Course curriculum

The Master provides one thousand of training (100 ECTS credits). The first formative stage of the Master (480 hours or 48 ETCS credits) consists of 5 theoretical and practical modules of classroom and laboratory training, where the students learn the fundamentals of RPAS, from energy sources to flight dynamics, from avionics to control, from operations to certification. The activities of these modules are developed both at the School of Engineering of the University of Huelva and at El Arenosillo (CEDEA), a center of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology, located 15 minutes from the University campus.
 The training in industry accounts for more than half of the credits of the Master (520 hours in direct contact with the most important companies in the sector), so it is a highly practical program, oriented to the professional sector. This practical training is distributed as follows: 400 hours in situ in the partner companies, working as engineers in training in their lines of development; 60 hours dedicated to the final master project, which is developed in the same project in which the student is trained; and another 60 hour of training through specific seminars offered by the parther companies, where they present the state of the art in their fields of activity, a necessary complement in a wordl so competitive and in constant development.
The Master has a career guidance unit which has the objetive of facilitating the access of graduates to the aerospace professional sector, and more specifically to the RPAS field. This unit makes this Master unique in the sector.

Curriculum of the Master in RPAS is as follows:

  Module 1 – Fundamentals of RPAS  7,2
  1. Fundamentals of Atmosphere and Meteorology  1
  2. Fundamentals of Electronics  1’5
  3. Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation  1’5
  4. The Civil and Military RPAS system  3
 Module evaluation  0,2
  Module 2 – Energy for RPAS  5,2
  5. Power sources for high endurance based in renewable energy  3
  6. Energy and propulsion  2
  Module evaluation  0,2
  Module 3 – Dynamics and control of RPAS 13,2
  7. Flight dynamics   3,5
  8. Estimation and Navigation   2
  9. Flight control system   3
  10. Design RPAS   2
  11. Rotary-wing RPAS   2’5
  Module evaluation   0,2
  Module 4 – RPAS systems 12,7
  12. RPAS Avionics    3
  13. Communications systems and networks   2
  14. Payloads of civilian and military    3,5
  15. Fusion techniques and data compression   2
  16. Ground stations and simulators   2
  Module evaluation   0,2
  Module 5 – Operation of RPAS   9,7
  17. Integration of RPAS into civil airspace   1,5
  18. RPAS civil and military operations   1
  19. RPAS maintenance   1
  20. Regulations, qualification and certification of RPAS   6
  Module evaluation   0,2
  Business Module/Organizations specialized 52
  Practical exercises of exhibitions and discussions  1
  Anti-RPAS systems  1
 Complementary training for Advanced RPAS Pilot Certificate
 Seminars of companies and organizations  1,5
 Personalized professional guidance  1
 Entrepreneurship orientation  0,5
 Master Thesis project   6
 Training in companies and organizations 40
  Total credits 100