Oct 23, 2020  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
    
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Unmanned Aerial Systems, BS


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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.

AUAS
120 credits for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (52 credits)


Electives (9 credits)


University Core Requirements


Program Requirements


14 Credits


17 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • 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

14 Credits


Notes


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.

Degree Requirement


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

Critical Course


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.

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