Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Engineering Technology
Capitol's computer engineering technology (CET) program bridges the gap between hardware and software and links digital technology to computer applications. Coursework covers everything from operating systems and hardware to programming languages and software design.
The bachelor of science in computer engineering technology provides the essential entry point into such cutting-edge careers as:
- Computer engineer – median base pay $84,5481
- Senior computer engineer – average base pay $106,6251
- Software engineer – median base pay, $104,000, ranked 10th best job in the nation2
- Scientist – average base pay, $87,3581
- Senior computer scientist – average base pay, $109, 1841
With the university’s strong links with large and small DC-area employers, who have an un-met demand for high technology graduates, we aim to connect our outstanding graduates to these employers and awaiting opportunities.
1 Salary based upon 2019 Glassdoor salary data
2 Data based upon Glassdoor’s 2019 50 Best Jobs in America
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 internships 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.
Capitol Tech Opportunities
High-Altitude Balloon Launch
Collaborate with fellow students to develop and test high-altitude sensors and instruments, design structures to house these instruments, and analyze the data collected from the high-altitude balloon launch. All majors are welcome!
Team-Oriented, Multidisciplinary Projects
Professionals from all backgrounds collaborate in the real-world, so we’ve structured our labs to operate the same way. Students majoring in electrical engineering, cybersecurity, astronautical engineering and others all form teams to collaborate, trouble-shoot and explore what’s possible in our labs.
Collaborate with other students and work on student-created, student-led projects in our Fusion Lab. Here, multiple 3-D printers, a 1.4-watt laser and computers pre-loaded with modeling software are at your disposal to work on picosatellite shell development and creation, high altitude balloon payload projects and other activities.
You have the chance to showcase your classroom knowledge in your capstone project, which is required for graduation. Depending on your major, this could be writing a report and giving an oral presentation or building, designing and testing a working prototype.
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.
Dr. Robert J. Steele
Chair and Professor, Computer Science
Dr. Robert Steele serves as Chair and Professor of Computer Science. He holds a doctorate in Computer Science, has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. He also has extensive administrative experience in large, complex and leading institutions nationally and internationally and at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching.Contact Dr. Robert J. Steele
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 Computer Engineering Technology
- The average salary in this well-paying field is between $65,000 and $170,000 per year
- 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement
The bachelor of science in computer engineering (BSCET) degree is a total of 120 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.
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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.
The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET,HTTP://www.abet.org.