Why you need to learn about drones! 

enhanced photography and videography 
watch what is happening from inaccessible spaces eg. whale watching
get into technology that has a big future
for fun - get into drone racing!
stand out on social media with unique images
security and viewing property from a distance 
farming technologies 
force movement of nuisance pests or animals 

This 100 hour Drone Technology course will help you understand different types of drones, how they work, and how they are used across a broad variety of industries.

The applications and uses for drones are expanding, across many industries. More opportunities to use drone technology are expanding all of the time. 

Drones have very real, practical uses in:
Agriculture and Horticulture
Land and Environmental Management
Media and Entertainment Industries
Supply Logistics
Military Industries
Exploration - Geological, Space and more.

Learning objectives of this course:

Discuss the scope and nature of how drones are used.
Discuss features that affect the drone’s purpose and any specific uses.
Explain benefits, risks and concerns surrounding the use of drones in both commercial and private environments.
Discuss how drones are used in environmental research, conservation, and sustainability applications.
Explain significant applications for different types of drones in areas of exploration and discovery.
Discuss how retailers, including online retailers, may use drones in their business and marketing plans.
Explain features of drones used in agriculture and horticulture and how they are used in these industries.
Discuss how drones can be used in the construction industry.
Explain how drones can be used in the telecommunication industry.
Drones can look quite different from one another based on the type of drone being examined. Excluding differences in propulsion and method of lift there are a number of common features. All drones require a power supply, antenna, receiver, flight control instruments and sensors. We will investigate these items here with reference to the layout of a common multi rotor drone.

There are 9 lessons in this course:

Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Drone Technology
What is a Drone?
History of Drones
Types of Drones
Purpose of a Drone

Lesson 2: Drone Features and Operation
Main Features of Drones
Operation of Drones

Lesson 3: Benefits, Risks and Legalities
Ethical Concerns
Legal Considerations

Lesson 4: Environmental Applications
Land Management
Sustainable Agriculture and Crop Monitoring
Monitoring & Inspection of Renewable Energy Sources, Pipelines, and Oil Rigs
Wildlife Conservation
Transport & Delivery

Lesson 5: Exploratory and Discovery Applications
Drones in Exploration
Oceanic Exploration
Space Exploration
Drones in Mining Applications

Lesson 6: Retail and Service Applications
Drones in Real Estate
Drones for Online Services
Drones in Security
Drones in Behavioural Economics

Lesson 7: Agronomic and Horticulture Applications
Precision Agriculture

Lesson 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

Lesson 9: Telecommunication Applications
Drone Technology in Telecommunications

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Any information about drones and their features is essentially connected to the type and application of the drone. Significant applications cover recreational, photographic, commercial, and military purposes. Examples of features include camera types, resolution of captured videos and images, megapixels, and formats for media storage. Other critical features include flight time, speed, hover accuracy, sensor types, obstacle sensing range, altitude hold, live video feed, and flight logs.