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Associate of Science in
Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems

Embry‑Riddle's Associate of Science in Uncrewed Systems prepares students with the foundational knowledge they need to thrive in the uncrewed systems industry.

About the Associate of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems

The Associate of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems covers autonomous systems in the land, sea, sky and space domains, allowing students to explore and find their area of interest. After building a strong foundation in the operational and technical aspects of uncrewed systems usage, students will be ready to pursue advanced programs or career paths and prosper in the field.  

Upon completion of the A.S. in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems, students can continue their higher education journey with an online bachelor's degree in Uncrewed Systems or in-person bachelor's programs for Uncrewed Systems, available on both residential campuses. 

Why You Should Study this Degree

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems focuses on a world where machines and robots can function without needing humans to control them. A career in uncrewed systems may be for you if you: 

  • Enjoy learning about emerging technologies 
  • Find robotics exciting 
  • Like being the mastermind behind technical solutions 

Student Learning Outcomes

The A.S. UAS degree offers courses that examine major challenges found when dealing with uncrewed systems technology, such as:  

  • Understanding the fundamentals of uncrewed systems, including the technological, economic, legal, social, political and environmental aspects. 
  • Analyzing and comparing uncrewed systems to evaluate configurations and operational criteria within various environments. 
  • Applying performance criteria to solve operational problems. 

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

UAS associate students often pursue roles as employees for companies manufacturing uncrewed systems, as well the following positions: 

  • Accident Investigator 
  • Acquisition Specialist 
  • Intelligence (Sensor Data) Analyst 
  • Operations Manager 
  • Uncrewed Systems Operations Planner 

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Salary Information

Graduates with an Associate of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems tend to receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $84,959 annually as uncrewed systems specialists, as of 2024.


About Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus provides a diverse range of online degree programs offering flexibility and quality education, aiming to engage, inspire and excite students, with the unique advantage of forging meaningful connections with peers, professors and industry professionals. 

The Associate of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with a deep understanding of uncrewed systems usage. The program focuses on laying a UAS foundation and sets graduates up to excel in the uncrewed aircraft systems industry and in higher education. 

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Information

  • Credits: 60 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online 

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