Curriculum Requirements and Course Sequences
Below are the most current versions of degree requirements for each of the programs we offer. Please note that these are sample pathways to graduation, each student's pathway is unique and yours may differ slightly from what you see below.
Make sure you check the document for the year you started at UM-Dearborn, requirements can change from year to year.
Note: CECS students must take COMP 270, Technical Writing, to fulfill their second Composition requirement. This applies to all freshman and transfer students, effective winter 2020. If COMP 106 is taken, an additional one-credit writing studio in technical writing will be required.
Students must meet the prerequisites and co-requisites for each course. Prerequisites are established to ensure success as students progress through their academic coursework. Exceptions are rarely made to course prerequisite requirements.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Electrical engineering deals with the controlled application of electricity to the solution of real problems. This includes such things as motors, transistors, integrated circuits, and lasers as well as larger physical systems for which these are components: electrical power generating and distribution systems, communication networks, and computers. It is also concerned with the flow of electricity in the human body and with the transmission of signals between planets.
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
The mechanical engineering field is one of the oldest of the several engineering fields. It is also one of the broadest in scope, for it is not identified with nor restricted to any particular technology (like nuclear engineering), nor to any particular vehicle (like land-based automobiles), nor to any particular device or particular system.
Major requirements by catalog year:
Fall 2021 - Present
Fall 2018 - Summer 2021
Started before Fall 2018?
Contact your assigned advisor if you don't yet have a pathway plan
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE)
Industrial engineering entails designing, controlling, and managing complex systems and procedures for using production resources (people, information, equipment, and materials). The applications of industrial engineering principles can be found in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, airlines, and space programs.
Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Computer and Information Science (CIS) is one of the most rapidly growing professions worldwide.
Computing professionals offer expertise in the effective and efficient use of computers for solving human problems, whether that be as a member of a project development team, as a builder of powerful and easy-to-use tools, as an individual researcher, or as an educator.