Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
UAS 0100 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems: 1 semester hour.
Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Introduces the essential elements of UAS history and operations. PREPREQ: UAS program major and permission of instructor. F
UAS 0110 Applied Mathematics and Electronics for Unmanned Systems: 3 semester hours.
Mathematic principles and practices as they relate to the construction and operation of unmanned systems. Includes an introduction to basic electronics fundamentals. PREREQ: UAS program major. F
UAS 0115 Flight Theory: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to the principles and practices of heavier than air flight. Overview of aircraft components, control systems, and theory of operation. PREREQ: UAS program major. F
UAS 0120 Flight Laboratory I: 4 semester hours.
Experiments involving the construction, repair, and operations of light duty, remote unmanned aircraft. PREREQ: UAS program major. F
UAS 0150 Unmanned Systems Design: 2 semester hours.
Investigation of vehicle types, construction materials, tool implementation, and other design considerations for development of unmanned systems. PREREQ: UAS program major. S
UAS 0155 Flight Control and Subsystems: 4 semester hours.
Theory of operation of propulsion, power plant, control methods, radio frequency fundamentals, GPS L1 and L2, and Ground and Air Data Terminal equipment used in unmanned systems. PREREQ: UAS program major. S
UAS 0170 Flight Laboratory II: 4 semester hours.
Continuation of UAS 0151. Advanced experiments involving the construction, repair, and operations heavy lift and multirotor aircraft. PREREQ: UAS program major. S
UAS 0200 Advanced Electronics and Payload for Unmanned Systems: 4 semester hours.
Understanding and implementation of electronic and optical measurement devices, manipulators, and the operator control systems for unmanned systems platforms. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0110 or RCET 0156. F
UAS 0212 Beginning Surveying, GPS and Geo-Referencing: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to surveying theory and field work using equipment in the areas of measuring, leveling, total stations and GPS. Field projects include alignment stakeout, profile leveling, closed traverse, survey coordinate geometry applications and spatial geo-referencing. Equivalent to CET 0112 and GEMT 1112. PREREQ: UAS program major. F
UAS 0225 Flight Laboratory III: 5 semester hours.
Experiments involving the construction, repair, and operations of light duty, remote unmanned aircraft. PREREQ: UAS 0170. S
UAS 0228 Principles of GIS: 3 semester hours.
Study of GIS fundamentals, introduction to GPS, databases, and metadata. Practical application of ESRI and ArcView software. Build, edit, and query a GIS; basic spatial analysis. Requires competence in computer operating systems. Equivalent to CET 0228. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0110 or CET 0120. F
UAS 0240 Basic Wiring and Avionics Installation: 5 semester hours.
Introduction to aircraft and unmanned systems wiring harnesses, soldering, and cable construction. The course will also cover basic functions and integration of the different components that comprise an avionics suite. PREREQ: UAS 0200. S
UAS 0250 Imagery Analysis: 3 semester hours.
This course will teach students imagery interpretation principles, give them an understanding of the different roles of imagery analysts in an operational environment. Students will receive hands-on operational experience through mission planning, simulation and collecting images. PREREQ: UAS program major. F
UAS 0255 Autopilot Theory: 3 semester hours.
Fundamentals of unmanned platform autopilot avionic circuitry, navigational sensors, communications, and telemetry systems. Introduction to automated flight software and mission planning. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0200 or RCET 0154. COREQ: UAS 0270. S
UAS 0270 Autopilot Laboratory: 5 semester hours.
Experiments involving integration, calibration, trouble shooting and repair of avionics circuitry and related devices. Flight plan development and implementation using automated flight software and mission planning. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0200 or RCET 0156. COREQ: UAS 0255. S
UAS 0382 Introduction to Rapid Prototyping: 2 semester hours.
Introduction to the software, tools, and techniques used in modern rapid prototyping processes. Equivalent to RCET 0382. PREREQ: UAS program major. S