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									                                                                                       Padnos School of Engineering
                                                                                          Telephone: (616) 331-6750
                                                                                          Email: demmont@gvsu.edu


Engineering – Electrical Emphasis (EGR)
   Engineers apply science, mathematics, and professional judgment to solve technical problems in industry and
society. They design and develop products, processes, services, and systems. Engineers test, produce, operate,
maintain, sell, install, and manage products and systems. Many engineers work in public health, transportation, and
environmental protection.
   In today’s world, engineers are expected to contribute more than technical competence. As professionals, they are
concerned with their work’s impact on society and with society’s changing values and priorities. To deal effectively
with rapid changes in technology, engineers must have a broad undergraduate education firmly rooted in the basic
sciences and a supportive general education program. Engineers must have the ability to visualize a problem in its
entire context.
  Undergraduate and graduate engineering programs at Grand Valley State University are offered by the School of
Engineering within the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.
Mission and Values
   Mission: Our mission at Grand Valley State University’s School of Engineering is to prepare students to assume
engineering positions in industry with the potential to advance to leadership positions.
   It is the mission of our faculty to provide a curriculum, which is relevant to current engineering practice and
strongly applied in nature. The faculty provide an environment in which students develop the knowledge and skills
necessary to meet the engineering design challenges of the future with flexibility and creativity. Grand Valley
engineering students develop technical competency through classroom/laboratory work and through the supervised
on-site work experience provided in the student’s industry experience.
    Our mission is fulfilled by commitment to continual improvement and refinement through critical review. Such
review requires both close contact with current engineering practice and a commitment to those elements of a
general education program required for a well-balanced education. For this reason faculty involvement with the
student industry experience and with consulting practice is strongly encouraged. At the same time close
communication with the academic community at large assures that the students’ technical education is embedded in
a strongly supportive general education program.
   Values: Our values reflect our educational mission. We are an academic community in a nation for which the
intrinsic value of each individual is taken as fundamental. Thus we strive to provide an environment in which each
member of our academic community — student, staff member, and faculty — can reach his or her full potential.
   Just as we value each individual in our community, we value the environment in which we live. The
engineering community strongly influences the environment through the practice of its profession. For that reason
we strive to build into our curriculum an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, those areas in which engineering
practice affects the environment. Such awareness extends beyond technical knowledge to include ethical
responsibility in the practice of our profession.

Goal and Objectives
   The goal of the School of Engineering is to prepare students to assume engineering positions in industry, with
the potential to advance to leadership positions. Toward this goal, the school offers an ABET (Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering program leading to the Bachelor of Science in
Engineering (B.S.E.) degree.
   The program objectives for attaining this goal are that a student graduating from the B.S.E. program must: (1)
have the technical knowledge and capabilities expected of a practicing engineer appropriate to the discipline; (2)
be able to function effectively in an industrial environment. He or she must have the ability to communicate
effectively, engage in critical thinking, and have highly developed skills in problem solving in both individual and




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                                                                                         Telephone: (616) 331-6750
                                                                                         Email: demmont@gvsu.edu


team situations; (3) have the ability to apply engineering knowledge and be able to create physical realizations of
his or her theoretical concepts and models; (4) have the ability to engage in engineering design; (5) have an
awareness of the need for continued professional growth; (6) have an awareness of, and sensitivity to, those areas
in which engineering practice affects society and the environment. Such awareness, extending beyond technical
knowledge to include ethical and social responsibility, must frame the continued professional and scholarly growth
of the graduate.

Buildings and Facilities
   The School of Engineering is located on Grand Valley’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus in the modern nine-story
Eberhard Center and the immediately adjacent Keller Engineering Laboratories Building. The three-story, 30,000
square-foot Keller Building was built with its structural, mechanical, and electrical systems exposed to provide
students with a living laboratory. Two double-height design bays facilitate student project work and a rooftop deck
allows students to conduct outdoor experiments. The building houses well-equipped laboratories for instruction
and research in electronics, instrumentation and controls, manufacturing processes and control, materials,
vibrations, and fluid and thermal systems. The building includes extensive shops for students to implement their
designs.
   Grand Valley provides ready access to the Internet and the campus intranet from thousands of locations on
campus, including student apartments, living centers, classrooms, and laboratories. Engineering students
particularly benefit from the wireless network and high-end computers running contemporary software employed
in computer-aided teaching studios. There is one computer for each engineering student admitted to the program in
the Eberhard/Keller facility.

