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.
Upon graduation, graduates will:
- be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to astronautical related problems
- be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support space missions
- 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
- be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- be able to identify, formulate and solve space related engineering problems
- possess an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- be able to communicate effectively
- possess the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
- understand the need for, and be able to engage in, life-long learning
- understand contemporary issues related to the space industry
- be able to use the current techniques, skills, modern engineering and modeling tools used in the space industry
- understand how to design spacecraft and spacecraft systems to maintain attitude and control
- understand the command and control systems that support a space mission