Whether you grew up fascinated by radio-controlled airplanes or you have developed a newfound interest in unmanned aircraft, you’re moved by the magic of flight and you recognize the potential of this facet of aviation. You see how you could leverage your education to be a part of the emerging field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Embry-Riddle is one of just a few universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Science. Your timing is perfect for turning your fascination into a promising career with unforeseeable potential. Because of the nature of the technical knowledge to which you’ll be exposed, this degree is only open to those students who are citizens of the United States of America.
Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Students considering the Prescott, Arizona campus will benefit from the close proximity to UAS Industry in Phoenix, Tucson and the West Coast. You’ll have access to the UAS Simulations Lab and the UAS club, who took home two of the four trophies at the 2014 Reno UAS Open Challenge. Our experienced UAS Faculty relationships can help you land internships with InSitu, Parrot or senseFLY.
Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
Our Daytona Beach, Florida, campus is home to one of the country’s only unmanned aircraft labs, in which manned and unmanned aircraft are flown simultaneously. Here, you’ll receive hands-on training of UAS operations, mission planning, and procedures.
Daytona Beach students also get the opportunity to take their knowledge into the field through a variety of competitions, internships, and projects.
You can be one of the few, and one of the first, to join the exciting UAS field by studying at ERAU. Because this University is the nexus of aviation education, you’ll benefit from much more than prestige. You’ll learn from experienced faculty who share firsthand knowledge in aviation and who are at the forefront in the developing field of unmanned aircraft.
Select from the Pilot track (in which flight ratings for private, commercial, and instrument will be earned) or the Operator track (for sensor operators, mission planners, and others not flying the aircraft).
You’ll study the spectrum of the field including hazardous operations, government regulations, surveillance, data collection, and even the engineering aspects of UAS.
Fully immerse yourself in UAS by joining the Daytona ERAU’s Radio Controlled Aircraft Club or the Prescott UAS Club or by take part in industry-hosted UAS competitions.
Currently, there are few UAS professionals because this field is so new. Used primarily in military, firefighting, disaster relief, and law enforcement applications, the future of this field has seemingly limitless potential. The opportunity to combine a fascination and passion for flight with an emerging industry hasn’t been seen since the invention of aircraft. The future of opportunities is widely diverse and its limits are restricted only by our imagination.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: