About the Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), which is responsible for administering the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs, has about 325 students enrolled in the sophomore through senior years. Each year approximately 60 - 70 students graduate with a Bachelor's degree in EE/CE and about 20 students graduate with a master's degree in EE/CE.

We are proud of our high retention rate which exceeds 60%. While most of the graduates go on to work in industry often in a design and development environment, a few pursue full-time graduate studies at regional and national universities.

ECE Office Locations

NSF REU - Research Experience for Undergraduates

The REU site program entitled “Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Energy (URISE)” at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is designed to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists by conducting research in sustainable energy–based electric power systems.

Advisory Board

The Department continually seeks outside interactions with business, industries, and government through its Industrial Advisory Board. Our advisory board is composed of industry professionals who provide input on curriculum, potential employment for students, research opportunities for faculty, and a perspective on future challenges requiring collaboration. 

  • Meet our advisory board members:

    Robb Black


    Jen Carabott


    Bing Cheng

    Mercedes-Benz Research and Development

    Saikai Chang


    Charles Coutteau

    U.S. Army RTI/TARDEC

    Alex Dolpp

    Mercedes-Benz Research & Development

    Mike Godwin

    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.

    Mohamad Hariri

    General Motors

    Scott Heim

    US Army TARDEC

    Jamie Hertza

    ZF Global Electronics

    William Hutter


    Jerry Makuch

    Five Cinetic Company

    Matt McAmmond

    Hella Corporate Center USA Inc.


    Monika Minarcin


    Jeff Morin

    ON Semiconductor

    Bob Newton

    ZF Global Electronics

    Mohammed Poorstep

    Valeo North America

    Amy Rathsburg

    Rathsburg Group of Microelectronics Companies

    Paul J. (P.J.) Renko

    Ford Motor Company

    Robert Sadowski


    Alex Simonov

    ZF Global Electronics

    Nick Sitarski

    Toyota Motor North America R&D

    Timothy Talty

    General Motors

    Rajeev Thakur

    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.

    Kimball Williams

    Inga Yuditsky

    General Motors

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS)

ECE Department News and Announcements

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