Embry-Riddle has been a pioneering institution in the field of unmanned and robotics education. Now with the Master of Science in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering, a student’s prior engineering education and interest in unmanned flight is the ideal combination to take their career to the next level. Whether students are recent graduates or working professionals, a master’s degree in this engineering field will help them transition into new, exciting roles in the burgeoning field of unmanned flight.
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.
Students will benefit from small classes and hands-on learning as they proceed through the Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering curriculum.
If so inclined, a student may 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. A concentration is not required for this graduate program.
Beyond the aircraft focus, students will study unmanned systems related to automobiles, surface and undersea marine vessels, and spacecraft.
This degree is offered at the following campuses. Select a campus to learn more.
The Federal Aviation Administration projects between 2016 and 2020 that sales of small, hobbyist unmanned aircraft systems and sales of UAS for commercial purposes are expected to grow from 2.5 million to 7 million. Four Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professors have written a guide to help enthusiasts better understand the booming field.
The Unmanned Systems Sciences Program in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus has selected the Penguin C unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from UAV Factory for flight training with student operators and pilots at the nation’s largest undergraduate UAS program.