Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is excited to announce a new, interdisciplinary minor degree program in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

UNLV’s new UAS minor program introduces students to basic knowledge of the field’s various components, preparing them for work in the UAS industry. The program’s core includes an introduction to UAS, UAS simulation training, and a class on privacy issues, taught by the William S. Boyd School of Law. The proposed minor program will provide students with knowledge about UAS-related technology through hands-on courses created specifically for the program. With Nevada’s recent FAA designation as one of six regional sites for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) development, students who complete the minor will be uniquely prepared for future UAV pilot certification, the rules and standards of which are currently being developed by the FAA.

Certificate Program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UNLV’s UAS certificate takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering not only UAS design and operation, but also privacy and legal issues. The UAS certificate is offered in partnership through UNLV Continuing Education and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The certificate program is open to anyone interested in this rapidly growing field of aviation. You are required to take UAS Design & Applications prior to UAV Simulation & Testing.