Be a GAME Changer with a Graduate Degree in Global Automotive + Manufacturing 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 Global Automotive + Manufacturing Engineering?​​

To lead the development of innovative new products, today’s engineers need a broad background in product engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management coupled with interpersonal technical leadership skills and the ability to work with and motivate engineers who are located all around the world. Many GAME students come into the program with a foundational knowledge in one or two specialty areas. Our program fills in the missing pieces and sharpens students’ skills so they can take on the technical leadership challenge of integrating product and process designs and implementing game-changing new products across global enterprises at automotive original equipment manufacturers and major suppliers.

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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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The resources available at ISD are world class. ISD offers a tailored curriculum in every program with world-class infrastructure, which allows students to become one of the finest skilled in the world.


Abheek Abhijit Maiti ’22

MEng, Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Integrates research, education, and practice
  • Flexible, custom programs of study 
  • 100+ top-10 programs
  • World-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities
  • 500K+ alumni networks
  • Holistic education serving the common good