Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Excellence, Variety, Impact

EECS students learn from the best in state-of-the-art facilities. They participate in a wide variety of activites, and their work has a direct impact on society, both in the U.S. and abroad.

It's YOUR Place to Excel

In today's environment of rapid and transformational change, one thing is constant: The EECS Department at Michigan provides its students an education with the relevance, depth, and breadth of related experience that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

Come to Michigan and enjoy the advantages that come from engaging with a leading-edge curriculum, world-renowned faculty, and an intellectual community that values diversity, interdisciplinary teamwork, and inventiveness.

Experience the benefits that come from engaging with the broad and rich culture of the University, which is rated the #1 Public Research University in the U.S. and the #17 institution in the world. With 19 schools and colleges, including medicine, business, law, urban planning, and the natural sciences, opportunities abound for EECS students to participate in multidisciplinary research and learning. 101 U-M departments rank in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report, including EECS programs.

The largest department in the College of Engineering, EECS is organized into two divisions:

which administer top-ranking undergraduate programs in:

and top-ranking graduate programs in:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Impact the World for the Better

EECS students create the technology that puts the smart in electronics; makes x-ray scans safer; monitors your health and fitness; networks the world; makes sense of big data; fuels the Internet of Things; monitors the earth; helps autonomous vehicles and robots to navigate safely; allows us see into the body; discovers the secrets of the brain; and much more. Any area you want to be involved with can be part of your future.

Research Opportunities

For those interested in research outside of the classroom, undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of research programs that will enrich their experience during their time of study at Michigan. Graduate students explore new frontiers and work with world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities.

Student Groups, Societies, and Competitive Teams

Our students have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and teamwork skills and to develop their technical and competitive chops through participation in student groups, societies, and competitive teams that are affiliated with our department. EECS students play critical roles on high visibility teams such as the Solar Car team, the Michigan Hybrid Racing team, and the Mars Rover team. Across Michigan, there are more that 1,400 student organizations.

Study Abroad

Tremendous support exists at the University of Michigan for study abroad, with over 100 study abroad programs offered on six continents. Michigan is ranked sixth in the nation for number of students abroad - choose from over 600 destinations.


Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan has exploded over the past decade, and a network of resources and programs exists to support the ingenuity and entrepreneurial actions of our students, many of which are available to our student through the Center for Entrepreneurship. EECS students are well-positioned to engage in entrepreneurial success because of our discipline's proven track record for innovation.

Employment, Internship, and Mentorship

In an increasingly competitive job market, our programs offer students excellent options for a secure future. Employment and internship opportunities are available through the Engineering Career Resource Center, whose annual report illustrates that students from our programs are amongst the most highly sought and best compensated by employers.

Ann Arbor

EECS is located on the U-M North Campus in Ann Arbor, which is consistently rated one of the most desirable, livable cities in the U.S.

Alumni Network

EECS alumni are helping to solve critical societal issues as international leaders for companies and agencies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Qualcomm, AMD, NASA, Ford, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, GE, IBM Research Labs, and Microsoft. Join this exclusive group as one of the leaders and inventors who are shaping and changing our world for the better.

Hear from the Students

Mai Le - Making MRI faster and more accurate
Pat Pannuto - Solving the problem of indoor localization
Grace Kendall - A passion for teaching
Brent Griffin - Building bipedal robots
Liz Dreyer - Researching new phenomena in optics
David Bonnen - Finding a love for EECS