Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to introduce our Bachelor of Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (U.A.S.). This exciting new degree has evolved into one of the most hands-on degree programs offered at E.R.A.U. Prescott and prepares graduates to enter a rapidly growing and changing industry. The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) predicts that the fleet of commercial small U.A.S.s in the United States will approach 550,000 by the year 2020. Consequently, tens of thousands of U.A.S. professionals will be needed who are capable of safely planning and executing U.A.S. missions and effectively delivering the end products to their customers.
Focusing on commercial and civil applications, the U.A.S. degree empowers graduates to meet current and future employment demands. The degree qualifies students from all nationalities as subject matter experts in data collection, retrieval, editing, display, and delivery. For example, refer to the video on this page which shows a three-dimensional model of the E.R.A.U. Hazy Library created using our U.A.S. equipment and software. Models such as these are very useful for a variety of industries because they enable the calculation of important surveying parameters such as surface area, volume, height, width, coordinates, etc.