Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About Electrical Engineering

electrical engineering

Electrical engineering is at the heart of modern technology and innovation from computers to health care, electronics, space technology, musical systems, cars, robotics, biomedical devices, and energy/power systems. Electrical engineers are striving to make components smaller, faster, more energy efficient and less costly. Electrical engineering drives modern society as we know it (transistors, electronics, chips, fiber optics), and is the answer to improving the standard of living on a global scale—whether through tackling energy (solar cells, grid integration, efficient lighting, and electric vehicles through nanotechnology, systems, and control engineering), or treating diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer (neural probes and microsystems, lasers and optics).

Electrical engineers help us navigate the stars, track weather and improve food production (through radar, antennas, remote sensing); they keep us connected (through communications devices and signal processing, fiber optics, computer hardware), and they provide sensors for environmental, biomedical, and security applications (MEMS and microsystems, electromagnetics, and systems).

Electrical engineering majors are among the top requested majors by potential employers because of their versatility. A degree in EE will provide the fundamentals for virtually any job in engineering or technology management, and is the pathway to many exciting careers throughout your lifetime.

Program Information

EE Major Program Guide, For students starting Fall 2013* or later (.pdf)
EE Major Program Guide, For students starting Summer 2013* or earlier (.pdf)
*Date refers to the first time a student takes U-M CoE courses.

EE Minor Information

Course Descriptions Information

EECS Course Overviews (Overviews of selected courses related to the undergraduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering)

EECS Course Catalog (from College of Engineering Bulletin)

Special Topics Courses

Students often wonder about the difference between Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. This video will help answer some of your questions.

Major Design Experience Courses in Electrical Engineering:

EECS 430: Radiowave Propagation and Link Design (video)
EECS 438: Advanced Lasers and Optics Lab
EECS 470: Computer Architecture
EECS 473: Advanced Embedded Systems

Power and Energy Lab Prof. Hofmann talks about the Power Electronics curriculum and what goes on in the Lab in an interview with Engineering TV

Student Spotlights

student profiles

Read about the backgrounds, experiences, goals, and advice of some of our undergraduate students in the Student Spotlights.

Research in EE

ece research

Read about some of the research projects students have done during the summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.