Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Degree Program

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

The GAME program is a model for a master’s education in engineering. The curriculum matches the new business realities of the global automotive industry where automotive parts might be designed in several places, manufactured in yet another, welded in a car somewhere else before the assembled vehicle is sold in many different countries. It offers global content, integrates core elements of both automotive design and manufacturing, and provides students with an opportunity to develop depth in an engineering specialty as well as breadth in manufacturing and knowledge of basic management. The program was designed to increase cultural understanding resulting in the creation of products that are globalized where appropriate and localized as needed.

Why ISD Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering?

The Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program received the Sloan Consortium Program Profile Award in 2006 and the National University Technology Network Distance Education Innovation Award in 2007 as well as being recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education.


This program combines a strong background of product development and production, with a clear understanding of how to work with virtual global teams and deal with global production processes by integrating core elements of global automotive design, manufacturing and supply chains.

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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

To develop innovative solutions, today’s engineers need to be rooted in a strong background of product development and production, with a clear understanding of how to work with virtual global teams. This degree prepares students to meet these challenges by integrating core elements of both automotive design and manufacturing.

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.

“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


Hear From the Experts



Program Director,

Global Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering



Graduate Program Advisor,

Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

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