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Kansas State-Salina Adds Major for Unmanned Aircraft

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Interest in unmanned aircraft, often called drones, is taking off. In response to the growing demand, the Kansas State University-Salina plans to add a major and two minors focusing on the aircraft. The new courses are scheduled to start in the fall. The Salina Journal reports the school will offer a new bachelor in engineering technology with an emphasis on unmanned aircraft. That course will emphasize design and implementation of unmanned systems. It will include studies in computer science and electronic and mechanical engineering. The two minors will focus on flying unmanned aircraft. Students pursing the minors can choose an emphasis in either flight or data acquisition and management.


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