Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Students working toward this specialization will examine entire unmanned aircraft systems. Courses highlight specific characteristics of different aircraft, how they are built and fundamentals of control and propulsion systems. Students will explore how UAS integrate into the larger aviation system, including safety policies and regulations and automation procedures. Currently, new possibilities for unmanned aircraft are in use for agricultural, scientific and military purposes.

There are quickly growing commercial markets for UAS applications, range from expedited package delivery to precision agriculture. The commercial potential for unmanned aircraft system applications has only just begun to be imagined, including:

  • Aerial/field mapping (GIS)
  • Agriculture/crop scouting, irrigation/fertilization
  • Disaster and emergency management
  • Environmental research
  • Law enforcement/Fire Service
  • Photogrammetry (crime scene preservation)
  • Parcel delivery
  • Photography/videography
Required Courses for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate of Specialization (PDF)
UAS Student