About Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department at a Glance

  • 28 tenured or tenure track faculty
  • $33 million in new research awards, FY 2014
  • 202 graduate students
  • 48 BSE graduates in 2013-2014


  • #18 nationally for electrical and computer engineering undergraduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2013)
  • #27 nationally for electrical and computer engineering graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2014)
  • #35 nationally for doctoral programs in electrical and computer engineering in 2011 by the National Research Council
  • #7 in faculty productivity as evidenced by publications and citations for ECE departments by the Chronicle of Higher Education (2007)

Undergraduate Program

  • Average graduating class of 52
  • Double majors with Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Economics
  • Duke, Pratt, Chambers Fellowship award winners
  • SmartHome, Electric Car, Robotics competitions engage early in research
  • A Duke student can do a minor in ECE

Graduate Program

  • 39 MS students
  • 142 PhD students
  • 21 MEng students
  • Research expenditures were $25.14M in 2012
  • Funding sources are DOD, NSF, NIH, SRC, industry and other foundations
  • Students eligible for highly competitive Duke and Pratt fellowships