D.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

About the Program

The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) focuses on applied and developmental research, innovative concepts, and preparation of graduates for technical leadership roles across the broad spectrum of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Doctoral students can focus their research over many areas in ECE such as: 

  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Robotics and Autonomy 
  • Electronics and Optoelectronics 
  • Computer and Embedded Systems 
  • Communications and Computer Networks 
  • Control Systems and Signal Processing 
  • Security & Privacy of Cyber-Physical System 
  • Intelligent Systems

The program is targeted to working professionals and only accepts students with prior professional experience in a relevant field such as electrical, computer, or robotics engineering. 

The Doctoral Program in Engineering is rigorous and demanding and doctoral students are expected to dedicate substantial time towards completing their degree each week.

Program Overview

The D.Eng. in ECE degree requirements require a minimum of 39 credits hours with a minimum of two 3 credit hour engineering courses, a leadership course,  and 30 credits in research thesis.

This program is intended for the working professional who has aspirations to engage in applied and developmental research in the industrial or government research sectors.   Students are expected to maintain their employment status during the program. The topic of the dissertation research is expected to be related to the applicant's area of expertise and job related research topics.

Application Deadline:

  • February 1st for Fall term only

Program Policies

In addition to the UM-Dearborn Graduate School policies for doctoral students, as a doctoral student in the D.Eng. ECE program, you need to know the requirements, timeline, and processes for

  • Pre-candidacy
  • Candidacy
  • Proposal Exam
  • Dissertation Defense

An Annual Progress Report must be completed by you and your faculty advisor and submitted for review to the D.Eng. Doctoral Committee in May of each year.

The ECE Doctoral Committee and your Faculty Advisor are the main resources for information and guidance throughout your program.

The ECE Doctoral Committee is chaired by Dr. Mengqi Wang and includes Dr Alireza Mohammadi, and Dr. Junho Hong.


A student must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours including 9 credit hours of coursework, 6 credit hours of directed study and pre-candidate research courses, and 24 credit hours of dissertation research.

Program Contacts

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

Mengqi Wang

Associate Professor, 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