What is the advantage of specialising in a particular compared to one who does not?

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Hi! I am an electrical engineering undergraduate going into my 3rd yr of my university education. Currently thinking of whether to specialise or not. Any suggestions on why I should or shouldn't? Thanks!
 

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brewnog
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Well are you interested in the choices you have for specialisation? Are you concerned about employment prospects? Are you planning on continuing your studies after you get your degree?
 
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employment prospects will be my primarily concern after graduation
 
brewnog
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Well if you want employment in a specialist field, then you might want to consider a more specialised education.... otherwise keeping your education general will keep your employment opportunities open, and there's always room to specialise.
 
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I too would recommend the general approach. I did that in civil and am glad I did. You will get your specialised education once you start working. You will have a wider subject background which gives you more options in employment.
 
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