Spotlights and History: Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan
The history of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Michigan reaches back to 1889, when the first course in electrical engineering was taught at Michigan.
It is a discipline founded by some of the greatest inventors in modern history – whose inventions have transformed our world.
Electrical and computer engineers brought light to the darkness, power and energy to the world, wired and wireless communications to connect us all, sensing techniques and devices for health and security, computers, and the processing and dissemination of information. ECE is the foundation of modern society.