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What will I learn?

Florida Tech's aeronautical science degree prepares students for technical jobs in the aviation industry. Our College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized for offering one of the best university-based aviation programs in the country.

The aeronautical science degree is available as either a flight or non-flight major. Choosing aeronautical science without flight provides a strong foundation in applied math and science for a career in a technical aspect of aviation, while Aeronautical Science—Flight prepares you for a career as a professional pilot. Traditionally, graduates pursue a type rating as a new hire, and in most cases only then after building flight time as an instructor.

In addition, you have two other degree options:

Prepare for a career in military aviation and participate in Army ROTC

Specialize in air traffic control and be ready to apply to the FAA Academy upon graduation.

The air traffic control (ATC) specialization meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and is FAA-approved.

Gain Practical Experience

Whether you want to be an aeronautic designer, airport manager or aviation safety expert, an aeronautical science degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in aviation through hands-on experience in modern aeronautical technology and industry best practices. First-year students get started right away, taking core courses like Introduction to Aviation Physiology and Aviation Meteorology.

Seniors complete advanced aviation security and advanced course work in aviation security and advanced aircraft systems and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs. Students also gain valuable experience through internships and are encouraged to participate in those opportunities. Aeronautical science degree students have access to first-rate computer labs and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) for hands-on learning.

Which department am I in?

College of Aeronautics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$38,020.00 per year
USD $19,010 (12-19 credit hours); Summer: USD $ 1,170/credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,

MELBOURNE,

Florida,

32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes.

For international students

Students must have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes. Your high school transcripts should indicate at least: Three years of mathematics (four recommended); and Three years of science (four recommended).

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following: Taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79, an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0, a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58, a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C), an official Florida Tech TOEFL (paper-based) with an earned score of at least 550.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Florida Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized institution providing a variety of degrees taught by industry-leading faculty.

  • One of the most internationally diverse student bodies in U.S
  • Outstanding reputation for STEM subjects
  • Provides scholarships to most students
  • Located in sunny Melbourne, Florida