Brittany Szczepanik
Promoting Sustainability with an ISD Degree

Brittany Szczepanik, Sustainability Consultant for NSF International after graduating from Integrative Systems + Design in 2017 with her MEng in Energy Systems Engineering, helps corporations to measure and mitigate their climate impacts.

Prof. Pingsha Dong on being appointed the Robert F. Beck Collegiate Professor of Engineering

“It is a great honor to be chosen as a collegiate professor, particularly under the name of Professor Robert F. Beck, who is an internationally well-recognized educator and researcher in Naval Engineering,”
- Prof. Dong

Congratulations Dr. Chinedum Okwudire!

Integrative Systems + Design is proud to select Dr. Chinedum Okwudire for the 2022 ISD Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Okwudire is being recognized for his work helping to launch a new master’s track in Additive Manufacturing and a Smart Manufacturing Systems course. Dr. Okwudire undertook these efforts during his tenure as the ISD Associate Professor and ISD Associate Chair from 2019-2021.

ISD 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.

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 ISD, you are free to explore and roam in whatever interests you. There are so many different views in a classroom. The emphasis on integrative and the flexibility to customize my courses interested me the most.”

Alexander Salazar
MEng, Systems Engineering + Design


Upcoming Events

Integrative Systems + Design Welcome Week

  • Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, 2022
  • On Campus and Online


Jacob Doyle and Amy Hortop

Jacob Doyle

Master’s Graduate, ISD Energy Systems Engineering

Jacob Doyle, a recent graduate of the ISD Energy Systems Engineering program, is the recipient of the 2022 ISD Outstanding Capstone Award. Doyle began his journey with ISD last winter as a Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies student while completing his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan.


Grace Burleson

Master’s Graduate, Design Science

During her time in the Design Science program, Grace Burleson has made the most of her opportunity to take an integrative approach to engineering. Grace has also helped to promote the impact this work can have on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as evidenced by her receiving the 2022 ISD Distinguished Leadership Award in DEI.

Shonda Adams and Elizabeth Mekaru

Shonda Adams

Admissions and Academic Programs Coordinator

Shonda Adams earned the 2022 ISD Staff Excellence Award for “demonstrating above and beyond performance with enthusiasm and positivity” in the areas of customer service, professionalism, teamwork, initiative, and innovation. In her role as ISD Admissions and Academic Programs Coordinator, Adams oversees the application processes for the division as well as playing a key role in credit transfer and degree audits. Adams will be celebrating her 10-year ISD work anniversary next month in June.

Important Dates

August 22-26: ISD Welcome Week
Aug. 24: Virtual ISD Orientation
Aug. 24: Virtual 503 Information Session
Aug. 25: In person ISD Orientation, SI-North
Aug. 25: Virtual 503 Information Session
Aug. 25: ISD Fall Feast for faculty, staff and students
August 29: Fall Term classes begin