Uncrewed Systems 

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The Future of Aviation   

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University stands at the forefront of advanced aviation education around the globe. With expansive industry connections, a deep history reaching back to the origins of flight and a vast network of accomplished alumni, Embry‑Riddle is more than just aeronautical prestige; we are the future of uncrewed systems. 

The use of uncrewed systems is rapidly growing with seemingly limitless potential. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the global market for transport and logistics supported by uncrewed systems is expected to grow from $11 billion in 2022 to $29 billion by 2027. Civil, commercial and military enterprises alike are seeking skilled professionals to lead this dynamic market into the next generation. 

Embry‑Riddle is uniquely poised to build knowledgeable and experienced leaders ready to navigate the evolution of uncrewed systems. From business to technology, security to engineering and piloting to manufacturing, our students launch into every avenue of aviation and beyond. 

The future of uncrewed systems is just beginning. Let Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University help you be a part of it. 

Go Beyond Boundaries with Uncrewed Systems

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University offers students comprehensive instruction in uncrewed systems that span every avenue of the field. Whether your interest lies in developing software, managing business, manufacturing and engineering, piloting or managing air traffic from the ground, we provide our students the tools and instruction necessary to understand every facet of uncrewed systems. 

Regardless of your area of focus, as a student at Embry‑Riddle, you receive access to industry-grade equipment, facilities and one-on-one instruction from experienced faculty. Embry‑Riddle emphasizes the value of hands-on education. You will benefit from practical experience designing, building and flying a variety of uncrewed aircraft, putting you above the competition. 

Our programs prepare students to excel in a rapidly evolving industry. Skilled professionals are needed to build the infrastructure for tomorrow's autonomous vehicles. As the demand for leaders to explore new heights in Urban Air Mobility and Advanced Air Mobility grows, a degree from Embry‑Riddle can help get your future off the ground. 

Whether you are new to the field or looking to take your knowledge further, Embry‑Riddle has exciting and innovative uncrewed systems programs waiting for you. 


Kelcey Kocer is a double alum currently working on her M.S. in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle.
When you think of flying practically, there are barriers that man can’t really pass when it comes to flight. That’s not the same for autonomous flying or uncrewed flying. There’s going to be a lot of discoveries, a lot of new doors that are going to be opened on the UAS front and I want to be a part of that.
John Christensen (’24), B.S. Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Uncrewed Systems Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems (Worldwide)
    Specialize in uncrewed systems and help guide policies and regulations.
  • Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (Prescott | Daytona Beach)
    Combine classroom and hands-on learning to understand uncrewed system operation, mission planning, data collection and risk management.
  • Master of Science in Uncrewed Systems (Daytona Beach)
    Focus on becoming the premier expert in the manufacturing and engineering of uncrewed systems.
  • Master of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems (Worldwide) 
    This online program focuses on the industry of uncrewed systems through topics including policy, design and systems management.  

Key Benefits

  • Launch Your Career
    Our programs are designed to prepare you for real-world scenarios. With Embry‑Riddle, you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start exciting careers immediately after graduating.
  • Internships & Co-Ops 
    Engage with major employers for internship opportunities at on-campus career fairs and apply theoretical classroom concepts to real challenges facing the industry.
  • Develop Your Own Research
    Using state-of-the-art labs and facilities, our programs allow you to develop your own unique research, providing you with valuable experience when deciding on your future career.

Program Highlights

  • Premier Labs & Facilities
    Take advantage of our industry-grade labs, facilities and aircraft to enhance core principles taught in class.
  • Experienced Faculty and Mentors
    Learn from our expert instructors who bring vast industry experience and insight to the curriculum and provide you personalized guidance.
  • Focus on Specialization
    Whether you you’re interested in policy, piloting, engineering or data analysis, the curriculum allows you to specialize in an area that inspires you.


Did you know that 94% of Embry-Riddle freshmen receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans? Exclusive scholarships are available! Every student who applies for an Uncrewed Aircraft System degree automatically qualifies for scholarships and need-based financial aid.

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