IS THE MENG DEGREE 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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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 programTraditional Engineering MS/PhD Programs
CurriculumCore industry prep courses in business fundamentals and management, with technical courses focused within a chosen engineering discipline and an internship componentTech-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 componentResearch-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 disciplineRequires an undergraduate degree in any engineering or science disciplineRequires an undergraduate degree in a specific engineering or science discipline
Duration
Eighteen monthsCampus program 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 students with less than five years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careersRecommended for students with less than five years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careersVaries, 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 organizationInterest in management in a technology-based organizationInterest in research or academic positions

 

 

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