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Drones for Construction (L7, 10 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




24 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of the module is to provide learners with the relevant knowledge and skills in the operations of on-site procedures in this particular sector, and aircraft technical and maintenance specifications. Learners will build their knowledge of flight limitations and emergency procedures and develop skills to ensure safe and efficient use of Drone captured data with training in drone flight operations.

This programme aimed at people interested in the development of drone skills, especially those who are involved in construction projects.

What are the entry requirements?

A level 6 qualification or equivalent is required.


Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who are aged 23 and over will be considered for entry on the basis of an assessment and, if appropriate, also an interview.

Equivalence can be demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience in the construction industry.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)/Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, including workplace experience, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration

English Language; Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements.  For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required.  For postrgraduate course, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English profiency meets these requirements.




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What modules will I study?

Semester 1; 12 weeks

Fundamentals Of Drone Operations (5 credits)

  • Introduction to drones
  • EU and National Regulations
  • Legal and safety obligations
  • Pre-flight planning
  • Risk assessments and on-site procedures

Semester 2: 12 Weeks

Drone Skills Acquisition (5 credits)

  • Drone Pilot Registration with IAA Accreditation
  • Simulated pilot training skills
  • Surveys, data collection, and storage
  • Flight training for Competency Test


More Information


Tues 7pm to 9pm (fortnightly) plus 2 Workshops in Semester 1 and 4 on-site flying days in Semester 2.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Assessment will be through a range of continuous assessments, which will involve:

  • Case studies,
  • Online Quizzes
  • Project reports
  • Final project.





Certificate in Drones for Construction (Special Purpose Award, L7, 10 ECTS)

Application Deadline;


All students will require a laptop. TUS will provide access to all relevant software for upload. Access to a drone is also required.

General Queries Email;

Academic/Module Specific Queries Email: 

FEE;  €1,250 (reduced to €833 with DASBE to successful applicants)

Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures