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Engineering Technology Degrees and Programs

Gain practical and essential hands-on experience to help you get started in the innovative field of Engineering Technology

If you enjoy interacting with technology, figuring out how things work, creative problem solving or strategy games, an Engineering Technology degree may be for you. As technology evolves, so does the field of engineering technology. Engineering technology programs and classes are available now to help improve your education in the engineering technology field.

As of 2020, there were 117,000 Electrical and Electronic Engineering jobs in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with more jobs expected to be created by 2030.1

Engineering technology skills like analyzing numerical data, designing solutions for technology-driven problems and deciphering user needs are transferable skills that can help you provide value wherever your tech career takes you. Find your niche in ET by honing your skills toward machine learning, medical technology or renewable energy, or consider pursuing a general engineering tech option. You may also be able to transfer qualifying prior education credits or apply relevant military experience.

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Accreditation Matters

Our Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology

Take advantage of the opportunity to build experience as you learn complex problem solving, automation and information technologies relevant to a wide range of technologies.

Learn how to:

  • manage projects
  • troubleshoot common issues
  • create cohesive digital systems

If identifying process efficiencies, learning how things are connected and testing, measuring and designing systems appeals to you, then a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology may be a great choice.

Develop these foundational skills through project-based assignments:

  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • An understanding of Python
  • Quality assurance control

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With these skills, graduates of our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology program may consider careers in various technical positions. Discover Career Opportunities


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Associate in Engineering Technology

Our Associate in Engineering Technology program provides a foundation in technology while also exposing you to emerging subjects impacting the field.

Engineering technology skills can be applied across a broad range of industries to help you improve processes in a production environment and evaluate control and power systems. Learn how machines and systems work while applying foundational Information Technology (IT) skills toward your specialization.

Whether you pursue our general specialization or choose one of three focused specializations, you can stack2 your coursework from your Associate in Engineering Technology into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology program. Specializations include:

General Option: Develop core skills applicable to the field of engineering technology Enjoy the flexibility to customize your program or apply qualifying credit from prior college or relevant military experience.

Machine Learning & Design Techniques: Experience the production environment and explore how things work within the artificial intelligence and manufacturing fields.

Medical Technology & Healthcare Systems: Explore Engineering Technology as it applies to medical and healthcare fields, specifically fixing medical machines and equipment.

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Power: Discover how to create a more sustainable culture using alternative energy sources and real work scenarios.

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Graduates of our associate in Engineering Technology program may consider careers in relevant technology, technician and support specialist roles. Discover Career Opportunities


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Earn Multiple Credentials with Embedded & Stackable Degrees

Earn a Certificate As You Work Toward Your Associate

Our Associate in Engineering Technology (AET) degree program features a 2-in-1 design. This means students who enroll in our AET program will earn their IT Essentials Certificate along the way. Keep your momentum upon completing your associate degree by stacking your credits into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology program3.

Bachelor’s in Engineering Tech Is a 3-in-1 Program

Our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology degree program is 3-in-1. When you enroll in our bachelor’s program, you can earn your IT Essentials Certificate as well as an Associate in Engineering Technology along the way3.

Get Ready for What’s Next with Support from DeVry

Whether you’re curious to learn more about the field of engineering technology or want to further hone your skills through a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology degree program, we are here to help you with academic support, financial support options, career services and more. Flexibility is of the utmost importance to a student or working professional like you, and our student support, tools and resources are designed to help you pursue your goals:

  • Start classes when it works for you – sessions start every 8 weeks.
  • Study at your own pace – complete up to 12 courses per year when enrolled full-time.
  • Need course help? Take advantage of 24/7 tutoring4, one-on-one office hours with your professors, direct help from career advisors and more student resources.
  • Access tech-infused, experiential learning anywhere with our flexible learning tools and mobile app.
  • Study 100% online or go to class at one of our 40+ locations through a hybrid format.
  • Earn your degree from an accredited university5.