The B.S.E. Program and Engineering Design
   Each student’s program includes either a computer, electrical, interdisciplinary, mechanical, or manufacturing
emphasis, and is capped by an interdisciplinary senior project requiring student initiative, planning, and design.
The program also requires practical work through an integrated cooperative education experience in industry.
Throughout the program, students make extensive use of computers and advanced technology to develop and
support their analytical and design skills. One measure of the program’s effectiveness is our graduates’ very high
placement rate. Another is their success rate — well above state and national averages — in passing Part I of the
professional engineer registration exam.
   Design is central to the practice of engineering. To prepare graduates who are well versed in contemporary
design practice, we have developed a curriculum that integrates design education throughout all four years of the
program. This experience begins in the freshman year with instruction and practice in computer-aided design and
product realization, the design of computer software, and the engineering problem-solving method using
contemporary computer software and hardware tools. Design instruction continues in the sophomore year through
the use of activities such as design projects, materials selection exercises, and quality assurance methods.
   Building on the engineering science and design skills developed in the first two years and the experience
students gain from the integrated cooperative education program, substantially more mature design experience
begins in the junior year.
   The cooperative education program, which continues through the junior and senior years, contributes
substantially to student preparation for the two-semester capstone senior design experience. The majority of the
senior design projects each year are done for companies involved in the cooperative education program. Woven
throughout the curriculum are a series of exercises that address environmentally responsible design.

Student Preparation and Guidance
   Grand Valley’s engineering faculty work closely with students to develop and monitor each individualized plan
of study. A student considering engineering should consult a School of Engineering faculty member to plan his or
her program as early as possible, preferably before registering for the first semester. Once a student has declared
engineering as a major, he or she will be assigned a faculty member as an academic advisor.




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                                                                                        Telephone: (616) 331-6750
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  High school students considering an engineering career are urged to take a college preparatory program
consisting of the following coursework:
    Laboratory Science: three years, including at least one year of physics and one year of chemistry.
    Mathematics: four years, including two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one-half year of
        trigonometry.
    Computer Programming: one-half year.
    English: four years.
    Social Studies: three years.
    Foreign Language: two years.
   Prospective students also should develop keyboard typing skills as well as mechanical/CAD drawing skills and
a familiarity with mechanical tools. Students having little or no experience with hand and shop tools are
encouraged to complete EGR 105 Product Design and Prototyping.
   Community college students wishing to pursue an engineering career should be enrolled in a pre-engineering
program before transferring to Grand Valley.
   Engineering Scholarships
   Seymour and Esther Padnos Engineering Scholarship. Approximately 10 renewable scholarships per year
are awarded by the School of Engineering to engineering students who have demonstrated an interest in
environmental issues.
   FIRST Robotics Engineering Scholarship. This renewable engineering scholarship, awarded by the School of
Engineering, recognizes the achievements of FIRST Robotics Competition participants.
   Price-Heneveld Engineering Scholarship. This competitive scholarship, in memory of Peter Price and Lloyd
Heneveld, founders of the intellectual property law firm Price, Heneveld, Cooper, DeWitt & Litton is awarded by
the School of Engineering to an incoming freshman or transfer student.
   Diesel Technology Engineering Scholarship. This competitive, renewable scholarship, established by the
Diesel Technology Corporation, is awarded by the School of Engineering to an incoming freshman student.
   General Dynamics Land Systems                                 This competitive scholarship, initiated and
endowed by General Dynamics Land Systems, is awarded to qualified engineering students by the Padnos School
of Engineering.
   Kirkhof Scholarships. The School of Engineering awards approximately five scholarships each year to
freshman students entering the program. These competitive scholarships have been established by the Kirkhof
Endowment.
   M.S.P.E./Padnos Scholarship. This competitive scholarship, awarded through the Michigan Society of
Professional Engineers, has been established by the Padnos Endowment.
   S.A.E./Padnos Scholarship. This competitive scholarship, awarded through the Society of Automotive
Engineers, has been established by the Padnos Endowment.
   SPX Corporation Scholarship. This scholarship, established by the SPX Corporation, provides support for
students transferring from West Michigan community colleges.
                                                                This scholarship, established by the local chapter of
AIPE, is awarded to junior- and senior-level students preparing for careers in plant engineering.
                                                                This scholarship, established by the local chapter
of the ASQC, is awarded to junior- and senior-level students preparing for careers in quality control.
   Appelt Scholarship. This scholarship, established by Joseph E. Appelt, P.E., is awarded to entering freshmen
who demonstrate an interest in environmental issues.




