This minor program provides engineering and computer science undergraduate students with in- depth knowledge and technical aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The curriculum focuses on UAS applications in unmanned surveillance, data collection, and autonomous navigation. The curriculum consists of 9 credit hours of core courses plus 12 credit hours of specialized elective-tracks. The core courses include UAS technologies; UAS Privacy; UAS training and testing courses.

Students entering the UAS minor program must be majors in engineering or computer science. Students with a science or math major need to contact the program coordinator for guidance. Students must apply to the minor two semesters prior to graduation and need to be approved by the minor program coordinator.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of UAS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key knowledge in privacy policy related to UAS.

Career Possibilities

This minor provides students with the in-depth knowledge and technical aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) needed for the civil unmanned aircraft system industry. The curriculum provides the breadth and depth of instruction needed to ensure graduates are prepared to be involved as operators or development team members of UAS depending on their major in the undergraduate engineering and computer science programs.


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Minor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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