Unmanned Aircraft Systems Minor | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

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

  1. Students will be able to analyze various aspects of UAS operations to include safety, certification, applications, trends, regulations, performance, etc.
  2. Students will be able to analyze the system components of unmanned aerial systems.
  3. Students will determine the necessary communication and control systems necessary for UAS platform operations.

Pre-requisite Courses for the Minor

Required Courses and Expected Schedule

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 odd fall (2017, 2019, 2021...)
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...)

View Overview (including Admission Requirements) and Program Requirements for the Minor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Guidelines for UAS or drone flying on the Kent Campus

 Useful Links

CAE Awarded Cooperative Research Agreement with Army Research Laboratory

College of Aeronautics and Engineering Awarded Cooperative Research Agreement with Army Research Laboratory to Study Unmanned Aircraft Propulsion Scalability

Principal Investigator: Dr. Blake Stringer

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Dean and Dr. Stringer watch UAV