48 months
25251 USD/year
25251 USD/year
9375 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With the Aeronautical Technology - Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, Kansas State University built one of the largest enclosed UAS flight facilities in the nation and were awarded the country’s first approval to provide commercial flight training. 

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In the Aeronautical Technology - Unmanned Aircraft Systems program from Kansas State University , students log flight hours by piloting a diverse fleet of unmanned aircraft through our structured multirotor and fixed-wing training courses. 

After completion, students act as instructors in entry-level flight classes

As the unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, industry continues to break new ground, Kansas State Polytechnic is at the forefront of this revolution.  

The University understands the importance of providing students with research opportunities, cutting edge technology and equipment, and an exclusive education. 

This bachelor degree option of study prepares students for careers in the field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or remotely piloted aircraft. This is a rapidly growing area of aviation and students will be prepared to safely deploy UAS vehicles in response to emerging challenges and opportunities. 

Coursework includes foundational courses in aviation flight and maintenance necessary for UAS operation and specific courses designed to enable commercially available payload to platform integration and to enable students to think critically in a rapidly developing technical field. Students will be prepared for technical and/or entry-level managerial positions and will be required to successfully defend a portfolio of accumulated learning prior to graduation.


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Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Aviation 
  • Expository Writing 
  • College Algebra 
  • Private Pilot 
  • Private Pilot Flight Lab 
  • Problems in Arts, Sciences, and Business 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Applications are still accepted after the priority date, but scholarship/award offers are then only made pending the availability of unawarded funds.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) on a 4.0 scale in high school coursework

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25251 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25251 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9375 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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