Duke Engineering at a Glance

Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering is a vibrant teaching and research institution dedicated to training the next generation of leaders and exploring the frontiers of engineering to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

A Duke engineering education is built on a foundation of partnership and shared commitment between students and faculty. Our students become successful leaders, and compete with the very best students in the world for prestigious scholarships and fellowships.

Aerial shot of the Duke Engineering campus


Our mission is to provide a rigorous engineering education for both undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to lead productive, rewarding, and ethical lives for the betterment of society. It is our vision that Duke engineering students and faculty will be catalysts for generating and integrating knowledge across the disciplines required to address complex issues facing a global society.

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We offer bachelor’s, master’s of science and doctoral degrees in each of our school’s four departments:

TechConnect StudentThrough our Professional Master’s Program, we also offer a Master of Engineering Management degree and a suite of Master of Engineering degrees for students who want to pursue applied engineering roles in industry.

Duke is reshaping engineering education and research to address society’s grand challenges, and to prepare students to be leaders and innovators who see the big picture and change the world.

The Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences are the undergraduate schools of Duke University. We are also one of Duke’s seven graduate and professional schools and have extensive collaboration with the School of Medicine, and the Sanford School of Public Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, School of Law, Fuqua School of Business and the Graduate School.

Duke Engineering by the Numbers

Pratt Numbers - PeopleOur Undergrads

  • 31 percent women (national average: 19 percent)
  • More than 75 percent participate in an industry internship or other work-related experience
  • Nearly 60 percent have an intensive research experience with a faculty member
  • 30 percent study abroad

Our Graduate Students

  • 446 PhD students
  • 260 MEMP
  • 135 MS
  • 78 MEng
  • 17 NSF Fellowships in most recent academic year

Our Faculty

  • 20 percent growth over past decade
  • Rank among the top 15 in research productivity among U.S. engineering schools

Our Alumni

  • Noted for achievements in fields including engineering, finance, entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, teaching, medicine and more
  • 22 members of the National Academy of Engineering

Highly Ranked Programs

  • Fastest-rising of top engineering schools over the past five years
  • #2 in Biomedical Engineering (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #15 in Environmental Engineering (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #18 School for Undergraduate Engineering (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #8 National University (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 30 School for Graduate Engineering (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #20 on Business Insider's 50 Best Engineering Schools (BusinessInsider.com)

We are located near North Carolina's famed Research Triangle Park, named for the Triangle formed by Duke University in Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park, recognized internationally as a center for cutting-edge research and development, is home to more than 140 organizations and more than 100,000 employees.

Stefan Zauscher and students in the lab