Careers and Alumni

A PhD in engineering education opens the door to a range of career opportunities, from academia to nonprofit work to industry. Possibilities include:

  • faculty member in engineering
  • faculty member in engineering education or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education
  • position with university teaching and learning center
  • higher-education liaison to industry (philanthropy, recruitment, development, etc.)
  • P-12 educator or administrator
  • trainer or human resource manager in industry or nonprofit organization
  • informal engineering educator in a nonprofit setting (e.g., museum, science center)
  • consultant or entrepreneur


Graduating its first doctoral student in 2006, the School of Engineering Education has a growing set of alumni who are active in defining and expanding the discipline: