Embry-Riddle student flying a drone using first person view goggles

Undergraduate Certificate in
Uncrewed Systems Technology

This online certificate program addresses technology, policy and new developments in autonomous air, sea, land and space systems, and allows students to earn 18 undergraduate credits.

Certificate Overview

Uncrewed systems are revolutionizing business, defense and transportation. This certificate is designed to meet the need for professionals who are knowledgeable about uncrewed technologies, the constraints and opportunities they present and the regulatory landscape that supports the industry. 

This program will help students understand the dynamic and growing world of uncrewed systems, including utilization in air, sea, land and space environments. In addition to developing an understanding of uncrewed technologies and their uses, students will gain familiarity with task-oriented environments and the ethical and regulatory considerations that come with uncrewed system usage. 

Embry-Riddle’s Uncrewed Systems Technology undergraduate certificate is tailored for both first-time students and working professionals interested in working within the uncrewed systems industry and in industries that will be affected by advancing technology, including aviation, transportation, retail, remote sensing, emergency response and defense. 

The Embry-Riddle Advantage

Upon completion of Embry Riddle’s undergraduate certificate in Uncrewed Systems Technology, pupils will be well-prepared to perform exceptionally in roles within the field.  

By earning a certificate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, you gain access to Embry-Riddle’s network of more than 150,000 alumni around the globe, which can be instrumental in getting your foot in the door and pursuing your dream job. 

Embry-Riddle is also the nation’s largest and most-respected institution dedicated to the pursuit of aviation and aerospace advancement and success. By earning a certificate from a respected university, you show prospective employers that you have a top-tier distinction in a desired field and are ready to chase further innovation and accomplishment. 

Apply Now to learn what an Embry-Riddle certificate can do for you! 

Career Outlook

According to a study by the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International, more than 100,000 uncrewed aerial systems jobs are projected by 2025.  

Degree holders work in several industries, including military, government, energy, transportation, telecommunications and even entertainment. Professionals in the field of uncrewed systems may find themselves as videographers, researchers, urban planners, search and rescuers, deep sea explorers and more, with uncrewed technologies that are quickly becoming increasingly useful and relevant. 

With these findings and additional reports of rapid innovation and expansion in the uncrewed systems industry, job opportunities in the field are sure to be plentiful. With Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate certificate in uncrewed systems, students will hold a competitive advantage when entering the workforce that distinguishes them from other candidates in their desired career path. 

Jumpstart Your Degree

For students who may wish to pursue further education in the field of uncrewed systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a variety of unique and innovative programs:

Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate certificate in Uncrewed Systems Technology allows students to earn 18 undergraduate credit hours. Credits earned in completion of the certificate (18 total) may be applied to the completion of an undergraduate degree in uncrewed systems at Embry-Riddle.



About Systems Engineering at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Uncrewed Systems Technology undergraduate certificate is an online 12-credit program. Curriculum addresses technology, policy and cutting-edge developments in air, sea, land and space systems.

Students earn 18 undergraduate-level credits, which can be utilized to count as credits for an undergraduate degree at Embry-Riddle. Specifically, this program leads students towards the online Bachelor’s Degree Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems degree.

The Uncrewed Systems Technology undergraduate certificate is for students who are advancing their career or education within the uncrewed industry or seeking to expand their knowledge of how uncrewed systems will affect other industries, including transportation, logistics, defense, manufacturing, emergency response and more. 


18 Credits

Estimate your tuition by using the Tuition Calculator

View Financial Aid Information

Learn more about the benefits of an Online Degree

Learn about our General Education


Student Achievement Data

Find out about transferring credits to this degree

Learn more about our Veterans & Military benefits

View our Academic Calendar

Search Courses for this degree