What will I learn?

Software engineering is a systematic, disciplined, measurable approach to building and maintaining software. Starting with thorough preparation in mathematics and computer science, software engineering students at Florida Tech learn how to successfully implement and manage the development, maintenance, and evolution of software products.

Whether you want to design dynamic Internet applications, debug embedded software systems, or engineer a new way to protect electronic information, a software engineering degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in computer science and provides experience in the design and development of software products.

Gain Practical Experience

Nearly every system in modern society is driven by software. Software engineers work on everything from ATMs to automobiles to tablet computers. Florida Tech’s software engineering degree program prepares students for a career using state-of-the-art computing laboratories, a full suite of software development tools, research projects, internships, and even participation in a student programming team that competes at the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Competition.

As a senior, students complete a senior design project in collaboration with their peers to conceptualize, design, and present a novel software application that fulfills a real-world need. Students present their project to industry leaders and employers, and may participate in international competitions. As a result, they get practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Other Career Options

A software engineering career path leads to jobs such as:

  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Systems developer
  • Web developer
  • Computer information research scientist
  • Computer information systems manager
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Computer network architect
  • Information security analyst

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$42,346.00 per year
USD $21,173 per semester (12-19 credit hours); Summer Fee: USD $1,188/credit hour

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

Start date

10 January 2022


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



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 a minimum: Four years of math, including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analytical geometry or precalculus; and Four years of science, including physics and chemistry.

English language proficiency:

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have accomplished any of the following: An Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79; or an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0; or a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58; or a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C); or a Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100; ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112.

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


About Florida Institute of Technology

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