Your engineering education and interest in unmanned flight is the ideal combination to take your career to the next level. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a working professional, a master’s degree in this engineering field will help you transition into a new, exciting role in the burgeoning field of unmanned flight.
Within the Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering degree, you can select a concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which includes a two-semester capstone project. The degree can be conferred without the concentration, however. Beyond the aircraft focus, you will study unmanned systems related to automobiles, surface and undersea marine vessels, and spacecraft.
Master of Science in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering
The Daytona Beach Campus provides hands-on education in unmanned systems engineering, operations, mission planning, and procedures in our one-of-a-kind Unmanned Aircraft Lab. Due to International Traffic in Arms Regulations, access to this lab is limited.
Studying here provides for access to an engineering-focused faculty with direct industry connections and to the technologically advanced labs for which ERAU is widely known.
Embry-Riddle has been a pioneering institution in the field of unmanned and robotics education. Here, you will benefit from small classes and hands-on learning as you proceed through the Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering curriculum.
The 30-credit program consists of a 15-credit core of pertinent issues in unmanned and autonomous systems followed by 15 credits of electives tailored to your educational goals: all coursework, a two-semester capstone project (usually completed with a team), or a thesis.
In addition, the student can choose the Unmanned Aircraft Systems area of concentration, building a deep understanding of problems in the field through development of an operational aircraft and control station.
According to a study by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, more than 100,000 unmanned aerial systems jobs are projected by 2025. Degree holders work in a number of industries including military, government, energy, transportation, telecommunications, and even entertainment.
Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: