Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is an interdisciplinary club for undergraduate and graduate students at FIT interested in human factors and ergonomics. For more information, you may contact President Morgan Eudy

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Florida Tech's Aeronautical Science Degree With Flight Program

Enroll in a Versatile Program With Military Aviation and Air Traffic Control Training

Florida Tech's aeronautical science degree prepares students for technical jobs in the aviation industry. We've been consistently recognized for offering one of the best university-based aviation programs in the country.

The aeronautical science degree is available as either a flight or non-flight major.

  • Choosing aeronautical science without flight provides a strong foundation in applied math and science for a career in a technical aspect of aviation.
  • Choosing aeronautical science - flight prepares you for a career as a professional pilot. Traditionally, graduates pursue a type rating as a new hire, and in most cases only then after building flight time as an instructor. Now, you can do it as an undergraduate at Florida Tech and graduate with the high-altitude, high-speed experience that gives you a distinct advantage over graduates of other collegiate aviation programs.

In addition, you have two other degree options:

  • Prepare for a career in military aviation and participate in Army ROTC
  • Specialize in air traffic control and be ready to apply to the FAA Academy upon graduation. The air traffic control (ATC) specialization meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and is FAA-approved.

Gain Practical Experience

Whether you want to be an aeronautic designer, airport manager or aviation safety expert, an aeronautical science degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in aviation through hands-on experience in modern aeronautical technology and industry best practices.

Students at Florida Tech complete advanced course work in aviation security and advanced aircraft systems, and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs. Students can gain experience in internships and are encouraged to participate in those opportunities. Aeronautical science degree students have access to first-rate computer labs and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) for hands-on learning.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, aeronautical science degree majors build leadership and professional experience through internships and participate in academic organizations like Collegiate Aviation Business Executives, a student chapter of American Association of Airport Executives, the Falcons Intercollegiate Flight Team, Women in Aviation (WIA), Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited By a Top Airline

Employers seek out graduates with an aeronautical science degree from Florida Tech. Airlines and aviation organizations who have recruited our students include:

  • American Airlines
  • United Continental
  • Delta
  • JetBlue Airways
  • US Airways
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Garrett Aviation
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • International Airports

Earn an Advanced Degree

After receiving their aeronautical science degree, many of our students go to graduate school, often at Florida Tech, for advanced degrees in aviation human factors, airport development and aviation law.

Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)

The Aeronautical Science - Flight Program is AABI Accredited Through July 31, 2022

Program learning objectives/outcomes

Students successfully completing this programs will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret data;
  3. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral communication skills;
  6. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  7. Assess contemporary issues;
  8. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  9. Assess the international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Program assessment measures employed

  1. Written and oral examinations
  2. Team projects
  3. Assignments requiring written scholarly papers and/or oral and graphic presentations
  4. Surveys
  5. Capstone course assignments requiring application of cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Graduation rate

Aeronautical Science - Flight 80%

Rates and types of employment of graduates

Employed Military Seeking
Aeronautical Science - Flight 14% 71% 14% 0% 0%