Culver Aviation and Lviv Polytechnic National University signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The company’s specialists will participate in the training of students within the framework of the new educational program «Unmanned aerial vehicles», which will accept the first trainees this year.
This academic year the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Welding, the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Transport, Lviv Polytechnic, launches a new field of study – «Unmanned aerial vehicles», specialty No. 134 «Aviation and rocket and space engineering». According to the new educational and professional program, training will be conducted in the following areas:
- UAV design and production;
- UAV maintenance and operation;
- Welding technologies in the production of UAVs.
«Drones are one of the most innovative technologies needed by businesses in various industries: from the agricultural sector to construction and logistics. Ukraine is a full-fledged participant in this market, we have already manufactured decent drones and have the prospect of becoming one of the most prominent players on the world stage. At the same time, the UAV industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified specialists, so the Culver Aviation team will share all its experience to help Lviv Polytechnic train talented Ukrainian engineers,» says Oleksandr Danylenko, CEO, Culver Aviation.
As part of the memorandum, the company will share its experience with students, invite them to internships in manufacture and conduct specialized courses and trainings. It will also teach students how to operate drones – they will be able to learn an additional profession and obtain a UAV operator certificate.
«With the help of Culver Aviation, students will be able to deepen their knowledge of engineering, aircraft design and programming in practice, as well as gain additional competencies in remote sensing of the earth, the basics of aerial photography, meteorology and geodesy. We strive to provide students with relevant and applied education – the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles program will be just like that. I also invite everyone who wants to attend operator courses at our partners – the «Drone Academy» on the basis of the «Flight city 4.0» technology park at the State Flight Academy in Kropyvnytskyi», says Olesia Maksymovych, Head of the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Welding, the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Transport.
The admission campaign consists of several stages, each of which has its deadlines. In particular, the terms of forming ranking lists, accepting documents, conducting competitions, entrance exams, interviews, competitive selection and enrollment.
Documents can be submitted in person or sent as copies, with an electronic signature of the entrant. If within twenty calendar days after the start of studies, the original documents are not received from the entrant (in person or by mail), then the enrollment order of such a person is canceled. If the training contract is not concluded within twenty calendar days after the start of training (signed in person or with a qualified electronic signature), then this order is canceled as well.
Tuition fee per year (contract form of study): UAH 17,500
For reference. Culver Aviation is a company that provides aerial photography and monitoring services of the Earth’s surface using UAVs of its own development, and is part of the TECHIIA holding. The flagship of the company is SKIF, a «flying wing» type drone. The company employs a team of experienced pilots and GIS specialists, as well as an R&D center for the development and implementation of innovations in the fields of UAVs, cartography and precision agriculture.
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