CECS is a vibrant and diverse community that includes more than 1800 undergraduates, 1200 graduate students, and 70 tenured and tenure-track faculty across a wide-array of disciplines.

The mission of the college is supported by advisory boards of alumni and industrial leaders, faculty committees, and a dedicated team of department, research, and instructional staff.

We currently offer 11 undergraduate degree programs (plus two concurrent degree programs), along with 14 master’s and two Ph.D. programs.  All master level programs are also available through asynchronous distance learning. Additionally, undergraduate students have the option to participate in cooperative education track.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science is to be the leader in providing quality undergraduate and graduate programs in an environment integrated with engineering practice, research, and continuing professional education, in close partnership with the industrial community.

Our History

The University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded in 1959 thanks to a generous gift of 200 acres and $6.5 million from Ford Motor Company. UM-Dearborn was established to train, educate, and prepare engineers and administrators to join the ranks of the thriving automotive industry in Metro Detroit. Because of this, the CECS has always placed a strong emphasis on co-op and experiential learning.

Job Announcements

  • The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Chair at the rank of Professor, starting September 1, 2017.  The successful candidate must possess a distinguished record in research, teaching, and administrative experience and will assume leadership for developing academic, research, and outreach initiatives. View the full announcement.

  • Qualified candidates must have, or expect to have, a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment and will be expected to do scholarly and sponsored research, as well as teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for this position must have earned a PhD degree by September 1, 2017. Candidates at the associate professor rank should already have an established funded research program. View the full announcement.

  • Qualified candidates must have, or expect to have, a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment and will be expected to do scholarly and sponsored research, as well as teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for this position must have earned a PhD degree by September 1, 2017. Candidates at the associate professor rank should already have an established funded research program. View the full announcement.

  • Applications must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential is required. In addition to teaching courses in the computer engineering area (for both graduate and undergraduate levels), several of the following courses would be desirable: introduction to system-on-chips, computer hardware design, computer architecture, VHDL/Verilog, Reconfigurable computing, and parallel processing. A willingness to support undergraduate and graduate research is also expected. The candidate is evaluated by the potential to delivery excellent teaching, acquire research grants, guide Ph.D. students and collaborate with industry. View the full announcement.

  • Applications must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on the emerging wireless communications and network including vehicular communications and networks, cyber security, cyber-physics systems, Internet of Things, 5G wireless communications and others, is highly expected. The candidate is evaluated by the potential to delivery excellent teaching, acquire research grants, guide Ph.D. students and collaborate with industry. View the full announcement.

  • Applicants must have an earned PhD degree in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on controls and dynamic systems. Candidates in the areas of nonlinear control, optimal control, adaptive control, predictive control, and estimation theory, and with experience in control applications in the fields of automotive systems, robotics, and sensing and power conversion will be well suited to apply for this position. Experience in mechatronics, instrumentation, and measurement systems will be a plus. View the full announcement.

  • Applicants must have an earned PhD degree in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on mechanical design, system and process reliability. Candidates in the areas of mechanical design, component and system design and analysis, theory and application of design optimization, component and system reliability and durability, and process reliability are well suited to apply for this position. Experience and expertise in product design and development, process design, and system reliability will be viewed favorably. View the full announcement.