Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate Program

Be on the forefront of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) design, operation, and policy. UNLV’s UAS Certificate takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering not only UAS design and operation, but also privacy and ethical issues. The state of Nevada is one of just six UAS research and test sites nationwide selected by the FAA. UNLV’s proximity to this designated airspace combines with substantial faculty expertise to create a unique opportunity for learning state-of-the-art UAS technology. The UAS certificate is offered in partnership through UNLV Continuing Education and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate is only available to students who successfully completed Ethics in UAS Operations prior to June 30.

Prerequisites: UAS Design & Applications must be taken prior to UAV Simulation & Testing.

Program Requirements

To earn the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate you must register for the certification application course 173UA9999 and successfully complete four core courses:

Core Courses

  • UAS Design & Applications (must be taken prior to UAV Simulation & Testing)
  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Ethics in UAS Operations
  • UAV Simulation & Testing


Learning Outcomes: 
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