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Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate academic degree conferred after completion of a three or four year program of studies at an accredited university or accredited university-level institution. The common abbreviation for Bachelor of Technology is B.Tech., or B.Tech.(Hons), if awarded with honours. The degree is conferred in the Commonwealth of Nations, Norway, Republic of Ireland, the United States and elsewhere In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total...

In general, the degree is awarded to those who have undertaken a Bachelor of Science degree program which is additionally supplemented by either occupational placements (e.g., supervised practica or internships) or practice-based classroom courses. Due to these requirements, the degree normally takes at least four years. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

In some countries the degree is awarded following completion of a curriculum which is career oriented, emphasizing practice as opposed to theory. Here, by contrast, occupational placements and practice-based courses are more heavily weighted within the program (see Cooperative education). Curriculum has many different conceptions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word theory has a number of distinct meanings in different fields of knowledge, depending on their methodologies and the context of discussion. ... Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ...

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  • In Australia, the Bachelor of Technology programs are three to four years in duration. The B.Tech.(Hons) designation is awarded to graduates of the four year program.
  • In Canada, most programs are four years in duration. An example is the Canadian Coast Guard College programs for Officer training which have a placement component onboard ships, whose graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Technology in Nautical Sciences degree. The Bachelor of Technology degree was used by Ryerson University for programs with an additional laboratory component or studio component. Those taking such programs are now awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. Care should be take not to confuse the B.Tech. degree with the applied degree of Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.Tech.) offered by some Community Colleges in Canada. Community Colleges are represented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)[1]. Community Colleges are not accredited as university-level institutions but by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the national accrediting body of universities in Canada.
  • In Israel, the B.Tech. degree is awarded only by academic colleges in fields of engineering. The minimum duration of the B.Tech. degree is eight semesters and 160 credit hours.[2] It is also awarded to those who have upgraded from a Practical Engineering degree to a B.Tech. degree by taking supplemental studies of minimum five semesters and 100 credit hours.[3]
  • In South Africa, the degree is awarded by Universities of technology and Comprehensive universities (as distinct from Traditional universities), and is often offered in areas to which there is no corresponding B.Sc. Although the B.Tech often carries the same amounts of points as a B.Sc. in terms of South Africa's National Qualifications Framework, the B.Tech. usually does not grant admission to the corresponding M.Sc. program; students instead pursue the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Doctor of Technology (D.Tech.) degrees.
  • The degree is no longer awarded in the United Kingdom. Those who take such programs are more commonly awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. Care should be taken not to confuse the B.Tech. degree with the United Kingdom's Business & Technical Education Council (BTEC) designation, which is not a university degree. BTEC functions have now been overtaken by Edexcel.

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Bachelor of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
A Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate academic degree in the United Kingdom, India, Ireland, Norway, Canada and other countries.
It is awarded to those who have undertaken a Bachelor of Science degree with additional industrial placements.
In Australia, a Bachelor of Technology often covers material similar to that in a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) although it is a three year, rather than a four year degree.
Bachelor of Engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
Bachelor of Engineering (BAI (in latin), BEng, BE, or BESc) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after three or four years of studying engineering at an accredited university in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other countries, such as Australia and India.
In India, universities have started awarding Bachelor of Technology degree which is considered equivalent to the Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Although some colleges award either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science degree to graduates of engineering study, a Bachelor of Engineering degree is typically given to students who take engineering courses as a majority of their course load.
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