Where Students Go

Mechanical engineers work in fields ranging from energy to robotics, construction to transportation, automotives to aerospace. They are playing a key role in efforts to develop nano-sized machines and ultimately enable industrial-scale nanomanufacturing. Mechanical engineers frequently work in areas that cross over into other disciplines, particularly biology and medicine. For example, mechanical engineers at Duke are helping to develop artificial tissue and organs, and novel treatments for cancer and biomedical imaging.

Some places our recent graduates have gone:

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor


  • Accenture
  • Applied Predictive Technologies
  • Boeing
  • ExxonMobil
  • GE Aviation
  • J.P. Morgan
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Tesla Motors

After-graduation plans for 2014 ME seniors

Area of employment for 2014 ME grads entering the workforce