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Master of Engineering Management (E-MGT)

Master of Engineering Management

Program Code: E-MGT-MEG & E-MGT-DME
Degree Designation: Master of Engineering Management
Department: Engineering Management Program
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Program Summary

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University offers an interdisciplinary Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree in cooperation with The Fuqua School of Business and the Duke University School of Law. Designed to develop engineering leaders of consequence for technology-based organizations, the degree provides a personalized, applied engineering management curriculum to a select group of high-potential students with science and engineering backgrounds.

Duke’s MEM Program was launched in 1997 out of recognition that society needs engineers with business skills. This is consistent with current interest to develop “T-shaped” individuals with focused expertise in a technical area of interest (the stem of the T) and breadth of workplace skills, such as business acumen and leadership (the top of the T). To address complex societal grand challenges, it is imperative that engineers have the interdisciplinary perspective to understand not only technological challenges, but also the environmental, societal, and fiscal implications of engineering design decisions.

Duke offers an online education program for working professionals, known as the MEM Online Program. This program combines three week-long residencies with semester-based online coursework that allows students to work and attend school simultaneously. The online courses are accessible via the web and allow a student to participate synchronously or asynchronously according to their needs and schedule. In addition to the course content, these integrated courses allow students to learn effective skills for working productively with others from a distance.

In summary, Duke’s interdisciplinary Master of Engineering Management Program produces leaders of consequence—graduates with “T-shaped” skill sets encompassing a solid business foundation and focused technical expertise. Perhaps more importantly, they have developed the ability to think critically and creatively, enabling them to use that expertise to make a profound impact on society.

The core of the Master of Engineering Management Program consists of four engineering management courses developed in conjunction with the Duke University School of Law and The Fuqua School of Business. A required internship accompanied by a written project summary and oral presentation ensures students have work experience, while four graduate-level technical courses of the student’s choosing serve to extend the student’s science and engineering background.

See Master of Engineering Management Academic Policies.