Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.

Welcome to the UDM Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. The electrical engineering programs at the University of Detroit Mercy focus on you, the student.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Spiral curriculum integrates a series of progressively more sophisticated robotics projects throughout the program. Enquiry-based learning enables students to see how concepts work together—as they would in the “real world.”  This emphasis on robotics includes a series of courses where students can work on sensors, embedded processors, control systems, and electronics.  The curriculum culminate in a comprehensive year-long design sequence which enables students to work at The Advanced Mobility Laboratory (AML) in the development of an Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) for entry in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC).

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Program Strengths

  • Co-op Program
    Graduate in four years that include a full year of industrial experience. In three semesters of co-op, you can expect to earn about $27,000. ECE students have done co-ops with major corporations throughout the nation.
  • Design and Project Oriented
    Participate in hands-on projects that will integrate theory and application beginning with the first year and culminating with Senior capstone design sequence.
  • Student-Centered
    Take advantage of opportunities for one-on-one contact with professors and small class sizes. Many courses include opportunities to work in teams to enhance skills needed in industry.
  • Great Scholarships
    Be automatically considered for four-year, full or partial tuition scholarships. Other scholarships are available to returning and transfer students.
  • International Programs
    Gain global experience by studying and gaining co-op experience in another country, such as Mexico, Canada, China, and Australia.

News Release: UDM receives JAUS Challenge - Award and placed first in the JAUS Challenge of the International Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC).