Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

THRUST Masters of Engineering (MEng) Program

Study turbomachinery aeromechanics in Europe and at Duke

Duke MEMS has partnered with the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) to offer THRUST: an international Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering.

Through THRUST, you earn a master's degree from KTH (where you spend the first program year in residence), and a master's degree from Duke (where your second year is spent).

Turbomachines produce more than 90 percent of the world's electricity and drive the majority of its aircraft—THRUST graduates go on to careers at respected international aerospace firms and about a third go on to elite PhD programs.

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Carlos Chavez

"The quality of the professors teaching at Duke is absolutely fantastic."

Carlos Chávez
Product Development Engineer, Honeywell
THRUST Master's, 2013

THRUST Benefits

  • Broad international learning experience – through a suite of turbomachinery aeromechanics courses offered at world-class universities
  • Master's-level program focused on aeromechanics in turbomachines
  • Extended industrial contacts through internships and workshops, where students, teachers and industry partners meet in person
  • Expert faculty make use of remote teaching technology for virtual and interactive workshops and project courses

Meet Our Graduates

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chávez

Product Development Engineer, Honeywell
THRUST Master's, 2013

Jing LiJing Li

Turbomachinery Engineer, GE Global Research Center
THRUST Master's, 2013; PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2016


Degree Program Details

  • Degree awarded: Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: Two years
  • Program start: Fall semester
  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden and Durham, NC, USA
  • Tuition: See the latest tuition costs »

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How to Apply

THRUST accepts applications between October and January.

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Duke Contact

Robert KielbRobert Kielb

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
+1 919 660 5327
rkielb@duke.edu