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Master's Career Outcomes

90% of 2019 master's graduates from found employment (full-time or internship) or pursued graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Master's study in ECE at Duke prepares students to work with some of the world's most important tech companies and to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas. A number of our graduates also go on to leading PhD programs.


Where Our Grads Are

Recent Industry Examples:

  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Cisco
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • NVIDIA 

Recent Doctoral Program Examples

  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Graduate Employment Statistics

Duke’s Electrical and Computer Engineering master's programs prepare graduates for a variety of career paths. 

Duke Engineering's dedicated Master's Career Services and Professional Development team supports all ECE master's students with both internship and job searches, including major-specific resources, career management skills, building professional relationships, and exploring opportunities with top organizations. 

Survey Results of Recent Graduates

Overall Employment Statistics

2017

2018

2019

% employed (full-time or intern) or pursuing further education within 6 months of graduation

85%

94%

90%

# of graduates included in statistics

34

51

102

Total Annual Salary of Recent Graduates

Salary

2017

2018

2019

Average

$110,196

$106,860

$102,576

25th percentile

$100,000

$90,000

$90,000

75th percentile

$120,000

$120,000

$120,000

*based on US full-time salaries.

   

 

How Students Found the Role in 2019

How Students Obtained Employment

Employment by Job Function in 2019

Employment by Job Area

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View several years of employment data for all Duke engineering graduate programs.


Meet Our Graduates

Wanxin Yuan

Wanxin Yuan

Software Engineer at Google
Master of Science (MS), 2018

Olympios Petrakis

Olympios Petrakis

Software Engineer at NetApp
Master of Science (MS), 2018

Jonathan Buie

Jonathan Buie

Software Engineer at Intel
Master of Science (MS), 2017

Wankun Zhu

Wankun Zhu

Software Engineer at Google
Master of Science (MS), 2016

John McCrone

John McCrone

Software Engineer at IBM
Master of Science (MS), 2015

Karl Tao

Karl Tao

ASIC/IP Design Engineer at Apple Inc.
Master of Science (MS), 2015