Drone Technology

Course CodeBIT207
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn about Drones

Drones are increasingly being used in horticulture, from monitoring stock plants in nurseries, or surveying landscapes for planning and spot spraying pests and diseases.

They are an increasing useful tool in the workplace, and this course can help you develop a better understanding of the machines, their components and broader capabilities.

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Drone Technology
    • What is a Drone?
    • History of Drones
    • Types of Drones
    • Connectivity
    • Purpose of a Drone
  2. Drone Features and Operation
    • Main Features of Drones
    • Components
    • Operation of Drones
  3. Benefits, Risks and Legalities
    • Ethical Concerns
    • Legal Considerations
  4. Environmental Applications
    • Land Management
    • Reforestation
    • Sustainable Agriculture and Crop Monitoring
    • Monitoring & Inspection of Renewable Energy Sources, Pipelines, and Oil Rigs
    • Wildlife Conservation
    • Transport & Delivery
  5. Exploratory and Discovery Applications
    • Drones in Exploration
    • Oceanic Exploration
    • Space Exploration
    • Drones in Mining Applications
  6. Retail and Service Applications
    • Drones in Real Estate
    • Photography
    • Drones for Online Services
    • Drones in Security
    • Drones in Behavioural Economics
  7. Agronomic and Horticulture Applications
    • Horticulture
    • Agronomy
    • Viticulture
    • Livestock
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Applications
  8. Construction and Industry Applications
    • Construction Drones
    • Mapping and Land Surveys
    • Data and Scheduling
    • Track and Inventory Equipment
    • Progress Reports and Collaboration
    • Safety and Inspections
    • Security and Surveillance
    • Limitations of Drones in Construction
  9. Telecommunication Applications
    • Drone Technology in Telecommunications

 Drones have very real, practical uses in following areas:

  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Land and Environmental Management
  • Media and Entertainment Industries
  • Supply Logistics
  • Military Industries
  • Construction
  • Exploration -Geological, Space and more