Automotive Engineering Graduate Degree Program

The ISD Automotive Engineering master’s degree program is at the forefront of technologies that move the world

The field of Automotive Engineering encompasses the most technologically compelling advances in modern society. The opportunities for Automotive Engineering students and professionals to work at the forefront of technologies that will move the world in the coming years is unmatched. Within this field, breakthroughs in self-driving cars, hybrid electric vehicles, battery systems, and more will shape transportation, the environment, commerce, and public policy.


Why the ISD Automotive Engineering Program?

Experts in automotive engineering are poised to continue to develop innovations that will change society and address global problems, such as reducing our dependence on oil and our global carbon footprint through designing and building all-electric vehicles. 

Building automobiles today and in the future involves possessing a critical set of integrative skills and thinking, such as the ability to understand how to trade off things like cost and function, crash safety, ride and handling, stress analysis, all from an integrative mindset.

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New 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.

Multiple Degree Options Available

With an emphasis on recent advances in engineering fundamentals and practice, this degree prepares students to be innovators who can address global problems in this technologically dynamic and compelling field. 

Undergraduate students at the College of Engineering in Ann Arbor have the opportunity to speed their progress towards an ISD Master of Engineering degree through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program.

Students who receive an undergraduate BSE degree from the U-M – Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Joint Institute (U-M SJTU) can also pursue an Integrative Systems + Design Engineering Master’s degree at U-M through the U-M-SJTU Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP).

Intersecting Industry Needs Through INCOSE Certification

The Integrative Systems + Design Division offers the opportunity for students to achieve INCOSE certification. This academic equivalency allows U-M graduate engineering students to bypass taking the certification exam to become certified system engineers, a major benefit.

“Automotive engineering is one of the most technologically interesting and compelling specialty areas. Experts in automotive engineering are poised to develop innovations that will change society and address global problems.”

Arthur Hyde

ISD Program Director, Automotive Engineering

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Automotive Engineering Program


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Automotive Engineering Program

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