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Engineering

Without Engineers, the wheels of progress would grind to a halt. For hundreds of years, civilization has depended on Engineers to transform the theoretical into the practical. As we become more dependent on technology, the world will count on Engineers all the more.

Capitol Technology University takes a hands-on, minds-on approach to producing Engineers. You’ll learn by doing — designing, building and breaking ideas over and over until they work just right. Employers love our graduates because of their find-a-way-or-make-one spirit.

Greatest Engineering Feats of The Modern World

Courtesy of the National Academy of Engineering

#1 Electrification: Since its introduction in 1879, Electricity has made work easier and countless innovations possible. By 2030, 1.3 billion more people will gain access to it.
#8 Computers: The evolution of computing is a series of revolutions that have fundamentally changed the way we humans work, live, think, explore and interact.
#12 Spacecraft: Right now, a satellite is likely passing over you – helping us to communicate or enabling us to observe our world or others in breathtaking detail.

Career Outlook

Employment of Engineers is expected to grow at a rate of 4% through 2024 adding about 65,000 new jobs. The median national annual salary for Engineers is $90,060.

On the horizon: The rapid digitization of our society is giving rise to a fourth industrial revolution. “Industry 4.0” demands smart production and intelligent engineering – people with the skills to integrate data from many value chains.

high-altitude balloon in space

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!

student working on antenna in lab

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, cyber and information security, astronautical engineering and others all form teams to collaborate, trouble-shoot and explore what’s possible in our labs.

student in fusion lab working with 3D printer

Fusion Lab

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.

Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach

Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach

The Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach provides hands-on education and workforce development experiences for students in K-12, community colleges, colleges or universities and those who support them in achieving leadership careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

space flight operations lab

Space Flight Operations Training Center

What’s it like to control a NASA flight mission? Enter this center and find out. You’ll use actual spacecraft software to control virtual satellites, replicating the scenarios they would face on the job. The system incorporates tools pioneered by Hammers, which has supported more than 30 NASA missions with real-time simulation, flight, and ground software systems.