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Unmanned Aircraft System Technology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Unmanned Aircraft System Technology programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University 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) here in the UK.

About

This is a practical, hands-on course in which students will get to build, fly and keep their very own drone. An engineering degree qualification is not necessary to enrol on this course. Scientists across all disciplines who wish to adapt drone technology to their field of study and people from any industry, employed or self-employed, are eligible and encouraged to join the course. For example in agriculture, drones can be used to assess crops and yields. 

This can be achieved by understanding the technologies behind the drone and then adapting it for a specific purpose. The Unmanned Aircraft System Technology programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University is not so much about training people to become pilots, it’s about providing the skills to extract and process data in a whole range of subject areas.

Students will learn the legal and safety aspects of advanced drone operations and also plan missions and conduct actual operations in the field. Flying tuition will be provided by our Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) qualified staff using our drone simulator and also out on our dedicated flight-test field.  

Career

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drone Technology & Operations
  • Drone Construction
  • Advanced UAV Operations and the Law
  • UAV Sensor Technology and Measurement Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Sustainable Design and Innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We advise international students to apply as early as possible to allow us sufficient time to process your application.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline or relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5748 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Part time fees: EU/EEA - 2,825 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wrexham

  • 500 - 800 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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