Is MEng Right for Me?

The MEng Degree may be right for you if...

  • you want to dig deeper into a particular engineering discipline
  • you are ready to learn business fundamentals and management skills as part of a master's level technical education
  • you are interested in product design, product development, and engineering design

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Degree Comparison

How does the MEng compare to a traditional engineering MS or other degrees at Duke?

Use the chart below to explore the difference between Duke's MEng Program and other graduate programs at Duke or view all graduate degree options in the Pratt School of Engineering.

Program Options Duke's MEng Program Duke's MEM Program Traditional Engineering MS/PhD Programs
Curriculum Core industry prep courses in business fundamentals and management, with technical courses focused within a chosen engineering discipline and an internship component Tech-based core courses in marketing, management, finance, and law, with a wide range of technical electives in engineering, management, or business, plus unique seminar/workshop series and an internship component 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 any engineering or science discipline Requires an undergraduate degree in a specific engineering or science discipline
Duration Eighteen months Campus programs can be completed in as little as one year; low-residency distance option is completed in two years. Two to eight or more years, depending on the discipline and degree sought
Work Experience Recommended for stuents with less than five years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careers Recommended for stuents 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 management in a technology-based organization Interest in research or academic positions

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