Unmanned Aircraft Systems Minor
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor provides students with an introduction to unmanned aerial systems and their increasing role in today's society. Using a systems engineering perspective, students will study roles and applications of unmanned aerial systems and apply their knowledge to the development of sensors, control, communications and flight operations.
Students graduating with this minor will be able to analyze various aspects of unmanned aerial systems operations, including safety, certification, applications, trends, regulations and performance; analyze the system components of unmanned aerial systems; and determine the communication and control systems necessary for unmanned aerial systems platform operations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to analyze various aspects of UAS operations to include safety, certification, applications, trends, regulations, performance, etc.
- Students will be able to analyze the system components of unmanned aerial systems.
- Students will determine the necessary communication and control systems necessary for UAS platform operations.
Required Courses and Expected Schedule
|Required Course||Expected Schedule|
|AERN 25800 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)||Every fall|
|AERN 35810 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)||Every fall|
|AERN 35830 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sensing and Sensor Systems (3)||Every even spring (2018, 2020, 2022…)|
|AERN 35840 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command, Control and Communications (3)||Every even fall (2018, 2020, 2022…)|
|AERN 45800 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations Theory (3)||Every odd spring (2017, 2019, 2021...)|