Electrical and Computer Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is responsible for administering undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering, as well as a dual-degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The ECE Department also oversees four M.S.E graduate degree programs, as well a PhD program in Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering and a D.Eng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our undergraduate programs have more than 550 students presently enrolled. Each year, approximately 60 - 70 students graduate with a Bachelor's degree from an ECE program and approximately 50 students graduate with a master's degree from one of our programs.

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.

In 2023, the University of Michigan-Dearborn was ranked among the nation's best Electrical Engineering degree programs by Best Accredited Colleges. Our online Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering was recognized by OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD), as well, earning it a spot among only six percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions to have earned a ranking position.

Best Accredited
OMD Ranking

Our ECE faculty use active learning, innovative teaching methods and resources, such as Project based learning (PBL), which includes hands-on activities, to create an engaging and dynamic learning experience. Dr. Azeem Hafeez is one of our ECE faculty who is playing an important role in the successful implementation of Project-Based Learning (PBL) within the educational landscape. The objective of PBL is to create an environment where students can thrive, engage, and develop critical skills by designing and structuring meaningful projects that align with curriculum objectives while stimulating curiosity and creativity in their students. Our faculty provide guidance and support, acting as facilitators rather than traditional instructors, to empower students to take ownership of their learning journey by encouraging collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and the application of knowledge in real-world contexts. In this way, commitment to PBL not only transforms education but also equips students with the skills they need to succeed in an ever-evolving world.


Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate student Antonio Chambers demonstrates the AI-based Connect-4 Game his team developed and explains their use of the engineering design process in its creation.

Upcoming Events

2024 Senior Design Day

Senior Design Day 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Join us for Senior Design Day in the Engineering Lab Building! Senior Design 1 students will be engaging in a 3-minute pitch competition outlining their projects to a non-specialist audience, while Senior Design 2 students will have their projects judged by industry professionals. Both design students will have their project posters displayed electronically as part of the open house and strolling reception before the award ceremony at 4:00 PM. 

Senior Design Day Flyer

Additional information on upcoming events for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available soon!


Please visit ECE Research Seminars for information on upcoming events.

Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate students Toby Erickson and Nadim Younes demonstrate the Wireless Charging Device their team developed and explain their use of the engineering design process in its creation.

Launching Fall 2024: ECE 4+1 Accelerated Masters Program

ECE 4+1 combined program information

Beginning Fall 2024, the 4+1 accelerated undergraduate/master’s studies option in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and robotics engineering allows the most qualified UM-Dearborn undergraduate electrical, computer, and robotics engineering students to pursue a program of study in which BSE and MSE degrees are earned in a five-year accelerated format. This is achieved by combining a portion of undergraduate and graduate coursework.

To be eligible for the 4+1 option, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the undergraduate EE, CE, or RE program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Have completed at least 60 undergraduate credit hours with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA or better.
  • Not be enrolled in two undergraduate programs or in a dual-degree program in either their undergraduate or graduate program

To successfully achieve the 4+1 option within a five-year timeframe, students can look forward to completing 2 core courses, 2 cognates, and 6 electives, which may even include up to 6 credits of thesis work. Additionally, for those who opt not to use the three transfer credit options, there is an opportunity to engage in 4 graduate courses during the final year of study, providing an enriching academic experience. In this case, students should plan on completing the master’s degree in three terms after the BSE degree is completed.

Stay tuned for more information soon!

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How to Reach Us

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department is conducting university business remotely and in-person.

Our in-person office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Our contact information and location are near the bottom of this page.

Advisor Appointments

Undergraduate students in need of advising should refer to the Undergraduate Advising page for scheduling options.

To schedule an appointment with your graduate program advisor, refer to the contact information on the Graduate Advising page.

Course Instructor Appointments

To schedule an appointment with your course instructor, refer to your course syllabus for the best ways to meet with them.

Department Staff

Wencong Su

Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Amanda Donovan

Administrative Assistant Intermediate, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael Hicks

Student Administrative Assistant Senior, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brittnie Smith

ECE Administrative Assistant Senior, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2050 - Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed