Sep 27, 2020
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Unmanned Aerial Systems, BS
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.
This major examines the entire unmanned aerial system. You will learn about the different aircraft, how they are made and how they work. You will explore how they fit into the larger aviation system, including safety policies and regulations. Most exciting, professors believe, is the exploration of the possibilities for unmanned aircraft. They are already in use for agricultural, scientific and military purposes. You will research more creative uses for your project-based final capstone experience.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Unmanned Aerial Systems is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)
Required Major Courses (59 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (52 credits)
University Core Requirements
Spring 4th Year
- AT 41901 - Unmanned Aerial Systems Capstone II
- Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- UAS Related Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Technical Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Globalization - Credit Hours: 0.00
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.
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.