Culver Aviation and Lviv Polytechnic will jointly train UAV engineers

Culver Aviation and Lviv Polytechnic will jointly train UAV engineers

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 new educational program — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, which will be launched this year.

Starting from the new academic year at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Transport of the Lviv Polytechnic at the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Welding, a new field of study will start — "Unmanned aerial vehicles" with 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.

Oleksandr Danylenko, CEO of Culver Aviation

Oleksandr Danylenko, CEO of Culver Aviation:

"Drones are one of the most innovative technologies required by businesses in various industries: from agriculture to construction and logistics. Ukraine is a prominent player in this market, we already manufacture quite good drones and have the prospect of becoming one of the top players in the global market. At the same time, the UAV industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified specialists, that’s why the Culver Aviation team will share all its experience to help Lviv Polytechnic train talented Ukrainian engineers."

As part of the memorandum, the company will share its experience with students, invite them to internships in production and conduct specialized courses and pieces of training. It will also teach students to operate drones — they will be able to learn an additional profession and obtain a UAV operator certificate.

Olesia Maksymovych, Head of Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Welding at Lviv Polytechnic National University

Prof. Olesia Maksymovych, Head of Department of Oil and Gas Engineering and Welding at Lviv Polytechnic National University:

"With the help of Culver Aviation, students will be able to deepen their practical knowledge of engineering, aircraft design, and programming, 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 is exactly about it. I also invite everyone who wants to attend operator courses to our partners - the "Drone Academy" based on the "Flight city 4.0" technopark at the State Flight Academy in Kropyvnytskyi.”

How to apply for this course?

The admission procedure consists of traditional stages for applicants. You need to register in the electronic office and upload documents by August 23. When registering, be sure to specify the following:

  • educational institution — Lviv Polytechnic National University;
  • educational degree – Bachelor;
  • specialty – Aerospace engineering;
  • educational program — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

By August 29, the rating lists of those recommended for enrollment under a state contract will be published, and after September 2 — under a personal contract (the cost of training is UAH 17,500/year). After that, entrants will have a few days to submit the original documents. Documents can be submitted in person or sent as copies, with an electronic signature of the entrant.


Culver Aviation is a company that provides aerial photography and monitoring services of the earth's surface with the help of its own UAVs and is part of the TECHIIA holding. The company's flagship is SKIF, a "flying wing" type of drone. The company employs a team of experienced pilots and GIS specialists, as well as an R&D center for developing and implementing innovations in the fields of UAVs, cartography, and precision agriculture.

Lviv Polytechnic National University, for the last ten years, according to the results of international and national rankings, has been included in the top five Ukrainian universities. In the annual worldwide ranking of the best universities World University Rankings 2022 (from the British publication Times Higher Education), the university was ranked in the 601-800 category (another Ukrainian higher education institution entered the 501-600 category, the other 8 were ranked in the over 1000 category).

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