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The Class of 2012- These 62 students completed Senior Design. Most are already working in the engineering field, and have earned their Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree.

Profile of the Class of 2012

Total number of graduates: 62

    10 students are enrolled in graduate school in engineering
    37 had a full-time job in Engineering prior to graduation
    1 student has been called to attend Seminary

Concentration Breakdown
  • Chemical Engineering: 6
  • Civil & Environment Engineering: 19*
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering: 14
  • Mechanical Engineering: 25*
    • *one student graduated with both a mechanical and a civil/environmental concentration

    Other graduation Stats specific to the class of 2012
  • 84% of the students graduated in 4 years
  • 5% graduated in 5 years (3 students)
  • 5% were transfer students (3 students)
  • Average salary offered: 57,000 - 61,000 (estimated from student self-reports)
  • 96% of the students who took the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) passed it on the first attempt.
  • 15% of the students went directly to graduate school. The some of these students also received fellowships and assistantships to pay their way.
Graduate schools where 2012 Calvin engineers were accepted:

Carnegie Mellon University
Colorado School of Mines
Cornell University
Georgia Tech University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Purdue University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Notre Dame
Purdue University
Stanford University
Technische Universiteit-Eindhoven
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Illinois - Urbana
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
University of Notre Dame
University of Texas - Austin
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Technolgy

Job Placement Statistics for Calvin Engineering Graduates of the Past 3 Years (2010, 2011, 2012):
  • 90% has a job offer in engineering within 6 months of graduation*
  • 74% had a job offer in engineering before graduation*
    • * statistics apply to those students who were actively seeking employment
    In recent years, companies that have offered employment to Calvin engineering graduates include:
    Aerotech (MI)
    Aktiv-Dry (CO)
    Albermarle Corp (MI)
    AMPAC Fine Chemicals (CA)
    Apex Controls (MI)
    Ascent Group (CO)
    BKBM Engineers (MN)
    Baker Hughs Inc. (OK)
    Boeing - Seattle (WA)
    Bollinger, Lack & Associates (IL)
    Burke Engineering Corp (IL)
    C2AE (MI)
    Charles A. Martin & Assoc. (CA)
    Cogeneration Energy Mgt (ON)
    Converteam (PA)
    Cook Nuclear Power Plant (MI)
    CTL Thompson (CO)
    DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant (MI)
    DornerWorks, Ltd (MI)
    Driesenga & Associates (MI/IN)
    Epic Systems (WI)
    Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber (MI)
    GE Aviation Systems (MI)
    GenMed Corp. (MI)
    Gentex (MI)
    Goldman Sachs, SLC (UT)
    GMB Architects & Engineers (MI)
    Harmsen & Associates (WA)
    HDR (WA)
    Hensel-Phleps Construction (CO)
    Herman Miller (MI)
    Highlight (MI)
    Honda R & D (OH)
    Innotec (MI)
    Intertek (MI)
    Johnson Controls (MI)
    Maple Reinders Constructors (AB)
    MGA Research (MI)
    MDOT (MI)
    Mennonite Central Committee (Brazil)
    Midwest Energy Group (MI)
    Northrop Grumman Space Tech. (CA)
    Paradigm Design (MI)
    Perrigo (MI)
    Peterson Pacific (OR)
    Porter Corp (MI)
    Prein & Newhof (MI)
    Progressive Technologies (MI)
    Rankin Renewable Energy (ON)
    Rapidline (MI)
    Reiner Group (NJ)
    Rockwell Collins (IA)
    Sargent & Lundy (IL)
    SET Environmental (IL)
    Siemens Oil and Gas
    Silver Creek Engineering (IN)
    Smiths (MI)
    SSI Schaeffer (Austria)
    Texas Instruments (TX)
    Trane (MI)
    URS (MI)
    V3 Companies (IL)
    Vanerum-Stelter (MI)
    Ventura (MI)
    Weaver Boos Consultants (MI)
    WEdever Associates (PA)
    Wolverine (MI)
    Woodward (MI)