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Introduction to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology - CANCELLED

Summer School of , 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR

This course will teach you the basics of drone technology hardware, software and systems. This course involves introduction to the UAVs theories and technologies followed by laboratory exercises in SDU Drone Lab and SDU UAS Test Center at the airport. Based on the knowledge and experiences you gain during this course you will build and fly a multirotor UAV outside at the airport (in teams of 3-4 students). Throughout the course, focus will be on integration of components and subsystems required for a drone platform. 

Having completed this course, the successful student is able to:
  • Participate in finding technical applicable solutions to the design and development of UAS subsystems and payload modules
  • Contribute to the development in research and industrial UAS projects

Having completed this course, the successful student is able to:
  • Apply robotics competencies to the design and development of unmanned aircrafts
  • Show and overall understanding of the applicability of UAS technology to problems in different domains

Having completed this course, the successful student possesses knowledge on an introductory level about:
  • UAS applications and current research
  • UAS platforms, control surfaces, power systems, system integration, ground control systems
  • UAS flight controller hardware and software
  • UAS positioning, navigation, route planning
  • UAS wireless communication systems
  • UAS legislation, safety & risk assessment, operations planning

Mandatory prerequisites: Knowledge of object oriented programming.

Admission/Tuition:NOTE: Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees. Please read more:
For Further Information:Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition. About the Educational System in general, visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Summer 2020

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 03



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