Residencies

Duke MEM Online students explore Durham, NC—a city known for hardworking innovators, as well as outstanding cuisine and cultural attractions.

Duke's Master of Engineering Management Online combines the flexibility of remote coursework with the  support of fellow students

A key component of the success of building a community for each MEM Online class is our Residency Program. Each online student attends three weeklong on-campus residencies during the duration of the degree.

Residencies allow cohorts of MEM Online students to meet, interact and bond, as well as learn valuable tools for successfully navigating the MEM Online delivery format. Students also have the opportunity to get to meet MEM campus students, with whom they will be engaged on projects and class assignments.

Being on the Duke campus enhances communication with 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.  

Orientation Residency

One week prior to the start of classes in Fall Year 1

This residency initiates the MEM Online 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 MEM Online cohorts and MEM campus students.

Mid-Program Residency

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.

Capstone Residency

One week prior to May Graduation in Spring Year 2

The culmination of the MEM Online 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.

The Duke Master of Engineering Management Online program (Duke MEM Online) was previously known as the Distributed Master of Engineering Management program (d-MEMP).