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Computer Science

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Computer Science



Faculty of Computer Science

 

MODULE: Computer Science

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 48 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Computer Science

This program provides a broad coverage of the computer science discipline. This coverage is based on a generic perspective rather than one particular programming language. It is suitable for all the students who are interested in learning how computers work, how they are built, and how they communicate with other computers and with their human users. The program provides a user-training on the latest available software, in addition to information on data compression, analysis of algorithms, network security, encryption, and database systems. It finally reviews some of the ethical, legal, and practical issues in this field.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Computer Technology
Operating Systems
Computation & Data Structure
Programming Languages
Computer Science
Computer & Human Interaction
Database Management
Computer Architecture
Computer Systems
Computer Networks
Internet Technology
Web Administration & Security
Network Systems Management
Software & Hardware Management
Management Information Systems
Management Information Technology

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: John Stanley Bircham
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Computer Science

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Computer Science (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 16 courses from this specialization module in Computer Science.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Computer Science (130 Academic Credits)
48 credits for 16 Specialization Courses in Computer Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 22 credits or 7 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Computer Science from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Computer Science (35~50 Academic Credits)
48 credits for 16 Specialization Courses in Computer Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Computer Science (45~70 Academic Credits)
48 credits for 16 Specialization Courses in Computer Sciencedistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Computer Science

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Computer Technology

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in modern computer-based business environments. Students learn hardware and software functions to solve problems commonly found in business, database management, customer relations, and decision making.

Instructor: Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

 

Operating Systems

This course explains the fundamental concepts of operating systems, user interfaces, computer structure, network communication and memory management. It examines installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing computer and network systems.

Instructor: Miguel Angel Fernández Sánchez

 

Computation & Data Structure

This course explains data structures and algorithms in computer science. It includes recursion, sequential, linked and dynamic allocation of storage, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, hash tables, as well as internal and external sorting and searching. Emphasis is placed on the design, implementation, and evaluation of algorithms.

Instructor: Wang, Tien Chin

 

Programming Languages

This course explains the utility and characteristics of different programming languages. It considers business languages (Visual BASIC), Common Gateway Interface (CGI) PERL programs and scripts, database and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), web publishing (JAVA, XML and others), object-oriented programming (C++, Smalltalk), and UNIX.

Instructor: Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

 

Computer Science

This course provides broad coverage of the entire computer science discipline from a generic perspective, rather than from the context of one particular programming language. It is suitable for students in all fields who are interested in learning how computers work, how they are built, and how they communicate with other computers and with their human users.

Instructor: Wang, Tien Chin

 

Computer & Human Interaction

This course considers human and computer interaction and focuses on questions and tools for building interface applications with mutual reasoning and solving capability. It explores the principles and applications of major mechanisms to control complexity in large programming and computer systems. It analyzes how computational systems generate computational solutions to abstract problems.

Instructor: Jose A. Cordova

 

Database Management

This course analyzes database management systems and explains how data resources are designed and managed to support information systems in organizations. This course develops a framework for database system analysis and design and focuses on data modeling and management. Additional topics include security, data languages, DBMS, Object Orientation, and distributed databases.

Instructor: John Stanley Bircham

 

Computer Architecture

This course offers a study of computer architecture with emphasis on the principles of computer design, instruction set design, processor architecture, memory organization, multiprocessor architecture, interconnection networks, and I/O devices and peripherals. It presents the technological and the design principles of computer hardware.

Instructor: Wang, Tien Chin

 

Computer Systems

This course examines computer systems organization, performance evaluation of computer systems, instruction set design, computer arithmetic, and interfacing processors and peripherals. It also considers the performance analysis of multiprocessor architectures and the simulation techniques of computer systems.

Instructor: Wang, Tien Chin

 

Computer Networks

This course surveys modern computer networking and data communications, emphasizing on the principles underlying the design of network language and the role of the communications system in distributed computing. Topics include routing, flow, congestion control as well as data representation and communication protocols and client-server programming.

Instructor: Wang, Tien Chin

 

Internet Technology

This course provides a study of the architecture, utilities, services, and protocols of the Internet and World Wide Web. Topics cover markup languages (e.g. HTML), data location resources (e.g. search engines and agents), web page management, scripting languages, TCP/IP, IP routing and servers, reliability, security, electronic commerce, and virtual worlds.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Web Administration & Security

This course shows how to administer a network, setup a server for a network and an Internet environment, design and implement cabling for a network, solve troubleshoot network security problems related to e-commerce. Also, it demonstrates how to use networking protocols, TCP/IP architecture, and security essentials to include authentication, encryption, and firewalls.

Instructor: Ricardo Miralles

 

Network Systems Management

This course give students the skills and knowledge to manage a network system and accomplish the following tasks: integrate diverse network clients, design an inter-network using TCP/IP protocol, change a LAN to an intranet, centrally distribute software upgrades to servers and clients, and prepare for emerging technology capabilities.

Instructor: Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

 

Software & Hardware Management

This course explains the use of hardware and software functions to solve applications and fulfill the needs commonly found in information technology systems, computer environments, database systems, networks, peripherals, and telecommunication systems.

Instructor: John Stanley Bircham

 

Management Information Systems

This course analyzes information systems and their role in organizations. It focuses on the management of information resources for optimum performance. It reviews hardware, software, data storage, and telecommunication technologies, and considers the issues of emerging technologies, social and ethical concerns, security, and control. It explains the best use of computers to minimize cost and optimize results.

Instructor: Jose A. Cordova

 

Management Information Technology

This course examines the management issues surrounding information technology. It considers the impact of the deployment of information technology on firms and the changes in work patterns and management processes. The course presents a combination of management and technical topics to explore continuous innovations in the management of information technology.

Instructor: Jose A. Cordova

 

 

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Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

Non formal and independent education.

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