What is the difference between engineering and engineering technology?
Graduates of engineering programs apply scientific concepts to develop solutions to real world problems. Their job is more theoretical, involving the design of new products such as a robot that will be used in an auto manufacturing plant. Engineers require more theoretical, scientific and mathematical knowledge.
At the same time, some colleges and universities offer 2- and 4- year engineering technology programs that prepare students for practical design and production work. Graduates of 4-year engineering technology programs may get jobs similar to those obtained by graduates with a bachelor's degree in engineering. Technicians install and maintain products, providing a wide range of services: implementation of the design, testing, calibration and supervision of its operation.