Pre-College Programs

The College of Engineering & Science at Detroit Mercy enjoys a long tradition of serving students from the metro Detroit area in its pre-college programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Check out what students at Cristo-Rey High School have to say about their experience in the dual enrollment program at Detroit Mercy.




Summer Programs

Summer Programs Our fun summer programs explore science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on activities that challenge and delight young minds for a summer filled with vision and imagination!

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Pre-College Engineering Program

DAPCEP A five-week Saturday enrichment class in the Fall and Spring for students in the 4th through 12th grades focusing on engineering, math, computers and science.

Pre-College Engineering Program


STEM X Day This on-campus event is for Detroit-area high school teachers and students. Engineering and science displays and science-based competitions are among the highlights.



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University of Detroit Mercy is proud to be part of ReBUILDetroit, the first program of its kind, which offers intensive training for students interested in pursuing academic, research or industry careers in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences. From your freshman year on, ReBUILDetroit Scholars experience the excitement of scientific discovery through direct participation in research while preparing for graduate school onto career paths in exciting and in-demand biomedical disciplines. 

Learn about ReBUILDetroit

Engineer Your Future

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The College of Engineering & Science and our industry partners host evenings for high school students and their parents to learn about the field of engineering, career paths and how Detroit Mercy can prepare you to a successful professional.

Whether you're interested in one of the many engineering career paths, Engineer Your Future allows you to spend an evening with automotive executives or CEOs of engineering companies and university faculty.

For more information about upcoming Engineer Your Future events, please contact the Admissions Office at:  (800) 635-5020 or


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The innovating Detroit's Agile Workforce (iDRAW) program is a community-focused educational initiative designed to prepare underserved students for future careers in STEM-related fields. iDRAW began serving students in 2019 and has grown to partner with eight high schools in the greater Detroit area. 

iDRAW is centered around computer science and engineering dual enrollment courses taught at local high schools. where students are able to earn up to three college credits per course through University of Detroit Mercy. Building on the classroom experience, iDRAW also provides STEM-focused field trips, connections with industry professionals, internship and summer camp opportunities, and more!

Find out more about iDRAW