Bachelor of Science in Aviation Unmanned Systems

The Aviation Unmanned Systems major at CBU is designed for those who desire to operate unmanned systems commercially.  Whether referred to as drones, unmanned systems, UAS, or UAVs, these remotely piloted aircraft require an operator with specialized aviation knowledge and skills, as well as experience in the operation of unmanned systems.  Today's savvy UAS operator also has a flight background in manned aircraft. 

Forecasts predict that UAS spending will almost double over the next decade, from $6.6 billion to $11.4 billion on an annual basis, with the entire UAS segment expected to generate $89 billion in the next 10 years.  Much of this growth is projected to occur in the defense sector.  Today the Department of Defense operates more than 7,000 UAS.  Civilians are employed as defense contractors with firms operating UAS in support of military efforts.  Additionally, the commercial application of UAS is expected to experience significant growth.  Applications include wildfire mapping, agricultural monitoring, disaster management, power line surveys, law enforcement, telecommunications, weather monitoring, aerial imaging/mapping, television news coverage, sporting events, moviemaking, environmental monitoring, wilderness protection, oil and gas exploration, freight transport.

At CBU, student majoring Aviation Unmanned Systems will become instrument-rated commercial pilots.  Flight labs are part of the major.  Additionally, students will complete courses in engineering design, circuit theory, and video fundamentals, in addition to UAS specific courses in flight simulation, design and applications, and operations and mission planning.  This is a comprehensive degree program preparing students to successfully enter the unmanned systems industry.

Lower Division Requirements

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

AVN110-B
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/05/2017 Th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
AVN110-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

AVN210-A
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

EGR102 Introduction Engineering Design

Introduction to fundamental techniques used in engineering design and analysis. Different models of the design process will be examined. A collaborative team oriented design project will be undertaken. (4 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

EGR102-A
Gordon, Mark T
01/10/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-B
Gordon, Mark T
01/10/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-C
Gordon, Mark T
01/10/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-D
Gordon, Mark T
01/10/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-E
Zhang, Jun
01/10/2018 Th 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-F
Zhang, Jun
01/10/2018 Th 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-G
Nalbandian, Michael J.
01/10/2018 T 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-H
Nalbandian, Michael J.
01/10/2018 T 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-I
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 T 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-J
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 M 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-K
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-L
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-M
Zhao, Xueyan Sarah
01/10/2018 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-N
Zhao, Xueyan Sarah
01/10/2018 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-O
Chun, Seunghyun
01/10/2018 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A
EGR102-P
Chun, Seunghyun
01/10/2018 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 215A

EGR231 Circuit Theory I

Linear circuit elements, sources, Kirchhoff ’s laws, mesh and node equations, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, resistive network analysis, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, power, transient analysis of simple circuits. Prerequisite: EGR 182 or MAT 245. (4 units; Fall)

EGR231-A
Chun, Seunghyun
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100K
EGR231-B
Chun, Seunghyun
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100K
EGR231-C
Chun, Seunghyun
09/05/2017 F 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100K
EGR231-F
Foist, Rod B.
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100J
EGR231-D
Chun, Seunghyun
09/05/2017 W 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100K
EGR231-E
Foist, Rod B.
09/05/2017 W 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 100J
EGR231-A
Foist, Rod B.
01/10/2018 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 110D
EGR231-B
Foist, Rod B.
01/10/2018 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams 110D

FLT116 Private Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. (3 units; Fall)

FLT116-B
Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT116-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT117 Private Pilot Lab I

Flight instruction leading to the Private Pilot Certificate. Current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate and Student Pilot Certificate required prior to registering. Lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair of Aviation Science. Pre- or Co-requisite: FLT 116. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

FLT117-E
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-F
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MTWF 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MTWF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-C
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MWThF 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-D
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MWThF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT117-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

FLT118 Private Pilot Lab II

The second of two courses providing flight training leading to the Private Pilot Certificate. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 117 and Permission of the Department Chair (1 unit; Spring)

FLT118-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MWThF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT118-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT118-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT118-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MTWF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT118-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

FLT119 Instrument Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aircraft instruments, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, and weather reports and forecasts. Prepares student for the FAA instrument rating knowledge test. Prerequisites: FLT 116. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

FLT119-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
FLT119-A
Goodman, Creighton A
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT120 Instrument Flight Lab

Flight instruction leading to completion of instrument rating. Includes basic flight maneuvers, instrument failures, unusual attitude recovery, enroute, and holds. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: FLT 116, 117, and permission of the Department Chair of Aviation Science. Pre- or Co- requisite: FLT 119. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

