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Research efforts in Mechanical Engineering include unsteady aerodynamic and vortex dominated flows associated with aeroelasticity and aeroacoustics of aircraft and turbomachinery. Research in dynamics includes aeroelasticity, controls, acoustics, adaptive structures and systems, and chaos. Energy, heat transfer, and intelligent systems are also active areas of research in the department.

Duke's Mechanical Engineers are refining the design of helicopter rotor blades, developing models to help robot mine-sweepers navigate strange surroundings to find hidden explosives, and building a device that uses droplets of water to carry payloads such as proteins and drug capsules. This kind of real-world research is reflected in the courses we offer to our Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineeringstudents. In addition, many of our faculty consult with industry and bring that experience back to our students through classes and projects. The MEng program will help you become an expert at solving technical problems and prepare you to smoothly navigate corporate culture.

The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a 30 credit degree distributed as follows:

  • Core Industry Preparation Courses (6 credits)
  • Departmental Core Requirements (18 credits)
  • Specialization Requirements (6 credits)
  • Internship, Applied Research Experience or Project (zero credits)
  • Mechanics: Biomechanics
  • Mechanics: Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics: Dynamics
  • Mechanics: Vibrations
  • Controls
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

University requirements

Program requirements

Students seeking to do graduate work at Duke University for degree purposes must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.Required documents and information:TranscriptsLetters of recommendationStatement of purposeGRE scoresGPAWriting samples English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 577 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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