Drone technology is vital for commercial, industrial and military applications. Drones have been around for over two decades, but the last few years has seen significant gains in drone adoption and expansion across many industries.
Introduction to Drone Technology is a professional development course that will explain how drone technology has real-world applications across many industries.
In this drone course, you will discover how drone technology is used in business, retail and service industries, horticulture, construction and telecommunications.
You will also learn about the benefits, risks and legal considerations of drone technology as well as the future of drone technology.
On completion of this course, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of drone technology’s scope, nature, and applications.
Unit - Drone Technology
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of drone technology
What is a drone?
History of drones
Types of drones
Fixed wing hybrid VTOL
Wi-fi and LTE (4g/5g)
Purpose of a drone
Unit 2 – Drones and drone features
Camera and media storage
Propeller and motor type
How to build a drone
Step 1: building/ assembling the frame
Step 2: mount PDB and the electrical components
Step 3: connecting flight controller
Step 4: wireless control system
Step 5: connecting the camera and battery
Step 6: test the drone
Turning (rotating) & horizontal motion
Unit 3 – Benefits, risks and legalities
Accountability of autonomous
Spying and stalking
Using drones as weapons and cyberweapons
Unit 4 – Environmental applications
Development of drone technology
Wildlife conservation (land and water)
Mapping and planning
Checking land conditions
Assessing natural disasters
Type of drones used in reforestation
Sustainable agriculture and crop monitoring
Monitoring & inspection of renewable energy sources, pipelines, and oil rigs
Transport & delivery
Unit 5 – Exploratory and discovery applications
Drones in Exploration
ROVs (operated remotely)
AUV (autonomous underwater vehicles)
HROV (hybrid remotely operated vehicle)
Space Exploration (rovers used by NASA)
Drones in Mining Applications
Aerial Surveys and 3D Mapping
Sampling and Data Collection
Volumetrics and LiDar
Stability and Safety Monitoring
Unit 6 – Retail and service applications
Drones in real estate
Drones for online services
Drones in security
Drones in behavioural economics
Unit 7 – Agronomic and horticulture applications
Applications in the agricultural industry
In the agricultural industry
Marketing and Sales
Irrigation and Drainage
GPS Soil Sampling
Variable Rate Technology
Pesticide or fertiliser applications
Crop inventory and crop insurance
Other potential uses
Challenges of using drones in agriculture
Types of aircraft
Fixed wing drones
Unit 8 – Construction and industry applications
Key features of construction drones
Light detection and ranging (LiDar)
Mapping and land surveys
Data and scheduling
Track and inventory equipment
Progress reports and collaboration
Building marketing buzz
Collaboration and the cloud
Reducing falls risks, monitoring heights
Security and surveillance
Limitations of drones in construction
Unit 9 – Telecommunication applications
The internet of things (loT)
Drone technology in telecommunications
Inspections and asset management
Line of sight testing
Temporary networks and airborne relays
Internet of things connectivity
Data provision and processing
Flight paths and corridors
Mobile drone surveillance unit
Unmanned aircraft system
Estimated duration 50 hours
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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