Minor in Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operation
The Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operation minor will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) specific to the safe, responsible, and effective operation and application of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The goal is to give students an opportunity to work towards an sUAS operator certification within the framework of the university’s academic setting. While core content required for successful completion of FAA theoretical knowledge testing will be provided, the minor also aims to build some operational experience and skills beyond the basic scope of FAA certification, thus, expanding the student’s KSAs in planning, execution, and support of sUAS operation.
Students declaring the sUAS Operation Minor or registering for courses within it must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 435 course.
1) Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this minor.
2) Courses must be taken in the sequence as outlined in the requirements below.
|ASCI 121||Private Pilot Operations||5|
|ASCI 316||Operational and Business Aspects of Unmanned Aerial Systems||3|
|UNSY 235||sUAS Flight and Mission Planning||3|
|UNSY 235L||sUAS Flight and Mission Planning Laboratory||1|
|UNSY 435||sUAS Practical Application and Assessment||3|
|Select one of the following courses:||3|
|Aviation Safety Program Management|
|System Safety Management|