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Distance degree programs for Adults & Professionals.

Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

R & D Research & Development via distance learning


This Doctor Ph.D. Degree 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 : Ahmad Khodaverdi Darian
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


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$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. " Mahatma Gandhi.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Engineering & Technology via distance learning


Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

R & D Research & Development via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 42 Academic credits - R & D Research & Development Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 42 Academic credits: R & D Research & Development 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.


601R&D - Alternative Energies
602R&D - Energy Science
603R&D - Power Generation Technologies
604R&D - Software & Hardware Management
605R&D - Management Information Systems
606R&D - Systems Analysis & Design
607R&D - Process Improvement Management
608R&D - Engineering Systems Simulation
609R&D - Engineering Economics
610R&D - Software Systems Integration
611R&D - Project Engineering Management
612R&D - Innovation Management
613R&D - R&D Research & Development
614R&D - Process Technology
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Bibliography: R & D Research & Development 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: Project Engineering Management.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - R & D Research & Development:


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 y de la Innovación
AMCSTI - Réseau des Acteurs des Cultures Scientifique, Technique et Industrielle
ANIPES - Associação Nacional das Instituições de Planejamento, Pesquisa e Estatística
ASTC - Association of Science and Technology Centers
ATA - Alternative Technology Association
CYTED - Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo
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
FECYT - Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología
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
IRED - Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors
NORDP - National Organization of Research Development Professionals
PTRCA - Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association
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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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 - R & D Research & Development

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 - R & D Research & Development


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 R & D Research & Development. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about R & D Research & Development 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 R & D Research & Development, 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...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

R & D Research & Development Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - R & D Research & Development


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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