Turbo Charge your Career with a Graduate Degree in Automotive Engineering

Customize Your Pathway​

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is a top ranked division within the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan that offers six pre-eminent interdisciplinary programs. Students may pursue their own interests by creating a customized pathway of study either online or on-campus from world-renowned faculty and industry experts among a mixed cohort of working professionals and full-time graduate students, which allows for a more rewarding and individualized learning experience.

Why Automotive Engineering?​​

Automobiles are one of the most complex and technology intensive products in the world. They are at the forefront of driving future changes with the advent and integration of electrification, self-driving systems, connectivity and the continuing advancement of human-centered design and safety strategies. Our program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of these technologies as well as how to integrate them into the vehicles society wants and needs using human-centered design techniques and systems engineering disciplines. With the skills and competencies gained in this program, graduates will be prepared to create the vehicles that will drive the world into the future.​

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Michigan Engineering is home to top-ranked departments that collaborate within the nation’s number one public research institution—the University of Michigan. We strive to anticipate the global, technological and educational changes ahead, and position our institution to lead the evolution of 21st-century engineering research and education for the benefit of the common good.


#1 U.S. Public University ​

by QS World Rankings (2020)

#1 Public Research University In The U.S.

by the National Science Foundation (2017)

#2 Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering Programs​​

by U.S. News and World Report (2020)

#6 Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs​​

U.S. News and World Report (2023)

Why Integrative Systems + Design?

Integrative Mindset​

We approach all of our programs with an integrative mindset, combining systems and design thinking. This holistic approach is the Michigan difference that makes students standout as leaders throughout their career.​

Flexible Delivery Options​

Each semester students choose the delivery mode that fits best for them—online or on-campus—and receive the same high-quality instruction from world-renowned faculty and industry experts, full access to U-M resources and earn the same degree no matter which format they choose for their studies.​

Immersive Experience​

A key component of our curriculum is our Capstone Project, which gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in uncommon experiential learning opportunities to solve real world problems, taking the knowledge learned throughout the program directly to a graduate-level project in cutting-edge research labs, top ranked companies, or non-profit organizations.​

Competitive Career Pathways​

Our curriculum is organized into career pathways making students highly competitive for the best jobs around the world. ISD students have access to a myriad of resources, including professional societies and clubs, alumni connections and career resources, to give them the tools they need to prepare them to enter the workforce and excel in their career.

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My ISD education helped out a massive amount in my career. Every time I took an ISD class it was immediately applicable to what I was working on in my career. You can learn anything really fast and translate it into what is important.


Samuel Haberl, MEng ’19, Automotive Engineering

Chair, ISD Alumni Leadership Board

Product Manager, Our Next Energy


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