Engineering Real-World Solutions

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department has strong graduate degree programs in several areas of engineering, including MSE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering. Our faculty and existing graduate students are passionate about research and aspire to take UM-Dearborn to the next level in terms of national and international recognition for the research that we do, particularly the translational research that lies between discovery and product development. The ECE department consists of tenured and tenure-track faculty members, including two Fellows of the IEEE.

Faculty in the ECE department have expertise in both electrical and computer engineering, especially in the following areas: computer systems and networks, control systems, signal processing, electronics, optoelectronics, power electronics and energy systems, robotics, machine learning, and intelligent systems. Graduates from our graduate programs have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry, as well as to pursue Ph.D. studies.  We invite you to learn more about our programs and faculty research.

Master's Degrees Curriculum Requirements

Students desiring admission to the programs must have earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please visit the program page to learn more about the requirements.

Core Courses

Select three courses. If you entered the Master's Program prior to Fall 2005 you may maintain your curriculum requirements. Please review your curriculum and seek advising if necessary.

Cognate Courses

Select two courses or a maximum of 9 credit hours. These courses (500-level) should be selected from another discipline. Some courses from outside ECE may not qualify for graduate credit. Please check with the ECE Department, prior to registering or request an "Approved Cognate List"

Concentration Courses

Select three courses from one of the concentrations.* The Concentration/Electives may be any ECE 500-level course and not necessarily on the curriculum sheet, due to the nature of new courses being introduced all the time.

Professional Electives

Select two courses. Recommended: To meet the professional elective requirement students must elect two courses at least one of which will be a ECE course. Students desiring to obtain research or project experience are encouraged to elect the thesis ECE 699 (6 hours) or directed studies (ECE 591) and work under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The ECE courses are described in the graduate catalog. Students may choose either directed studies for a maximum of six hours or elect the thesis option.

Academic Standing

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in every semester. Students may be placed on probation, if their cumulative GPA falls below 3.0. Students must earn a B or better in every graduate course to be credited toward the degree requirements. However, a maximum of two grades of B- will be accepted. Finally, a total cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required, in order to be eligible to receive the MSE (CE or EE) degree.

Graduate Advising

For additional academic information please contact:

Michael Hicks
Phone: 313-593-5420
Fax: 313-593-6336
Office: 2050 IAVS

Graduate Courses

Please consult the list of courses offered by the department. Course availability is subject to change. Please contact the department for the most updated list of offerings.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS)
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