Ad Astra Per Scientiam

“To The Stars Through Science” — it's both our motto and our mantra, and it means that here, we strive for greatness through scientific research, scholarly inquiry, in-depth study and relentless determination. Want to move beyond the status quo in order to discover something new or create something better? It all starts with our rigorous, hands-on degree programs in engineering, science, aeronautics, business, psychology and liberal arts.

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STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—is the driving force behind who we are, what we do and why we exist.

Whether you major in aerospace engineering or biomedical science, business or communications, you’re going to graduate with a toolbox of vital high-tech skills that puts you ahead of the competition in the job market.

Florida Institute of Technology’s mission is to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities and serving within their communities. The university also seeks to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.

Florida Tech is a regionally accredited, coeducational, private, doctoral-granting research university.

But more than anything, we are defined by our relentless pursuit of greatness. Florida Tech is a university where serious students from more than 80 countries around the world come to put their passion to work transforming ideas into actualities.

Our rigorous, immersive, career-building programs have you working on your major from day one—no filler classes; no lengthy prerequisites.

Want to be a pilot? You’ll be in the cockpit within the first semester. A marine biologist? One of the most biodiverse marine ecosytems on the planet is practically in our backyard.

Why Choose Florida Tech?

We are international and embrace diversity. About one-third of our on-campus undergraduate student population is international, and through annual festivals, cultural student clubs and organizations, regularly scheduled international meals in the dining hall, ethnically focused academic course offerings and more, we celebrate it.

We’re located in Melbourne in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast. For you, that translates into amazing job and internship opportunities at places like NASA-Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX, Embraer, Melbourne-Orlando International Airport, National Weather Service, Brevard Zoo, WFIT radio station and many more. With our location right by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, in addition to swimming, fishing, surfing, paddle-boarding and countless other recreational water activities, you’ll be swimming in research opportunities, as well.

You are more than a number, and here, we treat you like it. Not only will you get to know your peers—in and out of your major—you’ll get to know, and research alongside, your professors. And with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, they’ll know you by name, too.