Transformative Unmanned Aircraft Systems Computing Certificate

This seven course professional certificate program designed for both unmanned aircraft systems professionals and those interested in entering this transformative computational technological field.

The era of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace is upon us. With the Federal Aviation Administration slated to integrate unmanned aircraft into the country’s airspace as early as 2015, the demand for safe, reliable, and resilient unmanned aircraft is growing exponentially. Estimates project that sales of civilian unmanned aircraft will reach over $20 billion within the next 5 years. As such, the demand for unmanned aircraft researchers, developers, pilots, and operators will become exponential within the next few years. These professionals will be tasked with developing and implementing safe, reliable unmanned aircraft with advanced functionality that are ready to be fielded by operators all across the country including public service organizations such as police and fire departments, the media, academic institutions, agricultural companies as well as myriad commercial entities. The keys to highly functioning, safe and reliable unmanned aircraft are robust, well architected software and highly reliable computer systems.

Sofia University is proud to lead the industry with this groundbreaking forward looking professional certificate program. Designed for both professionals and those wishing to enter this lucrative field, the certificate program covers the critical areas of unmanned systems computer science and technology that are central to safe and reliable unmanned aircraft systems operations. The certificate covers unmanned aircraft computer and software technologies, vital algorithms that support unmanned aircraft operations and system autonomy, as well as critical software architectures that support anti-collision and auto-land technologies that are central to safe unmanned aircraft operations.

Additionally, the certificate program covers unmanned aircraft aeronautical architecture and the legal regulations which govern the research, development, and application of critical technologies to unmanned aircraft to ensure that they all implemented technologies are compliant with FAA, FCC, and other federal and state regulations. The program is comprised of seven highly specialized and technologically transformative courses focusing on unmanned aircraft computational systems and other vital supporting technological and legal areas.

For more information contact, Donna Dulo, Director of Advanced Computational Technologies​, at