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

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

Florida Tech's aeronautical science degree prepares students is for technical jobs in the aviation industry. Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics has 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, while aeronautical science - flight prepares you for a career as a professional pilot.

This degree is very versatile, offering even more with these two additional 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. Graduates of the Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program may be eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course covered during the first five weeks of qualification training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

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. First-year students get started right away taking core courses like Introduction to Aviation Physiology and Aviation Meteorology.

Seniors complete advanced aviation security and advanced aircraft course work, and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs. Students also gain valuable experience through internship 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, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited By a Top Airline

Employers seek out graduates from Florida Tech. Employers who have recruited our students for internships and careers include top airlines and aviation organizations such as:

  • American Airlines
  • United Continental
  • Delta
  • JetBlue Airways
  • US Airways
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Flight Safety International
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Various 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 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 80%

Rates and types of employment of graduates

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