Aeronautical Science

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate

Freshman level AERS courses will be offered again during the 2023-2024 academic year, and students enrolled at UH Hilo will be able to change their majors to AERS via the Registrar’s Office during the Fall 2023 Semester.

Future incoming students (Fall 2024 and beyond) will be able to declare AERS as their major at the time of application to UH Hilo.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Prepare for a UAS Remote Sensing Career

Aerial mapping This Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is offered to all who meet the enrollment requirements for UH Hilo. Students will gain a broad understanding of unmanned aircraft types and purposes, their peripheral systems, preflight planning, and the legal guidance for operating them in a non-hobby capacity in the National Aerospace System of the United States of America. Graduates of the UAS certificate program will possess a skillset valuable in the unmanned aerial data collection field.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate (21 Credits)

  • AERS 152 Introduction to UAS (3)
  • AERS 354 UAS Robotics (3)
  • GEOG 201 Interp Geog Data (3)
  • AERS 352 UAS Mission Plans & Simulation (3)
  • AERS 452 UAS Flight (3)
  • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3)
  • GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (3)