Fifth edition of the MSc in RPAS, from mini to heavy, from short to ultra long range

We guarantee 100% of our students training and professional insertion in the most dynamic companies in the sector, as well as the RPAS Pilot Advanced Certificate with the best teaching staff and training equipment

  • Duration: 1,000 hours
  • Limited spaces: 30
  • Skills training
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Welcome to the Master’s Degree in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from the University of Huelva, the only one specialized in RPAS from mini (grams) to heavy (tons), of Spain and continental Europe, which has as one of its priorities the professional development of its students in the sector of RPAS/Drones and aims to serve as a bridge between the University and the industry. Its teachers, with the highest academic and professional qualifications, come from the Universities of Huelva and Seville, the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) and the most dynamic international companies in the sector.
Through a personalized attention, our Master focuses on what a professional should know before joining a company or creating their own: entrepreneurship, teamwork, creativity, attitude. We will help you find your personal mark.

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History, present and future of RPAS

  • Origin of RPAS
  • Analysis of an emerging sector
  • Professional projection
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Ensure your future work in the RPAS/UAS industry

Frequently Asked Questions

The recommended profile for admission to the Master’s degree is to be in be in possession of a university degree in engineering, science or equivalent. However, the Academic Committee of the Master may consider other academic qualifications required for admission, prior student curriculum analysis.

For the students who have finished his undergraduate studies but due processing still do not have the diploma in engineering degree, bachelor of science or equivalent, the Academic Committee of the Master may authorize the student’s enrollment. Nevertheless, once they passed the Master may not apply for the diploma or certificate until no record of such official documentation certifying income qualifications.

English proficiency of the student will be assessed positively for admission.

48% of the academic activities are taught in-person at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Huelva, at the Campus of “El Carmen”, in Huelva capital (Spain) and at the “El Arenosillo” Experimentation Center of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Mazagón, Huelva, Spain. The remaining 52% of the activities are learnt and trained through specialized companies that share an agreement with the Master. They are the most important companies in the sector, both nationally and internationally.

The Master has a duration of one year in which classroom activities, laboratory practices at the Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), on-site visits to companies in the sector and internships in companies are counted.

  • Design and building of civil and military RPAS components.
  • Propulsion, power and energy sources.
  • Control, navigation and simulation systems.
  • Avionics, communications and networks.
  • Civil and military Payloads.
  • Operations and maintenance of both civilian and military RPAS.
  • Regulations, qualification and certification of RPAS.
  • Remote Pilot Certificate.

This Master has a personalized professional guidance unit that makes us unique in the sector, with a preferential wish; to be useful to your objectives and help you get your access to the aerospace employment sector and more specifically in the field of RPAS.

The Master has a cost of € 8,000, which can be paid in three installments. This cost covers all the expenses of the student during the academic course, which includes the training and certified pilot’s degree, including practical trips and practical training as a pilot.
The training with companies supposes more than half of the credits of the Master, because it treats some eminently practical studies that are oriented to the professional world. The Master provides a thousand hours of training (100 ECTS credits), 520 of them in direct contact with the most important companies in the sector: 400 in our collaborating companies, as university specialists training in their projects and developments, 60 dedicated to your Master’s Degree Final Project, which you will carry out within the project in which you are training in the company, and another 60 hours of training in specific Business Seminars, as a complement and a good preparation for a very competitive world and that is in constant scientific-technological-business development, including practical training as an advanced RPAS pilot.
Each edition of the Master allows a maximum of 30 people in order to ensure the educational quality of the activities, practices and laboratories at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA). Also, this small number of people allows to ensure that all students have guaranteed their training, development and investigation activities in companies with which the Master has an agreement of internship.
Upon pre-registration, the student must submit documentation regarding his / her university education and curriculum vitae, which, once analyzed by the Academic Committee of the Master, allows establishing a priority order to carry out the enrollment. At all times the student is personally informed of the process.
The academic activities at the University of Huelva and the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) start in October and end in the month of May of the following year. From then and until December of that year, the students are training in companies and working on their Master’s Degree Final Project.
  • Know the structure and composition of the atmosphere.
  • Know the horizontal and vertical variation experienced by meteorological variables.
  • Know at a planetary level the atmospheric dynamics.
  • Understand weather maps to different topographies.
  • Knowledge of the general principles that describe atmospheric flight.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of studying the RPAS Flight Mechanics.
  • Ability to calculate RPAS performances.
  • Ability to analyze the balancing and control of the RPAS.
  • Ability to analyze the stability of the RPAS.
  • Ability to analyze the dynamic response of the RPAS.
  • Ability to calculate and optimize trajectories of RPAS.
  • Ability to plan a flight.
  • Know models to describe the axial and advance flight of RPAS rotary wing.
  • Ability to analyze the RPAS performances of rotating wing.
  • Ability to analyze the stability of the movement of an RPAS rotating wing.
  • Analyze which is the most suitable propulsion system according to the characteristics of the flight.
  • Calculate and analyze the quality and performance parameters of the propulsive systems.
  • Knowledge of the basic functional elements of the Air Navigation System.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, maintainability and operability of air navigation systems.
  • Knowledge of the air circulation system (air traffic management).
  • Applied knowledge of cartography.
  • Knowledge of RPAS types, their classification, typology, applications, industry and market.
  • Knowledge of photovoltaic systems and fuel cells.
  • Be able to design photovoltaic and fuel cell systems.
  • Knowledge at a functional level of batteries and supercapacitors.
  • Be able to design hybrid renewable energy systems.
  • Know and understand the principles and aerodynamic models of application to RPAS.
  • Know and understand the particularities concerning energy and power plants for RPAS.
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of application in the airspace.
  • Knowledge of the problems of RPAS integration in the airspace and its environments.
  • Know the systems to detect and avoid collisions and operational procedures.
  • Know the surface operations for the RPAS.
  • Know the STANAG regulations for RPAS.
  • Know the qualification processes for RPAS.
  • Know the certification processes for RPAS.
  • Knowledge and management of avionics shipped in an RPAS.
  • Knowledge of the design phases of an RPAS and its manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of operations and specific maintenance techniques for RPAS.
  • Knowledge of fault diagnosis and error tolerance control.
  • Knowledge of the advanced applications of the RPAS.
  • Knowledge of data fusion systems and integration of application sensors in RPAS.
  • Knowledge of automatic flight control systems.
  • Knowledge and control of specific operations and landing and takeoff for RPAS.
  • Knowledge of the working of autonomous systems.
  • Knowledge of RPAS in cooperation.
  • Knowledge and management of simulators.
  • Knowledge and management of RPAS ground control systems.
  • Knowledge and management of the launching systems and recovery modes for RPAS.
  • Knowledge of modeling and simulation of RPAS in the air.
  • Knowledge and management of communication systems and application networks in RPAS.
  • Knowledge and boarding of payloads for RPAS.

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