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Engineering Technology - Bachelor of Applied Science

Engineering Technology - Bachelor of Applied Science


Engineering Technology is the practical application of math and science to the solution of real world problems. By applying engineering principles and implementing technological advances, engineering technologists work to benefit society. Graduates with an Engineering Technology degree often seek employment in fields such as engineering production, design, manufacturing and operations.

BTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology (BASET) degree has been designed to meet the needs of students who want to practice engineering in industry. The program focuses on providing hands-on technical education that prepares graduates to be productive professionals who make meaningful contributions to the engineering industry. Our curriculum balances theoretical content, robust applied laboratory work, and engaging classroom experiences. Intensive engineering design projects provide students with a strong foundation of engineering knowledge and skills that align with traditional and emerging careers in engineering.

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Employment Information

$60,694 starting annual wage
$79,144 average annual wage
$92,331 potential annual wage
  • Employment and Wage Data Sources

    BTC graduate employment rates:
    The graduate employment rate reflects placement rates of students who graduated from BTC in 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Data Linking for Outcomes Assessment database pulls from Unemployment Insurance (UI) data across Washington and Oregon. UI data do not reflect BTC graduates who (a) are employed in states beyond those listed above or outside of the United States, (b) are self-employed, (c) are active duty members of the armed forces, (d) continued on to another educational institution, and/or (e) did not provide a social security number while enrolled at BTC.

    Washington State Employment Security Department 2018 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates ( reflect 2014-2017 employment

    Starting annual wage = 25th percentile
    Average annual wage = 50th percentile
    Potential annual wage = 75th percentile

Estimated Program Costs


When Can I Start?

Students can apply for admission into this program in any quarter. After being admitted, students will join the next cohort, which starts every fall quarter. During the admissions and advising process, a detailed program of study will be developed for each student.

What are the Minimum Entry Requirements?

Students must complete all of the following requirements before being admitted to the next cohort. For students who are currently working to complete their first degree, conditional acceptance into the program can be granted during the admissions and advising process.

  • Completed Accredited Associate Degree or Higher (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)
  • Communications (5 credits) - Typical course(s): ENGL& 101
  • Computer-Aided Design (5 credits) - Typical course(s): ENGR 180 or general CAD experience
  • Humanities (5 credits) - Typical course(s): CMST& 210 or CMST& 220
  • Natural Sciences with Lab (10 credits) - Typical course(s): CHEM& 110 or CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161 AND PHYS& 110 or  PHYS& 114 or PHYS& 221
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits) - Typical course(s): MATH& 142

What are My Next Steps?


Total Program Credits: 93

  • Typical Student Schedule
  • Quarter 1

  • ENGT 301Applied Engineering Lab I3 CR
  • ENGL 310Business Communications5 CR
  • ENGT 311Manufacturing Processes and Systems3 CR
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 CR
  • Quarter 2

  • ENGT 302Applied Engineering Lab II3 CR
  • ENGT 321Applied Systems Engineering3 CR
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 CR
  • PHIL 310Professional Ethics5 CR
  • Quarter 3

  • ECON 310Managerial Economics5 CR
  • ENGT 303Applied Engineering Lab III3 CR
  • ENGT 350Applied Chemical Engineering3 CR
  • OPM 412Workplace Health and Safety5 CR
  • Quarter 4

  • ENGT 490Engineering Technology Capstone I5 CR
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 CR
  • OPM 411Facility Layout and Materials Handling5 CR
  • Quarter 5

  • ENGT 312Applied Electricity and Electronics5 CR
  • ENGT 491Engineering Technology Capstone II5 CR
  • PSYC 310Industrial Organizational Psychology5 CR
  • Quarter 6

  • ENGT 465Applied Environmental Engineering5 CR
  • ENGT 492Engineering Technology Capstone III5 CR
  • OPM 315Lean Concepts and Applications5 CR

Program Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Employment Outlook

Graduates with an Engineering Technology degree often seek employment in fields such as engineering production, design, manufacturing and operations.

Faculty & Support

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