Astronautical Engineering (BS)

Program Educational Objectives

The Pro­gram Ed­u­ca­tional Ob­jec­tives are broad state­ments that de­scribe what grad­u­ates are ex­pected to accomplish within three to five years of grad­u­a­tion. They are con­sis­tent with the mis­sion of Capitol Technology Uni­ver­sity.

The Pro­gram Ed­u­ca­tional Ob­jec­tives of each of our pro­gram were de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with the pro­gram con­stituen­cies: stu­dents, alumni, em­ploy­ers, fac­ulty and program’s Ad­vi­sory Board.  

Within three to five years of graduation, AE alumni will:

  • Be highly sought and will be recognized as having expertise in their field.
  • Demonstrate a lifelong commitment to expanding their professional expertise.
  • Be effective communicators, effective team members, or leaders.
  • Continue to demonstrate character and values by making ethical decisions throughout their professional careers.
  • Strive for the betterment of society by pursuing their vocation.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, graduates will:

  1. be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to astronautical related problems
  2. be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support space missions
  3. be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  4. be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. be able to identify, formulate and solve space related engineering problems
  6. possess an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. be able to communicate effectively
  8. possess the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  9. understand the need for, and be able to engage in, life-long learning
  10. understand contemporary issues related to the space industry
  11. be able to use the current techniques, skills, modern engineering and modeling tools used in the space industry
  12. understand how to design spacecraft and spacecraft systems to maintain attitude and control
  13. understand the command and control systems that support a space mission