System Design & Management


Executive Director: Pat Hale | Email | Website

Co-Directors: Steven D. Eppinger, Joan S. Rubin, Warren P. Seering

77 Massachusetts Ave. • E40-315 • Cambridge, MA 02139 • (617) 253-1055

MIT’s System Design & Management (SDM) Program offers a customizable portfolio of programs for companies seeking to build or strengthen a systems thinking capability within their technical organizations. This includes:

The SDM Master’s Program

A career-compatible program for experienced technical professionals, SDM leads to an MS in engineering and management jointly offered by the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Full/part time, on-campus and commuter options are available.

To learn more about the SDM master’s program, visit or contact

Integrated Design & Management

Residing alongside the MIT System Design & Management program, IDM offers a master's of science degree in engineering and management. IDM is for early to mid career professionals in design, engineering, and management.

To learn more about IDM, visit or contact

SDM Graduate Certificate Program in Systems and Product Development

A one year primarily-at-a-distance program focusing on systems architecture, product design and development, and systems engineering. Students take one distance class per semester and spend 10 content days on the MIT campus.

For further information on the SDM Graduate Certificate Program in Systems and Product Development, please contact David Erickson, Director, SDM Certificate Program.

Internships and Thesis Research

Opportunities to sponsor internships or thesis research that address complex problems of critical importance to the company. For further information, please contact Joan Rubin.