College to Teach Students ‘Real Value’ of UAS Applications

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Business Operations

Starting in the fall, the University of Colorado-Denver will be offering a course devoted entirely to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

According to an article on the university's site, the class is not simply ‘Drones 101’ but, rather, a way to teach students about the useful opportunities UAS have in real-life applications, apart from military or recreational use.

Jeff Cozart, a professor of the course, told the university that the class “looks at UAS as a scientific and economic discipline,” as he believes that there will be a strong job market for the field in the future.

The course will include data collection, processing and analysis; operations; and the legal issues involved with UAS. In the end, Cozart wants to prove that UAS have “real applications that have real value,” such as search-and-rescue or agricultural operations.

The full report can be found here.

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