Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Asia and the University of South Australia (UniSA) signed an agreement to develop a suite of global, dual-award degree programs designed to bolster the talent demanded by the expanding aerospace industry around the region at the 2016 Singapore Airshow. The collaborative programs will address rapidly evolving areas such as unmanned vehicles, next generation aircraft, human factors and aviation management.
Courses will be delivered to maximize student accessibility across the globe using Embry-Riddle and UniSA campuses in the United States, Australia and Asia in addition to Embry-Riddle’s top-ranked online course offerings.
“We are designing this partnership with UniSA to meet the challenges driven by the extensive growth and technological advancement in the global aerospace arena,” said Embry-Riddle’s Interim President Dr. John R. Watret. “By joining the world-renowned expertise and passion of both institutions we will shape industry professionals for successful careers.”
The relationship between the two acclaimed international institutes of higher learning began in early 2015 with an agreement to expand undergraduate and graduate aviation degree opportunities, in addition to academic and professional development for University of South Australia’s faculty and staff.
“UniSA is delighted to partner with Embry-Riddle, the world’s leading aviation and aeronautical university, to play a central role in an industry which is one of the most important especially in Asia for the rest of this century,” said UniSA Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd. “China, Indonesia and many other countries have just begun what will be an unprecedented growth in all aspects of aviation, and we will ensure our top-ranked engineering faculty is fully engaged in supporting this growth.”
The University of South Australia is one of the latest international institutions to join forces with Embry-Riddle, which in addition to campuses in the United States has established a presence in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise – globally focused, locally engaged, and committed to the principles of excellence and equity. With more than 34,000 students, it is South Australia’s largest university and is ranked in the top 50 world universities under 50 years old by both Times Higher Education (#35) and QS (#25) world university rankings. UniSA’s enterprising approach is underpinned by deep engagement with industry and the professions with more than 2,000 collaborations and partnerships across industry, government and business worldwide. unisa.edu.au
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.