Use big data and models to assess risk and guide decisions
Mitigating losses and human impacts to a range of extreme events, including financial, public health, environmental, and climatalogical crises is far more cost-effective than paying for recovery, remediation, and reconstruction.
Duke's Master of Engineering (MEng) in Risk Engineering emphasizes a systems approach and the use of statistical decision theory to assess the potential for extreme events, and the costs and benefits of their consequences.
“We’re seeing regular occurrences of events that we could have never previously predicted, owing, at least in part, to a changing climate, enhanced global connectivity, and evolving social institutions. It means we need to create systems that are robust in case things don’t turn out exactly as we expect.”
—MARK BORSUK, CO-DIRECTOR, DUKE RISK ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Graduates from this program will be prepared to work in:
Engineering and business consulting
Infrastructure analysis, and more
Durham , United States