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MSc Unmanned Aircraft System Technology

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Wrexham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview of the Programme

This MSc in Unmanned Aircraft System Technology is designed to equip practitioners of the future with the in-depth knowledge required to safely and legally design, manufacture and operate SUA here in the UK.

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) which are more commonly referred to as “Drones”, are being used for civil purposes in a growth business sector predicted to be worth billions over the next 10 years. UASs are currently revolutionising everything from agriculture to film-making and are increasingly being used to monitor, research and conduct data gathering missions in surveying, mining, forestry, ecology, archaeology, virtual reality and computer gaming. This degree is intended to address the looming skills shortage in this field and is ideal for workplace professionals wishing to pursue an interesting and relevant course to enhance their career development.
  • This is a practical, hands-on course in which students will get to build, fly and keep their very own drone. An engineering degree qualification is not necessary to enrol on this course. Scientists across all disciplines who wish to adapt drone technology to their field of study and people from any industry, employed or self-employed, are eligible and encouraged to join the course.
  • Students will learn the legal and safety aspects of advanced drone operations, and also plan missions and conduct actual operations in the field. Flying tuition will be provided by our qualified staff using our drone simulator and out on our dedicated flight-test field.

Key Course Features

  • Students will build and keep their own Drone, as well as learn how to fly and safely operate it.
  • There will be opportunities for students to go on field trips and conduct real Drone missions.
  • You will have use of Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Advanced Composite Manufacturing and Testing Facilities, as well as our Drone Simulator and Flight-Test Field.
  • Enjoy access to the latest computational software for engineering design and image analysis.
  • There is also the chance to participate in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) UAS Challenge where teams design, build and operate UAS in an annual international competition.

Assessment and Teaching

You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills.

Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.

Wrexham Glyndwr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

Career Prospects

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

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