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Micro-Credential

UTB Postgraduate Micro-credentials are designed for working professionals and recent graduates to support upskilling and reskilling in particular disciplines to meet career and personal development needs. Modules offered for enrolment are of Postgraduate Level 7 on the Brunei Darussalam Qualifications Framework (BDQF). The applicant will join classes in one or two chosen modules for 14 weeks alongside Master’s degree students. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon successful completion of each module.

Learners can enroll into their choice of specific modules offered by faculty and schools, without the need to complete all modules typically required for a full Master’s degree programme.



Entry requirement

The entry requirements to enrol to individual UTB modules are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree recognised by the Senate of UTB.

  • OR
  • A BDQF Level 5 Diploma with at least 3 years of relevant working experience.

  • OR
  • Relevant work experience and/or other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above to be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Faculty.

  • AND
  • Sufficient proficiency in English language to complete the module(s).

For each module to be taken, any specified prerequisites for that module should be satisfied.

UTB Postgraduate Micro-credentials Certificate of Completion

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For January 2023

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

BM5211

Accounting and Finance for Managers

20

Office Hours & After Office Hours

This module consists of two parts.

  1. Accounting part elaborates how to interpret Balance sheet, Income statement and cash flow statements and how to create management reports using different costing methods and performance measures.
  2. Finance part states how to value the different investment projects and valuation techniques of the firms

BM5212

Management of Innovation and Technology

10

After Office Hours

This module includes the following topics:

  • Nature and importance of innovation
  • Sources of innovation
  • Developing an Innovation Strategy
  • Management of research and development
  • Innovation management and new product development
  • Exploiting new ventures
  • Innovation networks
  • Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation
  • Developing new Innovative business models
  • Management of Intellectual Property
  • Delivering Value from Innovation
  • Capturing learning from innovation
  • Innovation through Project Management
  • Globalization of Technology and Innovation

BM5218

Production and Operations Management

10

Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Location Strategies
  • Layout Strategies
  • Waste Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing Quality
  • Decision-Making Tools
  • Linear Programming I-II
  • Transportation Models I-II and Tools.

BM5217

Management Information System

10

Office Hours

The module covers the following topics, Overview of MIS, Strategic Uses of Information Systems, Business functions and Supply Chains, Databases and Data warehouse, The Web-Enabled Enterprise, Challenges of Global Information Systems, State of the art Decision Support, Business Intelligence, Acquiring information systems for the various operations of business. Managing running business application in cloud infrastructure, and protecting organizational information.

BM5313

Technopreneurship and Innovation

10

Office Hours

Students taking the Technopreneurship and innovation module will expose to various issues related to starting up and running a business such as technopreneurship and business planning, new venture creation, intellectual property protection, technology evaluation and commercialization, developing new business models, technological innovation and design, Innovation strategy for new technology-based (NTB) SMEs, innovation process in NTB firms, new product development and creating value and growing ventures.

BM5213

Data Science for Business

10

Office Hours

  • Data analytic thinking
  • Data Science solutions to business problems
  • Addressing customer churn with predictive modeling
  • Logistic regression versus Tree induction
  • Why is overfitting bad?
  • Solving a business problem versus data exploration
  • Visualising model performance
  • Analysing data from social media
  • Data-Driven Causal Explanation and Viral Marketing
  • Data Science and Business Strategy

BM5411

Research Methodology

10

After Office Hours

This course provides an introduction to the methodology of research in the context of business and technology. The focus will be on issues such as: topic selection, problem definition, development of research questions, theory construction, research design, and selected data collection tools. This includes learning about designing and conducting research in the disciplines represented in commerce and technology. The key components will be the research process, as well as the application of research methods appropriate to particular research questions.

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

CN5207

Security Architecture

15

After Office Hours

Covers the basic concepts and terminology. System Architectures involving processes, people and technology including cloud and IoT. Security models, methods and security principles that relates to the executable security requirements. Security mechanisms in hardware and operating systems. Various user authentication such as passwords, biometrics, and user tokens; identity management. Operating system vulnerabilities on how they can be exploited and how they can be prevented. Software security. validation errors and exploits; and Security architecture frameworks.

CN5209

Information Security Policies and Management

15

After Office Hours

  • Introduction to security management – introduces the core concepts and definitions used in information security
  • Standards – describe the role of standards in information security, e.g., ISO/IEC 27000 series
  • Security controls – introduce and identify security measures taken to reduce security risks
  • Security risk management – process of identifying security threats and plans to mitigate the threats, discuss the impact on the assets
  • Legal - legal and regulatory aspects related to societies, data protection and legislation
  • Internal control and audit – identify and evaluate the methods or processes in taking the correct steps to mitigate risks
  • Incident management and disaster recovery
  • Staff management – discuss the roles and how they play an important part in an organisation
  • Policy – Evaluate how policies help to shape the management of security in an organisation
  • Case studies - failures and successes in information security management

CI5202

Managing Information Systems in Practice

20

After Office Hours

An overview of information systems and the underlying supporting IT infrastructure. The role of information systems to support organisational needs, and how information systems are essential for delving into business intelligence. It explores the strategic alignment of IS projects to organisational strategic direction. The fundamentals of project management such as scope, time and cost management are covered. A focus on risk management is included to ensure an understanding of business risk assessment in IS projects. Content on professional ethics and social issues will be covered to ensure an appreciation of professional integrity in managing IS projects and resources. The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) will be discussed along with the impact of IT policy on managing information systems.

CI5206

Intelligent System

20

After Office Hours

This module provides comprehensive coverage on the various concepts used in building intelligent systems. Topics include the followings: introduction to AI and intelligent agents, solving problems by searching, rule-based knowledge representation and reasoning, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.

