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Electrical and Computer Engineering (with concentration in Microelectronics, Photonics and Nanotechnology), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #20 (WUR) , NC,
The Duke Master of Science (MS) in Electrical and Computer Engineering is an advanced engineering degree that provides you with the skills you need to succeed in a technology career in industry, research, or government.


Microelectronics, photonics and nanotechnology (MPN), is a highly vertically integrated area, ranging from innovative materials, devices, and interconnects, through chip-scale integrated systems. Duke ECE is home to international leaders in MPN-related interdisciplinary research, including the areas of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, microfluidic systems, integrated optics, sensors, integrated multifunctional devices/systems, energy conversion devices, and quantum sensors. MPN research at Duke is highly interdisciplinary, and includes the fabrication of devices and circuits through the state-of-the-art Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) cleanroom and characterization lab.


Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Foundations of Nanoscale Science & Technology
  •  Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices
  •  Semiconductor Devices for ICs
  •  Quantum Mechanics
  •  Quantum Information Science
  •  Analog Integrated Circuits
  •  Integrated Circuit Engineering
  •  Digital Integrated Circuits
  •  Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  •  Biochip Engineering
  •  Optoelectronic Devices
  •  Quantum Electronics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Required Documents and Information
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency test scores (if English is not your first language)
  • GPA
  • Writing samples (only required by certain departments)
  • Departmental requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26770 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26770 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 990 - 1670 USD/month
    Living Costs

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