Course syllabus

Drönares teknologi och samhällstillämpningar
The Technology and Applications of Drone Systems

FLYF20, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: LGGU
Date of Decision: 2021-04-23

General Information

Main field: Aeronautical Sciences.
Elective for: L4-gi, RH4, MKAT1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This internationally oriented elective course aims to develop the knowledge, skills and judgement of students in the technology and applications of drone system technology; so called unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Demonstrate an understanding for the regulatory constraints of using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in various kinds of airspace

Understand the safety risks linked with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operation in close proximity to uninvolved people or with a heavier unmanned aircraft

Have a basic knowledge of how to plan a flight and define contingency procedures

Understand how weather conditions may affect the performance of the UAS.

Demonstrate a general understanding for the potential and limitations of the most common UAS technologies.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Demonstrate the competence to plan and conduct UAS missions.

Demonstrate the ability to assess the ground risk related to the environment where the operation takes place, as well as to flying in close proximity to uninvolved people;

Demonstrate the ability to conduct risk assessments of a variety of UAS missions

Demonstrate the ability to post-process data


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on the ethics of various types of UAS missions; including issues of privacy, social effects, and equality aspects

Demonstrate the ability to make decisions on whether/how to go ahead with drone missions based on risk assessments



The course consists of lectures, field exercises


The course is divided into two modules. Modules one introduces UAS technology and the regulatory frameworks. Module two introduces the planning, risk anlaysis and conducting of UAS missions.


The knowledge and skills obtained in the course includes the necessary content for taking an exam to obtain a certificate of remote pilot competency at the level of A2 according to the national regulatiion and  EASA regulation 2019/947. Lund University School of Aviation has the permit from the Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen) to teach and examine remote pilot competency.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Students will be examined based on the completion of the practical exercises and a written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0121. Name: UAS Technology, Design(s) and Regulatory Frameworks.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination Contents: Using UAS in today's society. Regulatins regarding UAS UAS Technology
Code: 0221. Name: Planning and Conducting UAS Missions .
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed exercises Contents: Exercises in which students plan and execute the use of UAS inluding human and meteorological limitations, manual and automated use, navigation, controll stations, communication and risk analysis


The number of participants is limited to: No

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Rikard Tyllström,
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