Master's Career Outcomes
Nearly two-thirds of our recent master's graduates who actively pursued employment or further education were working or admitted to a degree program 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.
Where Our Grads Are
Recent Academic Examples:
- Duke University
- Northwestern University
- University of California, Irvine
- Boston University
- University of Colorado, Boulder
Recent Industry Examples:
- General Motors
- MEDVII (China)
- Lutron Electronics
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.
Outcome at 6 Months
Total Annual Salary of Recent Graduates
- Average: $78,850
- 25th Percentile: $78,300
- 75th Percentile: $80,250
Note: U.S. salaries; includes combined data from 2019 and 2020
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View several years of employment data for all graduate engineering programs at Duke.
Meet our Graduates
F-15E Instructor Pilot and Assistant Director of Operations for Innovation, U.S. Air Force
Master of Science, 2020
Propulsion Test Engineer, Isar Aerospace
Master of Engineering, 2020
Project Engineer, Honda Aircraft
Master of Engineering, 2018
Project Mechanical Engineer, Lutron Electronics
Master of Engineering, 2017