Bachelor of Technology

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The Bachelor of Technology (commonly abbreviated as B.Tech.; with Honours as B.Tech. (Hons.)) is an undergraduate academic degree conferred after completion of a three or four-year program of studies at an accredited university or accredited university-level institution. The degree is conferred in the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States and elsewhere. The programs include a deeper study of a number of engineering sciences to which students are introduced at the core curriculum level, theoretical and experimental solution of physical problems, and design of systems relevant to the contemporary industries.

In general, the degree is awarded to those who have undertaken a degree program which is supplemented by either occupational placements (e.g. supervised practice or internships), practice-based classroom courses. Due to these requirements, the degree normally takes at least four years.

In some countries, the degree is awarded following completion of a curriculum which is career oriented, emphasizing practice as opposed to theory.


In Australia, the Bachelor of Technology programs are three to four years in duration. Honors awarded to graduates who successfully complete a four-year program.[further explanation needed]


In Bangladesh, the Bachelor of Technology programs are Total four or six year Duration Course. Four year for 12 class passed student . Six year for diploma engineers which is under Bangladesh Technical Education Board.After diploma then Join A.M.I.E Course From The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh(IEB) The course Duration is only 2 year this A.M.I.E. course is equal Bachelor of Science.


In Canada, the Bachelor of Technology designation is used inconsistently. Both universities and community colleges award the degree after completion of four-year programs but have different entrance requirements.

Care should be taken not to confuse the B.Tech. degree offered by university-level institutions with the Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.Tech.) or BAT offered by some community colleges in Canada. Community colleges are represented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and university-level institutions by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the national accrediting body of universities in Canada. However, some community college engineering programs have recently been accredited by Engineers Canada following a thorough review by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), i.e., Conestoga College.[1] CEAB accreditation allows licensing as a "Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)" and ensures that graduates of these programs can continue with graduate engineering studies at traditional universities.

Care should be taken not to confuse the B.Tech. degree with the P.Tech. (Engineering) in Alberta designation used in Canada by the engineering technologists and technicians associations. P.Tech. (Engineering) allow engineering practice independently same as professional engineer, which is attained by after completion of a 2-3 year Engineering Technology diploma program.[further explanation needed]


In India, the Bachelor of Technology degree is a professional engineering degree awarded after completion of four years of engineering study and research. Some Indian universities, mainly private institutes which are affiliated to regional universities, offer the B.Tech. degree under the name of B.Tech. (Hons.) or B.Eng. or B.E.; but whichever name is used, the degree course follows the standard curriculum laid down by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the University Grants Commission (India) (UGC).


In Israel, the B.Tech. degree is awarded only by academic colleges in fields of engineering. The minimum duration of the B.Tech. degree is eight semesters and 160 credit hours.[2] It is also awarded to those who have upgraded from a Practical Engineering certificate to a B.Tech. degree by taking supplemental studies of at least five semesters and 100 credit hours.[2] The importance of this course can be judged from the fact that GDS[who?] is pursuing it.

There is also an honorary Bachelor of Technology degree (B.Tech Hons).

Today in Israel, a B.Tech degree is seen as inferior to a B.Sc. degree and demand for it is subsiding. This is due to the lower requirements for a B.Tech degree in contrast with the high requirements for a B.Sc. degree.[citation needed]


In Kenya, the B.Tech degree is awarded by Moi University and The Technical University Of Kenya, and takes four to five years to complete. The fields offered by Moi University are chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, textile engineering and production engineering.


In Nigeria, The B.Tech. degree is awarded by Universities of Technology or Science and Technology which can be Federal, State or Privately owned. The duration of study is usually five years of ten semesters. Nine of these semesters is spent in the university while one (usually the second semester of the fourth year) is spent on compulsory Industrial Training (IT) ranging from three to six months although it can extend for a whole session (usually the whole fourth year) for students of Agriculture related courses. At inception most of the universities offered core Science courses, but have now expanded their course offerings to include Social Sciences and even Medicine. There are five Federal universities of Technology in Nigeria located in Minna, Akure, Owerri, Yola and Bauchi with some state and privately owned ones around the country.


