Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology

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Earn your degree in as few as 8 semesters1

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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Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. 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 Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

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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.
  • project management icon

    Project Management

    Apply basic project management techniques through project planning software.
  • industrial iot icon

    Industrial IoT

    Connect machines and devices in industrial settings.
  • complex problem solving icon

    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • signal analysis icon

    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.
  • collaborate in dynamic work environments icon

    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • circuit analysis icon

    Circuit Analysis

    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
  • machine learning icon

    Machine Learning

    Teach systems to learn without being explicitly programmed.
  • automation and control icon

    Automation and Control

    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
  • digital literacy icon

    Digital Literacy

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

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
  • Autodesk Certified User

Accreditation Matters

When you earn your degree from DeVry University, you’re backed by a school with more than 90 years of experience in higher education.

Our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org. This demonstrates our commitment to providing you with a quality education that is aligned with today's standards.

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

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles. You’ll study automation and information technologies relevant to many applications, such as industrial processes, healthcare systems, transportation of goods and electrical power delivery.

With a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, you can 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 in virtually any industry you can imagine.

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 credit
  • 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. With a strong tech core, you’ll learn the essentials you need to adapt to a rapidly evolving tech environment, including programming languages, data, people management, interconnected devices and security protocols.

Bachelor's in Engineering Technology FAQs


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

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


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 highly career-oriented skills and an industry-relevant final project.


Strong Legacy in Tech

DeVry University launched our first Associate in Engineering Technology in 1955, our first accredited Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology in 1969 and our first accredited online Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology in 2014.

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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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2As 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.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements