Oct 04, 2022
About the Program
Drones, or unmanned aircraft, will be soon be part of everyday life. Companies who adopt the technology will need experts to help them navigate flight paths as well as rules and regulations. A major in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will equip you to be a leader in this new career field. In fact, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International believes 70,000 new jobs will be created in the three years after unmanned aircraft are integrated into the U.S. airspace system.
Unmanned Aerial Systems Website
Aviation & Transportation Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (110 credits)
Required Major Courses (58 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (52 credits)
Electives (10 credits)
- Elective (any course, any subject) - Credit Hours: 10.00
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Fall 4th Year
- AT 40900 - Unmanned Aerial Systems Capstone I
- Cornerstone Level III Selective (satisfies Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- UAS Related Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student transcript having grades of (including, but not limited to) A, B, C, D, E, F, W, WF, I and IF.
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
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