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.

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?

Bridge Courses – Up to 15 credits; Required for Entry into the Technical Core Courses

Students must complete these courses before being admitted to the 300-level Technical Core courses

  • MATH& 142 Precalculus II
  • PHYS& 114 or PHYS& 221 General Physics I w/lab or Engineering Physics I w/lab
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab I

The program starts every Fall Quarter.

What are the Minimum Entry Requirements?

Students must complete an accredited associate degree or higher, and if necessary take these additional courses before applying to the BASET program:

  • Completed Accredited Associate Degree or Higher
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
  • HUMANITIES VAR - Any Humanities Course
  • MATH& 141 - Precalculus I
  • ENGR& 114 or ENGR 180 or Equivalent
  • Engineering Graphics or Parametric Modeling or Program Director approval

What are My Next Steps?


  • Academic Core

  • ENGL 310Business Communications5 CR
  • PSYC 310Industrial Organizational Psychology5 CR
  • PHIL 310Professional Ethics5 CR
  • ECON 310Managerial Economics5 CR

  • TOTAL Academic Core Course Credits
    20 CR
  • Technology Course Work

  • ENGT 311Fundamentals Principles of Manufacturing Processes3 CR
  • ENGT 312Applied Electricity and Electronics5 CR
  • ENGT 313Applied Statics5 CR
  • ENGT 314Applied Strength of Materials5 CR
  • ENGT 316Applied Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer5 CR
  • AMAT 301Programming for Technologists2 CR
  • AMAT 312Applied Linear Algebra2 CR
  • AMAT 313Technical Calculus2 CR
  • AMAT 314Applied Differential Equations2 CR
  • AMAT 316Numerical Methods for Technologists2 CR
  • AMAT 490Statistical Methods for Technologists2 CR

  • TOTAL Technical Core Course Credits
    35 CR
  • Core Courses for Program

  • ENGT 301Introduction to Engineering Technology1 CR
  • ENGT 390Project Planning and Management1 CR
  • ENGT 391Introduction to Analysis and Design3 CR
  • ENGT 490Engineering Technology Capstone I2 CR
  • ENGT 491Engineering Technology Capstone II5 CR
  • ENGT 492Engineering Technology Capstone III5 CR
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 CR
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 CR
  • Program Specialty

  • TOTAL Program Specialty Course Credits
    17 CR
  • Engineering Electives

  • ENGT 395Field-Based Experience/Internship (2-5 credits)5 CR
  • ENGT 352Process Safety5 CR
  • ENGT 415Technical Dynamics5 CR
  • ENGT 441Applied Process Control5 CR
  • ENGT 465Applied Environmental Engineering5 CR
  • ENGT 481Special Topics in Engineering Technology5 CR
  • ENGT 495Field-Based Experience/Internship (2-5 credits)5 CR
  • ENGT 499Special Problems (2-5 credits)5 CR
  • Electives

  • OPM 313Quality Management5 CR
  • OPM 315Lean Concepts and Applications5 CR
  • OPM 411Facility Layout and Materials Handling5 CR
  • OPM 412Workplace Health and Safety5 CR
  • OPM 413Measurement and Statistical Process Control5 CR

  • TOTAL Elective Course Credits
    20 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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Timothy Ewing
BAS in Engineering Technology, Program Lead/Instructor