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, our online Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering was recognized by OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD) as one of the nation's best, earning it a spot among only six percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions to have earned a ranking position.

OMD Ranking

Upcoming Events

Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Virtual Open House

March 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to learn more about our programs and the experience you’ll have as a graduate student? Join us for our virtual graduate open house to learn more about our programs and the admission process. You'll have an opportunity to speak with faculty and staff and to have all of your questions answered.

Programs: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems and Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEng), Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering (PhD)

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For information on upcoming ECE Research Seminars, please visit this page.

Undergraduate Tutoring Available

ELC Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring sessions for lower-level (200-level) and upper-level (300- and 400-level) ECE courses for the Winter 2023 semester will be held in the Engineering Learning Center in 1170 HPEC. 

Drop-in Tutoring for 200-level ECE classes

  • M:  3:30 - 5:30
  • T:  4:00 - 6:00
  • W:  3:30 - 5:30
  • Th:  4:00 - 6:00
  • F:  2:00 - 4:00

Drop-in tutoring for 300-400 ECE offered by Tau Beta Pi volunteers

  • T:  4:00 - 6:00
  • Th:  4:00 - 6:00


For more information on the Engineering Learning Center and the support services they offer for academic success for our undergraduate students, please visit the ELC page.

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How to Reach Us

During the Winter 2023 semester we will be conducting university business remotely and in-person.

Space is limited in our office. Only two students are allowed in the office at a time. Appointments are preferred. To schedule an in-person appointment, please email us at umd-ecegrad@umich.edu. To better assist you, please provide the reason for your visit in your initial email. 

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.

Stackable Graduate Certificates in Electrical Power Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is now 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:

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.

Department Staff

Wencong Su

Interim Chair and Associate 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