Course Detail: SUAS-1400 - sUAS Inspection Course [SUAS 1400]

Using sUAS to inspect windmill construction


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) sUAS Inspection course provides an entry-level introduction to the concepts required to use Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for conducting inspections in this four-week online course. Students are familiarized with inspection types, flight operations, data collections and sUAS regulations. Course content also explores factors essential to conducting safe and effective inspection operations, including:

  • Communications
  • Data collection and processing
  • Flight planning
  • Maintenance
  • Safety

Who Should Attend

UAS operators interested in learning more about inspection operations and flight department managers interested in integrating sUAS for inspections will benefit from this course.

UAS flying over desert

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

sUAS Inspection Missions:
  • Energy sector
  • Vertical structures
  • Horizontal structures
  • Communications
  • Agricultural
  • Transportation
  • Disaster relief
Flight Safety Integration:
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Sensor avoidance technologies
  • Platform capability limitations
  • Obstacle clearance issues
Flight Operations:
  • Mission assessment
  • Pre/Post flight planning
  • Maintenance
  • Fleet acquisition
  • Flight training

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.

 Session Detail: W1021-SUAS1400-V1

Schedule: October 1, 2021 to October 28, 2021
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
Registration Fee : $399.00

Additional Information

Students may only drop a course through the Office of Professional Education without transcript notation or financial penalty during the drop period. All drop requests or session transfer requests require written communication by the student in order to be processed. Due to the short duration of courses, the drop period ends on the fourth business day of each session. Course fees will not be refunded after the conclusion of the drop period unless an exception request is submitted and granted. After the drop period, students can elect to transfer enrollment to a future session of the same course for a 25% administrative fee. For questions regarding course cancellation, drop period, or exemption requests, please contact the Office of Professional Education by email at or by phone at 386.481.9070.


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Facility Detail

Worldwide Online
Online Course
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-9070