Course curriculum

The Master provides one thousands 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), the main test range of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology, located 15 minutes from the University campus.

The training in the 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 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 and learning (presentation and debate, counter-drone systems, remote pilot certificate, personalized professional guidance, business development..), presenting the current state of the art as a necessary complement in a world of work so competitive and in constant scientific, technological and economic development. Naturally, you will accomplish your practical training to obtain the RPAS Pilot Certificate.

We also aim to introduce you into the aerospace sector where the dominant language is English. The academic training will be taught in English unless all the students were Spanish speakers, in which case the learning will be held in this language. Evaluations are carried out in English too.

The Master has a career guidance unit which has the goal 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. During the phase of personalized professional guidance, you will visit the collaborating companies of the Master, which are placed in different regions of Spain. Moreover, you will have the opportunity of assisting to workshops in which the entities offer to the students information about their latest R&D (Research and Development) projects.

In order to defend the Masters theses during the academic course 2019/20, the current students on their practical training period will have three calls available, on the 24th of October and 19 of December, 2019, and on the 16th of April, 2020.

 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 RPAS13,2
 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 systems12,7
 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
 Module 6 – Professional training and entrepreneurship52
 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 organizations40
 Total credits100