Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Master’s in Unmanned Systems

The NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is capable of flight altitudes greater than 55,000 ft and flight durations of up to 30 h. (NASA)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide will begin offering a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems degree this 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. “This work is complex, and organizations will be looking for employees with specialized education and training in the years to come,” said Brent Terwilliger, program chair and assistant professor of aeronautics. “The Master of Science in Unmanned Systems will challenge students to seek innovative solutions to issues in this developing field.” 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.