Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Technology
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Boost Your Career With In-Demand Expertise
As an Engineering Technology (ET) student, you'll study basic engineering principles and technical skills. ET 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.
In addition to relevant, up-to-date classes, you'll gain practical experience through labs, research projects, and a capstone course. You'll graduate with the ability to design, build, maintain, troubleshoot, and expand engineering systems of all types. Through this flexible, convenient degree program, you'll be equipped with more than theory and textbook knowledge. You'll be ready for a strong start on the job with skills you can apply right away.
The program provides the essential knowledge to enter into the industry in careers, such as:
- Engineering Technologist - average salary, $104,9171
- Engineering Technician - average salary, $44,7841
- Testing Technician - average hourly rate, $20.152
- Integration 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 internships and high-paying jobs.
Our classes are taught by working professionals.
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
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. 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.
Top Employers of Capitol Technology University's Graduates
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Market Demand for Engineering Technology
- 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement
- The average salary for a graduate of engineering technology is $78,000 per year
The bachelor of science in engineering technology degree (BSET) is a total of 121 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, English and social science courses.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:
- There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
- Full-time tuition is $12,662 per semester, plus fees
- The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- Retired military receive a $100 per credit hour tuition discount
- 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.