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294-Drones for Engineers

By: Peter J. Tavino Jr. PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

294-Drones for Engineers

Drone technology has leaped forward as the Federal Aviation Administration issued its part 107 rules for small unmanned aircraft system drones. About 40,000 remote pilots had been certified in the first year. Engineering firms have recognized the benefits accrued by using a stable airborne platform to see and document views necessary for their facility inspections. Surveyors see the photogrammetry business evolving as an inexpensive way to create topography maps. Construction companies are using drones to track project progress.

For engineers and firms interested in exploring drone use, this course gives an overview of drone uses. Whether developing an in-house drone program, purchasing a license to use drone software for a particular function, or subcontracting out work to a drone specialty company, knowing the drone basics presented here is essential.

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robert lepore
01/17/2019
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The course would improve significantly with further technical editing. A lot of good information, but lacks clarity in some places.
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William Flick
01/17/2019
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Very interesting topic about which I knew very little. The various applications for drones are extensive and the future impact it will have on Site Work Surveying is very significant. Very informative overall.
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Warren Miller
01/15/2019
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There are two "halves" to this course. There is the written material, which is on the test, and there is a whole lot of supplementary material that can be found on line. There is much more here than just a basic introduction to the use of drones.
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Engineer From Greenville
01/14/2019
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Very Good course. Reveals methods for many engineering type surveys as well as site inspections. Liked the practical side of camera and GPS types.
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Randy Boswell
01/12/2019
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Outstanding course for non-drone folks. Lots of photos, hyperlinks to youtube videos. Well done in interesting.
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Robert Hill
01/01/2019
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As a PE involved with various environmental and construction projects, I have been interested in drones since they first became available due to their wide range of applications. I felt the course provided a comprehensive summary of uses, requirements and licensing. While I rated the content highly, it should be noted that the information seems current as of 2017 and some of the hyperlinks (e.g., Fluor boiler inspection link) did not work.
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Michael Bassford
12/28/2018
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Michael Bassford, P.E.
The course was interesting, covering a lot of basic material. I found the content concise, informative and directly relatable to my field of engineering.
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Jose M Arguello
12/19/2018
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Excellent course for engineers to take advantage of this new technology.
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Horacio F Perez
12/14/2018
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Interesting course, never imagined having one course on drones used for inspections of many different installations
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Thomas
12/13/2018
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Very informative
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ROBERT J BRACKEN
12/09/2018
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Very good and very informated
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Dan
12/04/2018
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Well-written and well-organized, offering a nice introduction to current applications for drones in engineering work.
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John Huffman
12/03/2018
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nice course. Great intro to this technology.
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Mark Hoecker
11/25/2018
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This course was well developed and fully met all the stated goals. The engineering applications along with the photos were very well done and presented.
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David Bosko
11/21/2018
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Very informative and gave me some great ideas on how to incorporate drones in my engineering practice!
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Steve Nelson
11/20/2018
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Very interesting and informative course.
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Tim McCullough, PE
11/19/2018
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As an engineer and active pilot, I thought the course was very good as well as insightful.
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John Tripp
11/16/2018
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The course was informative and enjoyable.
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Alex
11/14/2018
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Good basic overview. Many good links for further study.
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John C Thomas
11/13/2018
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Excellent
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Trevor Francis
10/21/2018
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Very good course both for commercial and hobby purposes
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William Lang
10/21/2018
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Has useful content. I would like more information on the operation, modes, problems, etc.
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richard tannahill
10/18/2018
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the material was interesting and presented well. The links addition information were useful
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Matthew Fluharty
10/10/2018
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Very interesting!
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George Kalmon
10/09/2018
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I really liked this course. It gave me a lot of information about a technology that I've been thinking about getting into.
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Edward Jaynes
09/26/2018
Straightforward information with helpful photos
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Michael Cummings
09/26/2018
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enjoyed. Educational.
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Kenneth Kauffman
09/24/2018
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The course was very interesting and helpful. The references and links included are very good.
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Richard Brinker
09/21/2018
