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Integrative Systems + Design ranked #7 by U.S. News for best online graduate engineering programs

Michigan Engineering's Integrative Systems and Design has been ranked #7 by U.S. News for best online graduate engineering programs. | Short Read

Integrative Systems + Design at the University of Michigan has been ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs in the United States.

According to the U.S. News website, “these are the best online master’s in engineering degree programs.” The ranking is measured by examining five program categories:  Student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity.

The following ISD Master of Engineering programs can be earned online (or, on campus):

Automotive Engineering MEng
Energy Systems Engineering MEng
Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MEng
Manufacturing MEng
Systems Engineering + Design MEng

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is the first University of Michigan academic unit to offer online education, part of a commitment to distance learning that began in the late 1960’s. Adopting online technologies more than twenty years ago, ISD has a rich history and proven track record as a leader in the field.

Through online learning, students from across the globe have access to U-M courses and faculty, offering greater flexibility and convenience—especially for those who work full-time. Students from throughout the United States and from over 50 countries have earned master’s degrees through ISD. Upon graduation, ISD online students receive a University of Michigan diploma and join ISD’s vibrant alumni community.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Course
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A groundbreaking four-day course with leading U-M researchers, offered in October 2017.

ISD is the academic home for the latest distance learning technology, including interactive classrooms, collaborative presentation equipment, expertly crafted software modules, and more. ISD’s online courses are developed as online-by-design (OBD) courses, where faculty, instructional designers, and support staff collaborate to deliver learning experiences that purposefully take advantage of online tools that engage all students, whether they are on campus or anywhere in the world.

The University of Michigan has consistently received high marks on the U.S. News & World Report survey since the inception of the ranking system in 1983.  The Best Colleges Ranking report has been published every year since 1985.

For more information on online graduate engineering degrees offered through ISD, please visit our Admissions + Aid webpage, or contact us at

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