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As an engineering student at Calvin, academic advising takes place within the engineering department. Here you’ll find all the forms and information you’ll need to plan your education at Calvin and graduate on time.

Model Program Sheets

Please print the form you need and take it with you to your advising appointment. These forms are also available in racks in SB136 and the EB lobby.

Students Starting in Fall 2020 or Earlier

Chemical Engineering Concentration 2020 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concentration 2020 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Concentration 2020 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Mechanical Engineering Concentration 2020 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Students Starting in Fall 2021

Chemical Engineering Concentration 2021 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concentration 2021 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Concentration 2021 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Mechanical Engineering Concentration 2021 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Students Starting in Fall 2022

Chemical Engineering Concentration 2022 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concentration 2022 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Concentration 2022 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Mechanical Engineering Concentration 2022 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Students Starting in Fall 2023 or Later

Chemical Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Mechanical Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Mechatronics Engineering Concentration 2023 (.pdf or .xlsx)

Elective options & core requirements

Engineering Elective Options

Engineering and the Calvin Core Planning for Fall 2024 (for students entering in Fall 2023 or later)

Engineering and the Calvin Core Planning for Fall 2024 (for students entering in Fall 2022 or earlier)

Biomedical Engineering minor

For more information on this minor, see the program overview and degree requirements or direct your questions to  Professor Christopher Hartemink.

Engineering minor

See the Course Catalog or direct your questions to Professor Gayle Ermer, the engineering department chair.

Student forms

Reference flow charts for concentrations

Chemical engineering reference flowchart

Chemical engineering

Mechanical engineering reference flowchart

Mechanical engineering

Electrical and computer engineering reference flowchart

Electrical & computer engineering

Civil and environmental engineering reference flowchart

Civil & environmental engineering

  • International Designation Requirements

    Engineering students may receive an international designation along with the BSE degree by completing any two of the following three requirements:

    1. An international engineering interim course. There are many to choose from.
    2. An international internship and demonstrating some ability to speak the language of your internship country.
    3. The engineering summer program in Germany.

    Other procedures and activities may qualify for the international designation. For additional details, please contact the Prof. Mark Michmerhuizen.

  • Sustainability Designation Requirements

    Students entering in Fall of 2023 or later should complete the university-wide sustainability designation. Requirements can be found here.

    • Complete ENGR 184: (a one credit hour course typically taken during sophomore year),
    • Complete a three or four SH sustainability-themed course,
    • Complete ENGR 384: (a one credit hour course typically taken during junior or senior year), and
    • Participate in a sustainability-related practical experience (e.g., internship, research, or senior design project).

    The courses currently approved as sustainability-themed courses are:

    • ENGR Wxx ("Sustainable Energy Systems")
    • ENGR Wxx ("Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering")
    • ENGR 306 ("Principles of Environmental Engineering")
    • ECON 232 ("Sustainability Economics")
    • ECON 233 ("Economics of Energy and Sustainability")
    • BIOL 364 ("Global Health, Environment, and Sustainability")
    • ENST 210 ("Human Impacts on the Environment")

    You should also consult the Program for Sustainability (PSE), and see what our department does to promote sustainability.

    Any questions about the current list of approved sustainability-related courses or what practical experiences qualify for credit should be directed to the engineering department sustainability designation coordinator.

  • Honors Requirements

    Calvin University's honors program consists of two distinct tracks: the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs. For more information and to learn how to join one of these programs, see the Honors website.

    The honors requirements below apply only to the legacy honors program—they do not apply to students who are participating in the Honors Scholars or Collegiate Scholars programs. These requirements are provided for reference; if you have any questions about which program requirements apply to you, please contact your advisor or a member of the engineering department.

    Legacy Honors Program Requirements

    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Complete a total of six honors courses (18 hour minimum) overall, including:
      • At least two honors courses outside of the major
      • At least two honors courses in engineering with a minimum grade of A- (at least one of the courses needs to be a 300-level course)
        • The following courses cannot be used to fulfill this requirement: ENGR 101, 181, 185, 285, 294, 337, 339, 340, 382, 385, 387, 390, and 394.
    • Receive credit for ENGR 385: Engineering Internship or ENGR 387: International Engineering Internship
    • Complete ENGR 339: Senior Design Project (fall) and ENGR 340: Senior Design Project (spring)

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