Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology

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Earn Your Engineering Technology Degree in as Few as 8 semesters1

Classes start every 8 weeks, so you can pursue your Engineering Technology degree 100% online and on your schedule.

Gain practical experience necessary for a role in the engineering field. Build your foundational engineering technology knowledge as you learn through the application and execution of systems, processes and technical operations. Classes start every 8 weeks, so you can pursue your interest in engineering technology, on your time.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Program-at-a-Glance

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126 Credit Hours*

Earn your bachelor's in 40 courses which integrate IoT tech & systems, providing hands-on experience with cloud, software and security technologies.

Accredited & Recognized

Accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org, a global mark of quality that is valued by employers and professional associations within the field.

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3-in-1

Demonstrate skills at every step by earning two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design, all while earning your bachelor's degree2 at DeVry.

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Certification Exam Aligned Curriculum

Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement to pursue one industry-relevant certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, PCEP Certified Entry-Level & more.

Strong Legacy in Engineering Technology

At DeVry University, our first Associate in Electronics Engineering Technology program was accredited in 1955. We launched our first Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology in 1969.

Today, our Bachelor's in Engineering Technology continues this strong tradition with a curriculum designed to meet the needs of 21st-century engineering technologists.

 

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What You'll Learn in our Bachelor's of Engineering Technology

Well-rounded curriculum designed to help you develop hard and soft skills to prepare you for the workplace and respond to real-world situations in all industries.

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
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    Project Management

    Apply basic project management techniques through project planning software.
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    Industrial IoT

    Connect machines and devices in industrial settings.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Signal Analysis

    Explore fundamental concepts of signals and systems including topics related to heat diffusion as it is applied to imaging tools, signal conversion and frequency analysis.
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    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    Circuit Analysis

    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
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    Machine Learning

    Teach systems to learn without being explicitly programmed.
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    Automation and Control

    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
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    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program3. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.


Esther Lyvonne Ogletree

Esther Lyvonne Ogletree

Student — Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology Computers

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Everyone at DeVry motivated me to stay positive and strive for something greater. DeVry has been with me each step of the way and they are willing to help me be successful.

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Degrees in engineering technology at DeVry prepare for careers to solve technology problems.

Career Opportunities

According to the BLS, the overall growth rate for electrical and electronics engineers from 2020-2030 is 7%4.

Graduates of our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, may consider careers including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
    As an electrical engineering technologist, you’ll help electrical engineers through all aspects of their projects. Depending on the specific role, you might develop layouts of electrical transmission systems, supervise workflows and perform cost estimates. Or you might work hands-on installing and maintaining electrical equipment, electrical control systems or industrial automation systems.

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
    Manufacturing engineering technologists wear many hats. Job duties focus on designing, developing and implementing equipment, machinery and technologies to improve manufacturing processes. You may be responsible for analyzing existing processes to look for areas for improvement, making recommendations and then implementing solutions.
  • Computer Network Support Technician
    As the name suggests, network support technicians focus on the development and maintenance of IT networks. Your role might include upgrading networks and repairing errors, monitoring performance, optimizing servers and improving security for both networks and data.

  • Engineering Technologist (General)
    If you have a broad range of interests, this could be a great position for you. Rather than specializing in just one area, such as electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, a general engineering technologist has the skills and knowledge to solve problems across many different types of engineering. Working under a specialized engineer, you might be involved in product design, field engineering or technical operations.

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Program Courses

The Bachelor's in Engineering Technology consists of a minimum of 126 credit hours divided into:

  • General Education (Essentials): 62 credits
  • Tech Core: 21 credits
  • Automation and Electronic Systems: 12 credits
  • Career Preparation: 9 credits
  • Specialization: 13 credits

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities

LAS432 Composition

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

CEIS301 Engineering Technology Fundamentals
ECT345 Signals and Systems
MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH190 Pre-Calculus
MATH221 Statistics for Decision Making
MATH265 Applied Calculus
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Program-Specific Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Automation and Electrical Systems

ECT226 Electronic Device and System Foundations
ECT286 Automation and Controls
ECT315 Industrial IoT
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab

Analysis and Design

CEIS308 Systems and Computer Aided Design
CEIS310 Process Improvement with Machine Learning
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Technical and Business Selection

You can select applicable courses from the College of Engineering & Information Sciences and the College of Business & Management provided prerequisites are met. At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Embedded Programs – Demonstrate Skills Along the Way

Our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology allows you to earn both an IT Essentials Undergraduate Certificate and an Associate in Engineering Technology along the way.2 With a strong tech core, you’ll learn the essentials you need to adapt to an evolving tech environment, including programming languages, data, people management, interconnected devices and security protocols.

Bachelor's in Engineering Technology FAQs


What is a Bachelor's of Engineering Technology Degree?

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology is an undergraduate degree that can help you build your understanding of how certain technology and engineering principles are implemented. This type of degree program aims to teach you how these skills can be applied in a variety of industries.

At DeVry, our Bachelor's of Engineering Technology is particularly focused on building foundational skills like Industrial IoT, Project Management, Digital Literacy and more through the use of hands-on learning. Over the course of this program, you will have the opportunity to gain programming and engineering skills such as development and design that may help prepare you to pursue a career in this field alongside other engineers.


What makes the Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology program unique?

At DeVry, our curriculum is skills-focused. It also fully embeds our IT Essentials Certificate and Associate in Engineering Technology degree2 programs, while focusing in-depth on current needs and trends in the field.


Can you become an engineer with a degree in engineering technology?

If you decide to pursue a career in engineering technology you may end up working alongside engineers, but the two disciplines focus on slightly different things. Engineering technology tends to focus more on the real-world development and implementation of technology-based solutions, while engineers typically study and may work on a product’s design and theoretical construction. Engineers may also need additional work experience or licensure from their state to become fully licensed engineers.


How does the Bachelor's in Engineering Technology program lean into the future of tech?

At DeVry, the Tech Core curriculum included in our Engineering Technology programs teaches you the language of technology. You’ll use programming languages such as Python, and learn core concepts including data and people management, the interconnectedness of devices and the security protocols necessary to protect both data and networks. All course content is reviewed by faculty to ensure its longevity in the quickly evolving tech space.


Why should students earn a Bachelor's in Engineering Technology?

Which degree you choose to earn is a personal choice, but as technology becomes ever more complex, you may find that a bachelor’s degree provides you with a variety of options. Our Bachelor's in Engineering Technology program offers flexibility and customization, allowing you to follow your interests in the rapidly evolving tech space. It also provides you with a strong hands-on education, including career-oriented skills and an industry-relevant final project.


Can I earn a Bachelor's in Engineering Technology online?

Yes! You can earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology online right here at DeVry University. An online degree is a great way to pursue your education goals on your schedule.


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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2For 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.
3As part of this program, one 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 in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
4Job growth indicated on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.