Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Minor

College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Aeronautics and Technology Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2892
caest@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caest


Description

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 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. 

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 
 
 

Minor Requirements

[UAS]

Prerequisites 1
ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY
NON-PILOT ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY
ELEMENTS OF AVIATION WEATHER
FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LABORATORY
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY
NON-PILOT INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY
APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I
Minor Requirements
AERN 25800INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 3
AERN 35810UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 3
AERN 35830UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS SENSING AND SENSOR SYSTEMS 3
AERN 35840UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS 3
AERN 45800UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FLIGHT OPERATIONS THEORY 4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:16
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All aeronautics concentrations include all of the prerequisite courses for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor. Students declared in the Aeronautics major will need to complete the additional 16 credit hours from the requirements below to earn the minor.

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000