Meet Mr. Systems
Meet Mr. Systems

A passion for integrating history and engineering fueled Dr. Robert Bordley’s student council campaign for president at Bishop Ireton High School, Virginia. He prepared a speech outlining his passion, ran for student council president with the slogan, Tippecanoe and Square Root of Two, and won in a landslide. Fast forward to 2021. Learn about Dr. Bordley's distinguished career.

Resilience Under Pressure

ISD HR Generalist Michelle W. Hornbacker is a self-described introvert who speaks three languages (English, Thai and French) and loves helping her colleagues learn from each other’s cultural differences and perspectives.

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 isd-questions@umich.edu.

Wellness
Wellness

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 the Limits of Metal Forming: Plastic Deformation Behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels Subject to Non-proportional Loading

Join us Friday, November 19 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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Best Online Master’s In Engineering Programs

U.S. News and World Report (2021) 

#6

Best Industrial/
Manufacturing/Systems Engineering Programs

U.S. News and World Report (2020) 

#2

Students employed
3 months after
graduating

94%

“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.”

Zhiyu Wang
Systems Engineering + Design

News

Building a Smarter World

Building a Smarter World

Dr. Judy Jin, Program Director of Manufacturing Engineering in Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) said, “The smart manufacturing transformation requires us to combine manufacturing and business innovations together. Our Manufacturing Program aims to meet this industry need by training technical experts and leaders who will master broad and solid knowledge of manufacturing technologies as well as have a system-view and managerial skill for making smart decisions.”

The Smart Path

The Smart Path

Dr. Chinedum Okwudire, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor, Integrative Systems + Design, College of Engineering, worked closely with a team of U-M faculty to create the Smart Additive Manufacturing master’s pathway to explore and connect topics more deeply.

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

SMART MANUFACTURING SEMINAR SERIES

  • Friday, December 3
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m
  • Chrysler Center, room 151, 2121 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor

ISD GRADUATION CELEBRATION

  • Friday, December 17
  • 1:00-2:00 P.M.
  • Virtual

IDEAS SUMMIT 2022: SHAPING THE FUTURE: INFUSING DEI IN OUR RESEARCH

  • Friday, January 14
  • 1–3:30  p.m.
  • Virtual

Spotlight

Dr. Bob Bordley

Program Director of Systems Engineering Design

A passion for integrating history and engineering fueled Dr. Robert Bordley’s student council campaign for president at Bishop Ireton High School, Virginia. He prepared a speech outlining his passion, ran for student council president with the slogan, Tippecanoe and Square Root of Two, and won in a landslide. Fast forward to 2021. Dr. Bordley, Professor of Engineering Practice and Program Director of Systems Engineering and Design in ISD, was just recognized again. He earned the 2021 Frank P. Ramsey Medal for distinguished contributions in decision analysis. Learn about Dr. Bordley’s distinguished career.

MICHELLE W. HORNBACKER

HR Generalist

ISD’s HR leader adapts as an immigrant, nonnative speaker, woman, and woman of color who is focused on helping her colleagues learn from each other’s cultural differences and perspectives.

Bonnie Jiang

Master’s Student in Design Science

Bonnie Jiang, 25, is a coffee fanatic who uses the extra caffeine boost to fuel her passion in pursuit of two Master of Science degrees simultaneously in University of Michigan’s Design Science program in Integrative Science + Design and School of Information. She started at ISD in 2019 and plans to graduate with MSI degrees in Information Human Computer Interaction and MS Design Science in December 2021. Her research focuses are product design, design for social impact, and UX (User Experience) research.

Important Dates

  • 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