Department of Aviation & Emergency Management

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Unmanned aircraft systems PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Building upon 30+ years of Aviation expertise, Elizabeth City State University has developed the only 4-year Umanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) degree program in North Carolina. Through this program, our students gain both systems and operational knowledge and skills. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer hands-on field experience with industry/research grade equipment on a mission to include FAA Part 107 Certification.




  • Aviation Core Courses
  • Engineering Technology Courses
  • UAS Specific Courses
  • Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Electives (GIS, Emergency Mngt, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • FAA Part 107 Certification
  • UAV Pilot
  • Sensor Operator
  • Mission Planning
  • Data Processing
  • Design
  • System/Payload Integration
  • Drone Exploration Academy
Applied Research
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • 3D Mapping
  • Public Safety
  • Surveying
  • Homeland Security
  • Forestry
  • Transportation Planning
  • High-Fidelity UAS Training and Simulation Lab
  • Aeromapper EV2
  • eBee Ag with NIR Sensor
  • eBee with ThermoMAP
  • eBee RTK
  • Robo Flight 70 (RF 70)
  • eBee Sequoia with Multispectral Sensor
  • eXom Quadcopter with Thermal and Optical sensors
  • Matrice 600 Pro with LiDAR
  • Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with 4K
  • DJI Phantom
  • DJI Inspire 1
  • Dragon Flyer X-4
  • Qball X-4 (experimental, indoor)
  • 250’ X 100’ X 50’ (Net) Outdoor Flying Facility
  • ECSU UAS Test Site: 110 Acres Farm


Program Coordinator

Chandra Bhushan Asthana
Visiting Associate Professor, Aviation & Emergency Management
233 STEM Complex
Campus Box 823




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