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Bachelor of Science in
Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems

Embry-Riddle's Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems equips students with skills necessary for flying drones and handling autonomous robotics.

About the Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems

Embry-Riddle prepares students for work with UAS (Uncrewed Aircraft Systems) and sUAS (Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems). This groundbreaking program prepares students for administrative, operations and development work with uncrewed aircraft systems in a range of industries — one of the first degrees of its kind that can be completed entirely online.

Putting an emphasis on the air domain, the program also covers drone and autonomous robotics in the space, ground and maritime domains. With continually updated curriculum firmly focused on the evolution of drones and autonomous robotics, students will learn how uncrewed aircraft systems are being deployed — and that we have only just begun to explore the full potential of the uncrewed systems technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems degree offers courses that examine major challenges found when dealing with uncrewed systems technology such as: 

  • Interoperability and Autonomous Robotics
  • Airspace Integration and other domain integration
  • Education and Training
  • Propulsion and Power
  • Teaming and Regulation

Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

The Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems at Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers graduates career opportunities that go far beyond engineering and development, with a post-graduation placement rate of 83%. Graduates will be prepared to support, develop and apply the advanced technologies necessary when working for companies such as DroneSeed, DroneUp and the US Navy.

Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems Salary Information 

The demand for those in the industry of drones and autonomous robotics is growing each day. Earning your degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with alumni averaging $81,000 annually.


About Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Worldwide graduates will be prepared to support, develop and apply the advanced technologies necessary to support the growing and dynamic needs of the industry. They will also be qualified to help guide the policies and regulations that govern this emerging field.

Once the domain of military and government agencies, UAS and sUAS have entered the civilian and commercial sectors. From robotic vehicles roaming our streets to drones soaring through our skies, leading technology companies, news outlets, sports franchises and commercial enterprises all over the world increasingly rely on uncrewed systems technology for their operations.

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students can customize the program to fit their desired career path by selecting specialized focuses on different aspects of uncrewed aircraft systems.

Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems Information

The Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems focuses on the growth, innovative development and effective use of uncrewed systems technology across the respective domains (air, space, ground and maritime).

  • Credits: 120
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, in an EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

Royal Aeronautical Society

The Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems program is recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

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