Major in Aerospace Engineering at Florida Tech

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Why Florida Tech

A small, private research university located on Florida’s sunny Space Coast, Florida Tech is home to world-class faculty and relentlessly curious students who learn best by doing. Our roots are in space, and our vision reaches beyond it. As Florida’s STEM university, we’re hands-on, innovative and strong in majors across all disciplines.

Florida Tech is a Tier 1 Best National University (U.S. News & World Report), a Top 20 Technical Institute (Fiske Guide to Colleges) and a College of Distinction (Colleges of Distinction).

The Major You Want

Whether you want to design aircraft, develop new methods of propulsion or be part of the team for space exploration, a Florida Tech aerospace engineering degree is the one you want. At Florida Tech, you'll develop a strong background in engineering and get hands-on experience in fields like aerodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Location Advantage

Florida Tech’s location in the heart of the Space Coast gives our students access to some to some of the top aerospace agencies and companies in the country. This is of particular interest to students interested in our cooperative education program, through which they complete several semesterlong, paid work experiences at companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Corp., Boeing Co., L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, United Launch Alliance and the world’s premier gateway to space exploration, NASA Kennedy Space Center—all agencies who actively recruit Florida Tech aerospace engineers for full-time employment after graduation, too.

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More To Look Forward To

The aerospace engineering program culminates in an immersive, yearlong capstone experience we call “senior design,” through which students form interdisciplinary teams to conceive, pitch, plan, design and present a project of current aerospace engineering interest.

Experiences like senior design are a primary reason Florida Tech graduates are widely recognized for engineering excellence and overall employability, and the success of our engineering alumni is one of the reasons the university has been lauded by Forbes as one of “America’s Top Colleges” and by PayScale as one of the “Best Universities in the U.S. for Return on Investment.” 

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