• Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design

Design, Operate, and Analyze Complex Systems

 

Systems engineering is the modern design process in government and industry that integrates the work of diverse specialists into complex products and processes. Systems engineering touches everything: from telescopes that orbit tens of thousands of miles above Earth to the cars that we drive every day, systems engineers and their work have a major impact on the modern world.

 
Engineering Your Way Forward
 

In times of great change and major advancements in the way we work, think, and travel, systems engineering has never been more important or more challenging.
 
ISD's Systems Engineering + Design (SE+D) program honors that challenge by accelerating the learning curve for engineers entering design and systems fields. Building off of the resources of the top-ranked University of Michigan's College of Engineering, the SE+D program was developed in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of distinguished practitioners, faculty, and industry leaders (including former Secretary of the Navy, Don Winter; Group VP of General Motors, Gary Cowger, etc.) 
 
 
 
 



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Breadth

 

Take four core courses that cover the applied stages of systems engineering, the development and verification of requirements, model-based systems, and more.

 



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Depth

 

Pick elective courses that are customized to your interests and experiences, choosing from a range of courses offered across the top-ranked University of Michigan College of Engineering.

 



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Practical Application

 

Complete a practicum project on site at a company, working closely with faculty advisors to apply the knowledge and skills you've gained.

 
 

Available on campus or online, the program offers you the flexibility and individualization to make the degree your own and equip you for a career in systems engineering. Once you graduate from the program, you will be prepared for the exam leading to certification as an Associate Systems Engineering Professional. You will also receive a free one-year student membership to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and to our student division of the Michigan Chapter of INCOSE. Additionally, twice a year, our faculty committee elects outstanding students to the university chapter of Sigma Theta Mu, the systems engineering honor society.

This degree helps prepare you for careers in requirements management, systems integration, systems architecting, systems engineering management, technical project management, risk management, and related specialties, which have been applied in fields such as aerospace, biomedical, defense, ground transportation, healthcare, infrastructure, software development, and more. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers leading multidisciplinary engineering teams at major global organizations.
 

Program Founders
 
 
 
Panos Papalambros
Panos Papalambros
Chair, Integrative Systems + Design
Professor, Integrative Systems + Design
James B Angell Distinguished University Professor, College of Engineering
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Bogdan Epureanu
Bogdan Epureanu
Associate Chair, Integrative Systems + Design
Program Director, Integrative Systems + Design
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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David Munson
David Munson
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Former Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering
 
Don Winter
Don Winter
Former Secretary of the Navy
Professor of Engineering Practice, Integrative Systems + Design
Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
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David Gorsich
David Gorsich
Chief Scientist, United States Army
 
Larry Burns
Larry Burns
Former Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning, General Motors