Skurla Hall

Skurla HallSkurla Hall houses the College of Aeronautics, where students become experts in all facets of the aviation industry, from air traffic control and aviation computer science to airport management and aviation meteorology.

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Choose Florida Tech for Bachelor of Science in Aviation Computer Science

Florida Tech's aviation computer science program gives the student a strong background in computer science with a concentration in aviation-related applications. Recognized by industry professionals and employers as one of the largest and most respected collegiate aviation programs in the nation (and as a top tier national research university), Florida Tech is one of the country's sought-after aviation universities.

Low Faculty-to-Student Ratios

As a technological education leader, the Florida Tech College of Aeronautics is consistently ranked among the top five aeronautical colleges in the nation. Unlike other aviation universities, our aviation computer science students benefit from the personal attention they receive in small classes, as well as the opportunity to work closely with professors in research projects and internship opportunities. Students remain with the same professors and advisors throughout their full four-year program going well beyond the occasional registration interaction, like is common at other aviation universities.

Courses Taught by Professors Who Specialize in the Areas They Teach

All the College of Aeronautics faculty members have extensive education and experience in aviation and computer science. They are experts inside and outside the fields of meteorology, airport design and safety.

International Recognition

Our student programming teams have advanced to the world finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) five times in the past 15 years. The ACM-ICPC is sponsored by IBM and is often called the "Battle of the Brains" as it brings together the best student problem solvers from all over the world.

State-of-the-Art Laboratories

The computer science laboratory equipment at Florida Tech is extensive and state-of-the-art, some-thing you will not find at many other aviation universities.

Classes are held in Skurla Hall, a facility that includes classrooms, computer labs for airport design and planning, and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Lab. The BATD Lab enables all students to fly desktop simulators under the supervision of a flight instructor for free. Skurla Hall is also home to a first-rate computer lab with many different applications and networking capabilities that allow hands-on learning of many aviation topics. It also houses the Air Traffic Control Lab.

As one of the best aviation universities, we offer first-rate flight training. Florida Tech's flight training facility is conveniently located minutes away from campus at the Melbourne International Airport, which also includes our aircraft fleet.

A Great Florida Location -- Year-Round Flying Weather

Florida Tech is located on Florida's Space Coast offering excellent year-round flying weather that is vital to all aviation universities. Seventy-two miles of Atlantic Coast beaches are easily accessible by those who enjoy outdoor sports such as surfing, fishing and kayaking. The campus is close to Central Florida attractions such as Walt Disney World and Kennedy Space Center. Students can also enjoy many campus activities including two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a sand volleyball court, as well as intramural sports and professional organizations.

Aviation is a small world and our faculty and students enjoy a special bond and sense of camaraderie. As far as aviation universities go, Florida Tech's program, quality faculty and comprehensive curriculum make it the best choice for an aviation computer science degree.