Financial Technology Master of Engineering (FinTech)
Choose to learn online or on-campus
As a Duke FinTech master's student, you'll gain a strong grasp of fundamental skills of financial engineering, as well as learn the business, policy, and ethical dimensions of developing and deploying financial technology.
The degree can be completed full-time on-campus in 3 semesters and online part-time in 5 semesters.
“With outstanding faculty from engineering, law, economics and business, the Duke FinTech Master of Engineering program is developing professionals with the skills to lead the next generation of innovation.”
Potential Career Paths
Graduates will be well-prepared to start careers in:
- Wealth management and trading
- Blockchain development/smart contracts
- Payment and transaction services
- Quantitative trading and analysis
- Credit, lending and liquidity management
- Digital currencies, such as stable coins and cryptocurrencies
- Risk management and regulatory compliance
- Robotic process automation (RPA) and algorithmic solutions
- Two (2) Industry Preparation Core courses
- Four (4) Technical Core courses in FinTech, programming and finance
- Three (3) FinTech Elective courses Option to choose an elective track:
1 Industry Capstone Project
- The culminating experience of the Duke FinTech program. Students in teams design and build FinTech solutions initiated by industry needs or pursue their own startup ideas. more »
1 Internship or Project
- Full-time students gain valuable experience in the industry
- Part-time students can receive credit for applying what they learn at work
Seminar Series and On-Campus Residencies
- On-campus students participate in seminar series, in which they learn directly from industry leaders
- Online students participate in seminar series, in which they learn directly from industry leaders and also attend three weeklong residencies on the Duke campus—at the beginning, mid-term, and end of the degree program. Residencies feature talks by industry leaders, attend classes in-person, and meet faculty and students
The choice of online or on-campus is up to you. All Duke FinTech students take the same courses, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same Duke degree.
|Minimum Time to Degree||5 semesters||3 to 4 semesters|
|Summer Internship or Project||Project||Internship|
|Class Experience||Live and recorded classes—Virtual interaction with faculty and peers||Class attendance at Duke—In-person and virtual interaction with faculty and peers|
|Seminars and Workshops||Participation in seminar series and 3 in-person residencies on the Duke campus||Participation in a scheduled seminar series|
|Academic Advising||Virtual interaction with a faculty advisor||In-person and virtual interaction with a faculty advisor|
|Career Services & Professional Development||Support from career services professionals specialized in assisting engineering master's students
To foster student success, all enrolling students will be required to take both a programming skills assessment and an economics/finance assessment within two weeks of accepting an offer of admission.
Depending on the outcome of the assessments, we may require one or more online preparatory classes to ensure a strong knowledge base upon entering the rigorous curriculum.
This master's degree can be completed on-campus in:
- 3 semesters—Take an elective as a fourth course in Spring 1 or Fall 2 full-time, or
- 4 semesters—Take a final elective in Spring 2 as a part-time student
|Semesters||Industry Prep Core||Technical Core||Electives||Internship or Mentored Project|
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
|Electives||Internship or Mentored Project||Residencies|
Internship & Assessment
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
Financial Institution Products & Services
(or Fall, Year 3)
To provide an on-campus experience that bonds students to Duke and to each other, the online program includes three (3) residencies—at the beginning, mid-term, and end of the program.
The residencies provide opportunities to interact with on-campus master's students, to attend class in person, and to experience Duke-curated professional enrichment activities including guest speakers, seminars and workshops.
Tuition and Financial Aid
For current information about tuition, please visit meng.duke.edu »
Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships with an emphasis on increasing diversity within the program. Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50 percent per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships.
For more information is available at meng.duke.edu »