TIRM Graduate Certificate
The University of Hawaii Manoa College of Social Science, School of Communications, UH Telecommunications and Information Policy Group and UHM Outreach College have developed and offer a Graduate Certificate Program in Telecommunications and Information Resource Management (TIRM).
TIRM is a graduate-level certificate program designed for public and private sector professionals seeking advanced study in telecommunications and information resource management.
The accredited Telecommunication and Information Resource Management (TIRM) Graduate Certificate Program is offered by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) Graduate Division, the College of Social Sciences (CSS), UHM Outreach College, the School of Communications, and the Telecommunications and Information Policy Group (TIPG) of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate Program, professionals will be more capable of better managing telecommunications, ICT, networks, services, and other information resources.
The certificate program aims to broaden the professional scope of the students enrolled through a structured, graduate-level curriculum. It has five basic objectives:
- to broaden the professional knowledge of students through interaction with specialists, professional associations, and current literature;
- to increase student understanding of telecommunication systems and networks;
- to develop an understanding of the relationship between human information needs and emerging information services;
- to study research methods used in information system design and implementation; and
- to examine principles and approaches to telecommunication management and roles of system planning, design, and management.
Upon completion of the certificate program, telecommunication and information processing professionals will be better informed to manage systems, information resources and personnel.
The Telecommunication and Information Resource Management (TIRM) Graduate Certificate Program is intended to enable its participants with an understanding of the following themes:
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Information Resources Policy, Planning and Management; and
- ICT Development and Services
The program provides breadth and depth in ICT, information resources, policy, planning, technology systems, regulation, and management. The course activities and projects build on participants' professional backgrounds, experiences, and ICT related interests.
The TIRM Certificate is a comprehensive and intensive exploration of telecommunications, information resources, and ICT. Although the program is not designed to develop highly specialized technical skills, technical professionals will benefit from the TIRM Program by expanding their understanding of broader policy, program, and management issues in the the field.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are the requirements for consideration of acceptance into the program. Admission into the program will be made by the UH Graduate Division in conjunction with the UHM Outreach College and the Certificate Program Admission Committee.
All necessary application materials may be obtained via Graduate Division. The online Graduate Division application form is at: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/how-apply
The Certificate requires completion of fifteen graduate level credits. Twelve credits are in prescribed, common sequence course units, and three credits are in a seminar. Course titles are:
- Telecommunication Systems and Networks (COM 681)
- Telecommunication and Information Services (COM 682)
- Information Research and Development Methods (COM 683)
- Telecommunication Planning and Management (COM 684)
- Seminar (COM 680)
The TIRM Graduate Certificate Program requires completion of fifteen (15) graduate level credits. Twelve (12) credits are in prescribed, common sequence course units, and three (3) credits are in a seminar. Course titles are:
- COM 681 Telecommunication Systems and Networks
- COM 682 Telecommunication and Information Services
- COM 683 Information Research and Development Methods
- COM 684 Telecommunication Planning and Management
- COM 680 Seminar
Each TIRM participant must have:
- Personal access to a computer capable of running Netscape (4.76, 6.2.3) or Explorer (5.5 SP2, 6). Real Player/QuickTime will be employed in selected class sessions (some web browsers install this by default).
- High-speed network access from personal computer; and,
- Access to an H.323 video teleconferencing system or a Webcam, microphone, and appropriate video teleconferencing software.
Please visit www.tirm.tipg.net for more information.