Aerospace Masters of Engineering (MEng) Program
Train for an aerospace career with world-class expert faculty
Within our Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering program is Studies and Opportunities in Aerospace Research, also known as SOAR
We train engineers to develop tomorrow’s ultra-efficient aircraft, including drones and UAV's, and to find solutions to problems surrounding fuel consumption, noise, and emissions.
Duke's three-semester, 30-credit Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering program with concentration in aerospace includes:
- Flexibility—Focus on topics relevant to your career goals
- Business and management fundamentals
- An applied engineering experience
Meet Our Graduates
Application and Consultant Engineer,NUMECA-USA Inc.
Duke MEng, 2012 and PhD, 2015
Product Development Engineer at Honeywell
THRUST Masters of Engineering Program, 2013
R&D Mechanical Engineer, GE Global Research Center
THRUST Masters of Engineering Program, 2013 and PhD, 2016
With over 250 years combined of academic and industrial experience in aircraft and propulsions system design, our faculty includes many AIAA and ASME fellows—recipients of the highest awards for research excellence in aerospace engineering.
Also, Duke is home to the GUIde Consortium of government, university and industry experts in turbomachinery aeroelasticity. The consortium includes members from nearly every major worldwide turbomachinery manufacturer.
Meet Our Faculty
Research conducted by our MEMS faculty touches on topics including turbomachinery, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, solar sail spacecraft, and more. Our aerospace research facilities include:
- Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL)
- Subsonic wind tunnel
- Professional and student machine shops
- 3D printers (polymers, metals and composites)
- Controls laboratory
- Computational facilities
How to Apply
Applications for the Duke MEng in Mechanical Engineering are accepted for admission in the spring or fall.
- For fall admission: January 15 (Round 1), March 15 (Round 2) and June 1 (Round 3–US citizens and permanent residents only)
- For spring admission: September 1 (Round 1) and November 1 (Round 2–US citizens and permanent residents only)
Sample Degree Plan
- MENG 570: Business Fundamentals for Engineers
- ME 544: Advanced Mechanical Vibrations
- ME 581: Aerodynamics
- MENG 540: Management in High Tech Industries
- ME 775: Aeroelasticity
- Mathematics Course
- Computational Course
- ME 672: Unsteady Aerodynamics
- Core Elective
- ME 555: Mini-Thesis