Where Students Go

Graduates of our program are prepared for professional employment in areas such as the medical industry, engineering consulting, biomechanics, and biotechnology; graduate work in biomedical engineering; or entrance into medical and professional schools.

More than half of our students go directly to work in the health care industry or other sectors after graduating, while the rest go on to graduate schools in various engineering or basic science disciplines, medical or dental schools, law school and business school.

Your Duke Engineering degree puts you on the path to career achievement. Duke BME is #3 in the country for highest median starting salary for biomedical engineers – $70,000 – as reported by Medical Product Manufacturing News.

Some places our recent graduates have gone:


  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Microsoft
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Medtronic
  • St. Jude Medical

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of Oxford
  • Baylor Medical School
  • Stanford Law School
  • Columbia University

After-graduation plans for 2016 BME seniors

Graph showing after-graduation plans for BME students

Area of employment for 2016 BME grads entering the workforce

Graph showing area of employment for BME students