Welcome to study how to operate drones!

What is it?

A modular, free training by the University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Centria University of Applied Sciences. The participants learn the skills of a professional drone pilot.

Flying a drone for a living?

Finnish industry and research groups have a great demand for professional drone pilots. Drones have applications in various industries like waste management, energy sector, smart traffic and construction. Professional drone piloting is a complex profession and at least a bachelor’s degree level of technical understanding is required.

For a drone pilot to be successful, he needs to understand different camera and measurement devices and be capable of analyzing the data they produce. Additionally, the pilot must know the legislation related to drones.

For whom?

Dronemaster is the right course for you if you have a hobby, study or work background in technology and an interest in drones. For pilot training there is no eligibility criteria.

The content of the PILOT2 course?

Currently the PILOT2 is available for students. Finished Module 2 Modern UAS Technologies is further developed based on the feedback from the PILOT1 and covers e.g. following topics: 

  • Basics of aerodynamical and mechanical properties.
  • Drone mechanics and basic components.
  • Mission-specific sensors and devices.
  • Basic principles of drone operations.

Students have time until 18.11.2022 to finish the module.

Registration to PILOT2:

Please fill in the Participant specific START NOTE and send it by security e-mail service to Pirjo Rousu, the Project Manager.

The Dronemaster project has received funding from European Social Fund. The participant specific information will be used to ensure that project’s activities are focused on correct target group. All the personal data is manged strictly confidentially.

Registration instructions:

  1. Fill in the Participant specific START NOTE attached, sign the document manually
  2. Scan the document or take a photo
  3. Register you e-mail address to the Oulu university security e-mail service  https://securemail.oulu.fi/
  4. You will receive a message “Turvaposti Oulun Yliopisto” to your mailbox. The message contains a link for identification to security e-mail service
  5. Attach signed START NOTE to e-mail message and send it by securemail.oulu.fi-server using web browser to pirjo.rousu@oulu.fi
  6. Pirjo Rousu will get a message to her O365 mailbox with notes ”Confidential” and ”This mail has been delivered encrypted”.
  7. In few days you will get account to DigiCampus training environment. Note that the link is active only a limited time. Save the link. Start the web course!