The Florida Institute of Technology provides high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body seeking higher education opportunities. The university encourages students to serve within their local community and prepares them for entrance into the global workforce.
Florida Institute of Technology is a national, doctoral-granting research university with a strong commitment to international education in an enriched technological environment. The university is globally renowned for its outstanding academic programs, excellent faculty and its alumni success. International students comprise nearly 30% of Florida Tech’s undergraduate student body, and 49% of its graduate student population. They represent more than 100 countries from around the world. Florida Tech has been ranked as one of the Top 200 Universities in the World by Times Higher Education, a Tier One Best National University by U.S News and World Report, a “Best South-Eastern College” by the Princeton Rewiew, and a Top Engineering/Technical Institution by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Florida Tech’s main campus is located in Melbourne, just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, and spans 130 acres. The area is home to the most concentrated high-tech economy in the state and one of the largest high-tech workforces in the nation. Melbourne’s attractive business climate is matched only by its natural resources, such as the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, which are ideal spots for scientific study, research, and recreation.
Florida Tech Engineering College
The mission of Florida Tech’s College of Engineering (CoE) is to educate engineers and scientists who will be entrepreneurs or future leaders of industries, governments or academia. The CoE includes nine departments:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Sciences
- Construction Management
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Systems
- Marine and Environmental Systems
- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
All of these departments have a broad range of academic programs on offer. The engineering courses at Florida Tech have a global reputation for excellence, providing students with comprehensive education in a broad range of engineering disciplines, and giving them a definite ‘edge’ against competitors in this popular field of employment.
The CoE at Florida Tech supports many Research Centres and Laboratories; these serve to encourage collaborative research activities involving faculty and students from different programs within Florida Tech and a number of other colleges.
International Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Student and Support Services (ISSS) provides support for international students and scholars to enable them to achieve their educational goals and objectives. They advocate on behalf of the student, encouraging international and U.S students to learn from each other, and play a role to expand the university’s appreciation for cultural diversity. The mission is based upon Florida Tech’s goal to provide education for interdependence by furthering international education at Florida Tech and supporting an environment conducive to intercultural learning and exchange.
International Student Services also offers cultural programs designed to assist foreign students in adjusting to life in the United States and at Florida Tech. These include the International Orientation Program, the International Workshop Series covering topics such as employment, travel and taxes, the annual International Festival, as well as many others. The ISSS Office prides itself on providing the services international students need to be happy and successful in their time at Florida Tech.