The Right Program For You

Whether you are preparing for a career in academia or industry, Duke Engineering can help you achieve your goals.

Our graduate programs offer:

  • Personalized mentorship from faculty ranked among top 10 in the U.S. for research productivity
  • Extensive interdisciplinary ties across Duke—one of the world’s leading universities
  • Dedicated professional development and career services programs
  • Strong support for entrepreneurial and translational interests
  • Welcoming, close-knit community
  • Low cost of living in an area ranked one of America’s Best Places to Live

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Areas of Study

Biomedical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computational Mechanics & Scientific Computing

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Engineering Management

Environmental Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Photonics & Optical Sciences

Risk Engineering

Flexible Degree Options

Master of Science (MS)

Flexible engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • Thesis or project
  • Coursework-only option in ECE


1.5-2 years

Consider if you are

  • Seeking a career in a research environment, or
  • Want additional preparation to apply for a doctoral program, or
  • Interested in working in industry in areas such as technology development or product design
  • Want to work in interdisciplinary teams to gain practical research and/or project management skills
  • Interested in opportunities to co-author published research and present to professional peers

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Industry-focused degree with:

  • Technical coursework
  • Business coursework
  • An internship, project or equivalent


1.5-2 years

Consider if you are

  • Interested in pursuing a non-thesis, practice-oriented advanced degree focused on industry
  • Interested in a curriculum that encompasses strong technical depth supplemented with core business fundamentals
  • Seeking a career in product development, engineering practice and technology innovation
  • Motivated to gain real-world experience through an internship or applied research experience

Master of Engineering Management

Management-track degree with:

  • Four business courses
  • Four technical electives
  • An internship, seminars and workshops


1 year for campus program; 2 years for distance option

Consider if you are

  • Interested in an industry-focused degree that builds business skills in marketing, management, finance and law
  • Interested in gaining greater technical depth through electives in engineering, technology management or interdisciplinary studies
  • Seeking to develop professional and practical knowledge through seminars and workshops
  • Motivated to gain real-world experience through an internship (campus only)
  • Drawn to a highly diverse, globally focused community with students from many disciplines and countries

Learn more about our master's programs