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    Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Welcome to University of Detroit Mercy’s Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, where our focus is on you, the student.

What Is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.  Electrical engineers design everything from complex power systems to detailed electronic circuits and includes robotics and mechatronic systems.

What is Computer Engineering?

Computer engineering combines several types of electrical engineering and computer science to develop computer hardware and software.

  • Undergraduate
    Study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism and computer hardware & software Learn more
  • Robotics/Mechatronic
    Learn about the fundamentals to design "intelligent" systems requiring sensing, actuation and computation. Learn more
  • Graduate
    Choose from our four concentration areas: Computer Engineering; Robotic Systems; Mechatronic; Signals and Systems Learn more

Benefits of a Detroit Mercy Education

We get it — there are a lot of great electrical and computer engineering programs out there, so you want to know what sets Detroit Mercy apart.  We’re more than happy to tell you!


Our small class sizes mean that you’ll receive personalized attention from your professors, leaders in the electrical and computer engineering fields.

Additionally, you’ll get a leg up on key program elements thanks to our “spiral curriculum,” which presents concepts repeatedly, but with deepening layers of complexity or in different applications. By structuring learning this way, professors can introduce concepts traditionally considered advanced much earlier on in the education process.

See this in action as you participate in hands-on projects that integrate theory and application, beginning in your first year and culminating in your senior capstone design sequence.

Your Future

Our students find great jobs with major corporations around the country and abroad. In fact, nearly all of our graduates find employment or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Why are they so successful? In large part because they graduate with real industry experience — more than a year of it, due to the required three semesters of co-op.

What makes the co-op experience even better? You'll earn a salary and professional experience.

Great Values

Our Jesuit and Mercy religious sponsors are known for providing students a great, well-rounded education with an emphasis on leadership and service. At Detroit Mercy, we don’t just teach engineering; we create community leaders.

As a student, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the field, but also something more: The opportunity and know-how to affect change in the world around you.

Great American City

We’re proud to call Detroit home!  Did you know that it’s home to a full three percent of the nation’s engineering and architecture jobs? That’s the most in the Midwest and the second most in the country — think of the opportunities that offers when it comes to co-op placements and careers.

Your on-campus opportunities are plentiful, too. Meet friends with similar interests as a member of the Institution of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the largest student organization in the world.

Want an amazing resume boost? Consider taking part in hands-on research, available to you as an undergraduate student.

Want to know more about how to afford a Detroit Mercy education? Visit our Financial Aid Office.

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