ISD | Integrative Systems + Design – University of Michigan |

About ISD

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is a division of the University based in the College of Engineering. ISD integrates the depth and breadth of intellectual resources of the College of Engineering and the University—art and design; business; literature, sciences and the arts; medicine; and public policy—into uncommon educational opportunities.

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is dedicated to educating leaders who can think transformatively and create lasting value in the workplace and society. We do this with a rigorous focus on innovation, agility, and purpose in service of the common good.

We offer a broad array of interdisciplinary graduate degrees that are taught by outstanding faculty from across campus along with professors of practice and experts from industry.

ISD programs are offered on campus, through collaborative online learning environments, in locations throughout the world, and in courses and degree programs that blend the best of all these modes of learning.


Graduate Degree Programs

Our graduate degree programs offer interdisciplinary paths for students who are interested in vehicle electrification, advances in fuel technologies, cleaner energy, or a host of other challenges.

Study on campus or online with the University of Michigan’s world-renowned faculty and industry experts. It’s possible to move your career forward with a 30-credit Master’s degree while still working full-time.

Earn your advanced degree in the following areas:

Automotive Engineering

Design Science

Energy Systems Engineering

Global Automotive + Manufacturing Engineering


Systems Engineering + Design

ISD Current Course Offerings

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) integrates the intellectual depth and breadth of resources at the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan to offer graduate students an exciting, pre-eminent educational program portfolio.

Registration Info:

Information on how to register can be found at ISD Course Registration.  Please refer to the University’s Office of the Registrar calendar for registration time periods for continuing and newly admitted students.

For Sponsored Students, please submit your voucher directly to Kellie Pennock, .

ISD’s interdisciplinary, holistic approach allows us to offer high-quality courses that are taught by world-renowned faculty members from across the university and industry experts who bring a diverse range of practices and methodologies.

Courses are offered as a single “hybrid” course, with both an online section and an on-campus section.  This allows diverse global students to engage with each other in a fusion of skills and experiences in an interactive class environment.  ISD students have maximum flexibility in being able to elect each semester to take courses as either an online student or an on-campus student (but not both at the same time).

Please click on the links below to view current and upcoming course offerings, and for instructions on how to register for either online or on-campus course sections.

Automotive Engineering – Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Admission

Prerequisites for admission include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science.
  • At least two years of college engineering mathematics and science (including calculus, physics, differential equations, chemistry).
  • Undergraduate coursework in at least three of the core areas of automotive engineering (power and propulsion, dynamics and controls, aerodynamics and structural mechanics, and electronics).
  • The equivalent of 18 months of full-time industrial engineering experience at the start of the program and understanding how organizations work from a business perspective.
    • Co-op programs are considered, work study is not
    • Participation in school type activities are not equivalent (e.g., SAE Baja team or Formula 1 team or solar car)
    • Hobby activities do not count
    • SUGS, UM undergraduates and domestic Bachelor of Science in Engineering students with exceptionally strong Auto related undergraduate records are encouraged to apply; these candidates will be considered for admission with a waived work requirement.
  • Please refer to ISD’s Application Materials webpage for the full list of required application materials.

Financial Considerations

Detailed information about U-M tuition and fees for academic programs is available at the Office of the Registrar. The U-M Board of Regents sets tuition for the upcoming academic year at its annual June meeting. Please note financial aid opportunities for graduate students are limited. More information on these opportunities and the cost of attendance is available at ISD Financial Aid website, theU-M College of Engineering’s website on financial aid, and the University of Michigan’s general Financial Aid website, we encourage you to perform detailed research on these costs before you begin the application process.


Automotive Engineering Curriculum

Automotive Engineering Curriculum Information:

30 total credit hours, at least 18 credits at the 500 level, and at least 24 graded. Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0 required for graduation. Complete all of the courses on the approved Plan of Study within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program. No more than 6 credit hours can be transferred from another institution.

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Automotive Engineering can be completed in 1-2 years on a full-time basis. Part-time students on average complete the degree in 2.5 years but are allowed up to 5 years.


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