Dec 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Unmanned Aircraft System Minor

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This minor program provides engineering and computer science undergraduate students with in-depth knowledge and technical aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The curriculum focuses on UAS applications in unmanned surveillance, data collection, and autonomous navigation. The curriculum consists of 9 credit hours of core courses plus 12 credit hours of specialized elective-tracks. The core courses include i) UAS technologies, ii) UAS Privacy, and iii) UAS training and testing courses.

Students entering the UAS minor program must be majors in engineering or computer science. Students with a science or math major need to contact the program coordinator for guidance. Students must apply in the minor two semesters prior to graduation and need to be approved by the minor program coordinator.

Please see the UNLV College of Engineering web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Engineering Advising Center Advising | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of UAS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key knowledge in privacy policy related to UAS.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technical and operational requirements of UAS.
  • Prepare to build, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair small UAS.
  • Operate a small UAS in a controlled environment.
  • Development of small UAS for related real-world applications.

Admissions Requirements: 2.50 GPA

Courses Include - Total Credits: 21

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