About the College of Engineering & Science

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic University.  It was formed in 1990, following a consolidation of the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and Mercy College of Detroit, founded in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy.

The College of Engineering was founded in 1911 and celebrated its centennial in 2011.  The College of Engineering has the third oldest co-op program in the country.  Learn more about our history.


It is our mission to serve the Detroit area, national and world communities through the education of professional engineers, scientists and mathematicians, through discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge.  Read more >>


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Our Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Dr. Katherine Snyder was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering & Science May 7, 2018.  Read more about Dean Snyder.

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