About Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department at a Glance

  • 29 tenured or tenure track faculty
  • 39 regular rank faculty, 44 percent women and minorities
  • In fiscal year 2012, research expenditures of $25.1M and new funded research grants of $31.7M
  • 197 graduate students
  • 59 BSE graduates in 2012-2013

Department Faculty Structure

  • 17 Professors
  • 6 Associate Professors
  • 6 Assistant Professors
  • 5 Emeriti Professors
  • 5 Research Faculty
  • 4 Professors of the Practice
  • 7 Secondary Faculty
  • 12 IEEE Fellows

Rankings

  • #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
  • 16 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