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Master of Engineering (E-EGR)

Master of Engineering

Program Summary

The Master of Engineering (MEng) Program began in 2010 and provides students with the skills to effectively contribute to the technical needs of the twenty-first century global organization immediately upon graduation. The MEng degree is an applied, nonthesis degree that has a single departmental or program affiliation, or a defined interdisciplinary affiliation across more than one department.

As an applied, nonthesis degree, the MEng degree provides differentiated value by coupling graduate-level technical knowledge in key areas of strength with core business fundamentals, thus better preparing students to work in the industry. The MEng degree is housed in, and managed by, the Pratt School of Engineering with faculty oversight provided by engineering school faculty through the Engineering Faculty Council and the existing departments and programs. The MEng degree positioned the Pratt School of Engineering to take a leadership role in developing a professional master’s curriculum that delivers state-of-the-art technical depth coupled with necessary business knowledge breadth to produce graduates who can truly impact their organizations.

See Master of Engineering Academic Policies.

The disciplines within the Master of Engineering degree are:

MD/MEng in Engineering Program (School of Medicine)

This five-year program is designed for MD candidates who wish to also obtain a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. In brief, students spend four years (Years 1, 2, 4, and 5) in medical school to fulfill the MD curriculum requirements and one year (Year 3) to take the required MEng courses detailed below. In the fourth year, students work on the development of new technologies or engineering approaches (including optimization/system analysis or feasibility analysis, etc.) for improving healthcare, improving public health, or reducing health hazards and write a thesis, for which they will receive School of Medicine credit in fulfillment of their Third Year thesis requirement.

Additional academic policies for the MD/MEng in Engineering program can be found at medicine.bulletins.duke.edu/som-programs/dr/md#dual-degree-programs1.