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General Engineering Technology

296 Master's Degrees Annually
12 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#185 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees General Engineering Technology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many general engineering technology graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 296
Graduate Certificate 33
Doctor’s Degree 12

What General Engineering Technology Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, engineering tech majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Engineering Tech Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in engineering tech should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills for Engineering Tech Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to engineering tech:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in General Engineering Technology?

296 Master's Degrees Annually
29% Percent Women
18% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This major tends to be male dominated. About 71% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of engineering tech majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Tech Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 98
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Engineering Tech. About 47.6% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • India
  • China
  • Nigeria
  • Kuwait

Online General Engineering Technology Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 230 schools offered some type of general engineering technology program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 72 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 35 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 151 4
Bachelor’s Degree 4 2
Post-Baccalaureate 72 1
Master’s Degree 19 5
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to engineering tech.

Major Number of Grads
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7,772
Engineering-Related Fields 5,997
Quality Control Technology 4,315
Computer Engineering Technology 4,180
Construction Engineering Technology 3,824
Engineering Technology (Other) 1,786
Architectural Engineering Technology 1,362
Engineering-Related Technologies 840
Nuclear Engineering Technology 388
Nanotechnology 123

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