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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology
Materials Science Engineering via distance learning
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree discusses the important properties of three primary types of material and their composites: metals, ceramics, and polymers. It describes the relationships between the structural elements of these materials and their characteristics. It depicts the mechanical behavior and failure of these materials and portrays the techniques used to improve these deficiencies through structural elements' alteration. It also discusses the corrosive, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and optical properties of these materials in addition to relevant economic, environmental, and societal issues.
Academic Supervisor : Wolf Dettmer
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The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Faculty of Engineering & Technology via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Materials Science Engineering via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 39 Academic credits - Materials Science Engineering Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 39 Academic credits: Materials Science Engineering Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601MSE - Materials Behavior
602MSE - Properties of Materials
603MSE - Metal Processing
604MSE - Materials Composites
605MSE - Wood Properties
606MSE - Construction Materials & Assemblies
607MSE - Electronic Properties of Materials
608MSE - Polymer Science
609MSE - Materials Science
610MSE - Ceramic Processing
611MSE - Wear of Materials & Corrosion
612MSE - Materials Design & Failure
613MSE - Materials Engineering
Bibliography: Materials Science Engineering via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ 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. For example: Mechanical Engineering.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Materials Science Engineering:
AAEE - Australasian Association for Engineering Education
ABM - Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia, Materiais e Mineração
ABPOL - Associação Brasileira de Polímeros
AEMAC - Asociación Española de Materiales Compuestos
AIMMPE - American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
ALMACO - Associação Latino-Americana de Materiais Compósitos
ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
ASM - American Society for Metals
EMRS - European Materials Research Society
ENGC - Engineering Council (UK)
FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros
FEMS - Federation of European Materials Societies
IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education
IAENG - International Association of Engineers
ICMM - International Council on Mining and Metals
IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France
IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology
IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
IOM3 - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
IOMMMS - International Union of Materials Research Societies
LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
MRS - Materials Research Society
MSI - Materials Science International
NAAAEA - National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects
NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers
SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
SBPMat - Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais
SEFI - Societé Européene pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
SF2M - Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux
SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SOCIEMAT - Sociedad Española de Materiales
SPM - Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais
SWE - Society of Women Engineers
SWST - Society of Wood Science and Technology
TMS - Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
WCO - World Corrosion Organization
WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations
WTS - Wood Technology Society
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. 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 en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Materials Science Engineering
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Materials Science Engineering
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Materials Science Engineering. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Materials Science Engineering to different Engineering & Technology decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Materials Science Engineering, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology
Materials Science Engineering Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Materials Science Engineering