INTEGRATING DESIGN ACROSS DISCIPLINES

DESIGN SCIENCE STUDIES THE WORLD AS WE MAKE IT

What Sets Us Apart

The University of Michigan's Design Science Program is a unique interdisciplinary academic program requiring students to integrate traditional disciplines to tackle modern, complex design problems.

We offer:

  • An innovative paradigm for integrating research, education, and practice.
  • Customized programs of study to empower students to identify and contribute to design questions they care about.
  • Access to an uncommon breadth of world renowned faculty, state-of-art facilities and inspiring courses from the university's top 10 programs in engineering, business, medicine, information, psychology, and the arts.
  • Inclusion of individual, societal, marketplace, governmental, political, environmental, and technological concerns in design innovation.
  • Masters degrees, where students learn to study, apply, and create design principles using proven quantitative, qualitative, and analytical methods.
  • PhD degrees where students are challenged to create novel design techniques and methods through scientific investigation.
  • Opportunities for our graduates to take their place among the leaders and the best in the new field of Design Science.
 

The Design Science Program produces leaders who are prepared to create, develop, and teach methods to address the resolution of complex design problems through scientific research.

What Sets Us Apart