Florida Tech Homecoming
Florida Tech is filled with Panther Pride throughout Homecoming week. Check out this video that shows many of the events that take place. "There's no place like homecoming!"
Become a local!
Just minutes down the road from campus is the heart of historic downtown Melbourne. It's an eclectic riverside main street offering a variety of restaurants, cafes, clothiers, gift shops and clubs.
Check it out in Florida Tech's virtual tour!
Florida Tech is a National Aviation University
A Faculty of Aviation Experts in Business Management, Safety and Meteorology
The major benefits of Florida Tech over any other national aviation university are our small class sizes and the close personal contact students enjoy with their professors and administrators. Whether for student advising, academic assistance, or internship and research mentorship, our faculty is available to mentor students.
Learn from Aviation Experts
The aviation management faculty at Florida Tech is a mixture of experienced pilots, airport design and management experts and a professional meteorologist who stays updated on the latest developments in meteorology training. As a top national aviation university, our faculty members are also experts in at least one other aviation-related field including aviation law, aviation business management, and safety. The meteorology professor also serves as the advisor for all meteorology majors.
Our students are up for a challenge and are encouraged by our professors to join in an annual national forecasting contest where they compete with other national aviation university students from all over the country. Florida Tech claims several winners over the years.
In addition, each year professors assist high-achieving meteorology students in applying for scholarships from the American Meteorological Society.
Comprehensive High-Tech Facilities
Florida Tech boasts facilities and resources that can measure up to nearly any other national aviation university in the country. Among these are the training facilities housed in the 12,000 square-foot Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research located near the Melbourne International Airport. The center's many features include a weather/flight planning room, refurbished aircraft and simulator room.
Skurla Hall includes computer labs for airport design and planning, and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Lab, where aviation students can fly desktop simulators under the supervision of a flight instructor. Skurla Hall is also where aviation majors find the Air Traffic Control Lab.
Great Florida Location
Florida Tech has ideal weather conditions for all flight-based operations, something that is vital to any national aviation university. Its prime location on Florida's Space Coast puts students amidst a wealth of high-tech companies for internships and research. The campus is near 72 miles of beautiful beaches, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, Port Canaveral and Orlando theme parks. Campus life includes many student organizations, Student Government, competitive and intramural sports.
Only at a national aviation university such as Florida Tech can you study a short drive away from a Na-tional Weather Service site, the U.S. Air Force launch support team at Patrick Air Force Base, Kennedy Space Center and the Atlantic coast.