UAV opens opportunities for experiential learning at UP

Posted on December 02, 2022

Since 2014, undergraduate students at the University of Pretoria have been part of an international student team, Aircraft for Rhino and Environmental Defence (AREND). This team has formed a multidisciplinary, multinational, vertically integrated collaboration to design, build and fly an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in support of South Africa’s anti-poaching operations.

This has opened up opportunities for experiential learning for the students who have taken part, allowing for exposure to multi-disciplinary team work and international and industry collaboration while applying the technical skills learnt in the class room in a real-world scenario. Read more about it in the latest edition of EBIT's magazine Innovate (Issue 17, 2022)

The UAV in the workshop

- Author Lelanie Smith/Bradley Bock
Published by Bradley Bock

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