Singapore University of Social Sciences

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations (ASCI315)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


This course chronicles the development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and their role in the aviation industry, as well as an increased awareness of the importance of UAS in modern commercial and military operations. This course chronicles the development of UAS, their operations and applications. An analysis of UAS is covered, including structural and mechanical factors, avionics, navigation, flight controls, remote sensing, guidance control, propulsion systems, and logistical support. Operations of UAS include an examination and analysis of their integration with commercial and military airspace, air traffic control and civilian/federal air and ground operations. The course will also look at past, current and future applications of UAS operations, with an emphasis on commercial applications.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • History
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Elements
  • U.S. Aviation Regulatory System
  • Certificate of Authorization Process
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Operations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Geospatial Data
  • Automation and Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Safety Assessments
  • Detect, Sense, and Avoid
  • Sensors and Payloads
  • Human Factors in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Learning Outcome

  • Describe and evaluate the evolution of Unmanned Aerial Systems as it applies to current and future operations.
  • Analyze how Unmanned Aerial Systems operations are integrated within air traffic control operations.
  • Evaluate the need for ground crew qualifications and certifications, including vehicle operators, maintenance personnel and logistical support personnel.
  • Describe the fundamental Unmanned Aerial Systems configurations, systems and components required for operations.
  • Analyze and evaluate the development of current military and civil uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems to include the economic, social and regulatory environment.
  • Compare structural and mechanical factors unique to the unmanned aerial vehicle element of the system.
  • Describe and analyze advanced guidance and control systems and requirements.
  • Evaluate and discuss potential future applications, including military and civil applications.
  • Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.
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