Master's Career Outcomes

94% of master's graduates from December 2017 and May 2018 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

ECE Employment Chart 2018

Total Annual Salary of Recent Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 40
  • Average: $115,975
  • 25th Percentile: $105,125
  • 75th Percentile: $130,000

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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