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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 the racks outside the engineering department office.
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 and the Calvin Core for Fall 2023
Legacy Engineering Core Requirements
Biomedical Engineering minor
For more information on this minor, see the program overview and degree requirements or direct your questions to Professor Christopher Hartemink.
See the Course Catalog or direct your questions to Professor Gayle Ermer, the engineering department chair.
- Engineering Student Code of Professionalism
- Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy form
- Recommendation Form
PDF or DOC
Please complete this before asking your professors for a letter of recommendation for a graduate school or job application.
- Student Travel Form This form is used for student clubs, senior design teams, conferences or any travel where the student represents the engineering department.
Reference flow charts for concentrations
International Designation Requirements
You may receive an international designation to your concentration (e.g., “BSE International Mechanical Concentration”) by completing any two of the following three items:
- An international engineering interim course. There are many to choose from.
- An international internship and demonstrating some ability to speak the language of your internship country.
- 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
- 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.
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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