Master's Career Outcomes

91% of 2022 Duke MEMS master's graduates found full-time employment or pursued graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

A master's degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke helps open opportunities to future success.

Graduates of our MEMS program have gone on to careers at elite academic institutions and at leading aerospace, manufacturing and electronics firms.

In recent years, about 60 percent of Duke MEMS master's students have gone directly into industry careers, while 40 percent of our Master of Science (MS) graduates and 10 percent of our Master of Engineering (MEng) graduates have gone on to PhD programs.

Graduate Employment Data

For graduates awarded degrees during calendar year 2022

Duke’s Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science master's programs prepare graduates for a variety of careers in industry.

Our dedicated Career Services team supports master's students in internship and job search, including major-specific resources, career management skills, building professional relationships and exploring opportunities with top organizations.

Where Our Grads Are

Select Recent Academic Examples:

  • Boston University
  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado, Boulder 
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Select Recent Industry Examples:

  • Amazon
  • BotBuilt
  • Capital One
  • Deloitte
  • General Motors
  • Honeywell
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Medtronic
  • MEDVII (China)
  • NexEra Energy Resources
  • Intel

First Reported Outcome After 6 Months


This survey reflects 31 graduates with 11 responses.

The average starting salary for 2022 Duke MEMS master's graduates was $81,500.

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Meet our Graduates

Meghan Booze

Meghan Booze

F-15E Instructor Pilot and Assistant Director of Operations for Innovation, U.S. Air Force

Master of Science, 2020

Davide Di Nubila

Davide Di Nubila

Propulsion Test Engineer, Isar Aerospace

Master of Engineering, 2020

Meredith Kircher

Meredith Kircher

Project Engineer, Honda Aircraft

Master of Engineering, 2018

Andrew Burton

Andrew Burton

Project Mechanical Engineer, Lutron Electronics

Master of Engineering, 2017