Energy Systems Engineering Graduate Degree Program​

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

Global energy consumption will continue to increase. Driven by a growing population and an increasing standard of living, the large fraction of energy will continue to be generated from fossil fuels. This will inevitably lead to increased CO2 emissions, with dramatic consequences on our environment and the quality of life. This business-as-usual scenario can be reversed only through an integrative systems approach to power a dramatic increase in the renewable energy inputs in our energy infrastructure.

University of Michigan’s world-class Energy Systems Engineering faculty in Integrative Systems + Design energizes students in the areas of sustainable energy generation, storage, and conversion. We’re socially conscious and responsible, too. We empower students to learn about alternative and conventional energy technologies, the societal and environmental impact of technology developments, and the economic benefits of those developments.

Why the ISD Energy Systems Engineering Program?

We are highly flexible, offering personalized plans of study that can allow students to address truly complex challenges. This is accomplished through courses designed by faculty members from across the University of Michigan, including the College of Engineering, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Ross School of Business, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Art and Architecture, and the College of Literature Science and Arts.

We prepare graduates to lead the future development of critically needed sustainable infrastructures among career pathways including Energy Generation, Distribution, and Usage; Transportation Power; and Sustainable Chemical Conversion.

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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

This degree is designed for students who are motivated to take on the challenges facing society in the areas of sustainable energy generation, storage, and conversion. 

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.

ISD-Program-Director, Energy-Systems-Engineering-Suljo-Linic

The impact of our energy systems on the environment should not be underestimated. The path forward will require novel sustainable technological solutions as well as public policy and social science contributions.”

Suljo Linic

ISD Program Director, Energy Systems Engineering

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