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999 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,386 Master's Degrees Annually
#163 in Popularity
$113,680 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Engineering Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other engineering graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,386
Bachelor’s Degree 999
Graduate Certificate 239
Doctor’s Degree 163
Basic Certificate 73
Undergraduate Certificate 25
Associate’s Degree 15

What Other Engineering Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to other engineering and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Engineering Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills for Other Engineering Majors

When studying other engineering, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Abilities for Other Engineering Majors

As a other engineering major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Other Engineering Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other engineering:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5% $140,760
Engineering Professors 14.7% $101,720
Validation Engineers 6.4% $96,980

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Engineering?

999 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
23% Percent Women
23% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 999 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other engineering in 2018, making it rank #163 in popularity. This major tends to be male dominated. About 77% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other engineering majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Engineering Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 78
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 601
International Students 145
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Engineering. About 14.5% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran

How Much Do Other Engineering Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of other engineering students with a bachelor’s degree is $63,100 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $58,800 (25th percentile) and $66,350 (75th percentile).

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Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a other engineering degree.

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $99,410 to $148,970 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to other engineering. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other engineering require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other engineering careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 2.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 54.0%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 5.1%
Master’s Degree 19.5%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 3.6%
Doctoral Degree 12.0%
Post-Doctoral Training 3.6%

Online Other Engineering Programs

In 2017-2018, 148 schools offered a other engineering program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 9 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 10 0
Bachelor’s Degree 37 10
Post-Baccalaureate 9 1
Master’s Degree 74 18
Post-Master’s 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 40 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

Is a Degree in Other Engineering Worth It?

The median salary for a other engineering grad is $113,680 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 185% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,475,600 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other engineering.

Major Number of Grads
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Civil Engineering 21,299
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483
General Engineering 11,245
Industrial Engineering 9,714
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 6,315
Materials Engineering 3,555
Systems Engineering 3,439
Petroleum Engineering 2,818
Environmental Engineering 2,746
Operations Research 1,555
Agricultural Engineering 1,546
Engineering Science 1,509
Nuclear Engineering 1,050
Engineering Physics 1,028
Manufacturing Engineering 920
Architectural Engineering 874
Construction Engineering 870
Robotics Engineering 755
Geoscience Engineering 510
Marine Engineering 506
Mining Engineering 434
Biological Engineering 400
Textile Engineering 359
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 348
Engineering Mechanics 329
Ocean Engineering 305
Metallurgical Engineering 218
Biochemical Engineering 124
Ceramic Engineering 111
Electromechanical Engineering 84
Surveying Engineering 73
Paper Science & Engineering 51
Forest Engineering 39
Engineering Chemistry 5

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