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Study engineering technology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying engineering technology as an international student.

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Engineering technology degrees abroad

Engineering technology is the application of engineering techniques and concepts. Whilst mainstream engineers mainly use mathematical and scientific principles to come up with engineering ideas, it is the role of technologists to turn these ideas into reality.

As an engineering technology student, you’ll be tasked with producing, testing, analyzing, and evaluating engineering projects. You’ll use your skills to solve problems and improve productivity across a wide range of activities and machinery.

Studying engineering technology abroad is a fantastic way to develop professionally and personally. You’ll network with world-class researchers, learn in state-of-the-art facilities, and have the opportunity to complete internships with multinational companies. Alongside all of this, you’ll explore the world and make lifelong friends.

Engineering technology program structure

Engineering technology can be studied at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels. By studying a two-year associate degree, you’ll graduate as an engineering technician - this means you’ll have to work under the supervision of an accredited engineer. If you study a four-year BSc program, you’ll be recognized as an independent technologist as soon as you graduate.

Once you’ve finished your bachelor’s, you can go on to gain a master’s in engineering technology over one or two years of study. Following this, a PhD lasting between four and seven years will allow you to research a very specific area of engineering technology.

Engineering degrees are famous for their high number of contact hours. You’ll probably be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, and hands-on lab work. Assessment will usually take the form of written exams, coursework, presentations, and practical projects.

Each country and university will specialize in different aspects of engineering technology, meaning programs will vary worldwide. However, most will share some core modules and electives. Here are some of the areas you can expect to study:

  • Engineering principles
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering professional skills
  • Design and materials
  • Fundamentals of computer design and engineering
  • Practical and experimental skills
  • Multiple technology projects

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Engineering technology study abroad programs

Engineering technology undergraduate programs

Associate in engineering technology

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    Quality Engineering Technology - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA | Online

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    5,000 USD
    Start date
    August, January
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    Engineering Technology - AA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,720 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Civil Engineering Technology - ASc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,920 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - ASc Eastern New Mexico University, USA | Online

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,772 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Automotive Engineering Technology - AASc University of West Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,818 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in engineering technology

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    Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design), Advanced - AdvDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Computer Engineering Technology - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,412 CAD
    Start date
    January
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    Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Materials Engineering Technology - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    19,110 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Electromechanical Engineering Technology - OCADip Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,907 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Bachelor's in engineering technology

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    Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology - BSc Kansas State Polytechnic, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,040 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Technology (Education) in Materials and Engineering Technology - BTech University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,986 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Engineering Technology - Environmental Engineering Technology - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,929 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Product Design Engineering Technology - BSET Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,936 USD
    Start date
    May, August
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    Mechanical Engineering Technology - BEng (Hons) University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Certificate in engineering technology

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    Civil Engineering Technology - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Engineering technology graduate programs

Master's in engineering technology

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    Maritime Engineering (Technology Management) - MEng University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    38,761 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Diploma in engineering technology

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    Maritime Engineering (Technology Management) - PGDip University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    33,120 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Electrical Engineering Technology - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,022 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Certificate in engineering technology

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    Maritime Engineering (Technology Management) - PGCert University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    17,078 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Future engineering technology careers

Global engineering companies are always eager to find individuals with a proven ability to work overseas. Your practical, technical, and problem-solving skills will make you a vital part of any engineering team. You’ll have the tools to pursue any of the following careers:

  • Technical sales manager
  • Laboratory technician
  • Quality technician engineer
  • Tool and machine design engineer
  • Warehouse operations manager
  • Integration manager
  • Senior process engineer
  • Field engineer

Engineering is a competitive profession with great career prospects. Completing internships or work placements with engineering firms during your time studying abroad will help you to stand out from the crowd when you apply for graduate jobs.