Engineering vs Engineering Technology

Career Coach buttonWhat are the differences between Engineering and Engineering Technology?

 Engineering (Innovation)

  • The application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems.
  • The result is the design, production, and operation of useful objects or processes.
  • Develop solutions for open-ended, complex and unique design problems.
  • Develop new methods of analysis.  

Engineering technology (Implementation)

  • Profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education or experience.
  • Practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity.
  • Apply current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific technical problems and standard design problems.


Updated August 22, 2013


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