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Apply for the Design & Technology Innovation MEng

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Our program uses a rolling admissions process that evaluates applications as they are submitted and returns decisions in a timely manner. Find out how to apply and see our schedule of application deadlines below.

If you have questions, please contact our Admissions team at

Applicant Requirements

The Duke Master of Engineering (MEng) program in Design & Technology Innovation is designed to be accessible to participants from a variety of STEAM backgrounds, and other participants with sufficient STEM coursework. Applicants should have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM / STEM-adjacent field OR another field with evidence of substantial STEM-related coursework OR relevant technical or technical-adjacent work experience if your degree is not in a STEM field;
  • A minimum of one (1) semester of programming (any language), (1) semester of calculus, and (1) semester of physical or natural science (physics, biology, chemistry, or related subject), with laboratory strongly preferred;
  • Sufficient DUOLINGO, IELTS, or TOEFL English Language Testing scores (official result required; international students only), and

Prior coursework in human-centered design and/or engineering design is highly encouraged, but not required for admission.

Application Checklist

Application Fee US$75
   Paid by credit card with your application. Fee waivers »
Documentation of your Bachelor's Degree, in engineering or science from an accredited institution:
  Transcripts (or, for institutions not using a 4.0 system, estimated GPA and grade scale)
Other Items:
  Short Answer Essays
  Three (3) Recommendations
  Video Introduction
International Applicants:
  English Language Testing official results
Optional for 2024 Applicants:
  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) official results, or equivalent exam
  A portfolio of your project-based work, as a .pdf file not to exceed 20 pages


For Fall Entry

On-Campus Master of Engineering
For Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 January 15 March 15 April 15
2 March 15 April 15 May 1

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition, fees and estimates are subject to confirmation each May and are described on the official Duke Master of Engineering tuition page. Rates subject to change.