After your Bachelors degree you can continue going to school to get an advanced degree. In engineering this would be a Masters or PhD.
In our program you can get a coursework Masters, thesis Masters, or PhD. The coursework Masters is just like it sounds. It’s where you take additional advanced engineering classes. You can complete a coursework Masters in a year.
The thesis Masters and PhD are both research degrees. There is a coursework component to them, but you will also work on a research project with a faculty member. A thesis Masters usually takes 1.5-2 years to complete. A PhD takes several years to complete.
If you’d like to work at a university, national lab, or in research and development for a company then you will likely need a PhD.
You can change disciplines. Your graduate degree can be in a different or more specialized discipline than your undergraduate degree.