Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Photogrammetry programme

Photogrammetry is the art, science and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment through the process of recording, measuring and interpreting photographic images and patterns of electromagnetic radiant imagery and other phenomena.

Photogrammetry can be classified several ways but one standard method is to split the field based on camera location during photography. On this basis we have Aerial Photogrammetry, and Terrestrial (or Close-Range) Photogrammetry.

This photogrammetry certificate program involves the use of a 3-dimensional coordinate measuring technique that uses photographs as the fundamental medium for metrology (or measurement). The fundamental principle used by Photogrammetry is triangulation or more specifically called Aerial Triangulation.

Career prospects:

  • Technical assistants in physical Planning establishments,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Entry requirements for Photogrammetry

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), or;
  • Pass in a relevant Artisan course, or;
  • An Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.
This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

Colleges offering Photogrammetry


Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
Nairobi County