Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design and Integration

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design and Integration Bachelor's Degree

Designing. Developing. Programming. Problem solving. Do all of this and more as a drone engineer.

In the K-State Aerospace and Technology Campus's unmanned aircraft systems design and integration degree option, you will go behind-the-scenes of drone technology to explore the intricacies of UAS construction and implementation, with no flight ratings required.

The curriculum combines principles of computer science, electronics and mechanical engineering giving students the opportunity to work hands-on in multiple areas:

  • communication systems,
  • electronic circuits,
  • machine design,
  • manufacturing technology,
  • camera systems and
  • other payloads and more.

Be at the forefront of designing and implementing new unmanned aircraft systems and make your mark on a growing industry.

14:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
Hands-on learning from day one
97% Placement rate

Why our program?

From day one, you'll be immersed in the expansive technology of unmanned systems. You'll have the ability to take your skills to the next level with various hands-on, real-world situations. This program is one of the only degrees of its kind. When you enroll in UAS design and integration, you're choosing a path that will set you apart in the unmanned aircraft systems industry.


Program Details

Through coursework tailored to combine computer science, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering with unmanned systems, students in this program will explore the intricacies of UAS subsystems and components, such as software design, computer networking, firmware and hardware, sensors and actuators, and camera systems and other payloads.

Students will be expected to execute critical thinking, problem solving and research skills while engaging in classes about electronic circuits, communication systems, control systems, machine design, manufacturing technology, materials technology and fundamentals of UAS operations.


My K-State Story

“I’ve gained an understanding and appreciation of the incredible technologies on board an unmanned aircraft system. I have learned mechanical, computer and electrical skills that are essential to work with other engineers in the industry and to understand the basic functions and components of each aircraft.” –Kendy Edmonds, student