M.Eng. On Campus

Risk Engineering (with concentration in Energy and Climate Systems)

24 months
60220 USD/year
60220 USD/year
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Duke University's Master of Engineering (MEng) in Risk Engineering (with concentration in Energy and Climate Systems) program emphasizes a systems approach and the use of statistical decision theory to assess the potential for extreme events, and the costs and benefits of their consequences.


Program outcomes

How Duke University's Master in Risk Engineering (with concentration in Energy and Climate Systems) program Will Differentiate You in Your Career

  • Engineering positions in model-based risk assessment increasingly require master's-level training.
  • Analysis and management of risks in the modern world requires knowledge of the economic, policy, and societal context, in addition to the technical and mathematical foundations.
  • Expertise in probabilistic modeling, data analysis, risk assessment, and decision-making under uncertainty is critically important to a broad range of academic, industrial, and governmental career paths.
  • Graduates from this program will be prepared to work in a wide variety of sectors including risk assessment, engineering and business consulting, insurance and re-insurance industry, financial engineering, and infrastructure analysis, among others.
  • Students completing the program will be well-prepared to continue on in PhD programs in systems engineering, financial engineering, operations research, or infrastructure engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Management of High Tech Industries
  •  Business Fundamentals for Engineers 
  •  Uncertainty and Risk in Engineering 
  •  Linear Systems Theory
  •  System Identification
  •  Numerical Optimization
  •  Nonlinear Dynamics
  •  Air Pollution Control Engineering
  •  Modeling for Energy Systems
  •  Energy and the Environment
  •  Transportation and Energy
  •  Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment
  •  Energy Economics and Policy
  •  Climate Change and Climate Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
152 (verbal)
163 (quantitative)

Average grade-point averages of recently admitted Duke MEng applicants were 3.4-3.7.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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