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Unmanned Aircraft Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Because Embry-Riddle is the nexus of aviation education, students benefit from much more than prestige; they learn from experienced faculty who share firsthand knowledge in aviation and who are at the forefront in the developing field of unmanned aircraft. 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 Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems program provides graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to become industry leaders in a variety of UAS related fields, including UAS pilots, sensor operators, mission planners and ground technicians. Students study the spectrum of the industry including hazardous operations, government regulations, surveillance, data collection, and even the engineering aspects of UAS.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to introduce our Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This exciting new degree has evolved into one of the most hands-on degree programs offered at ERAU Prescott and prepares graduates to enter a rapidly growing and changing industry. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that the fleet of commercial small UASs in the United States will approach 550,000 by the year 2020. Consequently, tens of thousands of UAS professionals will be needed who are capable of safely planning and executing UAS missions and effectively delivering the end products to their customers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Private Pilot Operations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Cross-Country Data Entry
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Operational and Industrial Aspects of UAS
  • Crew Resource Management for UAS
  • Unmanned Sensing Systems
  • Aviation Law

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores
  • Advanced Placement scores
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT or ACT Exam Scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Submit Proof of Funding for at Least One Year of Study
  • Intent to Enroll Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Worldwide Campus: Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250 

Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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