The Duke Master of Engineering Distance Program combines the flexibility of remote coursework with the close interactions and support of a cohort
A key component of the success of building a community for each class is our Residency Program. Each d-MEMP student attends three on-campus residencies throughout the duration of the degree.
Residencies allow d-MEMP cohorts to meet, interact and bond, as well as learn valuable tools for successfully navigating the d-MEMP delivery format. d-MEMP students also have the opportunity to get to know residential MEMP class members with whom they will be engaged on projects and class assignments. Being on campus enhances communication with professors and faculty, allowing the one-on-one personal interaction necessary to forge strong ties and relationships with mentors.
Through our residency roundtables and workshops, students build career development skills. Finally, social activities planned for these three weeklong stays provide a way to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates.
Read more about each residency below, and view our calendar for more information.
One week prior to the start of classes in Fall Year 1
This residency initiates the d-MEMP program. Program introductions and updates are delivered, expectations are outlined, and students have the opportunity to experience the Duke community. Highlights include distance technology/tooling overviews, workshops, faculty interaction, and social activities for d-MEMP cohorts and MEM residential students.
View sample Orientation Residency agenda »
One week in July between Years 1 and 2
This residency provides students an opportunity to reconnect personally with faculty and cohorts. Seminars and workshops focusing on professional development and business simulation activities will be required to supplement the remote classroom experience. Social activities will further enhance relationship building amongst distance cohorts.
One week prior to May Graduation in Spring Year 2
The culmination of the d-MEMP program, this residency provides students the forum for final class presentations and assessments. Interactions, discussions, and feedback mark the integration of learning and application. Social activities during this residency will bring cohorts together for a final shared experience. Students participate in Duke's graduation ceremonies alongside campus students.
Reflections on residency and the value of the cohort model: