Professionalism and the 5 Principles

The core concepts of Duke’s Master of Engineering Management curriculum

Professionalism and the 5 Principles are areas where Duke Master of Engineering Management faculty and staff want to create for our students:

  • Core competencies
  • A shared view
  • A common teaching experience

Graphic of Professionalism and the Five PrinciplesProfessionalism:

Competence and skill expected from a professional


Ability to communicate ideas effectively


Lead and contribute to high-performing groups

Critical Thinking:

Solving complex problems


Tackling ethical issues in technology


Valuing people and creating value for people

Jeffrey Glass"Professionalism and the 5 Principles represent the professional behaviors which will help make our graduates successful—both in the workplace and in life."

Jeffrey Glass | Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship