Focus Your Degree
A certificate program brings focus and depth that can only be provided at an engineering school set in a university with a deep humanities tradition.
Students take curated course sequences spanning multiple Duke departments, fusing engineering education with complementary studies in the natural sciences and humanities.
There are lots of upsides – certificates are noted on your Duke transcript, and most programs can be completed without increasing your total course count.
Requirements typically include seven courses. Many programs include special projects or service-learning opportunities.
In-depth exposure to computational methods of analyzing the performance of flight systems. Available through the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
Through hands-on experiences, you’ll explore the planning and design of major structures. Offered through the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Energy and the Environment
The Gendell Center at Duke provides this opportunity to examine the challenges of society’s need for clean and affordable energy. Co-sponsored by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and Nicholas School for the Environment.
Global Development Engineering
Explore how engineering interacts with culture, ethics and public policy. Includes an experiential construction project abroad. Offered through the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Develop the mindset and skills to become an impactful leader and team leader, as you explore the foundations of innovation, design, business and entrepreneurial action. Offered through Duke I&E.
Materials Science & Engineering
See the impact of materials, from batteries to medical devices, and examine the role of technology in public policy and the economy. Offered through the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Material Science.
Robotics & Automation
Upper-level undergraduate students tackle multidisciplinary robotics challenges in a wide range of professional settings. Offered through the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
Requirements typically include four courses and a project. The Duke Engineering degree enhancements listed here are available to both master’s and PhD students unless otherwise noted.
Develop high-performance aircraft and UAVs, and improve aerospace technology by reducing emissions, noise and vibration. Offered in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
AI for Materials Science
Master’s students in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science can create data-driven approaches to develop new materials with the properties needed to solve the biggest challenges.
Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering
This certificate program emphasizes research on the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, medical diagnosis and therapy. Offered through Duke’s Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering.
Gain an in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques for modeling, analyzing and designing molecular and cellular systems. Available to master’s students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Complement your area of study with a deep understanding of the process of innovation and methods that advance solutions to the challenges most important to you. Offered through Duke I&E.
Medical Device Design
Design devices that improve lives. Graduates of this certificate program are well-prepared for careers in the medical device industry. Available to master’s students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Design machines to help surgeons improve patient well-being. Available to master’s students in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
This university-wide graduate certificate program provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials.
Learn more about light-based technologies as a path to interdisciplinary research and device development. Offered through Duke’s multidisciplinary Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics.
Robotics & Autonomy
Understand the systems driving independent, intelligent machines. Available to master’s students in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.