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Master's Degree in High Performance Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/RPAS) by the University of Huelva and the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)

The Master is taught jointly at the facilities of the University of Huelva and the CEUS-CEDEA center, the largest and best equipped complex for testing, training and assembly of unmanned aircraft in Europe.

CEUS-CEDEA and the ecosystem of companies that will be generated in its environment will require university professionals in the field of RPAS Do you want to be one of them?

Duration: 450 hours
Limited places: 30
Skills training

Become a part of the innovation in the aerospace industry and get educated with the best companies in the sector.

Welcome to the Master of Science degree in High Performance RPAS, which is recognized as a continuous learning title of the University of Huelva. The Master is taught in the facilities of the University and within the CEUS-CEDEA center, the largest and best equipped in Europe. The only place in Europe where you will receive the highest quality training in drones beyond the multicopters of a few kg. Specifically, MALE and HALE drones over 10 tons, including High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) Systems. Our MSc, which is a pioneer education in Spain and continental Europe since 2014, specializes in all types of RPAS from mini (grams) to heavy (tons), from short (m) to long range (thousands of km). This Master program has as one of its priorities the professional development of the students in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Drone sector, and we aim to serve as a bridge between the University and the industry. Its main objective is to integrate RPAS specialists into the CEUS-CEDEA complex, the surrounding ecosystem of companies and the national and international aeronautical sector. Our teachers, with the highest academic and professional qualifications, come from the Universities of Huelva and Seville, the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), of the Ministry of Defense and leading international entities.

Through a personalized guidance, this Master focuses on what a professional should know before joining a company or creating your own: entrepreneurship, teamwork, creativity, attitude. We will help you find your personal mark as well as introduce you in the most relevant entities related to the aerospace industry.


History, present and future of RPAS

Ensure your future work in the RPAS/UAS industry

High employment possibilities

There is a rapid insertion of students into the world of work due to the desire of companies in the sector, as they need to find professionals trained in these fields of scientific knowledge.

Professional vocation

Part of the academic training of the Master will focus on the professionalisation of the students through the practical training that will be provided throughout the course.

Multidisciplinary access profiles

We train you to be an university specialist in the entire spectrum of RPAS present and future market, from just a few grams to tons of weight.

Frequently Asked Questions

The recommended profile for admission to the Master’s degree is to 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 those students who have finished their undergraduate studies but does not have the diploma in engineering degree, bachelor of science or equivalent, the Academic Committee of the Master may authorize the student’s enrolment. Nevertheless, once they pass the Master may not apply for the diploma until they provide the official documentation certifying income qualifications.

Most of the Master’s degree is taught at the CEUS (INTA) facilities in the municipality of Moguer and at the Higher Technical School of the University of Huelva

The Master has a duration of 450 hours spread over approximately 9 months (from October to June of the following year). The course, which includes academic and practical activities at the University of Huelva and at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), begins at the beginning of October and ends at the end of June of the following year. During the whole course, students will carry out the Master’s Final Project.

  • Design and building of civil and military RPAS.
  • Propulsion, power and energy sources.
  • Control, navigation and simulation systems.
  • Avionics, communications and networks.
  • Civil and military Payloads.
  • Operations and maintenance of civil and military RPAS.
  • Regulations, qualification and certification of RPAS.
  • Business development and entrepreneurship.

The Master includes a personalized guidance to help you find your professional goals in the aerospace sector.

The Master has a cost of 6.000€, which can be paid in 2 instalments.

A maximum of 30 students are admitted to each edition of the Master in order to guarantee the quality of training and the individualised monitoring of each student.

Upon pre-registration, the student must submit the documentation regarding his / her university education and curriculum vitae. Once it is analysed by the Academic Committee of the Master, the student has order of preference to carry out the enrolment. The student is continually updated about the process.

The academic and practical activities at the University of Huelva and at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) begin at the beginning of October and finish at the end of June of the following year. During the whole course, students will carry out the Master’s Final Project.

  • Have a basic knowledge of atmosphere and meteorology.
  • Acquire knowledge of meteorology applied to aviation.
  • Be familiar with sources of information showing predictions of the behavior of the atmospheric environment, as well as the interpretation of the same.
  • Understand how an aircraft flies and how to interpret it.
  • To understand how a UAS flies, in all phases of flight.
  • Analyze the performance of the UAS.
  • Understand how a UAS is controlled.
  • Understand the control techniques and systems applicable to UAS.
  • Analyze the stability of the UAS.
  • Understand how the UAS responds to the actuation of control surfaces.
  • Analyze flight trajectories.
  • Analyze flight operations.
  • Understand the fundamentals of rotary wing UAS flight.
  • Understand the fundamentals of propulsive power generation in aircraft.
  • Understand the air navigation system.
  • Understand how the various navigation systems work.
  • Perform route planning.
  • To know the basic fundamentals of the electrical and electronic systems on board a UAS.
  • To understand the classification, typology, applications, industry and market of UAS.
  • To understand the fundamentals of batteries and supercapacitors.
  • To know the particularities of power plants for UAS.
  • To understand the rules and regulations for the integration of UAS in airspace.
  • To know the systems for the integration of UAS in airspace.
  • Understand the regulations and processes for UAS qualification and certification.
  • Understand the fundamentals of UAS design and manufacturing processes.
  • Understand UAS maintenance techniques and processes.
  • Understand advanced UAS applications.
  • To understand the instrumentation and data fusion techniques applicable to UAS.
  • To be familiar with modelling and simulation techniques applicable to UAS.
  • Knowledge of communication and network systems and their regulations.
  • Know and know how to on-board payloads applicable to UAS.
  • Have an overview of on-board perception systems in UAS, as well as artificial vision techniques for them of artificial vision techniques for their maximum exploitation.
  • Have an overview of the scientific, technological and commercial scope of UAS.
  • Have an overview of the employment opportunities in the UAS field.
  • Have an overview of the prospects for the development of UAS technologies and market.
  • Have an overview of the development prospects of UAS technologies and the UAS market.
  • To know and perform technical inspections with UAS.

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