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Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

Advance Your Engineering Technology Skills

Our Associate in Engineering Technology Program delivers foundational knowledge and hands-on learning in the testing, measurement and implementation of secured digital systems and devices. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals you need to develop a versatile skillset that helps you become agile and adaptable in today’s quickly evolving tech space, from programming languages and data management, to interconnected devices and security protocols.

Our Engineering Technology Program Specializations are anchored with Tech Core—curriculum designed to help you build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy. You’ll learn relevant skills, giving you a hands-on foundation in engineering technology, information technology and software and information systems. If you are interested in the STEM career field, exploring how technology is used to improve processes in a production environment, then one of these specializations may be right for you.

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Associate in Engineering Technology Program Specializations

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

Being accredited means we’ve met rigorous quality standards and are committed to giving you the education you deserve.

The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET accredits postsecondary, degree-granting programs that meet their global standards for technical education. This is a global mark of quality that is respected by employers and professional associations within the Engineering Technology field. The Associate in Engineering Technology Program is accredited by ETAC of ABET.

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),

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Why DeVry?

Why Choose an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Program at DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.1  It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of 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 certifications:

  • CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA Linux+

  • CompTIA ITF+

  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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Minimum Completion Time*
1 year
4 months
Normal Completion Time
2 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Associate Degree in as soon as 1 year 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.**

*Minimum schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 15-17 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.
**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 15-17 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The courses in our Associate in Engineering Technology degree program cover the following skills:

  • Electronic Devices and Systems
    Explore integrated circuits, solid-state devices, and signal processing applications.
  • Circuit Analysis
    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
  • Automation and Control
    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
  • Information Technology and Networking
    Learn about network and Internet technology, with coursework covering OSI and TCP/IP models, routing protocols, switches, network configuration, troubleshooting, security and CompTIA Network+ exam learning domains.
  • Cloud Computing
    Deploy cloud environments and services.
  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Complex Problem-Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
Transfer Friendly

Connect with your Admissions Representative. They’ll work with our Registrar and provide you with their review of your qualifying transfer credits.

Embedded Degree

Embedded Programs – Demonstrate Skills Along the Way

Your Associate in Engineering Technology builds on the Engineering Technology Certificate Program, incorporating those courses into your associate degree. Should you decide later to pursue a related bachelor’s degree at DeVry, you will receive credit for all of your successfully completed courses.2

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*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

Our History

Strong Legacy in Tech

At DeVry University, our first Associate in Electronics Engineering Technology program was accredited in 1955, and we offered our first Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology 14 years later. We’re proud to continue this legacy through the programs we offer today.


Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Career Opportunities

Regardless of the pathway you choose, your Associate in Engineering Technology Program will help prepare you to apply industry-relevant skills, knowledge and techniques to solve technology problems. You will learn to conduct tests and measurements, analyze the results and design and implement solutions.

With an Associate in Engineering Technology, you can consider careers including, but not limited to:


  • Electrical Engineering Technician

    As an electrical engineering technician, you may assist an electrical engineer with designing, developing and testing electrical systems and controllers. Your work might be more theoretical or more hands-on, depending on the specifics of your position.

  • Field Service Technician

    Field service technicians install, maintain and repair equipment and may work in virtually any industry. Unlike computer use support specialists, who work mostly from a remote computer, field service technicians spend most of their time traveling to sites where the equipment is housed.

  • Engineering Technician (General)

    If your interests are broad, you might enjoy this position. Instead of specializing in a single area, general engineering technologists can solve many different types of engineering problems. You may be able to work under a specialized engineer in an area such as field engineering, product design or technical operations in nearly any imaginable industry.

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician / Industrial Engineering Technician

    Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

  • Electro-Mechanical / Mechatronics Technicians

    Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

Program Courses

Engineering Courses

The Associate Degree Program in Engineering Technology consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours divided into:

General Education (Essentials)

26 credits

Tech Core

12 credits

Program Focus

15 credits

Career Preparation

1 credit


10 credits

General Education Courses
Communication skills

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Culture and Society
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Everyday Physics
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Program Courses
Program Focus
Electronic Device and System Foundations
Automation and Controls

+ Choose three from below:

Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Generative Design
Industrial IoT
Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Electromechanical Systems
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information System Security
Design of Experiments
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Specialized Courses
General Option

You will select applicable courses from the College of Engineering & Information Sciences and the College of Business & Management provided prerequisites are met. Courses within other Colleges may be applicable with permission from the appropriate academic administration.

Associate in Engineering Technology FAQs

What do you learn during an engineering technology degree program?

During an associate-level engineering technology degree program here at DeVry, you'll have the opportunity to develop engineering skills such as programming, design, machine learning and information technology. While working toward your degree, you'll develop these skills, among others, through hands-on learning opportunities designed to help you prepare for the professional world. You may have the opportunity to develop a broader skillset as you continue your education, or what program you choose.

Is it worth earning an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?

An Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Program may be worth it, depending on your individual career goals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate-level degree is typically required to pursue entry-level employment options in this field. Additionally, when you earn an Associate in Engineering Technology at DeVry, your earned credits may stack toward our Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology when you decide to continue your education with us.3

What can I do with an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?

An Associate in Engineering Technology degree from DeVry may help prepare you to pursue several different jobs and employment opportunities. Depending on their chosen specialization, graduates of our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Program consider, but are not limited to careers such as:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Field Service Technician

  • Engineering Technician (General)

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician

  • Electro-Mechanical / Mechatronics Technician

It's important to keep in mind that different companies may have different positions available. Some companies may use similar titles to describe higher or lower-level positions, since job titles and job requirements are not standardized across the industry.

What makes our Associate in Engineering Technology unique?

Our curriculum offers four specialization options. With a fully embedded IT Essentials Certificate Program2, you’ll learn the skills you need to become flexible and adaptable in this rapidly changing field.

How does the Associate in Engineering Technology focus on the future of tech?

Our faculty carefully reviews all course content to ensure its relevance. All Engineering Technology programs include our Tech Core curriculum, which will teach you the language of technology. You’ll learn core concepts focused on the interconnectedness of devices, security protocols and the management of both data and people while using the Python programming language throughout your studies.

Why should I earn an Associate in Engineering Technology?

An Associate in Engineering Technology can offer a strong blend of core tech knowledge and options for specialization, allowing you to follow your interests. Should you decide to pursue a related bachelor’s degree at DeVry in the future, every course in your associate degree will count for credit.3

Can I earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology online?

You can absolutely earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology online. Online education can be a great way to continue your education while balancing your other commitments such as a job or family.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Cyber Security and Networking and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2 Future programmatic changes could impact the ability to earn additional credentials en route to an eligible degree program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credits will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.