About Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department at a Glance

  • 28 tenured or tenure track faculty
  • $49 million in new research awards, FY 2016
  • 161 PhD students
  • 100 Master's students
  • 237 Undergraduate students
  • 86 BSE graduates in 2015-2016 (May graduates, ECE first major only)

Rankings

  • #1 in U.S. faculty research productivity in computer engineering and #8 in electrical engineering (Academic Analytics 2015 - published Dec. 2016)
  • Top 10 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential – $78,400 median pay with 0-5 years of work experience (Payscale.com)
  • #24 nationally for computer engineering graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • #26 nationally for electrical engineering graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Pratt is in the Top 10 Graduate Engineering Programs Popular with Women by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Duke is #15 on Reuter's list of the 100 Most Innovative Universities in the World (Reuters.com)

Undergraduate Program

  • Average graduating class of 60 (Class of 2012–2016)
  • Double majors with Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Economics
  • Duke, Pratt, Chambers Fellowship award winners
  • SmartHome, Electric Car, Robotics competitions engage early in research
  • A Duke student can do a minor in ECE

Graduate Program

  • 78 MS students
  • 161 PhD students
  • 22 MEng students
  • Funding sources are DOD, NSF, NIH, SRC, industry and other foundations
  • Students eligible for highly competitive Duke and Pratt fellowships