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Master of Science in Unmanned Systems

News reports of professional sports teams, media organizations and commercial enterprises engaging unmanned aerial systems to take photographs have become commonplace. Driverless cars may have once been a far-fetched idea, but now auto makers and technology developers are in the early stages of testing these autonomous vehicles for commercial use. And while military and government organizations have utilized this technology for decades, the mainstream use of unmanned systems in the civilian/commercial sector is just beginning to develop.

The Master of Science in Unmanned Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide examines the application, development and management of unmanned systems and addresses issues including regulation; systems design; policy and ethics; education and training; and human performance and machine interaction.

Designed for anyone from recent undergraduates to experienced professionals, this master’s degree program will complement your existing professional interests or evolve into an entirely new field of expertise. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide innovative solutions for all unmanned systems - in the air, on the ground, under water and out in space.

Degree concentrations include: unmanned aerospace system; aeronautics and design; human factors; space systems; safety/emergency response; operations; education; aviation/aerospace management; and aviation/aerospace research. Advanced knowledge in these specialized areas will give graduates an edge when competing for jobs in the unmanned industry.

Face-to-face classes in Berlin will be offered starting in 2018. Learn more. 

Degree Requirements
Core/Major
Course / TitleCredits
ASCI 531 Robotics and Control 3
UNSY 501 Application of Unmanned Systems 3
UNSY 601 Unmanned Systems Command, Control, and Communications 3
UNSY 605 Unmanned Systems Sensing, Perception, and Processing 3
UNSY 610 Unmanned Systems Autonomy and Automation 3
UNSY 615 Unmanned Systems Power, Propulsion, and Maneuvering 3
RSCH 665 Statistical Analysis 3
RSCH 670 Research Methods 3
UNSY 691 Graduate Capstone Course 3
Total Credits 27
Electives
Course / TitleCredits
Electives 9
Select three electives from the following concentration areas:  
Total Degree Requirements 36
Concentrations
Course / TitleCredits
Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) Concentration  
ASCI 530 Unmanned Systems 3
ASCI 637 Unmanned Systems Operations and Payloads 3
ASCI 638 Human Factors in Unmanned Systems 3
Aeronautics and Design Concentration  
ASCI 509 Advanced Aerodynamics 3
ASCI 510 Advanced Aircraft Performance 3
ASCI 515 Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems 3
ASCI 516 Applications in Crew Resource Management 3
ASCI 560 Advanced Rotorcraft Operations 3
ASCI 603 Aircraft and Spacecraft Development 3
ASCI 607 Advanced Aircraft/Spacecraft Systems 3
Human Factors Concentration  
ASCI 516 Applications in Crew Resource Management 3
ASCI 634 Aviation/Aerospace Psychology 3
ASCI 638 Human Factors in Unmanned Systems 3
ASCI 660 Sensation and Perception 3
ASCI 661 Human-Computer Interaction 3
ASCI 663 Memory and Cognition 3
SFTY 619 Human Factors and Ergonomics 3
Space Systems Concentration  
ASCI 511 Earth Observation and Remote Sensing 3
ASCI 512 Space Mission and Launch Operations 3
ASCI 601 Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration 3
Safety/Emergency Response Concentration  
ASCI 611 Aviation/Aerospace System Safety 3
ASCI 612 Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management 3
ASCI 615 Aviation/Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis 3
ASCI 618 >Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management 3
SFTY 540 Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response 3
SFTY 570 Fire Safety Management 3
SFTY 630 System Safety Programs 3
Operations Concentration  
ASCI 515 Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems 3
ASCI 518 Aviation/Aerospace Operations Research 3
ASCI 560 Advanced Rotorcraft Operations 3
ASCI 606 Air Traffic Control and the National Airspace System 3
ASCI 617 Airport Safety and Certification 3
ASCI 636 Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Planning Systems 3
ASCI 637 Unmanned Systems Operations and Payloads 3
ASCI 645 Airport Operations and Management 3
Education Concentration  
ASCI 514 Computer-Based Instruction 3
ASCI 515 Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems 3
ASCI 550 Aviation Education Foundations 3
ASCI 610 Instructional System Design 3
ASCI 614 Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Curriculum Development 3
ASCI 652 Continuing Education's Role in Aviation 3
ASCI 654 Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques 3
Aviation/Aerospace Management Concentration  
ASCI 636 Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Planning Systems 3
ASCI 641 Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry 3
ASCI 643 Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry 3
ASCI 644 Integrated Logistics in Aviation Management 3
ASCI 645 Airport Operations and Management 3
Aviation/Aerospace Research Concentration  
ASCI 518 Aviation/Aerospace Operations Research 3
ASCI 643 Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry 3
ASCI 638 Human Factors in Unmanned Systems 3