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About CECS
Overview
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn offers degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels through four academic departments: Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and manufacturing Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; and through interdisciplinary programs. At the undergraduate level, the college offer eleven degree programs, two concurrent undergraduate degree programs that are collateral to a principal undergraduate degree in engineering or computer and information science (in engineering mathematics or in computer and information science mathematics), and a minor in com puter and information science. At the graduate level, thirteen master's degree programs and two Ph.D. programs are offered. All programs are offered as conventional academic programs taught face-to-face by qualified faculty members. All master level programs are also available through asynchronous distance learning. Additionally, undergraduate students have the option to participate in cooperative education track.

The college's partnerships with major domestic automobile companies and automotive suppliers have led to many educational opportunities for its students and research for both students and faculty. Regular feedback from its Visiting Committee, a group of industrial leaders, helps shape the curricula, develop laboratory facilities, and design collaborative research projects in the college. Some outcomes of the industry partnership have been the establishment of the Center for Engineering Education and Practice in 1991, which was renamed the Henry Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice (HP-CEEP) in 2004, and the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) in 1997. HP-CEEP helps to incorporate engineering practice, design, innovation and concepts of manufacturing technology at all levels of engineering education by integrating the teaching environment with the world of practice. The mission of IAVS is to accelerate applied research for advanced vehicle systems in the areas of product development and manufacturing.
Mission Statement
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.
Statistics
Career Services has provided statistics for students graduating in years 2008 through 2011. These statistics are gathered using a model similar to those at other Michigan universities and are reliant on the graduates self-reporting via a survey sent to them after graduation. Some of the key statistics reported include:

Campus Wide
  • 2008, 75% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals (employment, grad school, or positive element toward their career such as starting a business)
  • 2009, 76% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals
  • 2010, 87% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals
  • 2011, 87% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals

CECS
  • 2008, 86% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals (employment, grad school, or positive element toward their career such as starting a business)
  • 2009, 83% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals
  • 2010, 90% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals
  • 2011, 96% of graduates that responded achieved their post graduation goals