Drone enthusiasts – put in Cyberjaya in your sights. Limkokwing University has just announced that it will be rolling out a new programme specifically for drones. Called the Applied Unmanned Technology Qualification (AUTQ), the two-week drone course will be open to the anyone who wants to be qualified to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); or commonly known as drones.
The university signed an agreement with Strat Aero PLC, a commercial drone training provider from the United Kingdom to offer the course as part of a global strategic partnership.
“The courses are accredited by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. The graduates will be taught to understand UAVs, fly safely, deliver professional results through industry designed modules.
“Among the modules are air law, airmanship, airspace classfication and aviation charts, commercial factors, meteorology, navigation and Global Positioning System (GPS),” commented the vice-president of Corporate Relations, Datuk Fajura Juffa Mohd Mustafa Kamal.
The course will be open for registration in November, and interested parties can head on to Limkokwing University’s website by then to register.
For new Limkokwing University students, the varsity will also be offering the subject as electives for four degree courses – Architecture & Building Environment; Design Innovation; Information Communication Technology; and Multimedia Creativity – to enhance their skill sets once they step out to the working world.
(Source: The New Strait Times )