Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) was one of the first universities licensed to grant both a master’s of science (MSc) degree and a doctorate of science (DSc) degree in unmanned vehicle systems engineering, as well as a professional certificate in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems project management in a wholly online, distance-learning curriculum. The University’s primary focus area is on Unmanned Air Systems education and training. UVU will be looking build out curriculum and research topics in unmanned ground, sea, and space systems as well. Most of the faculty at the university have PhDs in engineering and combined experience of over 500 years.
The university’s UAV instructor pilots have combined experience of over 60,000 hours in Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UAVs. UVU is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Centrally located on the NE corner of Central Ave & Washington St. close to many civic, cultural and sporting venues. Attractions and destinations within walking distance of UVU include US Airways Center, Chase Field, Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Science Center, The Herberger Theatre, Symphony Hall, Phoenix City Hall, Arizona State University, Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix Municipal Court, Arizona Biomedical Collaborative and University of Arizona College of Medicine.