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2019-20 BTC Catalog 
2019-20 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology (BASET) program at Bellingham Technical College prepares undergraduates by fostering the development of extensive problem-solving skills, design skills, and engineering judgment as well as fundamental industry knowledge and research experience through the combination of a rigorous curriculum and hands-on learning.

Our Engineering Technology program focuses on real-world application of engineering principles. Engineering technologists play a critical role in the fields of advanced manufacturing, electrical and mechanical systems, and chemical processing by serving as a nexus between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development, testing and production of equipment, components, and processes, Engineering technologists make an essential contribution to the engineering field.

Program Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Program Prerequisites


Students must complete an accredited associate degree or higher, and if necessary take these additional courses before applying to the program:

  • ENGL& 101
  • Any 5 credits designated as humanities
  • MATH& 141 or MATH& 142 or MATH& 151
  • ENGR 180 or ENGR& 114 or Program Lead approval

Bridge Courses- Up to 15 credits- are required for entry into the Core Courses. Students must complete these courses before being admitted to the 300-level Core courses.

  • MATH& 142 or MATH& 151
  • PHYS& 114 or PHYS& 221
  • CHEM& 161

Program Application/Forms

  • NOTE: Earning an Associate degree does not mean that you will be automatically accepted into the BASET program. You will still need to go through a competitive application process.

  • For more information please contact our Program Office Assistant, Andrea Schuman at 360.752.8580 or baset@btc.edu.

Degree Requirements

Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all General Education, Core, and Elective courses.

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