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 20 percent of Duke ECE PhD grads go on to positions in academia.
Graduates have recently accepted positions at Columbia University, Duke University, Imperial College London, MIT, Oxford University, Stanford University, UT Austin, University of Colorado, University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin- Madison, and others.
Nearly 75 percent of Duke ECE PhD grads go on to careers in the public or private sectors.
Our graduates are making names for themselves at organizations including: Synopsys, LinkedIn, Qualcomm, Marvell, NVIDIA, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Child Mind Institute, DigiLens, Lam Research Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and many others.
"If you’re considering Duke, know that it’s a wonderful environment. You can collaborate widely and see a good cross-section of research, beyond electrical and computer engineering."
Pramod Kolar, PhD '04, Microsoft
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Reported data reflect current positions for PhD alumni who graduated fall 2005-spring 2020.