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Design a Better Career With a Master of Engineering Degree in Systems Engineering + Design

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 Systems Engineering + Design

Systems engineering is the modern design process in industry and government that integrates the work of diverse specialists into complex products and services. Systems engineers touch everything from telescopes that orbit tens of thousands of miles above earth to the planes that fly every day. The program couples creative synthesis (design domain) and systems analysis (systems engineering domain) in a multidisciplinary approach that prepares students to lead and discover innovative solutions in complex engineered systems, blending design and engineering with human factors, organizational strategy, and lean thinking.

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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.



U.S. Public University

by QS World Rankings (2020)


Public Research University In The U.S.

by the National Science Foundation (2017)


Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering Programs​

by U.S. News and World Report (2020)


Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs​

U.S. News and World Report (2022)


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.





employed within 3 months
of graduation



ISD Graduate Kathryn-DAlessandro

Kathryn D’Alessandro ’21

MEng, Systems Engineering + Design

“At ISD, I took a variety of classes to better understand how everything in a system connects to everything else and to users. I am applying those lessons in the real world, creating and connecting products people will see and use.”


  • 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

Be a Leader and Best at developing innovations to create a better future.

Design a Better Career With a Master of Engineering Degree in Systems Engineering + Design​

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