CECS Online

Welcome to the CECS Online web site. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality education through delivery methods that can accommodate each student's dynamic lifestyle. By utilizing ever-emerging technologies, our students become members of a learning community comprised of on-campus and online students. Students view recorded classroom lectures, participate in group projects, submit assignments, receive feedback from instructors, and participate in threaded discussions.  Our goal is to support lifelong learners by using the latest technologies to deliver quality graduate engineering and computer science programs anytime, anywhere.

Programs and courses offered through CECS Online may be completed fully online with the exception of examinations, which may require in-person proctoring or the use of a remote proctor service. There is no distinction between degrees earned online and degrees earned on campus.

Students must declare their intention to enroll in either the online or campus program at the time of application.

No regular on-campus attendance is required, but many courses do require proctoring of examinations, either on-campus or with a pre-approved proctor at an alternate location. 

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  

A successful online student will:

  • Be an independent, motivated, self-learner
  • Be self-disciplined and able to organize and prioritize workload to meet required deadlines
  • Be proficient with computer usage and understand basic terminology and processes
  • Have regular access to a reliable, high speed internet connection 

Graduate Degree Programs and Certificates

Most CECS master's level graduate degree programs and certificate courses can be completed online.

Undergraduate Online Course Offerings

A select group of CECS undergraduate courses are available online.  Please check the course schedule for semester offerings. 

Extended Learning and Outreach

Professional Education Center (PEC)
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