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 15 master’s and 6 Ph.D. programs.  Most master level programs are also available through asynchronous distance learning. Additionally, undergraduate students have the option to participate in a 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, CECS has always placed a strong emphasis on co-op and experiential learning.