Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Map Your Brighter Future in a Geospatial, Technologies-driven World

Go above and beyond with the skills to explore geospatial data from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Earth observing systems (EOS) . Companies aren't just asking for photogrammetric engineering and operational knowledge of UAS and EOS, they're often requiring it. Michigan Tech's Advanced Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS on-campus and online Certificate gives you academic grounding and hands-on training.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS program learn to use UAS and satellite imagery for mapping. Prepare for professional certifications that include ASPRS mapping scientists. Gain applied geospatial science and technology skills, including sensors and their calibration methods, digital photogrammetry and photogrammetric computer vision, UAS flight planning, EOS imagery photogrammetric processing, accuracy and digital representation of 2D products and 3D models. Understand fundamental skills and apply them in photogrammetric modeling and simulation, including calibration, adjustments, and assessment of geospatial data obtaining system performance.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and be prepared for advanced study in your chosen field, as demonstrated by your previous degree and your scholastic record. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Qingli Dai

Graduate Assistant

Angela Keranen

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.