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University of Michigan-Dearborn - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn offers eleven undergraduate degree programs, two undergraduate degree programs that are collateral to a principal undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science, and a minor in computer science. At the graduate level,fourteen master’s degree programs and two Ph.D. programs are offered. The college offers programs leading to bachelor of science in engineering degrees in electrical engineering, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, computer and information science, and mechanical engineering. These degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, students in these bachelor of science in engineering programs may earn a second degree in engineering mathematics. The college also offers a four-year degree program leading to a bachelor of science in computer and information science (CIS).

Programs are offered as conventional academic programs and as part of the cooperative education program. In the latter, students are required to participate in professional work assignments as part of the programs.

The college's partnerships with major domestic automobile companies and automotive suppliers have led to many educational opportunities for its students and research for both students and faculty. Regular feedback from its Visiting Committee, a group of industrial leaders, helps shape the curricula, develop laboratory facilities, and design collaborative research projects in the college. Some outcomes of the industry partnership have been the establishment of the Center for Engineering Education and Practice in 1991, which was renamed the Henry Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice (HP-CEEP) in 2004, and the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) in 1997. HP-CEEP helps to incorporate engineering practice, design, innovation and concepts of manufacturing technology at all levels of engineering education by integrating the teaching environment with the world of practice. The mission of IAVS is to accelerate applied research for advanced vehicle systems in the areas of product development and manufacturing.