Grand Valley State University - School of Engineering


The Product Design and Manufacturing (PDM) Engineering program is part of the School of Engineering at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. The PDM program was developed to meet the ever changing needs of industries and students. Innovation is at the core of the curriculum...........

Brief Slideshow - PPT (


Courses - See what we are offering

Cooperative Education - Using the workplace as a classroom

Projects - See what our students can do

Program Options -
Biomedical Minor for Undergraduates
Double Major PDM and Mechanical Engineering

Working for the Community

Resources and Capabilities page

Service and Humanitarian Projects
Trays for walkers

Wheelchair Trainer 
Sip and Puff wheelchair control


Noteworthy News from PDM Faculty, Classes, and Graduates

PDM Alum Ryan Phillips Starts Magnum Engineering [1] [2] [3]

"Teaching Engineering by Design", Karen Gentry, MiBiz, June 23, 2008

"Manufacturers Hungry for a Skilled Workforce", Lynn Steven, West Michigan Business Review, July 10, 2008.

"Engineer sticks to it to win Velcro contest", Matt Vande Buntt, Grand Rapids Press, August 5, 2008.

Partner Groups

Faculty and Expertise

MaterialsManuf. Processes
Princewill Anyalebechi
Ph. D., C. Eng., Professor
 Y Y  Y 
Shabbir Choudhuri
Ph. D., Professor
  Y  Y YY
Lindsay Corneal
Ph. D., Assistant Professor
 Y   Y 
John Farris
Ph. D., Professor and Chair
  Y  Y  Y
Hugh Jack
Ph. D., P.Eng., Professor
Chriss Plouff
D. Ed., Assistant Professor and Sebastian Chair for Cooperative Education
Chris Pung
D.E., Associate Professor
Charlie Standridge
Ph. D., Professor and Assistant Dean

Related Professional Groups

American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Materials (ASM)
Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Instrumentation Society of America (ISA)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

Program Planning for Students

Transfer course equivalencies on-line at the address below.

Details for the PDM program can be found at the link below.

Some quick program planning guides are available at the following link.

Other Resources

Product Engineering website

Hugh Jack,
Sep 16, 2009, 9:35 AM