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.

Highly-Ranked for High Salaries

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

2023 Stats


Average starting salary for BE graduates


Average starting salary for MEM graduates


Average starting salary for US-based MEng/MS graduates


Average starting salary for PhD graduates going into industry


job placement rate

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


C-suite leadership

Percentage of alumni in chief-level leadership positions within five to ten years of graduation. (Source: Alumni Surveys)

Preparation & Support

Technical Experts & 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 to work as professional engineers, others transition into related careers as research scientists, technical advisors, or executives in 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 fellow 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.

Employers & Jobs

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

Danielle Castley Th'19

A materials engineer and entrepreneur, Danielle Castley Th'19 is founder and chief executive of Becq, a company that designs, manufactures, and customizes radiation shielding materials for the nuclear and space industries. Castley earned her PhD in engineering sciences from Dartmouth where, as a PhD Innovation Program Fellow, she received the support, entrepreneurial training, and resources needed to spin her doctoral research into her own company. MORE

Alumni Spotlights