Master of Engineering

Duke’s Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering offers its students an industry-focused alternative to a traditional master of science program, with a curriculum of eight graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering and two business and management courses.

As a Duke ECE grad student, the most valuable part has been close interaction with faculty. I've not only taken focused classes, but also gotten one-on-one insights.

Jonathan BuieJonathan Buie
Class of 2017

The program offers students a deeper understanding of technology and develops the business leadership and management expertise needed to succeed in a career in industry.

By becoming a Duke Master of Engineering student, you will also become part of an engaging and inclusive community of scholars located near one the premier high-tech corridors in the world – Research Triangle Park.

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  • 18 to 24 months to complete the program
  • Non-thesis program designed to help you succeed in industry
  • Takes advantage of a top research institution and puts you at the forefront of your field of choice
  • Gives you the business foundation you need
  • 4+1 option for Duke Engineering Undergraduates

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Note: Admission is managed by the Pratt School of Engineering.


Areas of Concentration

MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEng students will complete the Core Industry Preparatory Courses and Internship, Departmental Requirements, and will choose technical electives in one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Micro-Nano Systems
  • Photonics
  • Sensing and Waves
  • Signal Processing and Communications

Learn more about the MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEng in Photonics and Optical Sciences

MEng students will complete the Core Industry Preparatory Courses and Internship, three technical electives (two of which will be selected from similar areas of concentration) and Departmental Requirements including:

  • An advanced mathematics course
  • Two Optics/Photonics courses
  • One technical optics/photonics course from the BME department and one from the ECE department

Learn more about the Photonics and Optical Sciences MEng

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