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Engineering Technologist – Overview

by Luke Smith,

WES Education Services

September 12, 2022

Specialize in implementing existing engineering technology, usually within a specific field of engineering.

Work as part of a team with engineers and engineering technicians on a variety of projects.

Work focuses on activities related to product improvement, manufacturing, and construction.

Academic Requirements

Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, rather than in engineering. Obtaining a higher degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a higher degree.  Your existing education might give you advanced standing or transfer credit toward a higher degree, reducing the time it would take you to graduate. Note: you CANNOT become licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) with a degree in engineering technology.

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