Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering emphasizes the practical over the theoretical. The 124-credit hour degree requires the study of basic differentiation and integration in calculus and applied engineering statistics. Students focus on hands-on, real-world technology solutions. In comparison, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program requires complex math and more abstract design work.

Technologists—in high demand in a wide variety of industries—translate plans into functional prototypes. Often called applied engineers, engineering technologists use technical skills and applied engineering knowledge to build, install, repair and improve high-tech equipment and technical facilities.

Temple prepares you to apply engineering principles and technical skills to analyze and find practical solutions at the point of production. Some of your coursework will include applied strength of materials, applied material technology, applied engineering statics, applied fluid mechanics and more. You can also tailor your degree to your interests in one of several tracks.

Study Tracks

You can focus on Engineering Technology in one of the following areas of specialization.

  • Computer Technology Track

    Computer engineering technologists work in analog and digital design, digital communications, microprocessor hardware and software applications, and network administration. They have a strong knowledge of hardware and software and how the two interact. They also might design, install, maintain and operate computer systems, as well as perform programming and systems analysis, or be involved in robotics.

  • Construction Technology Track

    Construction engineering technology involves managing and converting engineering plans and specifications into finished structures. Some construction engineering technologists focus on residential and other building structures, while others work on bridge, highway or underground projects. They apply their knowledge to many aspects of construction, including cost estimating, labor management, materials specification and estimating, overall planning, and phased construction plans.

  • General Technology Track

    Engineering technologists use the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems in construction, inspection, manufacturing, maintenance, research and development, and sales. This track allows students to choose from a wide variety of engineering technology electives to create a customized study plan.

  • Mechanical/Manufacturing Technology

    Mechanical or manufacturing engineering technologists work in teams to develop equipment, machines, processes and tools to make quality products at reasonable costs. It often involves electronics and electric power; engineering graphics, materials and mechanics; and hydraulics and pneumatics. 

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,416.00 per year
Out-of-state: $31,512.00 per year

Co-ops

Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs.

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