Minor in Drone Technology

A minor in Drone Technology offers students a comprehensive exploration of unmanned aerial and underwater systems, providing a valuable complement to various major disciplines. This interdisciplinary program equips students with essential knowledge and skills in the design, operation, and applications of drones. The curriculum begins with foundational courses covering drone types, components, and applications, creating a solid understanding of the technology's breadth. Practical, hands-on experiences in laboratories allow students to develop proficiency in operating drones and applying theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios.

As students progress, specialized courses delve into areas such as underwater drones, aerial surveying, and drone programming, enhancing their expertise in specific applications. The program also addresses legal and ethical considerations, ensuring graduates are well-versed in the regulatory landscape and ethical implications of drone use. A capstone project crowns the minor, providing an opportunity for students to showcase their skills and apply knowledge to solve practical challenges. With an industry-relevant focus, the minor in Drone Technology prepares students for careers in fields such as agriculture, environmental monitoring, and surveying, offering a competitive edge in a technology-driven job market. This minor not only cultivates technical proficiency but also fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in the rapidly evolving field of drone technology.

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Key Information


The objective of the Drone Technology minor is to empower students with a specialized skill set in unmanned aerial and underwater systems. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students gain a deep understanding of drone types, components, and applications, coupled with hands-on laboratory experiences. The program aims to foster interdisciplinary learning, providing expertise in design, programming, and ethical considerations related to drone technology. By offering a well-rounded education, the minor prepares students for diverse career opportunities in industries such as agriculture, environmental science, and surveying. Ultimately, the objective is to equip graduates with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to thrive in a technology-driven workforce increasingly reliant on drone applications.

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this minor program an engineering graduates will be able to

  • LO1: Foster an Interdisciplinary Mindset: Integrate drone technology knowledge with concepts from the student's major discipline, facilitating the application of drones in specialized contexts. Demonstrate proficiency in interdisciplinary thinking, enabling the synthesis of diverse knowledge for effective problem-solving.
  • LO2: Cultivate Collaboration and Innovative Problem-Solving: Promote collaboration and teamwork across diverse fields, equipping students with the skills to effectively leverage drone technology. Develop creative problem-solving abilities, empowering students to innovate and apply drone technology in novel ways within their chosen career paths.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed First Year of Engineering in any branch at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering.

Assessment Method

Projects, Drone developments, Flight Tests, Laboratory experiments, Presentation / Video making, Quiz, study of research papers etc.

Proposed List of Courses

  • Introduction to Drones
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Design
  • Fundamentals of Underwater Drones
  • Fundamentals of Autonomous Drones Programming

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