Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL campus)

Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree gives graduates the expertise they need for employment as operators, observers, sensor operators, and operations administrators of unmanned aircraft systems. The coursework covers several UAS applications areas, including hazardous operations, surveillance and data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, highly repetitive operations, and autonomous operations.  Students also learn about the engineering aspects of these aircraft systems and the regulations governing their operation.

Students entering this program should have a basic background in math and physics. Students will select one of two specialty tracks, Pilot Track or the Non-Pilot Track.

Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering


The Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering is one of the first  and still one of the few programs to offer the opportunity to study the engineering of unmanned and autonomous systems. The program prepares students to work in an industry developing systems that operate along a spectrum of autonomy, from unmanned aircraft and autonomous cars to robotic surface water and underwater vessels, spacecraft and industrial robots.