• Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study (SUGS)

Why SUGS with ISD?


If you are an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering, you can save time and money, and accelerate your career!  By double-counting and transferring courses, you can finish your ISD Master of Engineering degree in a year, giving you the skills you need to land the job you want. 

  • Create a personalized and dynamic plan of study
  • Gain depth in an industry specialization and breadth across engineering disciplines
  • Focus on systems thinking and applied learning
  • Finish the program with a hands-on project onsite at a company
 

Eligible Degrees


Listed below are eligible ISD degrees and the departments
that hold a SUGS agreement with ISD.
 



 

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CHE
CEE
EECS
IOE
MATSCIE
MECHENG
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You can pursue your SUGS degree online or on campus.


Consider pursuing your degree online: ISD was recently ranked #7 by U.S. News and World Report for online engineering programs.


 


Alumni


Launch your career: ISD alumni have joined transportation, energy, manufacturing, policy development, and other sectors as engineers, designers, project managers, professors, consultants, researchers, and more.
Alisyn Malek

Alisyn Malek

 

Undergraduate:
MECHENG

Master's Degree:
Energy Systems Engineering

 
Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody

 

Undergraduate:
CHE

Master's Degree:
Energy Systems Engineering

 
Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan

 

Undergraduate:
MECHENG

Master's Degree:
Manufacturing

 
Akilla Srikrishna

Akilla Srikrishna

 

Undergraduate:
General Engineering

Master's Degree:
Automotive Engineering

 
 

 

How SUGS Works


  • SUGS allows you to apply credits taken as an undergraduate to your ISD master's degree, which means you save time and money.
  • Up to 15 TOTAL credits from your undergraduate study can be applied towards your ISD degree, provided the following requirements are met:
    • Your total credits must reach at least 149 when both degrees are completed (ISD degrees are 30 credits).
    • Any applied credits must come from courses in which you received a grade of B or higher.
    • Any applied credits must come from courses taken in your junior or senior year.
    • Only two 400-level courses can be applied towards an ISD master's degree, with the exception of Automotive Engineering, which may allow up to four 400-level classes.
 


How Applying Credits Works


  • Credits are applied by either being double-counted (i.e. you get both undergraduate and graduate credit for the same credits) or transferred (i.e. you transfer in credits taken as an undergrad that do not apply to your undergrad degree).
  • No more than 15 TOTAL credits from your undergraduate study can be applied to your master's degree.
  • Any double-counted or transfer credits must be approved by your undergraduate advisor and your ISD graduate coordinator.
  • Double-counted credit:
    • Up to 9 of the 15 credits can be double-counted.
    • Credits from required undergraduate classes cannot be double-counted; only credits from courses that meet technical or general elective requirements are eligible.
  • Transfer credits from your undergrad coursework:
    • Only credits that are not applied to your undergrad degree are eligible.
  • Transfer credits from graduate courses taken outside of U-M:
    • Up to 6 of the 15 credits may be transferred from non-U-M courses.
    • Only credits that did not count towards a degree are eligible.
 

ISD Graduate Coordinators


 
 
Kathy Bishar
Kathy Bishar
kbishar@umich.edu
(734) 764 - 3312
 
Gail Carr
Gail Carr
gailcarr@umich.edu
(734) 763 - 0480
 
Ronda Hamilton
Ronda Hamilton
rondalh@umich.edu
(734) 647 - 7188