Welcome, Wolverines!

We hope your education here is enjoyable and rewarding. Academic advising will play an important role in your journey here at UM-Dearborn. We advisors are here to help guide you through the CECS curriculum requirements, academic policies, and campus resources.

To schedule an appointment, please call 313-593-5510. We look forward to meeting with you!

  • Office Hours

    Fall 2018:

    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


    Late Nights (8:00am - 6pm): 

    Every Thursday beginning September 20, 2018

  • Prepare to meet with your advisor!

    It is important to call ahead to schedule an appointment, so that both you and your advisor can prepare for your meeting.  Please be aware of these important policies and tips to help you get the most out of your advising appointment.

    • Please contact our office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are typically not available.
    • Please arrive on time for your appointment. You will be asked to reschedule if you arrive more than 15 minutes late.
    • When arriving for your appointment, please check-in at the front desk and make yourself comfortable in the lobby until your advisor is available. To respect the privacy of other students, please do not walk into an advisor's office until they are ready for you.
    • Drop-In Advising can only be accommodated during designated "drop-in" periods.  Our front desk can answer most of your quick questions, and are happy to help you schedule an appointment for more in-depth questions. 
    • We recommend that you come prepared with note taking materials, and a list of your questions.  We want to make sure you leave our office with all of the information you are seeking.
  • Faculty Advisors

    The CECS Office of Advising and Academic Success is the primary advising ‘hub’ for undergraduate CECS students who have transitioned from START Advising.  Major specific advisors in our office assist with course planning, releasing of advising holds, senior audits, degree certification, and much more.  

    In addition to working with an advisor in our office, Faculty Advisors are available to provide additional guidance. Faculty advisors can provide career guidance, academic mentoring, and expertise in upper-level course curriculum. Please see the list below for the faculty advisor in your discipline.

    CIS Department

    Computer and Information Science: Shengquan Wang, Ph.D.  shqwang@umich.edu 

    Software Engineering: Bruce Maxim, Ph.D.  bmaxim@umich.edu

    Cybersecurity and Information Assurance: Di Ma, Ph.D.  dmadma@umich.edu

    Data Science: Brahim Medjahed, Ph.D.  brahim@umich.edu

    ECE Department

    Computer Engineering: Paul Watta, Ph.D.  watta@umich.edu

    Electrical Engineering: John Miller, Ph.D.  jwvm@umich.edu

    Robotics Engineering: Stan Baek, Ph.D.  stanbaek@umich.edu

    IMSE Department

    Industrial and Systems Engineering:  Sang-Hwan Kim, Ph.D.  dysart@umich.edu

    Manufacturing Engineering:  Cheol Lee, Ph.D.  cheol@umich.edu

    Dual ISE/MFGE or ME/MFGE:  Armen Zakarian, Ph.D.  zakarian@umich.edu

    ME Department

    Bioengineering:  Gargi Ghosh, Ph.D.  gargi@umich.edu

    Mechanical Engineering:  Eric Ratts, Ph.D.  ratts@umich.edu 

                                                Yi Zhang, Ph.D.  anding@umich.edu

    Dual ME/BENG:  Alan Argento, Ph.D.   aargento@umich.edu





Required Advising

The engineering and computer science curricula require careful planning. CECS students are required to meet with their advisor each semester before their registration hold will be lifted.

Advising for New Students

Incoming freshmen, as well as transfer students who have not completed Calculus II (MATH 116) are assigned an advisor in the START Advising Office. Our START advisors are well trained in the CECS curricula and knowledgeable about our academic policies.

  • Transitioning to CECS Advising

    Students will transition from the START Advising Office once they have met the following:

    CECS freshmen

    1. Have completed 15 or more UM-Dearborn credits AND
    2. Are in good academic standing (at least 2.0 GPA or higher) AND
    3. Have a major declared AND
    4. Have completed math through MATH 105 (Precalculus)

    CECS transfers

    1. Are in good academic standing (at least 2.0 GPA or higher) AND
    2. Have a major declared AND
    3. Have completed math through MATH 116 (Calculus II)


Preparing to Graduate

  • Senior Audit

    The Advising Office will complete a senior audit for each student who has earned 86 credits toward their degree program.  (The number of total earned credits may not be the same as credits that count toward a given degree program.)  The student is notified by email when their audit is complete.  The senior audit lists the specific courses and other requirements still needed to graduate.  Students must meet with an advisor in the Advising Office to review their senior audit.

    Although advisors will provide assistance, students are fully responsible for knowing and adhering to university policies and procedures and their program's degree requirements and to see that all requirements for graduation are met. Consult the UM-Dearborn Undergraduate Catalog, degree curriculum sheets and other official publications.

  • Diploma Application

    Students planning to graduate must submit a diploma application online by the fourth week of their last semester in order to graduate.  Students can graduate in Winter, Summer, and Fall, but Commencement ceremonies are only held in Fall and Winter.

    Students who don’t meet graduation requirements in time to graduate in the semester for which they applied must submit another diploma application if they plan to graduate the following semester.

Advising and Academic Success

2000 HPEC
Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)

Did You Know?

More Facts

56% of our student body transferred to UM-Dearborn.

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