Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design and NAV CANADA are teaming up once again to offer an updated joint Professional Short Course from October 23-27, 2017 focused on uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones. The newest iteration of the five-day course, titled “UAV/DRONE Types, Opportunities and Challenges”, will be delivered at the NAV CENTRE facility in Cornwall, ON.

A broad assortment of topics pertaining to both fixed wing and rotary UAVs will be covered, including in-depth analysis of flight principles, functionality, application, detection, tracking and more. Potential opportunities and risks related to drone use will also be discussed, along with current and pending policy and regulations.

“The use of UAVs is increasing exponentially worldwide as people explore opportunities in a variety of different fields,” says Garry Brown, director of International Training Programs and Delivery for NAV CANADA. “This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of issues from flight principles and propulsion systems to safety and government regulation concerns.”

Course instructors will include members of Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, with additional expertise provided by NAV CANADA. Course participants will be presented with a Carleton University and NAV CANADA joint attendance certificate upon completion.

Course Content will be Geared Towards:

  • UAV application designers
  • Operation planners
  • Project/program managers
  • Scientists, specialists, engineers and technical based subject matter experts involved in the application of UAVs
  • Law enforcement and first responders
  • UAV entrepreneurs
  • Technical managers

An enrolment fee of $1,500 per participant (plus applicable taxes) will be collected by NAV CANADA, which helps covers the academic and ancillary costs of the course, including instructors, classroom space, use of simulators, simulator support resources and supplies. Meals and overnight accommodations at the NAV CENTRE are also available for an additional cost.

Course Registration:

To register for this special Professional Short Course, please contact Katherine MacLean:

View full course description here.


NAV CANADA is the country’s private sector civil air navigation services provider. With operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.

About the NAV CENTRE:

The NAV CENTRE is a training and conference venue owned and operated by NAV CANADA. It offers access to 550 guest rooms, 70 state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as an auditorium. Other amenities include a gymnasium and fitness facilities, as well as multiple dining options. The NAV CENTRE is also an accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), provided for adhering to globally-recognized standards in hospitality service.

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