Singapore University of Social Sciences

Unmanned Aircraft Foundational Theory

Unmanned Aircraft Foundational Theory (AVM347)

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: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is the future of aviation. Its application in both the civil and military context has grown significantly over the past decade. UAS are designed to suit various purposes and their principle of operations differ. As the UAS share the skies with manned aircraft, operators and pilots require knowledge that will enable the safe conduct of the flight. Students will gain an understanding of these principles, laws and requirements to operate UAS safely in Singapore.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Human Factors
  • UAS General Knowledge
  • Principles of flight
  • UA Safety and Operations
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Air Law
  • Basic Safety Elements
  • Automation in UA operations
  • Mass and Balance
  • Aeronautical Decision Making and Judgement
  • Future of UA technology (eVTOL)

Learning Outcome

  • Compare the flight characteristics of the various types of Unmanned Aircraft.
  • Verify the effects of current regulations on flight operations.
  • Determine the effects of different environmental factors on aircraft performance.
  • Use the various models related to human factors and safety with given case studies.
  • Compute mass and balance effects on aircraft operations.
  • Appraise the application of automation in UA operations to the future of UA technology.
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