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M.Sc. On Campus Online

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

12 months
20460 USD/year
20460 USD/year
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been a pioneering institution in the field of unmanned and robotics education. Now with the Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering, a student’s prior engineering education and interest in unmanned flight is the ideal combination to take their career to the next level.

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Whether students are recent graduates or working professionals, a master’s degree in this engineering field will help them transition into new, exciting roles in the burgeoning field of unmanned flight.

According to a study by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, more than 100,000 unmanned aerial systems jobs are projected by 2025. Degree holders work in a number of industries including military, government, energy, transportation, telecommunications, and even entertainment.

Students will benefit from small classes and hands-on learning as they proceed through the Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering  curriculum at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University .

If so inclined, a student may choose the Unmanned Aircraft Systems area of concentration, building a deep understanding of problems in the field through development of an operational aircraft and control station. A concentration is not required for this graduate program.

About Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering at the Daytona Beach

Housed in the College of Engineering, the M.S. in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering is one of the first—and still one of the few—programs to offer the opportunity to study the engineering of unmanned and autonomous systems. The program prepares students to work in an industry developing systems that operate along a spectrum of autonomy, from unmanned aircraft and autonomous cars to robotic surface water and underwater vessels, spacecraft and industrial robots.

About Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering provides students with an education focused on gaining and applying knowledge necessary for success within the unmanned systems industry. The 30-credit-hour degree program includes rigorous, multidisciplinary coursework designed to provide a flexible, online, graduate-level experience. This program prepares graduates for an emerging industry that designs, develops and supports systems capable of operating along the spectrum, from remotely controlled to fully autonomous systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Safety and Certification
  • System Requirements Analysis and Modeling
  • Robotics and Control
  • Unmanned Systems Interoperability and Control
  • System Architecture Design and Modeling
  • Human Factors in Unmanned Aerospace Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Worldwide and Online Campus: International applicants must submit the application for admission 90 days prior to the term start date. 


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities attended (bachelor’s degree is required) Official transcripts of any graduate courses attempted.
  • The statement of objectives is an important part of your application. You should give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in the field you have chosen, incorporating your interests, your background, and your long-term professional goals.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three Endorser’s Recommendations — two academic and one professional.
  • Resume - A current résumé outlining your past educational and work experiences.
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation
  • Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20460 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20460 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Worldwide and Online Campus Tuition:

  • Military Cost Per Credit: $648.00
  • Civilian Cost Per Credit: $773.00

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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