Embry-Riddle to launch master's in unmanned systems

May 07, 2014
May 7, 2014, Daytona Beach, Fla. - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will offer a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems starting this summer.

“Interest in the unmanned systems industry is growing at an incredible rate,” said Brent Terwilliger, program chair and assistant professor of aeronautics. “This work is complex, and organizations will be looking for employees with specialized education and training in the years to come. The Master of Science in Unmanned Systems will challenge students to seek innovative solutions to issues in this developing field.”

Beginning in August, unmanned systems coursework will examine the application, development, management and policies of unmanned systems and address issues including regulation; systems design; policy and ethics; education and training; and human performance and machine interaction.

The degree has concentrations in the following areas: unmanned aerospace system (UAS); aeronautics and design; human factors; space systems; safety/emergency response; operations; education; aviation/aerospace management; and aviation/aerospace research.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide also offers a minor in unmanned aerial systems as part of a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and a specialization in unmanned aerospace systems in the Master of Aeronautical Science. Two-day, UAS short courses are being offered throughout the country and abroad through Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Office of Professional Education.

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