Career Services to Help Set Yourself Up for Success

Services ranging from resume review to interview tips and more are available to DeVry students through Career Services team. You can receive help with the following and more:

  • Resume writing
  • Access to job listings
  • Virtual employer events
  • Job search strategies
  • Career advancement guidance
  • Personal branding guidance

Highlights of DeVry’s Tech Programs

Make the most of your technology-related studies at DeVry. We offer several benefits to those who apply and qualify help you create a well-rounded education experience through course offerings like Tech Core, a grant for qualifying students to help make education more accessible and a Scholars Program to help you build a network of like-minded individuals and peers.

Join a program of driven students looking to make an impact in the field of science, technology, engineering and math. We’re proud to award up to $10 million in scholarships for women in tech who apply and qualify.6

Tech Essentials Grant

Once you complete either the IT Essentials Certificate program, Programming Essentials Certificate Program or Networking Essentials Certificate program, you may be eligible to apply for a $2,400 Tech Essentials Grant7.

Tech Core

Put relevant skills to the test through real-world, hands-on learning. This project-based approach is at the crux of our tech core coursework—you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice through physical devices, cloud-based resources and more so you can develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program8. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications9:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • PCEP Certified Entry Level Python Programmer  

Engineering Technology FAQs

What is Engineering Technology?

Engineering technology is a specialized discipline that focuses on the creation and usage of technologies and engineering, as well as applying practical engineering practices to address real world problems. Some of the concepts learned in an engineering technology degree may overlap with general engineering topic areas.

What is an engineering technology degree?

An engineering technology degree is a college-level credential that can be earned as an associate or bachelor's degree. Typically, the programs aim to help you understand how technologies are built, assembled, designed and implemented. In general, the courses in an engineering technology degree program help you learn to develop and design new technologies using engineering processes and practices.

What is the difference between an engineering and engineering technology degree?

A traditional engineering degree program is much more theoretical - mainly focused around research and development - and involves a higher level of math, whereas an engineering technology degree has a larger focus on the application of theories.

Which engineering technology degree should you earn?

When it comes to choosing between either an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology, the best choice for you will depend on your specific background and career goals. An associate degree can help you learn foundational skills in the field and gain a credential more quickly. A bachelor's degree is a higher-level credential that will typically involve a deeper understanding of the elements of engineering technology.

You can take advantage of our stackable programs to leverage any credits earned during your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology program at DeVry by applying them toward our  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology program2 if you choose to continue your education.

What type of education do you need for engineering technology?

To work in the engineering technology field, it can be helpful to earn a degree in engineering technology. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering technologists typically need at least an associate degree1. A bachelor's degree in engineering technology may prepare you to pursue more advanced employment opportunities in this field.

Are there online engineering technology degrees?

Absolutely! In fact, you can earn your Associate in Engineering Technology or Bachelor's in Engineering Technology online right here at DeVry. Our online engineering technology degree programs can be a great way to further your education while allowing you to balance other commitments such as working or taking care of your family.

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2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3For the IT Essentials Certificate and the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology, every course counts towards the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
4Each student is allotted 13 hours of tutoring per academic session through www.Tutor.com (available 24/7). Additional tutoring services are also available through www.DeVryTutors.com.
5DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.
6For a complete list of eligibility requirements for the Women+Tech Scholarship, visit our Scholarships page.
7The Tech Essentials Grant will be awarded upon completion of the IT Essentials Certificate program. The grant will be applied to your student account. If a credit is generated, funds may be sent to you unless you have borrowed loans as funding would then be returned to your lender. Some restrictions apply. Visit our Scholarships and Grants page.
8One complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
9Eligible programs include the Bachelor's in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and specializations within this program including: Cyber Security Programming, Computer Forensics, Software Programming, Information Systems Security, Web Development and Administration, Database Management and Web Game Programming Specialization. Associate in Engineering Technology and specializations within this program including: Machine Learning and Design Techniques, Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power. Associate in Information Technology and Networking and specializations within this program including: Automation and Electronic Systems and Network Systems Administration. Associate in Information Technology and Networking with specialization in Information Systems & Programming. Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking and specializations within this program including: Cyber Security, Cloud Based Networking and Virtualization and Mobile and Networked Devices. Bachelor’s in Software Development and specializations within this program including: Software Design and Programming, Web and Mobile Application Development and Big Data and Analytics. Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.