Where Our Undergrads Go

Pratt undergraduate engineering students are well-prepared for careers in a wide range of areas including industry, medicine, law, business, military service and academia.

Your Duke Engineering degree puts you on the path to career achievement. Pratt was ranked the No. 3 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential – $75,100 median pay with 0-5 years of work experience  – by Payscale.com.

In 2016, nearly 70 percent of Pratt seniors seeking employment had found jobs by the time of graduation, compared to a national average of just 59 percent. Nearly 30 percent of the graduating class planned to directly enter graduate or professional schools. For more details, check out the links below.

Where do biomedical engineering students go?

Graduates of our biomedical engineering program are prepared for professional employment in areas such as the medical device industry, engineering consulting, biomechanics, and biotechnology, graduate work in biomedical engineering, or entrance into medical and professional schools. About one-third of our students enter graduate schools in various engineering or basic science disciplines and one-third are accepted by medical or dental schools. The rest go to law school, business school, or employment in industry.

Where do civil & environmental engineering students go?

Civil engineers design modern marvels such as the underground mass transit, and design buildings capable of safely weathering earthquakes. Environmental engineers are developing new treatment methods to combat pollution in air, water and soil. These engineers solve complex problems and work to balance the needs of growing human populations and the environment, addressing the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment and community planning.

Where do electrical & computer engineering students go?

Electrical and computer engineers are improving television and satellite transmissions, helping the military detect unexploded bombs, helping us understand how marine mammals communicate, and developing megapixel cameras. The job opportunities for ECE graduates are limitless. These engineers also apply their understanding of electricity to make contributions to the field of medicine, such as improving or developing new analytical tools for doctors, or making cochlear implants for deaf persons more effective in interpreting sound. Computer engineers can specialize in digital systems, computer operating systems, networks, software and hardware.

Where do mechanical engineering students go?

Mechanical engineers work in fields that support the entire spectrum of consumer products, including robotics, automotives, packaging, and transportation. They are playing a key role in efforts to develop nano-sized machines and ultimately, to 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.