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Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department
Undergraduate Programs
B.S.E. in Robotics Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan Dearborn is pleased to offer a new Bachelor of Science Engineering (BSE) degree program in Robotics Engineering (RE). The proposed program is designed to provide focused engineering education to students who are interested in this booming engineering field that promises to be the next growing frontier for engineers in decades to come.

The first generation of robotic applications comprised large stationary manipulators, such as industrial robot arms. Such robots performed tedious labor in assembly plants, often in environments toxic to humans. Now, at the dawn of the second generation, robots are becoming smaller, smarter, and most importantly, mobile. A stunning example of this trend is the development of autonomous vehicles that are able to drive in traffic in real world conditions.
In addition to commercial and military applications, widespread growth is anticipated in home, entertainment, and human assistance. In particular, the potential of robotics in health care is tremendous and may help reduce the looming costs of providing high quality medical care to an aging population.

The new BSE RE program is expected to appeal to high quality students. In addition, since the proposed program will be one of only a handful of such robotics programs in existence at the undergraduate level, we have the potential to appeal to students from a much larger geographical area than we normally do; for example, students in national, as well as international, markets. Hence, the proposed program offers excellent prospects to increase enrollment while serving the needs of the local community and industrial infrastructures in Southeast Michigan (SEM).

The interdisciplinary nature of robotics engineering will also help to provide a platform for faculty from diverse backgrounds (electrical, computer, mechanical, automotive, and robotics) to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects. The need for this type of technical and multidisciplinary workforce is critical for attracting and helping to grow industries in Southeastern Michigan. In fact, it is expected that BSE RE graduates will be prepared for a broad range of post-graduate experiences, including the development of startup companies in robotics engineering, to satisfy local, state, and national demand.

The BSE RE program is currently open for applications.

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Program Requirements
RE Student Outcomes
RE Program Educational Objectives
B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering is a dynamic and progressive branch of the engineering profession which has pioneered the development of the modern science-oriented engineering curriculum. Today's electrical engineer is a leader among those who work toward making our world better. The electrical engineering program prepares a student to select from a broad range of career possibilities in design, development, manufacturing, sales, administration, and research.

Fundamentally, electrical engineering deals with the controlled application of electricity to the solution of real problems. This includes such things as motors, transistors, integrated circuits, and lasers as well as larger physical systems for which these are components: electrical power generating and distribution systems, communication networks, and computers. It is also concerned with the flow of electricity in the human body and with the transmission of signals between planets.

Whether in the design and construction of systems to televise pictures from the planets or to insure the reliable completion of a phone call to a next-door neighbor, whether to map the geography and the resources of the earth from a satellite or to display harmlessly the internal anatomy of a living being for medical diagnosis, electrical engineering is intimately involved with almost every realm of human endeavor.

Measurement, control, computation, communication, energy conversion in these and other technical areas, provide students an excellent preparation for positions of leadership in a world where science, engineering, and human relations are of basic importance in improving the quality of life.

The BSE EE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Program Curriculum Requirements Sheet
EE Student Outcomes
EE Program Educational Objectives
Annual student enrollment and graduation data
B.S.E. in Computer Engineering
The Computer Engineering Bachelor's degree program is designed to provide a thorough educational experience at a basic level to students who meet the admission criteria of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The program offers a 125 credit hour curriculum consisting of required core courses and technical electives, providing hands-on experience with computers, high performance workstations, and other microprocessor-based systems. Students with an interest in pursuing graduate studies and engineers wishing to work in a research and development environment would be encouraged to work on research projects under the supervision of qualified faculty advisors. Co-op opportunities are available after successfully completing a prescribed set of courses.

Computer Engineering deals with design of hardware such as microprocessors, digital circuits and networks and software such as data structures, programming languages and intelligent systems. Computer engineers have the ability to design special purpose hardware and software for specific engineering applications such as robotics, ignition control in an automobile, and software for machine learning and intelligence. Computer engineers are well trained in electronic circuit design.

Computer Scientists address the efficient use of computers for many commercial applications. Computer Scientists deal with data structures, network security, programming languages and compilers. They are well trained in software development.

The BSE CE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Program Curriculum Requirements Sheet
CE Student Outcomes
CE Program Educational Objectives
Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
Dual Degree Program
Undergraduate students majoring in Computer Engineering may also pursue a concurrent B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering. The Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Concurrent Degrees Program enables students to earn two degrees at the same time: a B.S.E. degree in Computer Engineering and a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering. The CE and EE Concurrent Degrees Program requires a minimum of 16 credit hours of additional coursework beyond the 125 credits required for the B.S.E. in Computer Engineering alone.