Ph.D. in Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering

About the Program

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a leader in providing quality graduate programs in an environment integrated with research, engineering practice and continuing professional education. The EECE Ph.D. program addresses the critical need for engineers who are proficient in emerging technologies, knowledgeable in the latest advancements in science and engineering and research that combines deep knowledge in both electrical and computer-related areas. The Ph.D. degree is aimed primarily at those who wish to have academic as well as research and development careers.  

This Ph.D. program of the Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is located, administered, and offered by UM-Dearborn. The program observes the standards for admissions, registration, degree requirements, awarding of degrees, and other administrative policies and regulations established by the Executive Board of the Rackham Graduate School. 

Program Overview

The program is a full-time, research-based degree designed to train students to conduct high quality original translational research and develop innovative technologies in the fields of electrical, electronics and computer engineering.

Students are admitted for full-time study and all admission offers are for Fall or Winter terms only. 

Program Policies

In addition to the Rackham Graduate School policies for doctoral students, as a doctoral student in EECE, you need to know the requirements, timeline, and processes for Pre-candidacy years 1 and 2, the Qualifying Exam at the end of year 2, Proposal Exam, and eventually your Dissertation Defense.  See the Path to Degree section below.

Also, an Annual Progress Report completed by you and your faculty advisor must be submitted for review to the ECE 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. Junho Hong and Dr. Alireza Mohammadi. 


At the beginning of enrollment in the EECE Ph.D. program, students will typically take a series of courses to satisfy the depth, breadth, and advanced mathematics requirements.  Each student in consultation with the Faculty Advisor creates a Plan of Study which will outline the courses and research activities for meeting the milestones of the EECE Ph.D. program. The Plan of Study is to be approved by the EECE Ph.D. committee and any change to the Plan of Study must be approved by the EECE Ph.D. committee.

Program Contacts

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