Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Programs (SUGS)

Please note: You must be a current University of Michigan student to be admitted into the SUGS program.

Students interested in completing their undergraduate and master’s level education in five years have three uniquely designed programs to select from:

  • Applied Climate
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space Engineering

In our increasingly technical world, master’s degrees are becoming the minimum accepted level of education in the industry. Our SUGS programs offer breadth, depth and hands-on experience in the area you select and optimizes your career opportunities. The SUGS program can open doors that a BSE degree alone cannot.

SUGS students are allowed to double count six or nine credit hours, depending upon which SGUS program chosen, and transfer up to six credit hours from their undergraduate program toward their graduate program. Each degree is awarded upon completion of that program’s requirements. A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BSE plus an additional 30 or 31 credits for the Master's degree. Students typically apply to the SUGS program in their senior year but should consider meeting with an advisor as early as possible.

SUGS/Master of Engineering in Applied Climate

The MEng in Applied Climate is a professional degree designed for students whose interests lie in applying a basic understanding of climate science to engineered solutions requiring:  adaptation to intensities and frequencies of extremes of weather associated with regional climate change, and mitigation of regional and global climate change through actions such as altered emission of short- and long-lived radiatively active gases and aerosols.  MORE INFO

SUGS/Master of Engineering in Space Engineering

Developed with Aerospace Engineering, the Space Engineering SUGS program teaches the systems approach to conceiving, designing, managing and operating complex space systems and provides you with practical experience in space system design, project development and management — the very combination of knowledge and skills that the space industry is looking for when hiring new engineers. MORE INFO

SUGS/Master of Science in Atmospheric/Space Science Program

The SUGS program is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of atmospheric/space science and the various components of each system and to increase your depth of knowledge beyond the bachelor degree level in an atmospheric or space related discipline. MORE INFO

SUGS Application Process for Senior Undergraduate Students

  • Complete the SUGS application.   See requirements and deadlines below.
  • Completed form must be signed by undergraduate advisor.
  • Meet with SUGS program advisor Dr. Frank Marsik (atmospheric/space science), Professor Richard Rood (applied climate) or Professor Nilton Renno (space engineering) to discuss program and sign form.
  • The application should be submitted to the Graduate Student Office where it will be reviewed for approval.  APPROVAL IS FOR SUGS PROGRAMS ONLY.
  • For completion of process, students must then apply for their MS/MENG degrees with the appropriate School or College.
  • Applied Climate SUGS students apply to the MEng program through the College of Engineering (Program Code 02051).
  • Space Engineering SUGS students apply to the MEng program through the College of Engineering (Program Code 01867).
  • Atmospheric/Space Science SUGS students apply to the MS program through the Rackham Graduate School (Program Code 01981).

 

 For Following Fall AdmissionFor Following Winter AdmissionAdmission Requirement
SUGS Program      
Applied Climate Jan. 1 Sept. 15 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Space Engineering Jan. 1 Sept. 15 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Jan. 1 Sept. 15 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
       
Master’s Program      
MEng:  Applied Climate Feb. 1 Oct. 1 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
MEng:  Space Engineering Feb. 1 Oct. 1 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
MSci:  Atmospheric and Space Sciences Feb. 1 Oct. 1 Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale