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Master of Engineering (MEng)

An Industry-Focused Option with Internship

The Duke MEMS Master of Engineering degree provides a unique combination of advantages that only Duke can offer:

  • Interdisciplinary training in engineering, science and management
  • Flexible, individualized curriculum combined with required industry internship
  • Three-semester study plans without a thesis
  • Excellent career outcomes in industry
Davide Di Nublia

"The Duke MEMS Master of Engineering program challenged me every single day by forcing me to step out of my comfort zone and adapt."

Davide Di Nubila, MEng '20
Propulsion Test Engineer, Isar Aerospace
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3 SEMESTERS + 1 Internship

The Duke Master of Engineering includes a flexible curriculum of engineering, science and business training over three semesters—about 1 1/2 years:

  • Get rigorous training while developing an engineering specialty of your own design
  • Business courses are enhanced by an internship with a leading company

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Excellent Graduate Outcomes

  • Nearly 90 percent of recent graduates found employment within six months
  • Starting salaries for recent graduates in industry jobs averaged over $78,000

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Typical Study Plan
  • 2 Industry preparation courses
  • 5 Courses in your area of study
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 1 Internship
  Industry Preparation Core Courses Elective Courses
Semester 1 MEng 570: Business Fundamentals Core Course Elective
Semester 2 MEng 540: Leadership & Management Math Course Elective
Core Course
Summer MEng 550: Internship or Project
(No tuition)
Semester 3 MEng 551: Internship Assessment Core Course Elective
Core Course
Admissions Profile

Averages of recently admitted applicants*:

  • GRE Quantitative: 163-169
  • GRE Verbal: 152-161
  • UGPA: 3.4-3.7

*Mid-50% range

Cost of Attendance

Students typically enroll for three semesters of full-time study. Please note there is no tuition charge for an internship course.

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Diversity Scholarships

Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships with an emphasis on increasing diversity within our master's degree programs.

Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50 percent per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships. Additionally, up to $10,000 per year may be allocated for the student to gain experience in a research setting under the direction of a principal investigator.

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