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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

Renewable Energies via distance learning


Modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of energy sources. The Doctor Ph.D. Degree 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...


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


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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

Renewable Energies via distance learning


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


+ 39 Academic credits - Renewable Energies Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 39 Academic credits: Renewable Energies 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.


601REN - Alternative Energies
602REN - Energy Science
603REN - Thermodynamics
604REN - Energy Distribution Systems
605REN - Fuel Cells
606REN - Wind & Tidal Energy
607REN - Biofuels & Bioenergy
608REN - Solar Energy
609REN - Geothermal Energy
610REN - Energy Pollution Control
611REN - Renewable Energies
612REN - Energy Process Engineering
613REN - Energy Engineering
More info...


Bibliography: Renewable Energies 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: Sustainable Architecture.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Renewable Energies:


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
AEEE - Asociación Española de Economía de la Energía
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 - 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
WRI - World Resources Institute
WWEA - World Wind Energy Association
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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 - Renewable Energies

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 - Renewable Energies


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 Renewable Energies. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Renewable Energies 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 Renewable Energies, 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

Renewable Energies Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Renewable Energies


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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