Aeronautical Sciences (AERS) Courses

College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)

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AERS 152 Introduction to UAS (3) Survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) emphasizing the commercial history including sections on hobby and military applications. Students learn operational principles, laws, and theory.

AERS 352 UAS Mission Plans & Simulation (3) Students gain experience in planning and execution of UAS missions. Computer simulation is leveraged to provide real-time mission experience. Students will practice the roles of pilot in command, payload operator, and mission commander.

AERS 354 UAS Robotics (3) The core technologies of unmanned aircraft systems are examined. Students become familiar with UAS at the component level. Working in teams students will build a UAS, at the component level. Working in teams students will build a choose and retrofit a payload, and program the control software.

AERS 452 UAS Flight (3) This course will guide new pilots to safely operate rotor- wing and fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This course includes essentials of risk mitigation and accident prevention, teamwork and Crew Resource Management (CRM), and focuses on data recovery. Pre: AERS 354

AERS 495 Professional Seminar (3) Careers in aeronautical science are not limited to pilots. Pilots should not limit their training to flying alone. This course offers the opportunity for interns to reflect on knowledge gained in volunteer service. Wisdom is shared with other students. Pre: Senior Standing or Instructor's Consent.


AERS x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

AERS x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.