Degree Program Options

We offer a range of options for pursuing a bachelor of science in engineering with dual or second majors and minors, supplementing that curriculum through certificate programs, and leveraging your time at Duke to get a master's degree in just five years.

Program Emphasis Overview

BSE (CE)

Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering (CE)

The bachelor of science with a major in civil engineering (CE) features two study tracks so students can pursue interests in either (or both) structural engineering and mechanics (S/M), or environmental engineering and water resources (E/W). This major will be of interest to students interested in, in part, the design and construction of civil infrastructure. Students have considerable flexibility to pursue second majors and minors within the Pratt School of Engineering or Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) consists of 34 units of which 19 are general engineering requirements and 15 are departmental specific requirements.

BSE (EnvE)

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Engineering (EnvE)

The bachelor of science is offered with a major in environmental engineering (EnvE). This major will be of interest to students interested in obtaining an interdisciplinary undergraduate engineering degree that places emphasis on chemistry and bio-science fundamentals with applications to public health engineering. Students have considerable flexibility to pursue second majors and minors within the Pratt School of Engineering or Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) consists of 34 units of which 19 are general engineering requirements and 15 are departmental specific requirements.

Dual Major

Bachelor of Science - CE & Biomedical Engineering

For students with interests in environmental and biomedical toxicology who want to focus on topics related to chemistry, microbiology, genetics, and their relevance to public health. This curriculum prepares students for careers related to both public health and the environmental sector by emphasizing the integration of engineering, biology and environmental sciences. The B.S.E. dual CE/BME major is accomplished by carefully choosing elective courses in addition to the core civil engineering B.S.E. general engineering requirements.

4+1: BSE+MS

4+1: Bachelor of Science & Master's Degree

Completing both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) and a master's degree in five years is a great opportunity to advance your training. Increasingly, a master's degree is considered the starting point for careers in civil and environmental engineering. The 4+1 program is for students who have enough credits to begin taking graduate courses towards a master's degree during their senior year.  There are three master's programs to choose from: master of engineering, master of science or master of engineering management.

Certificate

Energy and the Environment

The Certificate in Energy and the Environment is designed to provide Duke undergraduates with an understanding of the breadth of issues that confront our society in its need for clean, affordable and reliable energy.  The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary. Students take core courses in energy and environmental science, and electives from markets and policy, environmental science and energy technology. A culminating capstone project is required.

Certificate

Architectural Engineering

Architectural engineering is the discipline concerned with the planning, design, construction and operation of engineered systems for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Duke’s Certificate Program in Architectural Engineering provides students with an understanding of building design and the construction process.  The architectural engineering certificate requires completion of completion of six (6) required and two (2) elective courses.