The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is launching a Master of Science in Engineering study program specializing in drone technology – the first of its kind in Europe, says SDU.
SDU's faculty of engineering will launch the two-year program starting in September. A bachelor’s degree in robot technology or other relevant engineering qualification is required for admission.
The new drone study program will be a specialization of SDU's existing Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Robot Systems), and the two fields of technology will be closely connected.
SDU says it works closely with Hans Christian Anderson (HCA) airport, which has UAS Test Center Denmark and offers unique opportunities for the new study program.
‘Robot research is an essential basis for being able to educate engineers specializing in drone technology. We are leading the field of robots and have Denmark's most substantial drone testing facility in close proximity in the form of HCA Airport,” says Henrik Bindslev, dean of the faculty of engineering.
“SDU is, therefore, in the best position to educate engineers for the drone industry and, with this initiative, provide a timely study program for engineers who will drive development and ensure that a considerable part of this evolving industry is based in Denmark.”