Master of Engineering Program Pratt School of Engineering Duke University

Master of Engineering Program Pratt School of Engineering Duke University

Durham, NC
student ratio
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June 15
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7 Degrees Offered
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Master of Engineering Deepens Understanding of Technology and Develops Business Leadership and Management Expertise

Duke's Master of Engineering (MEng) program offers engineers an alternative to a traditional MS in engineering. The program starts with two core business courses and eight courses within a technical discipline, offering a mix of in-depth technical knowledge and a broad understanding of business, leadership, communication, and innovation. These are qualities that industry wants in future employees, and Duke's MEng program is designed to give students the advanced knowledge, skills, and experience to excel in their careers. MEng is offered in seven disciplines:

- Biomedical Engineering

- Civil Engineering

- Electrical and Computer Engineering

- Environmental Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

- Materials Science and Engineering

- Photonics and Optical Sciences

MEng Technical Electives Enriched by Core Industry Prep Courses

Core Industry Preparatory Courses demystify business leadership, management, ethics, finance, marketing, and communication. The classes explain the important qualities of successful leadership and help students systematically build their skills. Students prepare to engage with teams of people across a broad spectrum of disciplines and jobs -- exactly the type of situations they'll find in the working world -- allowing them to have an immediate and productive impact when entering the workplace.

Although student research is not a required part of the M.Eng. curriculum, research influences the intellectual conversation in the classroom. Duke's Pratt School of Engineering offers seven Master of Engineering degrees with concentrations in which the school is a leader in the field.

Each engineering discipline has defined a set of requirements for the M.Eng. Program designed to provide in-depth technical knowledge of a particular field. Duke's programs give students flexibility in course selection within their chosen discipline, and departmental course requirements vary. Technical elective options give more opportunity to specialize in a specific area of interest and take advantage of Duke's leading status in several fields. Specializations like these will distinguish Duke graduates in the eyes of potential employers, and students will work with a faculty adviser to customize a curriculum that suits them.

Internship Requirement Offers Applied Learning at Its Best

Master of Engineering students have the choice of a non-credit internship or a project as part of the curriculum, and take part in a follow-up assessment. This is applied learning at its best, and the self-analysis afterwards helps students better define what they want and need for career development. Individual departments may have additional requirements or exceptions for fulfilling these degree components.

The many options available to fulfill this requirement give students a chance to practice what they're learning, and to ask questions and hone their skills in a supportive environment.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, corporate or governmental. Projects may also take the form of applied research positions, provided the learning objectives are met. Once a project or internship is completed, students prepare a written and/or oral project report. Individual programs/majors may have additional requirements or exceptions to fulfill the internship component of the program.

Duke's Career Development Offers More Influence, Greater Responsibilities, and a Higher Starting Salary

MEng is designed for students who are interested in product design, product development, and engineering design. Master of Engineering students can take advantage of Duke's comprehensive and aggressive career development and job search program led by the Career Services Team for the MEng Program. Career development begins as part of new student orientation, with activities focused on career exploration and development, and continues with ongoing seminars and workshops.

Duke University Is a Leading Institution, Consistently a Top-Ranked Graduate School

Duke University, one of the world's leading institutions in education, research, and medicine, is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools in the country. The Pratt School of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of engineering disciplines, including its highly-ranked Biomedical Engineering program.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans Available

Duke University's MEng program is an approved Federal Stafford and Perkins Student Loan program for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The program offers limited financial assistance to domestic students through Fellowships for Underrepresented and Outstanding Students. The required summer internship also helps offset the cost of the program, and many students work part-time while enrolled in the program. Financial aid is not generally available for international students.

Research Triangle Park Region of North Carolina Is the Ideal Location for Duke's Master of Engineering Program

Known as the "City of Medicine," Durham, North Carolina, is located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, an area anchored by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The "Triangle" is home to over 1,000,000 residents, and the Research Triangle Park boasts more than 140 major high-tech companies employing thousands of workers. With a vibrant arts scene, a mild climate, and beaches and mountains located a few hours away, it's no surprise that the area is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country.

Location & Contact

Master of Engineering Program

Pratt School of Engineering
Duke University

101 Science Drive Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708-0271
United States

Ms. Susan Brown

Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 919-660-5455
Fax: 919-660-5456

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Materials Science And Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Photonics And Optical Sciences Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Biomedical Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Electrical And Computer Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
    • Civil Engineering Master of Engineering (M Eng)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 45
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


36% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 285
    • Accepted 122
    • Acceptance Rate 36
    • Enrolled 45
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 15th February 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose, transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$55,260
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availablemerit scholarships/grants

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown13%