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Opportunities for Industry Partnerships


By partnering with Duke, your organization can access a world-class educational resource for your employees and executives.

Plus, through that same partnership, your organization can make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of Duke students. Your organization's challenges become immersive, hands-on learning opportunities of the kind that differentiate a Duke Engineering education.

Ways to Participate

High-Impact Educational Programs

Duke Engineering students learn hands-on about emerging technologies. We've designed educational programs with flexibility—including part-time and online options.

Our working professional learners build in-demand skills they can use in the workplace immediately. 

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Partnership Programs

Research Partnerships

Duke Engineering has a long history of successful research partnerships with industry.

Our partners have generously supported research and education that aligns with organizational strategy and goals.

And, they have made formal agreements to sponsor research that has created mutually beneficial collaborations.

Opportunities include:

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Please contact us to inquire about research partnership opportunities.

Student Projects and Student Consulting

Our undergraduate and master’s degree programs provide hands-on experience through real-world projects sponsored by our industry partners.

Students gain career experience while industry partners benefit from solutions crafted by our well-trained students.

Opportunities include:

  • Capstone Project Sponsorships—Teams of students nearing educational program completion work on authentic problems or opportunities proposed by industry sponsors. Students manage projects directly with client sponsors, who receive a full presentation of the team's proposed solution
  • Data Science & AI Industry Affiliates—Affiliate enterprises work with faculty to develop hands-on student practicum projects on topics touching on data science and artificial intelligence
  • Consulting Practicums—A practicum offers an organization the opportunity to partner with and mentor future industry leaders who are studying engineering management

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