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Career Outcomes for Duke ECE Master's Graduates

97% of recent Duke ECE master's graduates found full-time employment or pursued graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Duke's Electrical & Computer Engineering master's program prepares graduates for a variety of careers—including with some of the world's most important tech companies. Our graduates also go on to leading PhD programs.

Graduate Employment Data

For graduates awarded degrees during calendar year 2020

Where Our Grads Are

Recent Industry Examples:

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

Recent Doctoral Program Examples

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

Duke ECE Students in the last First Destination Cycle

  Employed or pursuing further education within 6 months of graduation No. of graduates included in statistics




2019 90% 102
2018 94% 51
2017 85% 34

Total Annual Salary Survey










$113, 913

25th percentile





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Note: US full-time salaries

How Students Found the Role

How Students Obtained Employment

Employment by Job Function

Employment by Job Area

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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