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  • Partnership Programs

Collaborate with Us

We succeed in facing complex challenges by working together—across the campus, state, or globe. Join our lifelong learning community by collaborating with us.

Create a custom ISD Learning Path for your team.

ISD provides a multipath model for lifelong education and people development that can be customized to meet your organization's learning goals.

ISD Learning Paths
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Identify Objectives

Together, we identify your educational needs and develop goals and objectives.

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Design Program

We collaborate with you to create a program that meets your organization's unique objectives.

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Deliver Program

We deliver the program your way¬≠—on campus, on location, online, or blended.

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Evaluate and Assess

We work with you to continuously update and improve the program.

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Professional Program Partnerships

We have partnered with hundreds of companies from a wide range of industries in our many decades of professional development training. Subject matter experts will help you address your organization's needs and goals with expertise drawn from the breadth and depth of U-M's resources.

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On Campus

Send your employees to participate in our suite of programs available throughout the year on campus in Ann Arbor. Group discounts are available.

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On Location

Our faculty come to a site of your choice, reducing the cost of employee travel expenses and allowing us to best customize the program to meet your organizational goals.

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We design your virtual course and provide access to our online learning system or fit the program into your learning environment. Group discounts are available.



We create a course with a mixture of online and on-location learning opportunities. Participants can learn at their own pace through online modules and come together to reinforce new concepts.


Graduate Program Partnerships

We are home to a range of interdisciplinary graduate degrees that offer the specialization and the flexibility today's engineers need. Programs range from Automotive Engineering to Manufacturing to Systems Engineering and more, and curricula can be tailored to meet your unique interests.

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On-campus programs offer a wealth of benefits, from close faculty interaction to state-of-the-art research facilities to the vibrant community of Ann Arbor.

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Ranked in the top ten for online graduate engineering, we provide a learning environment that's highly interactive and robust—and you can take advantage of it from anywhere in the world.


Sponsor or hire an ISD graduate student.

ISD graduate programs equip students with the leadership skills and technical know-how to become innovators across industries. Companies can work with current ISD students and new graduates in a number of ways.



A culminating part of an ISD Master of Engineering degree is the capstone project, which gives students the opportunity to directly apply their new skills to a project provided by company sponsors. Projects are advised by a faculty member and include monthly reports that act as checkpoints for the student. As a result of these projects, companies gain access to expert faculty, often achieve cost savings/avoidance, and can make progress towards goals and innovations.

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ISD alumni are prepared for today's challenges through a comprehensive curriculum that provides depth in their individual disciplines, breadth across engineering fields, and the hands-on application of the skills and principles needed to become transformative thinkers. Whether your company is looking for an intern or a permanent employee, you will find a strong pool of candidates across ISD's graduate programs.

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