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RPAS 3100: Introduction to Interdisciplinary RPAS Applications. This new online course is the first of its kind at BCIT. As a general elective, it’s available to all students and is the first course designed to be taught by six different instructors. Each instructor introduces the students to RPAS applications from their specific field of expertise, including photogrammetry, LiDAR, forest and natural areas management, storytelling, videography and cinematography, and aeronautical engineering. The students have each instructor for two weeks, with each week comprising a one-hour lecture followed by a two-hour lab.

RPAS 1100: Preparation for Transport Canada RPAS Certification. This is a 25-hour, fully online part-time studies course offered to anyone interested in obtaining either Basic or Advanced Transport Canada RPAS Certification.

MDIA 3140: New Technologies. This 12-week, full-time course touches on RPAS safety and applications to media, journalism, and storytelling. It is offered as part of the New Media Design and Web Development Certificate—Diploma Pathway program.

SURV 1125: RPAS Applications for Geomatics. Introductory part-time studies course on RPAS-based photogrammetry and mapping with an emphasis on applications for Geomatics. Initially designed for face-to-face delivery, it was recently (April) converted to fully online and runs for six consecutive Saturdays.

First Nations commitment

Dr. Saczuk has also delivered onsite RPAS training to northern First Nations communities.

Haisla Nation, Kitimat, BC

  • March 27 to 31, 2017
  • SURV 1125 UAS Applications for Geomatics

Haida Nation, Haida Gwaii, BC

  • April 9 to 13, 2018
  • SURV 1125 UAS Applications for Geomatics

Nisga’a First Nation, New Aiyansh, BC

  • May 4 to 6, 2019
  • Career Fair Presentation