M.Eng. or M.S.?

Use the chart below to explore the difference between Duke's M.Eng. Program and traditional engineering MS degrees at Duke. 

Program Options Duke's M.Eng. program Traditional Engineering MS program
Curriculum Core industry prep courses in business fundamentals and management, with technical courses focused within a chosen engineering discipline. Research-based curriculum focused on developing advanced technical comprehension in a specific technical discipline
Undergraduate Education Requires an undergraduate degree in a specific engineering or science discipline Requires an undergraduate degree in a specific engineering or science discipline
Duration Eighteen months Two or more years, depending on the discipline
Work Experience Recommended for students with less than five years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careers Varies, depending on the discipline and degree sought
Student Career Goals Interest in technical positions that benefit from an understanding of business in a technology-based organization Interest in research or academic positions