Where Our PhD Grads Go

A graduate degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke Engineering helps open opportunities for future success

We have an excellent track record of placing graduates as faculty at other prestigious universities and at engineering firms.

  • More than half of Duke CEE PhD grads go on to positions in academia

Recent placement examples: Kunshan University (China), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Oklahoma, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Rice University

  • Over 40 percent of Duke CEE PhD grads go on to careers in the public or private sector

Recent placement examples: COMSOL, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia), Dassault Systemes, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Megan O'Connor

"Duke prepared me well for pursuing a startup."

Megan O'Connor, PhD '17 and founder of Nth Cycle
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Data reflect current positions for PhD alumni who graduated 9/06-5/16.