We’re Known for Engineering. You Can Be, Too.

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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

Together, Florida Tech engineering faculty and students solve real-world problems through innovative and collaborative research, development and design projects. Our engineering degree programs are focused, letting you dive into the classes that matter to you most during your first year. Technical electives allow you to specialize in unique career-track subfields, making you a hot prospect in the eyes of future employers. 


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, minutes from the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in North America.

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. This is of particular interest to engineering 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 Kennedy Space Center—all agencies who actively recruit Florida Tech engineers for full-time employment after graduation, too. 

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More To Look Forward To

Our engineering programs culminate 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 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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