Degree Programs

We offer a range of options for pursuing a bachelor of science in engineering with dual or second majors and minors, supplementing that curriculum through certificate programs, and leveraging your time at Duke to get a master's degree in just five years.






Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The bachelor of science is offered with a major in mechanical engineering. Students have considerable flexibility to pursue second majors and minors within the Pratt School of Engineering or Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) consists of 34 units of which 19 are general engineering requirements and 15 are departmental specific requirements.



Mechanical Engineering (ME)/Biomedical Engineering (BME) Dual Bachelor


The bachelor of science with a double-major in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. This curriculum prepares students for careers related to medical devices, public health, biopharma and biomanufacturing industrial sectors by emphasizing the integration of engineering, biology and environmental sciences.

4+1 BSE/MS

4+1 Bachelor of Science/Master's Degree

Completing both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and a master's degree in five years is a great opportunity to advance your training. Increasingly, a master's degree is considered the starting point for careers in civil and environmental engineering.  The 4+1 program is for students who have enough credits to begin taking graduate courses towards a master's degree during their senior year.  There are three master's programs to choose from: master of engineering, master of science or master of engineering management.


Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the discipline concerned with the conceptualization, design, analysis and performance of aerospace systems for commercial, military, and recreational applications. The Aerospace Engineering Certificate Program at Duke offers a rigorous and in depth exposure to scientific and engineering fundamentals in the broad set of core disciplines required in the aerospace field. The aerospace engineering certificate requires completion of completion of six (6) courses, including both required courses, two aerospace electives and two supporting electives.

Energy and the Environment

The Certificate in Energy and the Environment is designed to provide Duke undergraduates with an understanding of the breadth of issues that confront our society in its need for clean, affordable and reliable energy.  The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary. Students take core courses in energy and environmental science, and electives from markets and policy, environmental science and energy technology. A culminating capstone project is required.

Materials Science & Engineering

The Certificate in Materials Science & Engineering enables Duke undergraduates to learn the scientific and engineering principles related to the fundamental structures, properties and technological applications of materials.  The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary. Students take core courses in the structure and property of solids and in either modern materials or statistical thermodynamics of materials, plus electives chosen from chemistry, physics, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering. One course in history, public policy or economics is also required.