Graduate Degree Outcomes

Our graduates are prepared to work with people across all technical and cultural backgrounds, with the confidence and leadership skills necessary for a variety of engineering, technical, and business fields. Dartmouth engineers are in high-demand. In fact, some launch their own start-ups and create new jobs for others.

Average Starting Salaries

Highly Ranked for High Salaries

Burning Glass Institute ranked Dartmouth Engineering in the top 10 private colleges for engineering salaries (as reported by The Wall Street Journal).


average starting salary for BE graduates in 2023


average starting salary for MEM graduates in 2023


average starting salary for US-based MEng/MS graduates in 2023


averages starting salary for PhD graduates going into industry in 2023


job placement rate

Percentage of master's and PhD alumni who secure employment within 6 months of graduation. (Source: Alumni Surveys)


C-suite leadership

Many Dartmouth Engineering alumni advance to chief-level leadership positions within five to 10 years of graduation. (Source: Alumni Surveys)

Prepared to Lead

Technical Experts and Well-Rounded Leaders

Dartmouth engineers are prepared for a wide array of careers after graduation. Equipped with both engineering expertise and "power skills" such as communication, leadership, and creative problem-solving, our graduates are uniquely positioned for leadership in any field.

Endless Possibilities

Dartmouth Engineering's graduates are recruited by top multi-national companies and by local companies and alumni-founded start-ups in a variety of fields. While many continue work as professional engineers, others transition into related careers as research scientists, technical advisors, or executives in engineering- or technology-related companies.

Unrivaled Support Network

Dartmouth Engineering alumni have lifelong access to engineering-specific Career Services. Graduates continue to have access to job information, networking opportunities, and career coaching, as well as connection to other Dartmouth Engineering alumni eager to connect you to opportunities within their own companies. Many graduates have started their own successful companies. They are a reminder that Dartmouth is more than a school. It's a community.

Career Outcomes

Sample companies that have recently hired MS, MEng, and PhD graduates:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Analog Devices
  • Apple
  • Blue Origin
  • Boeing
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • ChargePoint
  • Electra
  • GE Healthcare
  • Gigajot Technology
  • Google
  • LEK Consulting
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lyft
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • National Grid
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Trinity Life Sciences
  • Uber
  • Wayfair

Sample job titles of recent graduates:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Digital Hardware Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Executive Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Power Electronics Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Propulsion Engineer
  • Quantum Systems Engineer
  • Research Geophysicist
  • Sr. Automation Engineer
  • Sr. Financial Analyst
  • Sr. Operations Research Analyst
  • Sr. Technical Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Vice President in Equity Derivatives Strategy

Alumni Portrait

Jian Lu Th’93

Jian Lu earned his PhD at Thayer and is now president of LinkedIn China—after playing a key role at Apple Inc. on the team that developed QuickTime streaming. Jian credits Thayer's borderless approach to engineering with preparing him for multiple research and career transitions. MORE

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