Glyndwr University

MSc Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology

Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA), more commonly referred to as “Drones”, are being used for civil purposes in a growing business sector predicted to be worth billions of pounds over the next 10 years. UAS are revolutionising everything from agriculture to filmmaking and are increasingly being used to monitor, research and conduct data-gathering missions in a wide range of applications. The MSc in Unmanned Aircraft System Technology is designed to equip practitioners of the future with the in-depth knowledge required to safely and legally design, manufacture and operate SUA (up to 20kg MTOM) in the UK. The programme is intended to address the skills shortage in this field and is ideal for students across all disciplines who wish to adopt drone technology to their field of study and people from any industry, employed or self-employed, are eligible to join the course. This programme will provide the skills to extract and process data in a whole range of subject areas, with candidates learning the legal and safety aspects of advanced drone operations, planning missions and conducting actual operations in the field. Flight tuition will be provided by using our drone simulator and out on our dedicated flight-test field.

Why choose this course?

Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA), more commonly referred to as 'Drones, are being used for civil purposes growing growth business sector is predicted to be worth billions of pounds over the next 10 years. UAS are revolutionising everything from agriculture to filmmaking and are increasingly being used to monitor research and data-gathering ring missions in a wide range of applications.

The programme is intended to address the skills shortage in this field and is ideal for students across all disciplines who wish to adopt drone technology to their field of study and people from any industry, employed or self-employed, are eligible to join the course.

  • Develop the skills to extract and process data in a whole range of subject areas, learn the legal and safety aspects of advanced drone operations, plan missions and conduct actual operations in the field.
  • Flight tuition will be provided by using our drone simulator and used on our dedicated flight-test field.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in  relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

The MSc Unmanned Aircraft System Technology program facilitates the needs of a range of diverse industries at local, national, and international levels, to provide them with potential future employees of the highest caliber. The program has been devised to allow you to demonstrate your relevant technical expertise, innovation, commitment, and sound judgment. Thereby producing students who are Engineering professionals and sought-after assets to future employers. Previous students are either in full-time employment or pursuing a Ph.D.

Career opportunities after completing MSc Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology

  • Agriculture. UAS are increasingly popular among farm workers.
  • Construction. In construction, drones help companies conduct pre-building site inspections, monitor their operations, and more.
  • Energy.
  • Government.
  • Public Safety.
  • Transportation.
  • Urban Air Mobility.
  • Science Surveys.


Course Details

Semester 1

Engineering Research Methods & PG Studies (Core)
Engineering Design & Innovation (Core)
UAS Technology & Applications (Core)

Semester 2

UAS Construction (Core)
UAS Operations & The Law (Core)
UAS Sensor Technology (Core)

Semester 2/3

Dissertation (Core)

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