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What will I learn?

Florida Tech’s BS in Aeronautical Science prepares students for technical jobs in the aviation industry. Our College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized as 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.

This degree is very versatile, offering even more with these two additional 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.

Career Options: Careers in aeronautics include jobs such as: Flight engineer; Aircraft technician; Aviation and aeronautic design; Aviation and aeronautic maintenance (repair and perform scheduled maintenance and conduct inspections as required by the FAA); Air traffic controller; Defense industry design (e.g., "smart" weapons"); Research and development (e.g., space suits, jet fuels, space communication systems); Bio-medicine (development of limb and joint prosthetics using nano-materials).

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