Our flexible MEMS master’s programs will give you the strong foundation you need to become an engineering leader in industry or academia.
THE DUKE DIFFERENCE
- Personalized learning—with application to real-world problems
- Hands-on projects—which can be performed in our laboratories, or anywhere in the world
- Create a digital work portfolio—unlike many MEMS master's programs, you'll graduate from Duke with skills you can show to employers
- Expert mechanical engineering faculty—ranked among the best in the U.S. in research productivity
- Dedicated career services—including workshops, events, and one-on-one coaching
- Top 20
faculty research productivity in the U.S.
million in new faculty research awards, fiscal 2021
tenured or tenure-track faculty
Sources: U.S. News, Academic Analytics, Duke University
Degree Options to Meet your Goals
Thinking about applying? Duke MEMS is looking for creative, independent thinkers who are self-motivated and curious.
We offer two 30-credit master's degree options (10 courses)—each includes specialized technical education, plus:
- Excellent for students interested in industry leadership
- Built-in internship and business courses
- Options for Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
- Pursue a specialty through course concentrations
- Duke undergrads can access it through the 4+1: BSE+MEng Degree Program
Customize your master's degree with a topic area of focus and a graduate certificate
Duke MEMS offers specialized education in the sought-after topic areas in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science:
|Area of Concentration||Master of Science||Master of Engineering||Graduate Certificate|
|Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems||✓||✓|
|Energy, Propulsion, and Structures for Earth and Space||✓||✓|
|Multi-Scale, Advanced, and Bio-Inspired Materials||✓||✓|
|Optimal Design of Physical and Virtual Systems||✓||✓|
|Design Your Own||✓||✓|
The Duke University Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) offers a general MSE curriculum and degree title. Learn more »
The MS, MEng, and PhD programs in Materials Science and Engineering in the Duke MEMS Department allow the same general curriculum along with several other materials-focused tracks in soft materials, biomaterials, and AI Materials.