Manage the Unmanned Systems of the Future

Designed For
There are no prerequisites. Anyone interested in becoming trained to operate UAVs can apply.
FAA Drone Pilot Part 107 Test Prep course Ongoing
More course dates coming soon for the second and third classes in the certificate series!
100% Online, Self-paced

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Unmanned Aerial Systems represent a fast growing field with countless application possibilities. The industry is expected to create 100,000 new jobs over the next ten years. There are many industries exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including security and law enforcement, search and rescue, real estate, agriculture, geographic surveying, construction, and aerial photography.

This certificate includes three courses:

As part of this growing industry in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon State will have many opportunities to establish itself as a center of unmanned systems science, research and commercialization.

Oregon State is a member of the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Test Range Complex, one of six FAA-approved test range areas. This participation provides unique capabilities for testing UAS in a variety of applications. Oregon State University has more than 30 active FAA certificates of authorization to conduct UAS test flights.

The Autonomous Systems Research Group (ASRG) was established by Oregon State to support faculty research and economic development by connecting industry, state and federal interests in unmanned systems with OSU expertise, students, labs and resources. Oregon State faculty members are currently using aerial, land-based and on-water/underwater unmanned systems in their research. The applications span several market sectors: precision agriculture, geomatics and surveying, geology, ocean and atmospheric science, forestry, robotics, environmental monitoring and remote sensing.