Engineering vs Engineering Technology

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

 Engineering: Innovation

  • Apply 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

  • Gain knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences by higher education or experience.
  • Implement and extend existing technology for the benefit of humanity.
  • Apply current knowledge and practices to solve specific technical problems and standard design problems.



Updated June 24, 2015


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