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                                                                                       Telephone: (616) 331-6750
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   Lacks Enterprises Scholarship Program. This scholarship, established by Lacks Enterprises, is awarded to
students in engineering and environmental sciences such as water quality and who seek careers in industry.
  Builders Exchange Scholarship. This scholarship, established by the Builders Exchange, is awarded to
engineering students dedicated to careers in the construction industry.
   Grand Valley State University Scholarships. Grand Valley provides other general scholarships for which
engineering students may also apply. These include the Presidential Scholarships, Faculty Scholarships, Awards
for Excellence, Out-of-State Awards for Excellence, and Bert Price Scholarships, among others. Eligibility for
these scholarships is determined at the time of admission.

Career Opportunities
   The demand for well-qualified engineers is always very high but varies depending on location, type of industry,
and economic conditions. The West Michigan area, centered in Grand Rapids, is one of the fastest-growing
technical, manufacturing, and industrial regions of the state. There are many engineering opportunities here and
they are expected to continually improve over the next 10 years.
   The B.S.E. degree prepares students directly for employment in engineering. Positions in research, technical
management, or advanced design often require graduate study. The School of Engineering offers a practice-
oriented Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree to meet this need.

Cooperative Engineering Education
   The co-op educational experience begins during the spring/summer semester following satisfactory completion
of the freshman and sophomore years and admission to major standing in the program. Students prepare for this
experience by completing the engineering co-op preparation course and then are matched with participating co-op
employers. Students alternate four-month periods of full-time, paid work experience, and full-time study for the
balance of the program. A typical schedule of courses and co-op work to complete the B.S.E. degree with an
electrical emphasis is shown below.

Degree Requirements
  Students earning a B.S.E. degree with an electrical emphasis must complete the following requirements:
  1. General university degree requirements as identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the
     Grand Valley State University catalog, with the following stipulations:
     • The engineering degree requires a minimum of 131 credits plus cooperative education credits.
     • The general education program must include either BIO 105, 103, 120, or HS 202; PHI 102 or an Ethics
       theme course; and either ECO 211, 210, or EGR 304.
  2. Sixty-three semester credits in the following fundamentals of engineering courses
     CHM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
     CS/EGR 261 Structured Programming in C
     EGR 101 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
     EGR 103 Engineering Measurement and Analysis
     EGR 209 Statics and Solid Mechanics
     EGR 214 Circuit Analysis I
     EGR 226 Introduction to Digital Systems
     EGR 255 Materials for the Electrical Sciences
     MTH 201 Calculus I
     MTH 202 Calculus II
     MTH 203 Calculus III
     MTH 302 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
     PHY 230 Principles of Physics I
     PHY 234 Engineering Physics
       or PHY 231 Principles of Physics II
     STA 313 Probability and Stochastic Processes
     WRT 150 Strategies in Writing



