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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


Alex Dolpp

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development

Mike Godwin

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.

Mohamad Hariri

General Motors

Scott Heim


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)
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