What Our Students Say

Distance students in the Class of 2016 reflect on their two years in Duke's Master of Engineering Management Program.

Members of our Class of 2015 reflect on Academics and Courses.

Hunter Barns
Nuclear Submarine Officer, United States Navy

Eric Hickman
Process Development Engineer, Biogen Idec

Aaron Poh
Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Franciso Vargas
Industrial and Mining Engineer, Minera Escondida

Anna Yanko
Engineer, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Between forming lasting friendships during the immersive residencies, receiving abundant attention from professors and administrators, and interacting on a daily basis with campus and distance students, I almost forgot I was in a distance program! d-MEMP offers the best of both worlds: all the benefits of MEMP without skipping a beat in your career!

Sherwin Shahraray
Senior Technical Team Lead, AT&T
Class of 2013

Gus Boschert's cohort reconnects in Durham, the Bull City, for Residency 3.

The program was an incredibly enriching experience. The small cohort size allows you to interact on a personal level with individuals in many different career paths and fields. Despite being distributed in various locations, the cohort contributes to your learning and augments classroom instruction. Further, the course work was immediately applicable; often, I was able to apply lessons learned during a lecture to a situation at work the very next day. I would recommend this program to any self-starter looking to get ahead in their industry, gain a solid footing in business, and continue to learn technical skills.

Gus Boschert
Defense Contractor
Class of 2013

The courses are well constructed and in many instances, the concepts taught in the classroom will be readily applicable at work.  The case studies, homework assignments and projects are carefully chosen to be relevant and are readily useable by practicing engineers of any discipline.

Sudarshan Sharma
Engineering Manager, Clover Industries Inc.
Class of 2013

Tiffany Cremer participates in a team-building exercise during Residency 1.I could not have anticipated how much Duke’s d-MEMP would shape my life. As a working professional, the courses were applicable to my daily career endeavors, and the relationship I formed with faculty definitely enhanced my experience. However, the most beneficial part of the d-MEMP experience was the relationship formed with members of my cohort. We related our personal and professional challenges between fields, building our combined knowledge base. Several years after graduation, we have kept in touch, and are continuing to leverage each other's skills, knowledge, and network. Even at a distance, you are part of the d-MEMP (and Duke) community!

Tiffany Cremer
Value Stream/Building Production Manager, Raytheon
Class of 2011

Having the opportunity to select from a broad range of classes has enabled me to cater the program to suit my career goals. I have been able to develop a foundation in business, entrepreneurship, and law while remaining loyal to my engineering background. The program is designed with the student in mind!

Adam Kohn
Materials Development Engineer, TE Connectivity
Class of 2014

My cohort is one of the biggest positives of the program. The program does a great job pulling students together and helping us bond through the residencies. Throughout the semester we discuss everything from class to current situations at work.

Ryland Clark
Quality Engineer, Technimark
Class of 2014

Francisco Vargas discusses the distance option for international students.

Francisco Vargas
Industrial and Mining Engineer, Minera Escondida
Class of 2015

Brandon Sights flies high on a ropes course during Residency 2.

My engineering management degree sets me apart from other engineers. I understand that the most important aspect of my job is making the customer’s experience with our product the best it can be, not just checking boxes next to a list of tasks every week.

Brandon Sights
Software and Control Systems Engineer, Trimble Navigation
Class of 2012