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.

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:

    Edward J. Abeska

    Curtis Adams


    Bing Cheng

    Mercedes-Benz Research and Development

    Saikai Chang

    Director of Motion Control in Product Development

    Alex Dolpp

    Mercedes-Benz Research & Development

    Abdallah El-Saghir


    Kenneth Furge

    XS Embedded LLC

    Marco Gatti

    Brooks & Kushman

    Brennan Hamilton

    GoPoint Technology, Inc.

    Chuck Heil

    Jamie Hertza


    William Hutter

    STMicroelectronics, Inc.

    Robert Karlsen

    US Army, TARDEC

    Frode Maaseidvaag

    Jerry Makuch

    Five Cinetic Company

    Roger McCurdy


    Monika Minarcin


    Oliver Neil

    Hirschmann Car Communication

    Chris Piechocki

    Continental Corp.

    Gregory Rathsburg

    Rathsburg Group of Microelectronics Companies

    Amy Rathsburg

    Rathsburg Group of Microelectronics Companies

    Paul J. (P.J.) Renko

    Ford Motor Company

    Nick Sitarski

    Toyota Tech. Center

    Ryan Slezsak

    Infineon Technologies North America Corp.

    Mark Steffka

    General Motors

    Amine Taleb

    Valeo North America

    Timothy Talty

    General Motors

    Kimball Williams

    Senior Manager-Test/Lab Services

    Mark Zachos

    Dearborn Technology

    SAE International

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS)

ECE Department News and Announcements

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