Elective Module Description

Drones picked up in its popularity in the last few years, with IMDA's push for a SMART nation and rapid improvements in the Technology of drones. Drones are now widely used across industries like construction, film, surveillance, security, emergency response and many more. Drones Technology / Engineering Elective Module is a platform where students learn about the interesting career options and pick up a skill of flying. 

This elective module comprises of a short theory lesson to give students foundational knowledge on the principles of flight spread out over the multiple days. Through a hands-on approach, the students will then apply science concepts to design, build and/or programme a quadcopter. As a reward, the students will get to test flight their product on the last day under the guidance of the trainer.

Module Specifications

Key takeaways

Learning Journey Options

Brief Topics Options

  • Drone Flying 
  • Drone Racing
  • DIY Build Drone
  • Design a Drone
  • Drone Programming
  • Industry partner
  • Flight Simulator Experience
  • Aerial Photography Experience
  • Tertiary Institute Tour
  1. Overview and basic understanding of the Drones Technology / Engineering Industry
  2. Exposure to tertiary course offerings and understanding job possibilities and roles in the Industry
  3. Practical applications of math and science concepts through designing, building, programming and flying the quadcopter.
  4. Hands-on approach as a way to spark and sustain interest in Drones Technology / Engineering industry
  5. Certificate which is instrumental for application into aerospace tertiary courses
tertiary options
  • Nitec in Aerospace Technology
  • Nitec in Aerospace Avionics
  • Nitec in Electronics & Internet of Things
  • Higher Nitec in Electronics Engineering
  • Higher Nitec in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering
  • Degrees in NUS, NTU and SUTD
  • Professional UAV Pilot (Military)
  • UAV technician (Military)
  • UAV engineer (Commercial)
  • Professional Drone Pilot (Commercial)
  • Building inspectors
  • Surveillance officers
  • Shipyard inspectors
  • Freelance Aerial Photographer
  • Drone start-ups


Everything was clear and instructions were easy to follow and trainers were well prepared. I am able to learn something that is interesting to me and build our own model plane. I will use the skills that I have learnt to aim for Aerospace Engineering

Student, Bedok South Secondary School


Room with tables and chairs for building

Indoor space for flying drones