Graduate Programs

 Duke MEMS grad student Fanny BesemDuke's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science offers PhD, master of science and master of engineering degrees. Each graduate student's program is developed individually within very broad limits and is carefully designed to meet his or her needs and objectives.

Within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the faculty-student ratio is high, and programs of study are unusually flexible in meeting the needs of individual students. Student coursework for each degree follows an approved curriculum and is decided upon in consultation with the director of graduate studies and the student's faculty research supervisor.

Why Choose Duke MEMS?

Our students work in a supportive, close-knit community and have ample opportunities to:

  • Publish with their faculty adviser
  • Present research at professional conferences
  • Work in a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment
  • Make significant contributions to their field
  • Participate in PhD Plus, an innovative professional development program

Although the focus of your graduate education will be on academics, the value of opportunities beyond your topic of study is also important. Our graduate students regularly participate in athletic, social, entrepreneurship, religious, and community service activities sponsored by organizations within and outside the university. In short, the Triangle region of North Carolina is a great place to live, work, and play.

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