Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals
Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Fundamentals, launch a rewarding career.
Take the next step towards a rewarding career by gaining the fundamental skills and knowledge needed in the engineering profession. Capitol's associate degree program (AAS) in Engineering Fundamentals will provide you with practical design experience, utilizing models and simulations. You'll also graduate with a solid foundation in math and physics.
As an Engineering Fundamentals (EF) student, you'll study basic engineering principles, math, physics, chemistry, and other technical skills. With an AAS in Engineering Fundamentals, you can move ahead to a bachelor's degree in engineering or begin working in the field right away. Our program doesn't just teach you essential concepts; it gives you hands-on practice in real-time situations. We'll train you to become a skilled, knowledgeable, and versatile engineer who can make a strong contribution to any project. AAS in EF prepares you for automation, quality, and production positions in industries like defense, aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, healthcare, manufacturing, and mining. Potential employers include NASA, Festo, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, GE, GM, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Texas Instruments, Boeing, IBM, Tesla, and many others.
- Engineering Technician - average salary, $44,7841
- Testing Technician - average salary, $39,9921
- Integration Technician - average salary, $34,4701
- Automation Technician - average salary, $34,4701
Our location puts you in the heart of the action.
The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find interships and high-paying jobs.
Our classes are taught by working professionals.
A field like computer engineering technology is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.
Our motto, 'find a way or make one' delivers job ready skills.
Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like: League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club, help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.
Co-Ops and Internships
An internship is an essential first step to launching your career. Our reputation helps to open doors, plus our career services office provides guidance on how to write a resume to career-related events and much more.
Home to more than 1,000 tech startups, is now ranked amongst the top 10 cities for tech jobs. Tech sector jobs in D.C. grew by 50% in the last decade. Within an hour of the campus, you can attend conferences, summits, workshops, and trade shows; you can interview for summer internships; and you can visit trade groups, think tanks, and organizations.
Dr. Nayef Abu-Ageel
Chair of the Engineering Department
Dr. Abu-Ageel has over fifteen years of academic and industrial experience in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He joined Capitol Technology University in January 2016. Prior to this, Dr. Abu-Ageel served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. The innovative teaching practices he introduced include integrating entrepreneurship into class material as well as involving engineering students with the local community.
Dr. Chandra Bajracharya
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering
Chandra Bajracharya received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Old Dominion University, USA, in 2014. She is a faculty member with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Capitol Technology University, USA. She was associated with the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics and worked on several projects funded by U.S. Air Force and National Institute of Health. Her research interests include wireless networking, cyber-physical systems, power electronics, alternative energy, communication systems, numerical electromagnetics, UWB antenna design, and signal and image processing.
Dr. Garima Bajwa
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Garima Bajwa holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas (UNT), in addition to her undergraduate degree from the Mody Institute of Technology and Science.
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Market Demand Engineering
- 82 percent of our students had a job offer within 90 days after commencement.
- The average salary for engineering is is between $60,000 and $170,000 per year.
The associate of applied science in engineering fundamentals degree is a total of 62 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:
- There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
- Full-time tuition is $12,915 per semester, plus fees
- The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
- For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility, click here
- Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500
For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.