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.

Launching Fall 2021: Stackable Graduate Certificates in Electrical Power Engineering

Beginning in Fall 2021, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will begin offering several graduate certificate programs in electrical power engineering. These new certificates were developed to meet the evolving needs in energy and electrification sectors, and to provide industry professionals an opportunity to acquire expertise in a particular focus area, such as:

  • Electrical System Protection & Control
  • Electrical System Equipment
  • Electrical System Planning
  • Electrical System Analytics

Each certificate consists of three courses (nine credit hours per certificate), all of which are considered stackable and can be applied toward a Master of Science & Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering following a student's successful application and admission to a degree-seeking program. Applicants for each of these certificate programs must possess an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. A maximum of two stackable certificates can be used towards earning an ECE graduate degree program.

These certificate programs will provide a comprehensive education in power engineering, a field that is in high demand in Southeast Michigan, that is directly applicable to a career in industry, suitable for new or recent graduates, as well as experienced professionals seeking additional training in new and emerging areas. The certificate can be completed entirely on campus or online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

For more information on these forthcoming electrical power engineering certificates, please see this information sheet.

For more information on CECS Graduate Program certificates and admission requirements for degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students, visit the CECS Certificates page.

Fall 2020 Office Hours

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, office hours for Fall 2020 are being held virtually. Please consult with your instructors or review your course syllabus for the best ways to meet with them online and to verify office hours.

ECE Department Staff can be reached via e-mail at the addresses shown in the Department Staff section below.

ECE Faculty and Instructor Office Locations

Due the renovation of the Engineering Lab Building, ECE faculty, adjunct instructor, staff, and technician offices have been relocated to various points on campus. Please consult the ECE Campus Map below for updated listings of our current locations.

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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