MEng in Mechanical Engineering

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Duke’s Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering is an alternative to a traditional master of science program that will deepen your understanding of technology and help you develop the business leadership and management expertise you need to succeed in your career. In the Master of Engineering program, you take specialized technical classes and a core of business leadership and management courses, with a required internship or a project completing the degree.

Duke's Mechanical Engineers are refining the design of helicopter rotor blades, developing models to help robot mine-sweepers navigate strange surroundings to find hidden explosives, and building a device that uses droplets of water to carry payloads such as proteins and drug capsules. This kind of real-world research is reflected in the courses we offer to our Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering students. In addition, many of our faculty consult with industry and bring that experience back to our students through classes and projects. The MEng program will help you become an expert at solving technical problems and prepare you to smoothly navigate corporate culture.

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Areas of Concentration

MEng students will complete the Core Industry Preparatory Courses and Internship, Departmental Requirements, and will choose specialization requirements of four courses from these areas of concentration:


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Departmental Research

Although research is not a required part of the MEng curriculum, departmental research influences the intellectual conversation in the classroom.  We value an interdisciplinary approach to research and education--one that transcends the traditional bounds of a particular discipline. That's what you'll face in industry and it's what you need to learn in your courses. Students are exposed to the latest advances in areas including:

  • Adaptive structures
  • Acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Controls
  • Dynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermal and fluid systems

We foster leaders who can identify and address significant needs and challenges in engineering and society, and effectively communicate solutions.

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