Engineering Real-World Solutions
Our programs are taught primarily by Ph.D. faculty dedicated to teaching and research. Some courses are taught by experts from local industry.
The ECE Department currently offers three bachelor programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and robotics engineering, as well as a dual degree in CE/EE. Please visit the program pages to learn more about requirements.
How do I apply?
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.
Engineering students are eligible to participate in the College of Engineering and Computer Science's Cooperative Education Program. During co-op placements engineering juniors or seniors alternate semesters of full-time classes with semesters of full-time paid engineering work in a company or organization they have applied for. Co-op students gain valuable professional work experience in engineering before they graduate; they earn a salary and also establish contacts useful for later employment.
UM-Dearborn CECS students have found recent co-op placements in the following companies: Acromag, Alcoa Fujikura Ltd., ArvinMeritor, Bosch, Calsonic, CMJ Designs, Comau-Pico, Comerica, Consumers Energy, Denso International, DTE Energy, Detroit Diesel, E-Plan Software, Federal Mogul, Fives Group-Cinetic, Freescale, General Electric, Harman Becker, Hitachi Automotive, Lear Corporation, Lockhead Martin, Marathon Ashland, MichCon, Motorola, NASA, Nokia, Rohm, Siemens, Sirius Radio, SPX, Sumitomo, ST Microelectronics, TK Holdings, Toyota, TRW, TurnerLogistics, United States Army Tank Command, Unisys, US Steel, Vector CanTech, Visteon, X2Y Alternators, Xilinx, and Yazaki North America.
Directed Studies and Directed Research
Students wishing to participate in guided study or directed research endeavors of academically appropriate efforts under the supervision of a full-time ECE faculty member (tenured, tenure track, and LEO IIIs and IVs), are encouraged to sign up for ECE 491 Directed Studies or ECE 492 Directed Research. These courses can be taken for one (1) to four (4) credit hours. Undergraduate students are allowed a maximum of four (4) credit hours in Directed Study and/or Directed Research.
Students electing to engage in either directed study or directed research must first discuss their independent project possibilities with a faculty member. If approved, the student will then complete an authorization form and proposal, both of which must signed and dated by the faculty member they will be working with. The proposal must be clearly written, outline the student's intended goals, make a strong case for the work proposed, and indicate the specific work to be contributed by the student. Once a faculty member has agreed to supervise and evaluate the independent study or research effort, the student will then submit their course authorization form and proposal to the ECE Department for final review and approval by the ECE Department Chair. Undergraduate students will also need to petition the undergraduate advising office to ensure that this course will be accepted for their degree program.