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Our graduate degree programs offer interdisciplinary paths for students who are interested in vehicle electrification, advances in fuel technologies, cleaner energy, or a host of other challenges.
Graduate Degree Programs
Pursue a master’s degree in one of our six premier interdisciplinary graduate programs, online or on campus.
Doctor of Engineering
ISD’s Doctor of Engineering (DEng) program develops technical leaders in the manufacturing arena who have depth in their own engineering disciplines, breadth across engineering disciplines, breadth beyond engineering, the ability to lead project teams, and the skills to carry out high quality engineering research and development.
Doctor of Philosophy
The Design Science PhD program leverages ISD’s novel integrative culture to produce unique leaders in design research, practice, and teaching.
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
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.
- Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship offered through the Center for Entrepreneurship.
- Certificate Programs offered through the Rackham Graduate School.
- NEXUS Professional Programs Certificates offered through NEXUS at Michigan Engineering.
- INCOSE Certification in Systems Engineering
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).
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.
ISD offers six distinct and transformative graduate programs.
The Automotive Engineering Program develops experts in the field who are poised to develop innovations that will change society and address global problems.
The Design Science Program at the University of Michigan engages in the systematic pursuit of design knowledge across all fields.
Energy Systems Engineering
ESE students take on the challenges facing society in the areas of sustainable energy generation, storage, and conversion.
Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
The GAME program seeks to develop engineers who are rooted in a strong background of product development and production, with a clear understanding of how to work with virtual global teams and deal with global supply chains.
The Manufacturing program prepares leaders and engineers who are innovators in technology and have the broad knowledge and skills how to streamline manufacturing processes and make the managerial decisions.
Systems Engineering + Design
Systems Engineering + Design equips students to enter the modern design processes in government and industry that integrate the work of diverse specialists into complex products and processes.
Help Fund Your Future With Financial Aid and Scholarships
Learn about the many resources available to help you finance your graduate degree.
There is Still Time to Apply
See application deadlines for upcoming academic terms, and make plans to submit your materials.
We offer a range of virtual and in-person options for you to explore all we have to offer.
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!