Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Minor
Aeronautics and Technology Building
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor introduces students to various types of 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 will also become an FAA certificated drone pilot.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program 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.
- Determine the communication and control systems necessary for unmanned aerial systems platform operations.
|ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY|
or AERN 15745
|NON-PILOT ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY|
|ELEMENTS OF AVIATION WEATHER|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LABORATORY|
|INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY|
or AERN 35650
|NON-PILOT INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY|
|APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I|
|AERN 25800||INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS||3|
|AERN 35810||UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS||3|
|AERN 35830||UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS SENSING AND SENSOR SYSTEMS||3|
|AERN 35840||UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS||3|
|AERN 45800||UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FLIGHT OPERATIONS THEORY||4|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||16|
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.
|Minimum Minor GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).