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Astronautical Engineering (MS)

Program Details

The Master's of Science in Astronautical Engineering from Capitol College, an online-based program, is a great post-bachelor's degree for prospective students with an engineering background and an interest in the ever important and rapidly developing space industry. With a focus on satellite operations, systems engineering, and project management, this degree program aims to provide those enrolled with a greater scientific understanding of space technology. A regionally accredited institution, Capitol College provides practical knowledge and relevant hands-on learning to provide graduates with the skills necessary to successfully compete in the space industry. The flexibility provided by Capitol’s LIVE! platform, their online teaching and content host, allows working students the ability to learn anywhere at their own pace while still receiving quality instruction and feedback.
Core courses include instruction in mathematical modeling, space systems engineering, principles of navigation, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft propulsion and sensors.  Electives can be chosen from a host of offered courses in the subject, including atomic and molecular spectroscopy, spacecraft mission architecture and management, and space mission design, just to name a few. The Capstone Project requires students to propose and carry out a research and development task, starting from the abstract and working all the way through a full-cost proposal. The final presentation of this project will take place over the internet via a live-stream. Graduates of this program will be ready to take on the engineering and management challenges in the space industry.


  • B.S. in Astronautical Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0. or a B.S. in a closely related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 and  a minimum of 1 year of work experience.
  • A current resume.  
  • Personal Essay on your vision of your career goals in the field of astronautical engineering.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.