Introduction to Drone Piloting and Photo/Videography

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2017505311

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Fascinated by those awesome photos taken from high vantage points in the air? Whether for personal content creation on social media, or for more commercial purposes, drone piloting is now accessible to all. More, it is fast changing the business and job landscape, making it one of the most sought-after skills to pick up today.

Learning Outcomes

Elevate your skill set with knowledge of drones and their functions, settings and more. You’ll learn how to capture photos from high vantage points in the air, control the drone via hand gesture as well as basic photo and video editing skills to present an aerial video storyline. You’ll also be able to learn how to select and buy your first drone based on specifications.


Course Date: 26 Jun 2024
Application Period: 27 Apr 2024 – 2 Jun 2024
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

A. Introduction to Drones (2 hrs)
  • Local Laws
  • Process of registering drone with CAAS
  • Important Definitions / Terminology
  • Choosing your drone
  • Drone parts/functions
  • Drone settings
  • GO4 Applets
  • Applets/Guides used
B. Preparing your first flight (2 hrs)
  • Flight controls
  • Remote controller and setup
  • Camera/video setting
  • Planning your flight path
  • Different flight mode
C. Drone Piloting Practical (2 hrs)
  • Pre-flight preparation
  • Pre-flight checklist
  • Home point setting
  • Drone orientation vs radar map
  • Flying with GPS
  • Gimbal camera control
  • Photo/videography during flight
  • Maintenance/storage
D. Post Processing Practical (2 hrs)
  • Introduction to Video editing
  • Introduction to Photoshop CC
  • Importing photo/video captured
  • Enhancing image colors

Trainer's Profile

Chan Khin Choong

Mr Chan Khin Choong, Course Chair, School of Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

He has been in videography, video editing and motion graphic for over 10 years of experience. He has been a lecturer for Adobe Premiere & After Effects for video editing and effects.


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to learner who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to learner who meet the 75% attendance requirement.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 23 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$327.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$38.10
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$38.10
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$38.10
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$98.10
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$98.10