The Bachelor of Technology (commonly abbreviated as B.Tech. with Honours as B.Tech. (Hons.) or B.Tech) is an undergraduate 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. Universities that offer other degrees along with engineering named their engineering degree as B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) and Institutes providing professional courses like engineering named their engineering degree as B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology). B. Tech is considered as a skill-oriented course.

A bachelor’s degree in engineering provides students with the fundamental engineering training they need to start exciting careers in the engineering field.

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, B.Tech, 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): Ph.D. (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 excellent academic record.

Fundamental Differences between these degrees:

What is B.Tech.?

Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate academic degree conferred after the completion of a three or four-year programme of studies at an accredited university or accredited university-degree level college in the Commonwealth of Nations, Norway, Republic of Ireland, the United States, and other countries. The common abbreviation for Bachelor of Technology is B.Tech. or B.Tech.(Hons), if awarded with honors.

The degree is awarded to those who have undertaken Bachelor of Science degree programme supplemented by either occupational placements (e.g., supervised practical or internships) or practice-based classroom courses. Due to the supplemental requirements, the degree takes typically at least four years.

In India, the Bachelor of Technology degree is used by the highly ranked and autonomous institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT formerly UDCT) for professional engineering programmes. Most of the other institutions in India that are affiliated to a university use the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree.

What is B.E.?

Bachelor of Engineering (commonly abbreviated as B.E. or B.Eng.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after three, four or five years of studying engineering at an accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Finland, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Nigeria, China, India and Pakistan. It is a professional degree that involves undertaking some engineering work. This is controlled by the national professional engineering society or institute that accredits the universities, usually regulated by law.

Some institutions award either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree to undergraduate students. In some cases, Bachelor of Engineering degrees is also given to students who take engineering courses. However, many universities in Canada only award the Bachelor of Applied Science degree for their accredited undergraduate engineering programmes (never the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science degrees).

In India, the Bachelor of Engineering is a degree awarded by many universities. Bachelor of Engineering degree is awarded to a student who has completed four years course (eight semesters) in engineering. The entry to B.E is 10+2 years of schooling or completion of Pre University course(PUC). Diploma holders in engineering are also eligible for entry into B.E. Diploma holders of engineering enter degree course, by a lateral entry which gives some concessions in the study of subjects. The university awards the B.E degree in the field of engineering in which student has studied for four years