• Human Factors and Safety
    Human Factors & Safety consists of degrees related to human factors in aviation and aviation safety. Human factors is the study of the relationship between humans and machines. Studies focus on safety, performance, comfort, consumer perceptions, and more.
  • Management & Development
    Management & Development consists of degrees related to aviation management and airport management and development. Studies focus on a wide array of topics related to the business of aviation from business development to airport planning and design.
  • Aviation Sciences
    Aviation Sciences includes degree programs focused on aeronautical and aviation sciences, meteorology, and more. Studies focus on aerodynamics, aviation weather, environmental sciences, and modern aviation technologies like unmanned aerial systems.

Welcome to the College of Aeronautics!

We are proud of and practice the Florida Tech mantra: “High Tech with a Human Touch.” The College of Aeronautics is recognized as one of the top university-based aviation programs in the nation. Our programs and faculty have earned an international reputation for excellence in the education and preparation of aviation professionals. We are responsible for graduate and undergraduate programs in the Aeronautical Sciences to include Aviation Management, Pilot/Flight Crew, Meteorology, Airport Management and Development, Human Factors, and Aviation Safety. The college enrolls 400 undergraduate and graduate students in programs on its Melbourne campus, in its Aeronautical Science Program in Panama, and many others through distance learning.

Nearly all graduates secure employment in the aviation industry in airline operations, airport and airline management, as flight crew members, and in varied, responsible positions within corporate aviation and government agencies.

We deliver world class educational programs that lead to both flight and non-flight aviation careers. The success of our graduates and our international reputation for excellence speaks volumes about the programs we offer. It is the college’s intent to achieve and maintain a stable, highly sought after, top quality university aviation educational opportunity in an institutional environment known for technical excellence.

-Korhan Oyman, Ph.D.


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