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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

R & D Research & Development via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning

 

This program presents concepts, methodologies, and tools to strategically plan technology developments, to effectively manage core competencies, and to competently integrate these developments into existing or future products of the world economy. It also introduces the techniques used to stimulate and manage innovation in the workplace. Managing Research and Development (R&D) is largely the art of integrating the efforts of diverse, creative, intelligent, and independent individuals. The ideas displayed in this program are the condensed work of a multitude of experts who focused on ways to improve the productivity of R&D and foster excellence and innovation in organizations.

 

Academic Supervisor : Wolf Dettmer
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

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).

 

Economic Analysis
Renewable Energy
Systems Development Life Cycle
Systems Analysis & Design
Systems Implementation
Engineering Systems Simulation
Innovation Management
Alternative Energies
Technological Management
Software & Hardware Management
Software Systems Integration
Dynamic Systems Analysis
Management Information Systems
Management Information Technology
Project Engineering Management
Process Improvement Management
R&D Research & Development
Process Technology
Instrumentation

 

 

R & D Research & Development via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: R & D Research & Development via distance learning = 57 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: R & D Research & Development via distance learning = 57 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: R & D Research & Development via distance learning = 57 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: R & D Research & Development via distance learning = 57 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education 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 program of study.
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 program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
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 degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

R & D Research & Development via distance learning

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).
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Economic Analysis
This course examines the theory and applications of several instruments of business economic analysis: production technologies, cost and profit; perfect and imperfect competition, individual choice preferences and demand, and the market-based system (price formation, efficiency, and welfare). It considers the use of economic analysis for problem identification, problem solving, critical thinking, consultation, project management, and strategies for effectiveness.
Academic Supervisor : Juan Carlos Bernial

Renewable Energy
This course reviews the new energy paradigm: local energy resource availability in different countries, the need to reduce CO2 and other gas emissions, implications of global warming and climate change, the political and economic implications of increasing scarcity of conventional oil, and the importance of renewable energy. Finally, it explores the principles for sustainable energy development and how to accomplish it.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Systems Development Life Cycle
This course explores the five processes that make up the life cycle of system development: Systems planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, and systems support. It examines the primary activities of the systems analyst and the use of the various tools in the creation of better systems.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

Systems Analysis & Design
This course studies the systems development cycle for best planning, feasibility of the project, staffing, and scheduling. It investigates current business systems and their problems, the definition of business needs and requirements, and the evaluation of alternative solutions. It shows how a company organizes itself to use data processing equipment more effectively.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

Systems Implementation
This course deals with the general and detailed specification of a computer-based solution that was selected during systems analysis. Included in the design specifications are the programming specifications. Systems implementation is placing the system into operation and how to use systems tools in each phase of the systems development cycle.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

Engineering Systems Simulation
This course explains the methods of developing, implementing, and using computer simulations for management and engineering processes, project monitoring, equipment failure, risk analysis, and forecasting. It includes common simulation and forecasting mistakes, data sources and quality, and presenting and using forecasts and simulation for decision analysis.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Innovation Management
This course presents the methods for transforming organizations to create innovation. It covers diagnosis of opportunities for innovation and development, intervention activities, and implementation strategies. It examines problems and issues in integrating technology and innovation into processes and products, management of research and development (R&D); and new product and/or process development according to customer needs.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Alternative Energies
This course explores the usefulness of various types of energies and the application of engineering in designing alternative energy systems. It includes passive and active solar systems, fuel cells, hydroelectric power, geothermal heat transfer, and wind energy. It involves in the inventory, evaluation, planning, design, installation, and maintenance of a wide variety of energy producing systems.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Technological Management
This course provides the technical savvy and business skills for planning, manufacturing, and engineering. It offers an interdisciplinary examination of the problems encountered in integrating technology and innovation into processes and products; evaluating tangible and intangible aspects of new technology adoption; management of research and development; functional integration of marketing and operations; and the critical role that technology plays in achieving top management objectives.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

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.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Software Systems Integration
This course highlights solutions for integrating software and hardware. It studies the integrated engineering of hardware-software systems considering software design, testing, documentation, maintenance, debugging, version control, and software portability and reusability.
Academic Supervisor : Alba Garcia Seco de Herrera

Dynamic Systems Analysis
This course examines the dynamic models of continuous systems, transfer functions, and block diagrams. It considers response characteristics and diverse systems performance specifications.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

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.
Academic Supervisor : 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.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

Project Engineering Management
This course studies the feasibility, design, and management of competing engineering projects including the application of break-even analysis, decisions under uncertainty, decision trees, stochastic models, risk vs. return, and forecasting. It strikes a balance between the technical and human aspects of managing projects.
Academic Supervisor : Wolf Dettmer

Process Improvement Management
This course focuses on the technical and teaming skills necessary to achieve quality-processes. Topics include: understanding quality, the improvement cycle, quality tools, eliminating complexity from work, and implementing quality in processes, activities, and organizations. It also covers statistical process control and methods employed in the assurance of product conformance to quality specifications. It provides an analytical approach to solving problems in quality engineering process design and costs.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

R&D Research & Development
This course presents specific system concepts, methodologies, and tools to strategically plan technology developments, to effectively manage core competencies, and to integrate these developments into existing or future products in order to remain competitive in the world economy. It also presents techniques used to stimulate and manage innovation in the workplace.
Academic Supervisor : Wolf Dettmer

Process Technology
This course deals with process technology's troubleshooting. It utilizes both simple and complex approaches and covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from instrumentation, control loop, and process equipment and systems. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. It includes many process technology troubleshooting "what-if" scenarios.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Instrumentation
This course reviews the latest methods used to increase process efficiency, production rate, and quality using instrumentation and process technology improvement. It explores process instrument and control assignments to efficiently resolve common industry problems. It covers smart instrumentation and the latest advances sparked by increased power and miniaturization.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

 

Admission - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

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.

 

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Recognition - R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

R & D Research & Development Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AACTE - Asociación para el Avance de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en España

ABEPRO - Associação Brasileira de Engenharia de Produção

AEC - Asociación Española para la Calidad

ALTEC - Asociación Latino-Iberoamericana de Gestión Tecnológica

ANIPES - Associação Nacional das Instituições de Planejamento, Pesquisa e Estatística

ATA - Alternative Technology Association

EA - European Accreditation

EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

EASST - European Association of Science & Technology

ESW - Engineers for a Sustainable World

EURO - Association of European Operational Research Societies

EUROSCIENCE - European Association for the Promotion of Science & Technology

FST - Foundation for Science and Technology

IAMOT - International Association for Management of Technology

IASTED - International Association of Science and Technology for Development

IEEE TEMS - Technology and Engineering Management Society

IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

IFORS - International Federation of Operational Research Societies

NORDP - National Organization of Research Development Professionals

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

RADMA - Research and Development Management

RDA - Research Development Association India

RDS - Research & Development Society

SBPC - Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência

SEIO - Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa

SJDM - Society for Judgment and Decision Making

SOBRAPO - Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Operacional

 

 

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