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Next Term | CY2017 - Term 1: January 3rd - March 26th
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Doctorate and Masters Degrees

Earn your Doctorate and Masters degrees in Unmanned Systems Engineering. Graduates are employed as program managers, systems engineers and researchers.

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UAV Pilot Training

Students will receive the UAV Pilot Certificate that shows 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of ground school and 16 hours of flight training. Some instructors have over 40 years of experience!

UAV Pilot Training Certificate

Live UAV Fundamentals Seminars

Participate in our drone focused professional seminars designed to offer specific areas of study. Our seminars feature experts from all around the country. Learn where drones can take you next!

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Professional Certificate Program

Obtain the training to manage the unmanned systems of the future like the X-47 UCAS. Unmanned Aircraft systems engineers are critical to the positions of technical management and development of complex unmanned aircraft systems. These professionals are responsible for planning, coordinating, and budgeting group efforts that translate operational needs into technology requirements.

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What Our Students Are Saying

I attended the UVU pilot training course during the summer of 2016. As my instructor, Gene provided in depth and thorough information about the UAVs we were operating along with critical insights regarding their automation features, control systems and commercial applications. Gene’s knowledge of imaging and sensor systems was inspiring on both a professional and academic level.
Justin Owens
My experience with Gene and UVU was greater than imagined. Gene is a very knowledgeable instructor and very detail oriented. His grasp of the UAV field is second to none and a great instructor to work with. He took the time needed to explain things in detail and gave clear guidance during my training. I feel Gene and UVU should be at the top of your list of instructors and schools for your UAV training, and believe you will be very pleased with your choice.
Christopher Walsh, iEnvision, LLC
Unmanned Vehicle University is one of the top institutions of higher education in the United States for UAS. The training SkySkopes received with UVU, especially through the guidance of their Chief Trainer Gene Payson, was absolutely exemplary. SkySkopes takes pride in our numerous UAV pilot certifications and UVU’s is one of our most cherished! We will definitely be sending more of our student pilots through the UVU program and have nothing but the highest praises to sing of UVU.
Matt Dunlevy, SkySkopes
The simulator was a good way to get an idea of how the controller (transmitter) works. I found the challenges with the 10 levels to be great skill builders. The levels made you put the multirotor in certain places (landing in certain areas/flying through certain obstacles) which at first was challenging but with a lot of practice became second nature. I really could not have asked for anything more out of phase 3. Scott was very professional and really built Jon and my confidence with several multirotors. He showed us how to update software and firmware for Dji products and tons of features that the Phantom 2 Vision plus and S1000 are capable of. We both had a lot of flight time with multiple platforms. Jon and I walked away with a great deal of knowledge and confidence with flying the platforms that we will be using for work. Scott is a top notch instructor and I am very grateful that I was able to receive instruction from him.
Billy, Department of Defense
As the owner of a small photography studio, I always have to be on the alert for the next big wave of change that can enhance my business. When I started to learn about drones I realized that they could become an important part of the creative services I offer my individual and corporate clients. Providing them with the ability to capture a moment or gather the visual information they need from the air makes me that much more important to them. When I found out about Unmanned Vehicle University, I knew I had to take the course — and I am glad I did. Before taking the course at UVU, the only thing I ever flew was a paper airplane. The course gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to expand my photography/video business in a whole new exciting direction aimed toward the future.
Joe Polillio, Productions Still & Motion Photography
I recently started the doctoral program at the Unmanned Vehicle University and thought the 3-day UAV Seminars course would be a great overview for all of the upcoming courses in my future. Indeed, I was extremely impressed with the amount of material we covered in such a short time. The topics give a well-rounded look at the industry, covering not only the full system perspective of the vehicles, payloads and ground control stations, but where we stand with current legislation, commercial opportunities and what future technologies are being worked on. The support material included provides plenty of sources for review and guidance for further topic exploration. There were numerous multi-media examples, as well as great class discussion. Speaking of the class, it was a diverse group of professionals that were all interesting to spend time with. It appears we made great friends as well as a new network of folks passionate about the aerospace industry and all of the benefits unmanned systems will bring. Dr. LeMieux mentioned in the initial introductions how the industry is changing almost daily. True to that statement, we had several relevant articles presented each day that were hot off the press. The material is fresh, maintained well and professionally put together. As an instructor, Dr. LeMieux was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and accountable for bringing back answers the following morning to the rare couple of questions he said he needed to check on. He cares about the program and it shows. I give my highest recommendations for the UAV Seminars Course.
Darrin Guilbeau
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