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3. Admission to major standing in the B.S.E. program is competitive and requires a secondary application.
   Applicants must meet at least the following requirements:
   • A grade point average of 2.7 or above in the engineering fundamentals.
   • Completion of each engineering fundamentals course with a grade of C or above with not more than one
      repeat.
   • Completion of preparation for placement in cooperative engineering education, EGR 289.
   • Transfer students must meet the engineering fundamentals course requirement with courses substantially
      equivalent to those at Grand Valley and complete at least eight credit hours in engineering courses at
      Grand Valley before they can be admitted to major standing.
4. Three semester credits in the required senior design project course sequence with a minimum grade of C in
   each course:
   EGR 485 Senior Engineering Project I
   EGR 486 Senior Engineering Project II
5. Thirty-seven to 38 semester credits in the electrical emphasis sequence. In addition to the seven required
   courses, a student must select three engineering electives in the emphasis area to form a coherent plan of
   study. The approval of the student’s academic advisor is required to insure that the course choices meet
   program requirements. No more than two courses with a grade of less than C may be counted toward the
   emphasis.
  Required Courses:
  EGR 314 Circuit Analysis II
  EGR 315 Electronic Circuits I
  EGR 316 Electronic Circuits II
  EGR 323 Signals and Systems Analysis
  EGR 326 Advanced Digital Systems
  EGR 340 Electromagnetic Fields
  EGR 360 Thermodynamics

  Elective Courses: (three courses required)
  EGR 370 Engineering Acoustics
  EGR 415 Communications Systems
  EGR 416 Design with Analog Integrated Circuits
  EGR 423 Digital Signal Processing Systems
  EGR 424 Design of Microcontroller Applications
  EGR 426 Integrated Circuit Systems Design
  EGR 430 Electromechanics
  EGR 455 Automatic Control Systems
  EGR 474 Systems Integration

6. A minimum of 24 credit hours in engineering courses must be taken at Grand Valley at the 300 level or
   above. These courses must include EGR 485 and 486.
7. Completion of cooperative engineering education.
   EGR 289 Engineering Co-op Preparation
   EGR 290 Engineering Co-op 1
   EGR 390 Engineering Co-op 2
   EGR 490 Engineering Co-op 3




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Sample Curriculum for the B.S.E. Degree with an Electrical Emphasis
  The following course sequence assumes that entering students have an appropriate mathematics background.

First Semester: Fall
MTH 201 Calculus I
WRT 150 Strategies in Writing
EGR 101 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
CHM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
EGR 180 Engineering Strategies
Second Semester: Winter
MTH 202 Calculus II
PHY 230 Principles of Physics I
EGR 103 Engineering Measurement and Analysis
CS/EGR 261 Structured Programming in C

Third Semester: Fall
MTH 203 Calculus III
EGR 209 Statics and Solid Mechanics
PHY 234 Engineering Physics
EGR 226 Introduction to Digital Systems
EGR 289 Engineering Co-op Preparation
Fourth Semester: Winter
MTH 302 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
EGR 214 Circuit Analysis I
EGR 255 Materials for the Electrical Sciences
STA 313 Probability and Stochastic Processes
PHI 102 Ethics or an Ethics theme course
  (Admission to major standing in the B.S.E. program at this time.)
Spring-Summer Semester
EGR 290 Engineering Co-op 1

Fifth Semester: Fall
EGR 314 Circuit Analysis II
EGR 315 Electronic Circuits I
EGR 326 Advanced Digital Systems
ECO 211 Microeconomics or ECO 210 or EGR 304


Winter Semester
EGR 390 Engineering Co-op 2
Sixth Semester: Spring-Summer
EGR 316 Electronic Circuits II
EGR 323 Signals and Systems Analysis
EGR 340 Electromagnetic Fields
BIO 105 Environmental Science

Winter Semester
EGR 490 Engineering Co-op 3




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Seventh Semester: Winter
EGR 360 Thermodynamics
Electrical emphasis elective
Electrical emphasis elective
EGR 485 Senior Project I
General education course

Eighth Semester: Spring-Summer
Electrical emphasis elective
EGR 486 Senior Project II
Three general education courses
For More Information
   For more information about the Engineering Program at Grand Valley, contact
Thomas Demmon
School of Engineering
Grand Valley State University
301 Fulton St. W
Suite 718
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Telephone: (616) 331-6750
Email: demmont@gvsu.edu
or
Admissions Office
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Telephone: (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246
Email: go2gvsu@gvsu.edu
Web: www.gvsu.edu
Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides
equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting
the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the university. 9/04




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