Florida Tech was founded in 1958 as "Brevard Engineering College." It all started as an idea in the mind of Jerome P. Keuper, Ph.D., a visionary physicist working at Cape Canaveral (now NASA Kennedy Space Center).
Florida Tech comprises four distinct academic colleges, each with a strong focus, as well as an interdisciplinary honors college. Explore the colleges to learn more about the schools, departments, research centers, laboratories and programs housed within.
It is through research that faculty members advance their fields, students enhance their learning, and the university creates change for the benefit of our planet and all of its inhabitants. Every day, pioneering faculty and dedicated students work to uncover the mysteries of phenomena like lightning, autism and supermassive black holes, and to find answers to questions such as, “What can be done to mitigate species decline in the Indian River Lagoon?” and “Should airplanes be piloted from the ground?” or “How can we sustain human life on Mars?”
Career Services provides career and job search services to Florida Tech students and alumni. Our mission is to help students in the development of career plans and job search skills. Career Services acts as a liaison among Florida Tech students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers.
The ISSS Office is comprised of people who are professionals in providing the international student services you need to succeed in your academic life. We have extensive training and experience in the interpretion of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.
Florida Tech is very proud of its student housing because it's more than just a simple room or apartment. A variety of services and activities are provided that make it feel more like a community. The campus continues to renovate and upgrade facilities to meet the ever-changing needs of our student body.
The mission of Evans Library is to enable our students and faculty to positively influence the society in which they live by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. The Library will enhance their support by creating and sustaining an intuitive and trusted information environment in a culturally and technologically superior setting.
Student health insurance is MANDATORY for full-time undergraduate (12 or more credits) and graduate (9 or more credits) students, including those enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Online students and students attending classes through Extended Studies or Florida Tech Online do not meet the eligibility requirements.
What's it like to live and learn at Florida Tech? While the answer differs for every student, there are a few things we all pretty much agree on. The people are friendly, open-minded and passionate about their work. For an idea of the place, think "top engineering school meets top vacation spot." We're equal parts innovation and sunshine. Florida Tech offers a comprehensive residential college experience, meaning that campus is a place to live, learn, dine, play, explore and grow. From university-wide events and community activities to service opportunities and more than 100 student organizations, there's always something to do.
The Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation is a 62,000 square foot facility that houses the varsity gym, intramural gym, weight room and a racquetball court. The two gyms, along with one meeting room and a beautiful aerobics room, are available for rental for sporting events as well as larger conferences, banquets, and galas. A small concessions / food court area is located off the main lobby.
The Office of Student Life makes it easy for you to use and develop your talents through Student Involvement. Getting involved on campus helps you build career and personal skills that will assist you long after you leave college. You will meet new people, share ideas, and learn more about yourself.
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees.