This introductory course will focus on the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAV/UAS) in Canada. The topics include types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) related to UAV/UAS operations and associated safety measures, hazard risk assessment, roles and responsibilities, mission and/or operational planning, and a basic understanding of UAV systems, flight controls and components.
THIS IS AN ON LINE COURSE ONLY. To access the course on the first day you must enter the on line learning management system (D2L). In your browser or search engine type: learn.bcit.ca. Once in the system enter your BCIT student number. You will need to enter a password which is typically your birthdate, month and year then you will be prompted to change your password . Once you are in D2L then search for the following course number AUAS 1100 : Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The textbook for the course is called "Unmanned" and it can be ordered through the BCIT bookstore. The on line course instructors are Tim Horsfall and Chris Cambon, both experienced operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Enjoy your introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones).
This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.
Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.
This course is web-based course. This course will run over 10 weeks, The on line instructors are Tim Horsfall and Chris Cambon. To access the course on the first day, please go to the https://learn.bcit.ca/. You will enter your student number which starts with A00 then six digits assigned by BCIT. You will need to enter a password which is typically your birthdate, month and year then you will be prompted to change your password . Once you get into the on line learning system (D2L), look for the following course number AUAS 1100 on your home page. The textbook for the course is called "Unmanned" and it can be ordered through the BCIT bookstore. The books are currently on order and will be arrive in the bookstore in early April so do not despair if you look on line and/or call the BCIT bookstore and it is not yet available. It will arrive prior to the course start date. We hope you enjoy the first offering of the Unmanned Aviation Systems course series. Thank you for registering for the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) operations.
Identify parts and systems of UAVs and how they interact or interface.
Describe types of UAV flight operations and controls including manual, auto and autonomous flights.
Explain basic principles of flight including but not limited to air speed, pitch, yaw, theory of flight.
Describe factors impacting UAV flight such as environment, weather, geographics and population.
Explain the roles and responsibilities of the of UAV/UAS operations team.
Describe the types (fixed, rotary and multi-rotor wing) and their commercial applications.
Describe the future of UAV technology and innovation.
Describe CARS regulations as they pertain to UAVs including but not limited to airspace, critical space, low altitude and population centers.
Write a hazard risk assessment for a UAV mission.
Describe the purpose of Special Flight Operating Certificate and liability concerns.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
Books & Supplies
The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and
stationery. Please visit
bcit.ca/bookstore for more
No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.
Interested in being notified about future offerings of AUAS 1100 - Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)?
If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.