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Very interesting and informative. Certainly feel the author is on target regarding the applicability of drones in the industry.
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John Wooten
09/21/2018
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Very informative
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Charles Brittain
09/20/2018
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Good introductory course on drones. Met my expectations.
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Spencer Harrison
09/20/2018
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Great info. Easy to understand.
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Ernie L. Pierce III, PE, PTOE
09/19/2018
Very easy to understand and very good information.
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Jose
09/18/2018
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Very educational and useful. Drones are the new tool of the future.
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Matt Grasha
09/18/2018
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Informative course. Made me consider options for drones in my engineering works reviewing existing oil and gas facilities.
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Tim McCarthy
09/17/2018
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text feels too much like an outline format
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Craig T. Hammer
09/15/2018
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Interesting introduction into what can be accomplished through the use of drones for engineers.
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James Salapatas
09/10/2018
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Excellent course. Easy to understand concepts
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barry d portnoy
08/29/2018
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very informative, except . . .
The reviewer challenged the correct answers to questions 1 & 18. Portions of the review comments were removed because they address the correct answers to questions.
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Philip Perkins
08/08/2018
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A lot of information provided plus numerous web links for even more. Narrative condensed to minimum words. Makes for choppy reading, similar to reading photo captions. Got me to thinking about all kinds of inspection applications.
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CHARLES LIPSKY
07/30/2018
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It was a good course to show the value in learning to use drones
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Al Claus
06/30/2018
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Very interesting coverage of a new technology
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Curt Wasko
05/30/2018
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Good introductory information for understanding the current state of the art. Lots of references to read and learn more. Downloaded PDF test worksheet doesn't match the on-line test. The on-line test has two extra questions.
Sorry, fixed now.
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Kay Clinard
05/03/2018
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Very Informative regarding drone use fo engineers
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paul clark
04/04/2018
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Very detailed how Drones are used in today's time. Human's inspections could not complete with the Drones
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Lewis Mann
04/04/2018
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Very informative!
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Rhea Converse
02/06/2018
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Good course but somewhat disjointed.
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Ruben Collazo Jr
01/31/2018
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Very detailed and informative. Great Reference Material
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294-Drones for Engineers
01/26/2018
Very interesting course. I learned a lot.
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RDS, PE
01/17/2018
Verified Buyer
The information was interesting, but the writing is somewhat rambling and disorganized. Some questions were poorly worded. Worst of all, the Test Worksheet did not match the Test.
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Bill
12/29/2017
Verified Buyer
This course needs work. There are panes with notes but no photos in the panes, some topics are hard to follow.
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Mohammed A Ulislam
12/25/2017
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Excellent and up to date information
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Scott Swonke
12/04/2017
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Well put together; good visuals, and useful.
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Ollie Frazier
11/27/2017
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great course - found it very informative
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Ted
11/24/2017
Verified Buyer
Very interesting and useful course. I am a mostly retired PE and this course makes me want to start an Drone-based inspection operation.
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frank fabre
11/21/2017
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very interesting
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Jerry T. Dalton
11/16/2017
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Like the format. I just purchased a Drone for the office. Very helpful.
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T. Barker Dameron
11/16/2017
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Very good. It will take good effort to keep up to data as the field is developing so quickly. Thank you
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Lee Sims
11/14/2017
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Very interesting and informative course.
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Patricia V. Adams, PE
11/14/2017
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Very enjoyable and interesting introduction course on drones and applications for their use. Learned a lot.
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Robert Alban
11/14/2017
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Very fine course which explains clearly items which are not always clear to an engineer.
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Debi Zeno
11/13/2017
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Great summary of why drones can be a cost effective solution to several engineering problems. I especially liked the suggestion to use them for confined space inspections.
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294-Drones for Engineers
Walid Alaywan
11/13/2017
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Very informative course. The test covers the whole course.
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Jose Noriega
11/11/2017
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Good Introduction. Very educational
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Thomas Fairbairn
10/17/2017
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Very informative and interesting.
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100189-08
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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