Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science, B.Sc. | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Daytona Beach, United States
48 months
39216 USD/year
39216 USD/year
37344 USD/year
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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to seek employment in a wide variety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems related fields, including professional UAS pilots, sensor operators, project managers and field technicians.

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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University emphasizes mission planning and execution, risk management, data collection and data processing. The knowledge and skills graduates acquire through practical experience allows them to derive unique solutions within Unmanned Aircraft Systems applications and provide safe and professional UAS operations.

Additionally, Embry-Riddle has paired with local organizations to establish land use for academic flight operations. Students, under faculty guidance, have the opportunity to operate a host of unmanned platforms in actual environments, which further broadens capabilities and exposure to industry standards. 

This degree program is confined to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which limits admission to only U.S. or naturalized citizens.

About Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science at the Daytona Beach

The Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science degree program at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus is one of the first and one of only a few in the nation that gives graduates the expertise they need for employment as professional UAS pilots, sensor operators, mission coordinators and applications specialists.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems students also learn about core engineering principles relevant to the operation of UAS and how the regulatory environment is evolving to govern their operations. Housed in the Department of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation, the program provides knowledge in several UAS applications areas, surveillance and data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, and autonomous operations.

A typical first year includes general education courses like Communication Theory and Skills, Aeronautical Science core courses, and other courses related to human factors, math, and science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Private Pilot Operations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Remote Pilot Operations
  • Survey of Meteorology
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Cross-Country Data Entry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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122 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission and $50 application fee 
  • Official Transcript
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.
  • We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of Funds - required for student visa purposes ONLY
  • English Language Requirement
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39216 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39216 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    37344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37344 USD per year during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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