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Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

 

Renewable Energies via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Renewable Energies Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Renewable Energies Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Renewable Energies Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Renewable Energies Online via distance learning

 

Modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of energy sources. The program covers energy conversion and the utilization and storage of renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, and hybrid systems. Thermodynamics form the basis for modeling renewable energy systems. The program also touches upon the environmental consequences of energy conversion and how renewable energy can reduce air pollution and global climate change.

 

Academic Supervisor : Higinio Menendez Milanes
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).

 

Renewable Energy
Thermodynamics
Energy Process Engineering
Energy Distribution Systems
Fuel Cells
Wind & Tidal Energy
Biofuels & Bioenergy
Solar Energy
Geothermal Energy
Climate Change
Alternative Energies
Energy Pollution Control
Energy Engineering

 

 

Renewable Energies 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 - Renewable Energies - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online via distance learning : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Renewable Energies via distance learning = 39 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 - Renewable Energies - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online via distance learning : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Renewable Energies via distance learning = 39 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 - Renewable Energies - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online via distance learning : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Renewable Energies via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Renewable Energies - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Renewable Energies via distance learning = 39 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 - Renewable Energies 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.

 

 

Renewable Energies 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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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

Thermodynamics
This course reviews the main principles and laws of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. It introduces the use of entropy and free energy, energy conversions and energy systems, combined heat and power, tri-generation systems (power, heating, and cooling), hybrid systems, and energy conversion efficiencies. It offers an understanding of the role of chemical thermodynamics in the development and design of energy systems.
Academic Supervisor : Ashraf Elsayed Mohamed

Energy Process Engineering
This course explains the concepts and process of energy conversion. It presents power systems structure, components, and operation. It deals with the applications of power transmission lines and transformers, energy system representation, load flow, power system protection, symmetrical components, faults, and stability.
Academic Supervisor : Jose A. Cordova

Energy Distribution Systems
This course describes both overhead and underground energy distribution system and their characteristics. It considers load, line and cable models, distribution transformers, power flow and fault analysis, overcurrent protection, power factor correction, and energy distribution system planning and automation.
Academic Supervisor : Higinio Menendez Milanes

Fuel Cells
This course reviews the operation of fuel cells and technical applications of a fuel cell in providing electricity and heat. It explores hydrogen as a fuel, energy efficiency, and the utilization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in transportation, shipping, industrial, and residential settings. It studies the involvement of proton exchange membrane, alkaline electrolyte fuel cells, and methanol fuel cells in the conversion of hydrogen fuel to useable forms of energy.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Wind & Tidal Energy
This course deals with the production of electricity from wind power and ocean waves. It provides an assessment of resources and the energy potential of wind and tides, turbine technologies, wind farms, wave and tidal power technologies and power plants, and ocean thermal energy conversion systems.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Biofuels & Bioenergy
This course covers the alternative and renewable fuels derived from biological sources and their applications as an energy source for homes, industry, and transportation. Wood, urban, and agricultural solid waste are discussed as potential sources of energy conversion. In addition, the production of methane and alcohol-based fuels and their roles as a transportation fuel are considered an opportunity to replace fossil-based fuels. Bio-diesel and vegetable oil topics are necessary to show a true alternate energy source for internal combustion engines.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Solar Energy
This course introduces solar energy utilization in thermal processes and electricity production. It includes solar radiation, seasonal variation, heat transfer, photovoltaic cells (PVs), photovoltaic systems and collectors, and the solar applications for the generation and storage of electricity and heat. It explores the use of solar energy in solar water heating systems, in energy efficient design and construction, in passive solar heating, and the efficient use of electricity.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Geothermal Energy
This course reviews the main characteristics of geothermal systems, low temperature, and high temperature geothermal fields. It overviews the methodology of geothermal exploration and exploitation, geothermal heating systems, geothermal heat pumps, and geothermal power plants. It explores the combination of heat and power systems to achieve maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Climate Change
This course studies the science of climate change and the latest available research and scientific data: new patterns of rainfall, droughts, weather events, and global warming. It also analyses the social changes and adaptations that human communities will have to consider, the political implications of climate change, and the ongoing diplomatic efforts.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

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

Energy Pollution Control
This course examines energy supply, conventional fuel reserves (coal, oil, natural gas), alternative sources (nuclear, solar, geothermal, etc.), and their corresponding pollution levels, economic, and environmental impacts. It presents current methods and technology for energy pollution control and the regulatory standards for environmental protection.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Energy Engineering
This course deals with energy efficiency, energy services consumption, facility management, plant engineering optimization, environmental compliance, and alternative energy technologies. The main job of energy engineers is to find the most efficient and sustainable ways to operate buildings and manufacturing processes.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

 

Admission - Renewable Energies 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. 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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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

Renewable Energies 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.

 

ABEAMA - Associação Brasileira de Energias Alternativas e Meio Ambiente

ABENS - Asociação Brasileira de Energia Solar

ACORE - American Council On Renewable Energy

ADERA - Association pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelables et Alternatives

AEBIOM - European Biomass Association

AEEE - Asociación de Empresas de Eficiencia Energética

AEELATAM - Asociación de Ingenieros Energéticos de Latinoamérica

AERE - Association pour les Énergies Renouvelables et l'Écologie

AEROMT - Alternative Energy Resources Organization

AIE - Asociación de Ingenieros de la Energía

ALAGER - Associação Latina Americana de Geração de Energia Renovável

ALER - Associação Lusófona de Energias Renováveis

APPA - Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables

APREN - Associação de Energias Renováveis

ASES - American Solar Energy Society

ATA - Alternative Technology Association

AWEA - American Wind Energy Association

ECEEE - European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

EDORA - Fédération de l'Electricité d'Origine Renouvelable et Alternative

EEA - Energy Efficiency Association

EIA - U.S. Energy Information Administration

ENERAGEN - Asociación de Agencias Españolas de Gestión de la Energía

ENR - Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables

ER - Energies Renouvelables

EREF - European Renewable Energies Federation

ESW - Engineers for a Sustainable World

EUFORES - European Forum for Renewable energy Sources

EUREC - European Renewable Energy Centres Agency

EUREC - European Renewable Energy Research Centres Agency

EUROSOLAR - European Association for Renewable Energy

EWEA - European Wind Energy Association

FEDENE - Fédération des Services Energie Environnement

FEE - France Energie Eolienne

FFIE - Fédération Française des Entreprises de Génie Électrique et Énergétique

GERES - Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités

IEA - International Energy Agency

IEEE PES - Power & Energy Society

IGA - International Geothermal Association

IPIECA - Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues

IRENA - The International Renewable Energy Agency

IREO - Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization

ISES - International Solar Energy Society

ISF - Ingeniería Sin Fronteras

LATRE - Latinoamérica Renovable

ONUD - Observatorio de Energía Renovable para América Latina y el Caribe

REA - Renewable Energy Association

SEI - Solar Energy International

UNEF - Unión Española Fotovoltaica

USREA - US Renewable Energy Association

WEC - World Energy Council

WWEA - World Wind Energy Association

 

 

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