FLT120-C
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MWThF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-D
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MWThF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-E
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MTWF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-F
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 MWThF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MTWF 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-C
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MWThF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-D
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MWThF 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-E
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MTWF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-F
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 MWThF 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT120-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT245-D
Erickson, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-E
Erickson, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
MAT245-B
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
MAT245-D
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
MAT245-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
MAT245-B
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/07/2018 MTWTh 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBA

UAS115 Intro to Unmanned Aviation Systm

This course will provide students with insight into the Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) industry through the introduction of UAS history; systems elements; regulatory system; COA (Certificate of Approval) process; operations; geospatial data; automation and autonomy; safety assessments; detect, sense and avoid; sensors and payloads; human factors; and the future of UAS. Pre- or Co- Requisite: AVN 110. (3 units; Fall)

UAS115-A
Winn, Robert J.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

UAS215 UAS Flight Simulation Lab

Several stages of flight simulation will include EP (external pilot) training, Flying FPV (first person view), and programming the autopilot for autonomous flight. Prerequisite: UAS 115 (1 unit; Fall)

UAS215-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 T 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

Upper Division Requirements

AVN300 Avtn Resrch, Wrtng & Communictn

A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units; Fall)

AVN300-A
Baus, Patrick Michael
09/05/2017 T 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport ONLN

AVN310 Aviation Law and Regulations

An in-depth study of various U.S. federal aviation regulations and legislation affecting the aviation industry, including 14 CFR Parts 1, 25, 61, 67, 91, 121, 139, 175, and NTSB Part 830. An examination of the international aviation environment, such as standards and recommended practices promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization. (3 units; Spring)

AVN310-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT311 Commercial Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems, airports, air traffic control, and airspace, FARs, performance and weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, navigation and flight operations. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot knowledge test. Prerequisite: FLT 119. (3 units; Fall)

FLT311-A
Goodman, Creighton A
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT312 Commercial Flight Lab I

Dual and solo flight and multiple cross-country flights to meet requirements for the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Also includes simulator multi-engine training for the initial commercial/instrument pilot rating. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair of Aviation Science. Pre- or Co-requisite: FLT 311. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

FLT312-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 TThSa 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT312-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 TThSa 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT312-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT312-B
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 TThSa 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT312-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

FLT313 Commercial Flight Lab II

Flight training preparing the student for the multi-engine commercial/instrument check-ride and the commercial single-engine add on certificate to the commercial certificate. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 218, 312 and permission of the Department Chair of Aviation Science. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

FLT313-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 TThSa 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT313-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT313-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

FLT314 Commercial Flight Lab III

An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems of multi-engine aircraft. Combined with FLT 311, Multi-Engine Pilot Ground, prepares students for the multi-engine rating. Multi-engine commercial add-on. Additional Lab Fee. Prerequisites: FLT 313 and permission of the Department Chair. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

FLT314-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
09/05/2017 TThSa 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT314-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
01/10/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport
FLT314-A
Prather, Charles Daniel
05/07/2018 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport

FLT326 Human Factors

A review of the psychological human factors that affect aviation, including individual and organizational factors, and technology-induced errors. Includes common human errors and detection and recovery skills. The chain of events leading up to an aircraft accident are examined in light of specific aircraft accidents. (3 units; Spring)

FLT326-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

GDM341 Video Fundamentals

This course explores the tools and implementations of Adobe Premiere Pro through assigned projects and exercises. Techniques will be explored and explained. Best practice work-flows will be taught. The goal of this course is for the student to have a working knowledge of the Adobe Premiere Pro editing software. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

GDM341-A
Armstrong, Jacob Aaron
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM James Complex 332

UAS315 UAS Designs & Applications

This course will present all required and optional components of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into six categories: airframe system, radio control, autopilot system, camera system, power system, ground control station, and the drive train system. Prerequisite: UAS 215 (3 units; Spring)

UAS315-A
Winn, Robert J.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

UAS415 UAS Operations & Mission Planing

Students will learn how to operate any Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) platform that uses a Piccolo autopilot system. This course will prepare the student for a check ride by going over crew positions, user interface of piccolo command center and viewpoint, normal and emergency operations, and mission planning. Prerequisite: UAS 315 (3 units; Fall)

UAS415-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 203

UAS495 Unmanned Aviatn Systems Capstone

This capstone course will provide the student an opportunity to apply knowledge of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) toward completion of a major project. Prerequisite: Senior Status & Corequisite: UAS 415 (3 units; Spring)