M.Tech Aerospace Engineering With Specialization In Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have found potential in Aerial Photography, Search and Rescue, Traffic control, Environmental and Wild life Monitoring, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Precision Agriculture, Air Sampling, Firefighting, Power line inspection, Postal delivery and many more applications.

Objective : To develop e Aerospace Engineers having strong interdisciplinary background of Aerospace , Avionics and Aero-modeling . Students will be aware of current and evolving engineering practices for unmanned and autonomous systems.

Scope : Students who will complete this course will have career in the areas of R&D and private sector in vehicle design for Air , on ground or under water applications. Moreover, they will get expertise in obstacle avoidance systems, autonomous control, guidance and control.

What differentiates this course with conventional M.Tech Aerospace course?

In the first Semester of study, students can learn and get a complete knowledge on Aerospace and UAV design. From the second semester, students can learn the specialized papers on UAV along with the basic of systems integration . End of the Second Semester the students will be sent for internship to private and government organizations to work and enrich their knowledge in UAV.

Duration 2 Years Eligibility
  • Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level(10th & 12th)
  • B. Tech/BE in Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Avionics / CSE / ECE/ MECH/ EEE / EIE with minimum 60% marks

Career Prospects

  • UAV Pilot
  • UAV Designer
  • UAV Systems Engineer
  • UAV Flight Test Engineer
  • UAV Autopilot Programmer
  • UAV Ground control software developer
  • UAV Analyst in Structure, Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Avionics, Controls


Intake : 20 Seats


Semester I

  • Introduction to UAV
  • Introduction to Flight
  • Fundamental of Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Avionics
  • Airplane Performance and Design
  • Micro-controller & Embedded Systems


  • Aerodynamics Lab
  • Aero-modeling & Design

Semester II

  • Mathematical Modeling & Simulation
  • Flight Instrumentation & Data Acquisition System
  • Automatic Flight Control
  • Flight Stability & Control
  • Path planning and Obstacle Avoidance for Unmanned Vehicles
  • Actuators and Sensors for UAV
  • Industrial Visit
  • Seminar -I


  • Flight Control Lab

Semester III

  • UAV System Design
  • System Identification Methods
  • UAV Guidance & Navigation for Aerospace Vehicles
  • Remote Sensing and Surveillance
  • Digital image processing
  • Summer Internship
  • Major Project-I
  • Seminar -II

Semester IV

  • Major Project -II

Screening of Application and Interview

Fee structure 2017- 19 is as follows:
1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
91,500 30,500 1,22,000
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
91,500 30,500 1,22,000
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
100,590 33,535 1,34,125
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
100,590 33,535 1,34,125

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  • P.R. Roshan

    Course : M.Tech Chemical Engineering

    Experience :We are P.R. Roshan’s (M.Tech Chemical Engineering) parents and would like to take this opportunity to express our thoughts.
    As the session almost draws to a close we would like to thank the management, teachers, administrative staff and our special thanks to the cook for second trusted home.
    My son had a wonderful time and enjoyed the stay and experience at UPES. Short…..but definitely memorable and close to his heart. He has found some good friends. Needless to say he has grown in many ways and it will surely make a good foundation for his future.
    We are aware that it takes a lot of hard work in the background by the team of UPES to make this happen and most often all the efforts remain in shadow. But the results are the reflection of what has gone into the student.
    Hence, we would like to thank and share our deep appreciation and gratitude to the entire team of UPES for Nurturing, facilitating and encouraging growth in the most positive and supportive manner.
    Thanks & Regards
    Janani & Rajakrishnakanth, Chennai

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