manufacturing Operations (M.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 35 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 58 0

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Biomedical 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Elect/Comp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Industrial 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Mechanical 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 0
Manufacturing Operations (M.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 16 15 1

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Biomedical 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Elect/Comp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Industrial 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Mechanical 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Manufacturing Operations (M.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 16

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Biomedical 0 0 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Elect/Comp 0 0 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Industrial 0 0 0
Engineering (M.S.E.) - Mechanical 0 0 0
Manufacturing Operations (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Biomedical device design

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical device design
  • Communication Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Lithium ion battery remanufacturing, repurposing, recycling
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power Systems
  • Product Design and Optimization

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 24 0 24
Stipends: $0 $0 $4,000 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 24 0 24