Major in Software Engineering (and More) at Florida Tech

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Why Florida Tech

A small, private research university located on Florida’s sunny Space Coast, Florida Institute of Technology 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

Florida Tech is home to some of the top cybersecurity researchers and technology innovators in the world. That means, if you want to be a software engineer or computer scientist—and you like sunshine—you just found the right university. 


Florida Tech’s computing degree programs will prepare you for success and leadership in the design, implementation and operation of complex, real-world computing systems. You will develop an in-depth understanding of computational science and software development while mastering cutting-edge technologies.  

Location Advantage

Florida Tech’s 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast, so named because it is home to NASA and Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral.

The area has the fifth largest high-tech workforce in the country, with more than 5,000 nearby high-tech corporations and government and military organizations. The tight-knit community provides Florida Tech students with ample opportunities to network and interact with local professionals, secure coveted job and internship opportunities and engage in high-level research not available anywhere else. 

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More To Look Forward To

Every day, Florida Tech students work alongside faculty members on research and projects in the exciting fields of cybersecurity, data science, modeling and simulation, bio-inspired computing and complex networks. In other words, our undergraduate computing students do things only master’s and doctoral students get to do at other universities. 

Students interested in cyber defense can take advantage of our cyber operations degree concentration and join our nationally ranked cybersecurity competition team, FITSEC.

If you are passionate about computing, and you learn best through real, hands-on experience, then Florida Tech—a national, doctoral-granting research university—should be on your list. Fill out the form, and connect with us today!