Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP)
The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI), invites applications for the Spectrum management training programme (SMTP), developed as a modularized programme by ITU. The programme is being offered by AFRALTI in partnership with ITU.
The programme is delivered by experienced lecturers and experts from reputable institutions in Africa. The SMTP is designed for individuals within ICT and telecommunications sectors who wish to enhance their knowledge and competence in the area of spectrum management. This includes engineers and managers working in telecommunications regulatory authorities, ICT service providers and other ICT stakeholders. Policy makers in ministries and government departments responsible for ICTs will also benefit from this programme.
MODULES AND DELIVERY PERIODS
The SMTP will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Each module will be delivered online, through the ITU Academy platform over 4 weeks, 3 weeks of independent study and 1 week with tutor support. Participants will be required to carry out scheduled exercises and actively participate in the various discussion fora as part of the assessment. At the end of the first 4 modules , participants will receive a basic level certificate. The same methodology will apply to participants who wish to attain an advanced level certificate and have successfully completed all the required modules.
The programme comprises 5 obligatory modules and 10 elective modules. The SMTP is organized into the following study tracks:
|Basic Level Certificate|
OM1 – Legal basis and regulatory framework of spectrum management
OM2 – Spectrum engineering fundamentals
OM3 – Wireless telecommunications technologies
Elective Modules (learners to choose 1 module from these)
EM1.1 – Spectrum Monitoring
EM1.2 – Enforcement and type approval of equipment
EM1.3 – SM for satellite systems
EM1.4 – SM for HF systems, science, maritime and amateur services
EM1.5 – SM for aeronautical and radio determination services and military systems
EM1.6 – Computer aided spectrum management
|Advanced Level Certificate|
OM4 – Economic market tools for spectrum management
OM5 – Strategic Planning and Policies for Wireless Innovation
Elective Modules (learners to choose 2 modules from these)
EM2.1 – Advanced spectrum authorization regimes
EM2.2 – Terrestrial TV broadcasting planning and digital transition
EM2.3 – Socio economic impact of spectrum regulation, competition and consumer protection
EM2.4 – Opportunistic spectrum access and cognitive radio
After successful completion of each module, the candidate will be awarded a certificate for the module. On completion of the required number and combination modules for the basic level, as indicated in the table above, the candidate will be awarded an ITU basic level certificate. On completion of the required number and combination of modules for advanced level, as indicated in the table above, the candidate will be awarded an ITU advanced level certificate.
The first module of this programme will be in February 2018, and the other modules will follow:
OM1 – March 2018
OM2 – April 2018
OM3 – May 2018
Elective Module – June 2018
(completion of basic level certificate)
OM4 – August 2018
OM5 – September 2018
Elective Module – October 2018
Elective Module – November 2018
(completion of advanced level certificate)
The tuition fees are USD 200 per module, payable at registration for each module. Each module is charged separately and is payable before the start of the module.
At this point in time scholarships are not available for this programme
This programme is open to individuals with a background in engineering, computer science and IT, business management, human resource management, law or related area.
APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT
Registration for the programme is open in the ITU Academy platform. To register for the first module – OM1 – Click here