PhD Career Outcomes

A graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering from Duke Engineering helps open opportunities for future success. We have an excellent track record of graduates establishing careers as faculty at other prestigious universities and at engineering firms.

  • About 21 percent of Duke ECE PhD grads go on to positions in academia.

Recent academic career examples: Columbia University, Duke University, Imperial College London, MIT, Oxford University, Stanford University

  • Nearly 75 percent of Duke ECE PhD grads go on to careers in the public or private sectors.

Recent public and private sector career examples: Boston Consulting Group, Fermilab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, McKinsey & Company, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SAS


Data reflect current positions for PhD alumni who graduated 9/07-5/17.