Semester Guide
War and Professorship

Dr. Suljo Linic, Program Director, Energy Systems Engineering, ISD, has published – with 15,000+ citations – over 80 peer reviewed papers in leading journals and is sought worldwide for his expertise. In recognition of his efforts as an “extraordinary scholar,” U-M's College of Engineering is appointing him to the Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Semester Guide
ISD Semester Guide

The Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) experience is multifaceted with meaningful experiences inside and outside of the classroom. To help you have the best experience possible and thrive in an ever changing world, we have curated this resource guide that has useful information as you navigate your way. This handbook is a living document, and will be continually updated with new information as it becomes available. If there is anything that you would like to see added, please contact us at


As each of us seeks new ways to find balance in our lives while navigating this new normal, please know that Integrative Systems + Design, the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan are here to support you. It is vital that you take care of yourself and look out for other members of our community, and we have compiled these resources from across the University that should help you in that endeavor.

Seminar Series
Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series:

Achieving Zero Emissions With Sustainable Materials

Join us Friday, October 22 at 11 a.m.

Create A Better Future
Create A Better Future

Selecting the right graduate school is a major decision, and everyone’s path is unique, but you’ve got this. ISD is the place for innovative graduate programs that prepare you to become a leader in your field. Our team is here to walk you through the application process and help you with tips and tools to make your next step great. Become a leader and develop innovations that will create a better future. Take the first step.

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“At the University of Michigan, you can be who you want to be. This is a place where everyone can find their own place and feel comfortable.”

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Systems Engineering + Design


Dr. Bordley earns 2021 IEOM Distinguished Educator Award

Dr. Bordley earns 2021 IEOM Distinguished Educator Award

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International recognized ISD’s Dr. Robert Bordley with the Distinguished Educator Award in recognition and appreciation of outstanding achievements and contributions in the industrial engineering and operations management profession.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 22
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • In Person/Virtual
  • October 25-29
  • See Schedule
  • In Person/Virtual



Program Director, Energy Systems Engineering

U-M’s College of Engineering honors ISD’s ‘extraordinary scholar’ Dr. Suljo Linic on his amazing journey from forcibly being displaced out of Bosnia in 1992 to the Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering.


Doctoral Student in Design Science

Grace Burleson sensed an opportunity when she discovered an interdisciplinary engineering design program in U-M’s ISD. She chose to pursue a PhD in the Design Science program because it emphasizes the broader context of engineering design. She loves being able to investigate questions and problems that deeply interest her.


Master’s Student in Manufacturing Engineering

Abheek Abhijit Maiti has a knack for making processes more efficient and quick, since his childhood, growing up in India. These days, Abheek is honing this skill as a student in the Manufacturing Engineering program and as President of the ISD Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC).

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19: Fall Study Break
  • Tuesday, November 23, 5 p.m. through Sunday, November 28: Thanksgiving recess
  • Tuesday, November 23, 5 p.m. through Sunday, November 28: Thanksgiving recess
  • Friday, December 10: Classes end
  • Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12: Study Days
  • Monday, December 13-Friday, December 17 and Monday, December 20: Examinations
  • Sunday, December 19: Commencement