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 time at Calvin and graduate on time.

Advising worksheets

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.

Concentration worksheets

  • Chemical concentration worksheet (.pdf or .xlsx)
  • Civil & Environmental concentration worksheet (.pdf or .xlsx)
  • Electrical & Computer concentration worksheet (.pdf or .xlsx)
  • Mechanical concentration worksheet (.pdf or .xlsx)

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

Student forms

Elective options & CORE requirements

** If you are undecided about your concentration, the first two years are the same for all students and any of the above documents can be used for course planning.

Other advising documents

Engineering minor

At Calvin, students may minor rather than major in engineering by taking six classes including one of two 100-level courses, at least two of three 200-level courses and at least two 300-level courses from a selected list. While a minor is a consideration for some students, please be aware that it is not ABET accredited. For more information on an engineering minor, see the College Catalog or direct your questions toward the engineering department chair.

Honors requirements

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • A total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including:
    • At least two honors course 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)
  • Receive credit for ENGR-385: "Engineering Internship," or ENGR-387: International Engineering Internship
  • Complete the ENGR-339: Senior Design Project (Fall) and ENGR-340: Senior Design Project (Spring)

Since the engineering department does not regularly offer honors sections, the honors courses in engineering are taken by special arrangement with the course instructor and by completing an Honors Contract for any course prior to the class beginning.

The department's honors advisor is Prof. Randy Brouwer. If you have more questions or would like more details contact the Honors Program Office.