Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Minor)
Gain expertise in a distinctive, fast-growing program at the first university to offer a degree in UAS.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems are rapidly changing everyday life. With this minor program, you'll learn to fly drones and all about the unmanned industry from the first school to offer a UAS degree, which can be applied to your major.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
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Why Study Unmanned Aircraft System Operations at UND?
With 50 years of experience in Aviation education, training, and research, UND was the first to offer a UAS degree in 2009, and our program has led the way ever since. You'll gain expertise to work in a crew environment as a Pilot operator, sensor operator, or other key team member of unmanned aircraft systems. You'll also gain a clear understanding of National Airspace System safety and operations procedures.
UND offers a comprehensive UAS Aviation degree including relative topics such as: human factors, crew resource management, autonomous systems, counter UAS applications, experience in small, medium and large UAS, safety management, and aircraft systems.
Our Grand Forks campus has been called "the Silicon Valley of unmanned aircraft systems" by the New York Times. UND students are given the opportunity to interact with small and large UAS companies such as Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, and Customs Border Protection. Flights are conducted regularly where UND flight students are jointly flying next to Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace System.
UND Aerospace was the first four year degree UAS Operation program to receive Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Accreditation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). AABI Policy 3.4.2 Compliance
UND Unmanned Aircraft Systems Alumni
Unmanned Aircraft Systems alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- General Atomics
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- AV Flight Services, Inc.
- Northern Plains, LLC
- Aai Corporation