Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design and Integration
With a renowned unmanned aircraft systems program first established in field and flight operations and an engineering technology department that dates back to the campus's inception, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has created an area of study that utilizes both of these strengths as well as meets the industry's growing demands. The engineering technology with a UAS option degree gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating technologies of unmanned systems, or commonly known as drones, while focusing specifically on their design and implementation – no flight ratings are required.
Through coursework tailored to combine computer science, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering with unmanned systems, students in this program will explore the intricacies of UAS subsystems and components, such as software design, computer networking, firmware and hardware, sensors and actuators, and camera systems and other payloads. Students will be expected to execute critical thinking, problem solving and research skills while engaging in classes about electronic circuits, communication systems, control systems, machine design, manufacturing technology, materials technology and fundamentals of UAS operations.