In Pakistan: Bachelor of Technology (Honors) degree is a four-year undergraduate university level degree, including Engineering and Applied Science courses, supervised industrial Practical training and projects. The prerequisite for this program is a three-year Diploma of Associate Engineering in specific fields e.g. Chemical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering etc. or two-year Fsc pre engineering. B.Tech Honors four years degree awarded by public and private sector Universities under the supervision of Higher Education Commission (Govt. of Pakistan). Public & private universities Such as IIUI,IUB,MUET, NED, UET,PRESTON,INDUS offer admission in B-Tech degree Program. The degree of B.Tech(Hons)04 years degree was treated at par with a Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science Engineering. B.Tech program was formally launched in 1973 in Pakistan and then Ministry of Education directed to give status of B.Tech (Hons) degree at par with B.Sc Engineering/B.E degree,& professionals called B-Tech Engineers according to the letter No. 15-29/73-Tech. According to the letter no PEC/4-P/QEC, PEC stated that B.Tech degree will be considered equivalent to B.Sc/BE and the same decision was taken in 9th inter-provincial ministers conference at Quetta in 1986, 39th HEC meeting on 12-2-98, FPSC in its letter no F4-89/2002-R, there is no difference in the program objectives and learning outcomes of B.Tech or BE.

South Africa[edit]

In South Africa, the B.Tech is awarded by Universities of Technology and Comprehensive Universities - as distinct from Traditional Universities - and is generally practice or career oriented, as opposed to academically oriented. –Relatedly, it is often offered in areas in which there is no corresponding B.Sc. or BComm (e.g. B.Tech: Forestry Management,[3] B.Tech: Explosives Management [4]).

The degree is obtained after 4 years of study, and is usually offered as a 1-year programme, following completion of a relevant three-year National Diploma.

The B.Tech (often) carries the same points as other bachelor's degrees in terms of South Africa's National Qualifications Framework. At the same time, however, due to its orientation, it does not usually grant admission to the corresponding M.Sc. or MComm program,[5] and students instead pursue the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Doctor of Technology (D.Tech.) degrees; it does grant admission to MBA programmes (see List of business schools in South Africa). In some cases, however, admission may be granted, once demonstrated that the student meets the necessary academic level to complete the requirements of the M.Sc or MComm.

Sri Lanka[edit]

In Sri Lanka, The Open University of Sri Lanka (since 1980 under University Grants Commission) is the pioneer in offering the BTech Eng (Hons) which has a duration of minimum four years. Undergraduates can be specialised in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Textile and Apparel Technology.

BTech is offered by the recently established Uva Wellassa University (under University Grants Commission) which has a duration of four years. This is known to be a specialized degree where they are subjected to specialize in three fields, Food Engineering & Bioprocess Technology, Material science & technology and Mechatronics.

The BTech is offered in Sri Lanka by the University of Vocational Technology in following fields of Multimedia & Web, Network, Software, Building Services Technology, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Food Process, Film & Television and Industrial Management.

United Kingdom[edit]

The degree of level 3[clarification needed] is between 2 to 4 years of technical programme[clarification needed]; also an academic award in the [United Kingdom and Scotland].[clarification needed] Those who take such programs are more commonly awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree or a B.Tech. degree with the United Kingdom's Business and Technology Education Council [BTEC][clarification needed] designation compared to [Bachelor's degree], which is a university degree.[clarification needed] BTEC functions allow ambitious students to continue Masters.[clarification needed]

United States[edit]

In USA, The Bachelor of Technology degree is awarded after completion of a 2-4 year academic program. Many of the colleges and universities offering this degree are located in the states of Alaska (INDS)[clarification needed], Florida, New York (New York City College of Technology, State University College at Buffalo, SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY College Of Technology At Alfred, Illinois (Chicago), Mississippi (Mississippi University for Women), Missouri (Northwest Missouri State University), Nevada, South Carolina (Charleston Southern University), Oklahoma (Rogers State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City[6]), Virginia and Georgia (Southern Polytechnic State University).