Harnessing the Power of Integrative Thinking​

ISD delivers a world class educational portfolio that emphasizes integrative systems, design, and research, and their application to emerging fields such as manufacturing, energy, and automotive systems that are transforming the very way we live. Our Master of Engineering degrees can be completed fully online from almost anywhere in the world, or on-campus here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our Design Science degree is only available on-campus.

Master’s and Doctoral Graduate Degree Programs

Through a unique integration of excellence, connection, and creativity, ISD offers master’s and doctoral degrees in six highly ranked programs: 

Other Programs of Study​

Explore additional degree options and formats:

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study (SUGS)

Undergraduates at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering can save time and money, and accelerate the start of a career. By double-counting and transferring courses, it is possible to finish an ISD Master of Engineering degree in just one year

How to Apply to Our Programs as an Undergrad With SUGS

Non-Candidate for Degree​

Students who have a unique learning need might find the right fit with ISD’s Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) status. Credit earned from these courses may be used toward other degrees at U-M as well as other institutions.

How to Apply to Our Non-Candidate for Degree Program


Dual Master of Engineering in Manufacturing and Master of Business Administration​

Pursue concurrent work in manufacturing engineering and business administration that leads to both a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

How to Apply to Our Dual Master of Engineering Program

U-M-SJTU Accelerated Master’s Degree Program ​

This program is designed for students who receive an undergraduate BSE degree from UM–Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Joint Institute (JI SJTU) and wish to pursue an Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) Engineering Master’s degree at U-M.

How to Apply to Our Accelerated Master’s Degree Program 

Build a Custom Degree With our Integrative Curriculum

In response to the uncertainty and volatility arising from the unprecedented evolution of the engineering field and its many industries, ISD collaborated with U-M’s world-renowned faculty and leading industry and government experts to revamp our curriculum.

View ISD’s Integrative Curriculum

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Explore All of the Courses ISD Has to Offer

See our wide variety of courses and plan your custom degree path

View ISD’s Course Schedules

Apply Today

With application submissions open year-round for ISD’s fall, winter and spring/summer terms, you can submit your application today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply to an ISD Master or Doctorate of Engineering Program

Apply to ISD’s Design Science Master of Science or Doctorate of Philosophy


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