M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering program at Duke University provides a solid foundation of rigorous training and research experience to propel your career focused on discovery and engineering of improved materials, processes, phenomena and devices.



The Master of Science is an engineering degree comprising technical coursework and a thesis or project in a chosen discipline. Our MS students explore cutting-edge research in areas including:

  • Aeroelasticity, Aerodynamics, Vibrations
  • Biomaterials and Medical Device Design
  • Computational Materials and Materials Discovery
  • Robotics and Drones
  • Biomechanics and Human Performance
  • Energy Technology
  • Micro- and Nanoscale Fluidics
  • 3D Printing and Material Design
  • Soft Matter and Nanoscale Materials

Career Services

The Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering program at Duke University provides outstanding career support to its students. Our career services include:

  • Academic job search strategy sessions
  • Non-academic job search strategy sessions for industry and governmental positions
  • Resume review and critiques
  • Interview skills training for international students

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plasticity 
  • Tissue Biomechanics
  • Buckling of Engineering Structures
  • Experimental Systems
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Non-Linear Mechanical Vibrations
  • Advanced Acoustics
  • Acoustic Cavitation
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Advanced Aerodynamics
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Rockets and Gas Turbines

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (verbal)
166 (quantitative)

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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