Manufacturing Graduate Degree Programs

The ISD Manufacturing graduate degree programs are at the forefront of technologies that move the world


Our world-class engineering and business faculty lead and conduct interdisciplinary research and teach and build advanced manufacturing technologies and integrative managerial skills for students. We challenge top students to become leaders and competitive engineers in Smart Manufacturing, which is defined as a “fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing system that responds in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs” defined by National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Why the ISD Manufacturing Programs?

#7 Masters in Engineering (Industrial/Manufacturing) program that features concentrations of study in Production Systems and Quality Engineering; Manufacturing Design; Sustainability, Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing; and Safety, Health, & Ecology


Become an innovator in technology and process improvement with resources and coursework on the cutting edge of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing.

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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. 

The Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (D. Eng. in Mfg.) is motivated by the need for technical leaders in the manufacturing arena who have depth in their own engineering disciplines, breadth across diverse engineering disciplines, breadth beyond engineering, the ability to lead project teams, and the skills to implement high-quality engineering research and development.

The agreement between the University of Michigan (UM) and the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) is to provide an efficient transition for USTB students desiring to apply to and pursue UM’s Master of Engineering in Manufacturing program. 

In this dual-degree program, qualified students can pursue concurrent work in manufacturing engineering and business administration that leads to both a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

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.

“Our graduates with cross-disciplinary skillsets are well prepared for taking a technical leader and engineering manager position in the new era of smart manufacturing.”

Dr. Judy Jin

ISD Program Director and Professor, Manufacturing

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Judy Jin


Program Director,

Manufacturing Program



Senior Graduate Coordinator,

Manufacturing Program

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