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Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

Programme Length and Credits

  • 6 Semesters (Full-Time)
  • 360 credits


  • Mechanical Engineering (Associate Degree)
  • Electronics Engineering (Associate Degree)
  • Electrical Engineering (Associate Degree)

Programme Entry Requirements

Entry requirements specific to this programme are as follows:

Academic English competence indicated by:

  1. Achieving the required level in the Bahrain Polytechnic English Selection Test, or
  2. Holding a current IELTS certificate of 4.5 with no individual band score less than 4.5, or equivalent grade in an internationally recognized certificate e.g. TOEFL.

Academic Mathematics Competence indicated by:

  1. Successful completion of the Bahrain Polytechnic course MAC2002 Technical Mathematics, or
  2. Achieving the required level in the Bahrain Polytechnic Mathematics Selection Test, or
  3. Successful completion of an approved bridging programme.
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Introduction and Programme Aims

DSC_0033The aim of the programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for employment as engineering technicians. It prepares students specifically to:

  • Apply engineering theory to practice, and competently perform technical operations.
  • Apply informed, rational decision making in a specialist field of engineering and implement these decisions.
  • Analyze and evaluate systems and produce required technical documentation through the inclusion of courses in English language, mathematics and project management.

Graduate Profile

The award of the Associate Degree in Engineering indicates that the graduate is able to:

  • Apply the key work skills of communication, teamwork, problem solving, planning and organizing, self-management, learning and technology and Safety.
  • Utilize management and information technology within the context of the qualification.
  • Identify, formulate, solve and evaluate engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret experimental data.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of engineering, mathematics and science to practical situations.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern tools in engineering to practise as an engineering technician.

Career Opportunities

Engineering technicians working alongside engineers in design, development, building and maintenance in the following areas;

Electronics Engineering

  • PLC programming applications
  • Electrical CAD design
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Microprocessor applications
  • Telecommunications

Mechanical Engineering

  • Refineries, transportation and energy
  • CAD design & product testing
  • Quality and reliability
  • Production planning
  • Specialist technical sales

Teaching and Assessment

The programme is delivered through a mixture of classroom teaching, tutorials, guest speakers, online (web-based), laboratory work, workshops, problem-based learning, supervised projects and workplace experience. Assessment of courses is both formative and summative, and typically includes a mix of tests, assignments, laboratory reports, project reports and examinations.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 60 days of approved work placements. It is expected that this will normally occur in 4 week modules during each year of the programme.


  • Certificate in Engineering
  • Associate Degree in Engineering (Electronics)
  • Associate Degree in Engineering (Mechanical)

Summary of Programmes Structure

The Associate Degree has specialisations in Electronics, and Mechanical

Engineering. The degree consists of three years of full time study.

The first year and a half of the programme is largely common to all specialisations, with an emphasis on developing the English language, mathematical skills and problem solving skills that will be required for study in later courses. In Year 2 of the programme the courses offered are specific to the specialisation and provide introductory level technical content.

Year 3 consists of further technical courses and allows students to develop a particular specialisation through the choice of optional specialized courses and project work. Work-integrated learning modules in each year of the programme provide students with valuable experience to ensure that graduates are work-ready. Year 3 of the programme also serves as preparation for those students intending to articulate across to the BEngTech degree programme.


Year 1

Course CodeCourse TitleLevelCredit Value
ELA3301Communication for Associate Engineers 1320
ENA4900Engineering Systems440
ENB5010Engineering Computing Fundamentals515
ENB4901Engineering Mathematics415
ENB5903Mechanical Fundamentals515
ENB5000Electrical Fundamentals515
ENB5107Material Science 1515
ELA4301Communication for Associate Engineers 2415



Year 2

Course CodeCourse TitleLevelCredit Value
ENA6201Mechanical Systems & Control645
ENA5201Mechanical Processes & Graphical Design530
ENA6203Mechanical Engineering Project 2660
GSP5202Personal Development (Work Placement)515



Year 3

Course CodeCourse TitleLevelCredit Value
ENB5090Global Perspectives (Engineering Studies)515
ENA6904General Elective Project Management515
ENA4901Engineering Practice 1415
ENA5001Engineering Practice 2515


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