Dorne Pilot Life Experinece Degree
There are roughly 1,000 such drone pilots, known in the trade as "18Xs," working for the US Air Force today. Another 180 pilots graduate annually from a training program that takes about a year to complete at Holloman and Randolph Air Force bases in, respectively, New Mexico and Texas. As it happens, in those same 12 months, about 240 trained pilots quit and the Air Force is at a loss to explain the phenomenon.
This specialized degree focuses on unmanned (air, land, sea, space) systems. The curriculum includes architecture, development, modeling & simulation, analysis, integration, as well as test and management of complex systems and processes. All of UVU's courses are taught online and we offer affordable tuition. Click the application process button to get started.
A doctoral dissertation manual is provided to each student. The manual explains how to read and write and conduct research and provides a description of the format for reporting results. After passing a comprehensive exam, the student must first submit a proposal to the dissertation committee. After approval of the proposal, the student works with his committee. The student meets periodically with the major professor to discuss work and progress. The major professor guides the student’s interpretation by asking questions. The major professor provides guidance for future work. The importance of advancing the body of knowledge is emphasized during the dissertation research period. Students are encouraged to reference current technology developments to determine the applicability of these developments to their area of research. The major professor is also a source of information to provide current state of the art information.
At the end of the last course, students must pass a comprehensive exam before starting their research for the dissertation. At the end of the program, students will be required to give a 20 to 40 minute presentation of their research to the examining committee. This presentation can be done remotely. There is no residency requirement. Dissertations will be judged by whether or not an original and unique contribution is made to scholarship.
Develop the unmanned systems of the future like the X-47, Global Observer, driverless cars, service robots and unmanned sea systems. Unmanned systems engineers are critical to the positions of technical management and development of complex unmanned systems. These professionals are responsible for planning, coordinating, and budgeting group efforts that translate operational needs into technology requirements. They use their skills to determine whether a system will meet cost, schedule, and performance goals. Systems engineers perform a central role in realizing an unmanned systems success; they are in great demand by industry and government.