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Study at Florida Institute of Technology

The Florida Institute of Technology was originally established as the Brevard Engineering College in 1958. The name was changed to its present one in 1966. This private, independent technical university has its main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Aeronautics
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
Online courses, certificate programs and distance learning courses are also provided by the Florida Institute of Technology– Melbourne.

The Florida Institute of Technology– Melbourne's sports teams are known as the Panthers. The school sponsors men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer and tennis, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Profile of Florida Institute of Technology

Students attend Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL, a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Florida Institute of Technology degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Florida Institute of Technology is known for its programs in transportation, science, engineering, business and management, and computer science and engineering.

Florida Institute of Technology Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 640. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The full-time faculty at Florida Institute of Technology is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 5, 118 students at the school . A very high share of students at Florida Institute of Technology are male.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Florida Institute of Technology values student athletics, and belongs to the Sunshine State Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of our local state, national, and international constituencies. In support of this mission, we are committed to: - creating an organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and pursuit of excellence in all endeavors; - recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers; -achieving recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution; -recruiting and retaining a high-quality, highly selective and culturally diverse Student Enrolment; -continued improvement in the quality of campus life for members of the university community; -providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff. "

Florida Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management465business management, purchasing and contract management, MIS, logistics, human resources, non-profit management, management science, accounting, . . .
Engineering321systems engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering management, chemical engineering, ocean engineering, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering132computer science, computer engineering, information science, software engineering
Therapy and Counselling125psychology courses, psychology, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology
Science123marine biology, astronomy and astrophysics, physics, oceanography, molecular biology, biology, meteorology, ecology, . . .
Transportation79aviation operations, aviation tech, air transportation
Mathematics18applied mathematics, mathematics
Education and Teaching12secondary teaching, computer teaching, teacher education and development, biology teaching, science teaching, math teaching
Liberal Arts6interdisciplinary studies, humanities
Media6communication studies, organizational communications
Conservation and Resource Management2natural resources management

Contact: Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

General Phone: (321) 674-8000


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