Engineering is a diverse field with many specializations. Specializing in a particular concentration of engineering is mandatory in most degree programs at the bachelor’s level, because you will be tested on your specialization in the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which you have to pass in order to start your career. Specializing in a subfield of engineering will also open up more job opportunities for you and help you increase your chances of employment in the field, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will have an 11% job growth in the coming decade—lower than the national average for all careers.
Examine the specializations below to determine which engineering concentrations appeal to you. Not all specializations are offered at every school, so when you decide which one to pursue, be sure to check that your prospective schools offer that program of study.