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UAS Development & Analytics, Graduate Certificate

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Department Head: Glenn Shaw
  (406) 496-4809
  MG 213E


Degree Program

This is a 15-credit certificate targeting students in graduate degree programs. As the graduate level, students will a) be prepared to become FAA Part 107 Certified drone pilots, b) gain hands-on experience with advanced UAS and designing data collection campaigns, and c) develope a balanced UAS skillset based on thorough knowledge of hardware and components, sensors and data interpretation, and advanced applications software. 


As a Certificate, Montana Tech does not offer federal financial aid for this program.  Some students seeking a degree that is eligible for financial aid may qualify for assistance and should contact Financial Aid at (406) 496-4223 or financialaid@mtech.edu for more information.    

Required Core: 12 credits

Remote Sensing Elective: 3 credits

Select 3 credits from the following:

Other Electives

Can be included if the above courses have already been taken ***

Total: 15


** At least one seminar credit must be UAS 594. Other seminar courses with documented UAS content may be substituted for the second seminar credit.

*** Some courses with partial UAS content have fewer “UAS credits” than total credits

A minimum of 6 coursework credits must be taken at the 5XX level or higher. Seminar and Capstone credits do not count as coursework credits.


Graduate students are allowed to complete the “UAS Applications & Design” Certificate and advanced undergraduate may elect to complete the “UAS Development & Analytics” Certificate. Although a number of courses are listed in both curricula, any given course can only count towards one of the certificates. If one or more courses listed as required for a particular certificate have already been used to satisfy requirements for the other certificate, courses from the list of electives may be substituted to allow the 15-credit total to be reached. Courses that are cross-listed with both undergraduate & graduate sections cannot be taken at both levels for credit by an individual student.

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