Feb 28, 2021
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
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Unmanned Aerial Systems include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree 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.
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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.