Bachelor of Science (BS) in Astronautical and Space Engineering

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Earn a Bachelor of Science in astronautical and space engineering, advance the frontier of space exploration

Our astronautical and space engineering program prepares you for work with aircraft operating outside the earth’s atmosphere. You will learn the fundamentals of space operations and technology, flight dynamics, spacecraft design and earth science. Potential employers include NASA, GE, KBR, SSAI, KBR, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Texas Instruments, Boeing, and many others.

We realize that not all learning needs to take place in a classroom. We believe student-created, student-led projects are a powerful way to learn. That’s why we provide ample chances to explore your interests with clubs such as robotics and model rocketry, give you the opportunity to make the impossible, possible. Our ALPHA Observatory and Space Flight Operations Center allow students to participate in important research that contributes to new celestial findings and NASA research.

The program provides the essential knowledge to enter into the astronautical and space industry with careers, such as:

  • Operations Engineer – average base pay, $74,1562
  • Testing Engineer – average base pay, $71,4782
  • Integration Engineer – average base pay, $85,1742
  • Astronautical Engineer – national average base pay $72,320, D.C. area average base pay $79,4212
  • Applications Engineer – average base pay, $70,163, ranked 18th best job in the nation1, 2
  • Aerospace Engineer – average salary $83,3343
Royal Aeronautical Society

Capitol Technology University has assembled a network of our nation’s top experts to educate you—the new generation of aviation and unmanned systems planners, architects, designers, engineers, and operators. This network includes the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), a British organization dedicated to the global aerospace community and the professional development of its members. As a corporate partner of RAeS, the university is able to provide the opportunity for international networking, debate, resources, and professional development. 

1 Data based upon Glassdoor’s 2020 50 Best Jobs in America
2 Salary based upon 2020 Glassdoor salary data
3 Salary based upon 2020 PayScale salary data

Why Capitol?


Our focus on CubeSat means you graduate with current skills

Knowing that NASA launched its first CubeSat 2006, our program provides students hands-on experience with CubeSat design, development, building and launching.


Our Space Flight Operations Training Center gives graduates the edge

You’ll use actual spacecraft software to control virtual satellites, replicating real-life scenarios and learning the engineering behind spacecraft development, operations, commanding and data analysis.

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action

The Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States. In addition, our campus is near the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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The Capitol Commitment

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Low Earth Orbital (LEO) Satellite Mission Control

Capitol Tech students working in our Space Flight Operations Training Center learn how to fly low Earth orbital satellites.

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Degree Details

The BSASE degree is a total of 120 credits, which covers engineering, computer science, technical courses, mathematics and sciences, English and social science course.


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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in Fall 2023 and continuing through Summer 2024:

  • Full-time tuition is $13,044 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.
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

Find additional information for 2023-2024 undergraduate tuition and fees.

Related Information

The B.S. degree in Astronautical and Space Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,, under the General Criteria. Visit the ABET website for more information.

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