Bachelor of Technology

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The Bachelor of Technology (latin Baccalaureus Technologie, commonly abbreviated as B.Tech.; with Honours as B.Tech. (Hons.); or BTech) is a graduate academic degree conferred after completion of a three-year, a four-year, or even a five-year (such as in Nigeria) 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.

United Kingdom[edit]

The degree of level 3[clarification needed] is between 2 and 4 years of technical programme[clarification needed]; also an academic award in the [United Kingdom].[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]


In Australia, stand-alone Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programs are uncommon. Most of the Australian BTech degrees have engineering and/or information technology as their focus. For example, the Bachelor of Technology offered by Federation University is a three-year information technology degree, while the Bachelor of Technology at the University of South Australia is a three-year exit point from the four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree.[further explanation needed]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degrees are engineering programs of four years in duration. Honours is awarded to graduates who achieve a higher standard of excellence (BTech(Hons)).


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]


Bachelor of Technology degree is a four years undergraduate university level degree including engineering and applied science courses, supervised industrial & practical training and projects. The prerequisite for this program is a three years Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in specific fields e.g. Chemical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering etc. or a two years FSc pre-engineering. B-Tech four years degree awarded by public and private sector universities under the supervision of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Public & private universities such as IIUI, IUB, MUET, NED University, UET Lahore, Preston University & Indus University etc. offer admission in B-Tech degree Program. National Technology Council (Pakistan) accredits the undergraduate Technology degrees in Pakistan. B-Tech program was formally launched in 1973 in Pakistan.

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,[2] B.Tech: Explosives Management [3]).

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,[4] 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.

United States[edit]

In United States, 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[5]), Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee,[6] Virginia and Georgia (Southern Polytechnic State University), and Washington (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)


in Kenya, B.Tech is not a very common course. It was recently introduced. there is only one or two school offering it. The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) located in the countries capital, offers B.Tech in Engineering and Information Technology. The duration of study is usually 4 Years with 11 semesters in total(In the first Year two semesters and from the second year three semesters the third one being an industrial Based Learning [IDBL]) for more information, visit.[7]


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.


The engineering courses in India are regulated and set up under the aegis of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In India, engineering qualifications include the following:

• Diploma in engineering (3/4 years, after class 10). • Bachelor's degrees (4 years, after class 12): BE (Bachelor of Engineering) and B Tech (Bachelor of Technology). Both are equivalent. Admission is usually through an engineering entrance examination. • Master's degrees (2 or more years, after BE, BTech, MCA or equivalent): ME (Master of Engineering), MTech (Master of Technology), MSc (Eng) (Master of Science in Engineering), MS (Master of Science), MCA (Master in Computer Application). Admission usually requires qualification in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, or some work experience in engineering. The MTech and ME degrees are of 2 years duration, and usually have coursework in the first year and a project in the second year. The MSc (Eng) and MS degrees are usually research - oriented, and may require 2 or more years to complete. • Doctoral degrees (3 to 5 years): PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). Admission requirements vary across universities, but usually include a master's degree in engineering or science, or a bachelor's degree in engineering with an exceptionally good academic record.


In Bangladesh, the Bachelor of Technology programs are 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.

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,Industrial Management and Quantity Surveying.