By DeVry University
March 14, 2022
4 min read
March 14, 2022
4 min read
Engineering and engineering technology are two related branches of the engineering fields that focus on the application of math and physics in order to create new devices. However, engineering technology is more concerned with the ways that engineering principles can be practically applied in everyday life. Engineering technology also has a greater emphasis on hands-on work and the physical creation of new devices, while engineering tends to be a bit more hands-off in terms of execution and focus more on theory. That said, both fields do overlap, even in the job market. Engineers and engineering technologists often work alongside each other, building devices, testing new technologies and creating plans to improve existing ones.
If you've been considering a career in engineering technology or engineering, but weren't exactly sure how the two fields differ, you're not alone. We'll help you identify the differences between a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, along with the similarities between the two and the different jobs that you might find in either discipline as we work through the following sections:
Compared to these more hands-on positions, engineers are much more hands off. They usually work to design new machines and equipment, but they rely on engineering technologists to actually assemble and test them. After getting the test results back from the engineering technologist, an engineer will tweak their designs based on the findings.
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