Flexible Degree Options
Available within the Duke Engineering Management Campus Program
This Duke master's program is available on a part-time basis—about 10 percent of campus-based students choose this option.
To make scheduling easier for part-time students:
- We consistently offer late-afternoon class meeting times, for elective courses and at least one section of each of four (4) core courses
- Most courses meet just once per week
Extending the Program Beyond a Year
Though the Duke Master of Engineering Management can be completed in just a year, students may elect to extend to three (3) semesters. About 60 percent of international students choose this option.
Please note: There is no evidence that a third semester improves the chances of employment.
Consider extending if you:
- Would like to take fewer courses
- Want to take additional courses (Important Note: Courses beyond the eight (8) required courses may incur additional tuition)
To extend your program, please speak to a program administrator.
Example Curriculum: 3 Semesters
|Fall 1||Spring||Summer||Fall 2|
|EGRMGMT 530 Finance||EGRMGMT 540 Management||Internship*||Technical Elective 3|
|EGRMGMT 510 Marketing||EGRMGMT 520 IP, Bus. Law & Entrepreneurship||EGRMGMT 550: Engineering Management Internship||Technical Elective 4|
|Technical Elective 1||Technical Elective 2||EGRMGMT 551: Engineering Management Internship Assessment|
|EGRMGMT 501 MEM Seminar and Workshop Series||EGRMGMT 501 MEM Seminar and Workshop Series|
Those who do not intend to obtain a degree may take courses as non-degree students.
- Should submit an application by June 15
- Are required to submit all parts of the application, except GRE scores
- Upon acceptance, may take any course designated EGRMGMT
- May only apply as many as four (4) EGRMGMT courses toward a future degree
Minimum Pre-Requisite Course Requirements
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Calculus III (or Statistics, or another math course beyond Calculus II)
- A minimum of two (2) courses in engineering, computer science, mathematical science, or physical science
Dual-Degree and Joint Programs
With Another Duke Engineering Graduate Degree
Duke Master of Science (MS) and PhD students in other academic departments of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering may use up to three (3) graduate engineering courses as technical electives for the Duke Master of Engineering Management (MEM).
Generally, these courses should be taken concurrently with the MEM degree, or within the previous four years.
Through a dual-degree program, a Duke Master of Science or PhD student can receive a Master of Engineering Management as well by completing:
- The five (5) additional courses
- An internship
- A seminar and workshop series
- Miscellaneous other requirements
- Separate application and admission to Duke Master of Engineering Management are required
- Applications should be submitted at least one year before the graduation date of your Duke MS or PhD degree
- Separate tuition is charged for Duke Engineering Management courses
Dual Master's with Environmental Management
In this 60-credit program, students earn both:
- Master of Engineering Management, from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering (24 credits), and
- Master of Environmental Management, from Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment (36 credits)
Dual-master's students are charged flat tuition during the first two (2) years of study—which is less than studying for each degree separately.
- Separate applications and admission to each professional school are required
- Students requiring additional coursework beyond four (4) semesters will incur additional charges
- Students do not receive either degree until all requirements for both degrees are completed
Engineering Management Internship (6 credits)
Environmental Engineering Internship (not required)
Completion of Environmental Management Master’s Project
Optional semester to:
Dual Master's with Business Administration (MBA)
For students who complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke's Fuqua School of Business, the Master of Engineering Management Program will waive three (3) MEM core courses.
This allows Duke MEM-MBA students to receive a Master of Engineering Management by completing:
- Five (5) additional courses
- Seminar and workshop series
- Miscellaneous required activities
Prospective students should apply at least one (1) year before completing their Duke MBA.
A separate application to the Duke Master of Engineering Management Program is required.
As a Focus within Duke's Master of Science in Global Health
Students in Duke's Master of Science in Global Health may complete a Focus in "Engineering Project Management" by completing specified Duke Master of Engineering Management courses.
Interested Duke MS-GH students should consult with their academic advisor to learn more.
Semester Exchange with Dartmouth University
Duke Students at Dartmouth
Duke Master of Engineering Management students can attend one semester at Dartmouth University's Master of Engineering Management Program in the Thayer School of Engineering in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Dartmouth's program allows students to take courses that parallel Duke's program.
Current Duke Engineering Management students should look for Dartmouth Exchange information on the Sakai system. Prospective students can contact the Duke MEM Program office for more information.
Dartmouth Students at Duke
Dartmouth engineering management students interested in spending a semester at Duke should:
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The Duke-US Navy Program
Through a partnership between Duke and the United States Navy, Nuclear Propulsion Program Officers receive credit for their training and service.
They earn a Duke Master of Engineering Management by completing just six (6) courses, instead of the usual eight (8).
Duke will recognize:
- Six (6) hours of technical elective credit (equivalent to two Duke courses) for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training
- Naval service to satisfy the internship and capstone requirements (EGRMGMT 550 and 551)
How to Apply
- Contact your commanding officer to discuss the program and gain approval
- Your commanding officer should submit a Letter of Support via the recommendation portion of your online application
- Upon enrollment, US Navy students must provide a copy of their Joint Services Transcript
- There may be other miscellaneous required degree components beyond coursework
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For Current Duke Students
Duke Engineering Undergraduates—4+1: BSE+Master's
Duke undergraduates studying engineering can complete a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and a Master of Engineering Management in just five (5) years.
4+1: BSE+Master's is an accelerated program in which undergraduates take graduate-level courses during the senior year.
Duke Graduate and Professional Students
Duke graduate and professional students who are not enrolled in the Duke Master of Engineering Management Program may register to enroll in some Engineering Management core courses and technical electives on a space-available basis and with the permission of the instructor.
Instructors will require outside students to have sufficient background for the course. They may also limit enrollment of outside students for any pedagogical reason.
Duke students not in Engineering Management but who wish to take our courses should:
- Complete the Course Registration Permission Form
- Obtain permission from the instructor
- Obtain permission from their home department
- Return the completed permission form to the Duke MEM Office before the Last Day of Drop/Add
- Course Registration Permission forms are not processed until all Duke Engineering Management students have had a chance to enroll—outside students may not be added to a course as late as the end of the first week of a semester
- Outside students will not be added to waiting lists but are added to classes in the order in which they completed their forms
- Generally, no more than five (5) outside students are allowed to enroll in any one course in any semester
- These students may not utilize these courses later for a Duke Master of Engineering Management degree
For more information, contact the Duke Master of Engineering Management office.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON STUDENT TRANSFERS
Please know that students do not “transfer” from other institutions into this Duke master's degree program. Instead, graduate courses taken elsewhere may fill Duke's core required courses. But, permission is required. Also, all students are required to take eight (8) courses at Duke.
“As a Duke Engineering Management student, I had the freedom to choose courses from other Duke graduate and professional schools. This flexibility was one of the most important aspects for me.”
Shady Elbassiouny '19 | Business Development, Tyrata, Inc.