Ideal preparation for an industry or research career
The 30-credit Duke Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering provides a unique combination of opportunities:
- A respected and highly-ranked graduate program
- Engineering and business courses plus an internship
- Access to graduate certificate programs in high-demand career areas
- Dedicated career support
- A track record of positive career outcomes
"Duke provided me with a strong educational foundation and network to begin my career in engineering."
Janelle Balesh, MEng
Edison Fellow, GE Healthcare
Flexible Degree Requirements
30 course credits, with industry internship
- Core Industry Preparation Courses—6 credits
- Management of High Tech Industries
- Business Fundamentals for Engineers
- Life Science course—3 credits
- Advanced Mathematics course—3 credits
- BME courses—9 credits
- Technical Electives in a Concentration Area—9 credits
- Industry Internship—0 credits
Aligned with faculty research
- Bioelectric Engineering
- Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
- Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
- Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
- Biotechnology (certificate option)
- Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
- Drug and Gene Delivery
- Health Data Science (certificate option)
- Immune Engineering
- Medical Device Design (certificate option)
- Neural Engineering (certificate option)
- Synthetic and Systems Biology
- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Related Duke Master's Degree options
- Sample Curriculum
Sample curriculum for MEng in Biomedical Engineering (shows Drug and Gene Delivery Specialization)
Year 1—Fall Year 1—Spring Summer Year 2—Fall Core Industry Preparation Courses MENG 570: Business Fundamentals for Engineers MENG 540: Leadership & Management Principles for Technology-Based Organizations MENG 550:
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MENG 551: Internship Assessment Departmental Requirements BME 671L: Signal Processing and Applied Mathematics BME 790: Physiology for Engineers BME 578: Quantitative Cell and Tissue Engineering BME 524: Nanotechnology in Medicine BME 577: Drug Delivery Specialization Elective Elective Elective
- Undergraduate courses may be taken, but cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.
- Students may take a 3-credit independent study course (BME 791) as an elective for doing research or a design project in a lab.
- Other elective courses must be selected from Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related disciplines.
- Certificate Options
Customize your degree with a certificate:
- Admissions Profile
The Master of Engineering program does not require a minimum score to apply or be admitted. GRE is optional. The scores of TOEFL, and undergraduate GPA of recently admitted applicants were*:
- TOEFL: 103 - 108
- UGPA: 3.5 - 3.9
* Mid-50% range
- Cost of Attendance
For complete cost of attendance details, visit the Duke Engineering MEng website »
- Funding Opportunities
Because many see the Master of Engineering (MEng) as a professional degree, most students pay their own tuition costs. Many students use student loans and believe there will be an excellent return on investment.
In certain circumstances, we provide limited financial aid to MEng students.
Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships with an emphasis on increasing diversity within our master's degree programs.
Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50 percent per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships. Additionally, up to $10,000 per year may be allocated for the student to gain experience in a research setting under the direction of a principal investigator (PI).
Externally Funded Scholarships
We also offer support to recipients of some competitively externally funded scholarships, such as
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowships
- Fulbright Scholar Program
While enrolled in the program, many students work in a variety of places, such as campus libraries and various departments within Duke University. Teaching assistantships and grader jobs are available in various departments.
These positions are paid an hourly rate, and most students work between 10 to 20 hours per week. Positions are generally posted and filled before classes begin each semester.
External Funding Opportunities
Browse our extensive list of potential external funding opportunities on our dedicated website for MEng students.
- Career Services
Duke Engineering provides outstanding career support to master's students. Our career services include:
- Working with a coach
- Workshops and events
- Engaging with employers and industry professionals