CI5305

Data Analytics and Visualisation

20

After Office Hours

The module covers the following topics: big data; spatial data; data analytics and patterns in data; computing tools & techniques for extracting patterns in data such as regression, classification, clustering and graphical models; visual perception and data visualisation; storytelling using various perceptual dimensions: quality, quantity, order, time series, space-time and geographic data; bring data to life using technologies such as HTML, SVG, and CSS; visualising static and dynamic data using plots, graphs, clusters, and animations; consent form, code of practice for data analysts.

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

EM5103

Composite Structures

10

Office Hours

This module provides the students with the means of evaluating and analysing the mechanical properties of laminate composite for laminate composite design theoretically and using Finite element Analysis tools.

Topics: The concepts of composite materials; Composite fabrication methods; Mechanical properties of composites; Failure theories and selection of failure criteria; Laminate structures; Lamination theories; and Finite element analysis on composite materials.

EM5109

Maintenance Management

15

Office Hours

To enable the student to understand the principles, functions and practices adopted in industry for the successful management of maintenance activities and be able to plan human and technological resources for maintenance projects.

Topics: Introduction; Different categories of maintenance; Improving maintenance strategies; Principles and practices of maintenance planning; Maintenance organisations; Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); Design for maintainability; and Maintenance project management.

EM5301*

Manufacturing Technology Management

10

Office Hours

The module assists students in developing an understanding of people, tools, materials, machines, as well as processes and their relationship to industrial production and prepares graduates to solve technical and human problems in different manufacturing situations.

Topics: Introduction to Manufacturing Technology Management; Production Planning & Control; Process Systems for Manufacturing; Manufacturing Strategies; Management Systems for Manufacturing; and Supply Change Management (SCM) & Quality Management.

EM5302*

Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

10

Office Hours

To equip students with skills in analysing two dimensional heat and mass transfer problems and design heat and mass transfer equipment. This covers the advanced topics of heat transfer including convective mass transfer, heat transfer with phase change, and boundary layer analysis.

Topics: Introduction; Convective heat transfer; Heat and mass transfer; and Heat transfer with phase-change.

EM5303*

Energy and Environment

10

Office Hours

This module aims to enable the students to analyse the dynamic relationship between energy generation and its impacts on the environment to promote the positive attitude towards energy conservation and efficient use.

Topics: Energy generation; Current trends of energy generation; consumption and motivation; Energy hierarchy; and Sustainability in energy generation

EM5304*

Engineering Optimisation

10

Office Hours

This module is designed to provide mechanical engineering students a view of optimization as a tool for mechanical engineering decision making. Students will be introduced to the various numerical and statistical optimisation techniques with an opportunity to learn to model and solve/optimise numerical and mechanical engineering problems.

Topics: Introduction; Optimisation modelling and algorithms; Factorial design; Taguchi methods; and Response surface methodology.

EC5106

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

20

Office Hours

This module aims to develop the conceptual understanding and analytical ability of students in order to develop solutions to a range of advanced geotechnical problems.

Topics: Classical analysis based on engineering plasticity; Finite element analysis principles and applications; Behaviour of unsaturated soils; and Ground improvement techniques.

EC5107

Construction Project Management

20

Office Hours

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge required to develop a management structure and relevant strategies to plan, manage and execute a construction project.

Topics: Project management framework; Project selection and appraisal; Development and management of construction project; and Human resource strategies.

EC5110

Advanced Concrete Technology

10

Office Hours

The aim of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of concrete as a civil engineering material in the local and global context, including its importance and impacts on sustainability.

Topics: Concrete and Constituent Materials; Concrete Properties; Production, Construction Process & Testing; and Sustainability & Advances in Concrete Technology.

EC5311*

Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management

10

Office Hours

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the causes and impacts of environmental hazards and equip them with the ability to apply measures for mitigating environmental hazards and disasters.

Topics: Introduction; Types, causes, impacts and mitigation measures of Hydro-meteorological hazards, Geophysical hazards, Climatological hazards, and Man-made hazard; and Disaster management.

EC5309*

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

10

Office Hours

This module aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge and ability to integrate state-of-the-art solutions into solid and hazardous waste management.

Topics: Waste Management; Solid waste; Collection of solid waste; Solid waste disposal technology and treatment; and Hazardous waste.

EC5310*

Sludge Management and Disposal

10

Office Hours

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of concepts of sludge management and enable them to plan and design sludge treatment systems. It also introduces methods of sludge disposal and reuse.

Topics: Introduction; Sludge Thickening; Sludge Stabilisation; and Further Sludge Processing, Disposal and Reuse.

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

LC5219

Conflict Resolution and Mediation

20

Office Hours

The module will focus on current thinking and practice in the field on conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformation, including conflict prevention and peace-building. This module will discuss conflicts at other levels, such as the role of diasporas and the media in conflict and its transformation.

LC5220

Advanced Public Relations: Perspectives and Applications

10

Office Hours

This module is designed to provide a progressive exploration of public relations in its varied perspectives and potential applications. It highlights a holistic approach in conveying the ethical, empirical, and critical dimensions of public relations to practitioners and the public.




Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s degree option

Qualification

Qualifying requirement – successful accumulation/completion of:

Post-Graduate Certificate in Engineering (E501) 60CV relevant Engineering modules over 6-year period
Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering (E502) 120CV relevant Engineering modules over 6-year period
Master of Science in Engineering (E503) 180CV(60 CV thesis over additional period of 2 years, in addition to successful completion of 120 CV of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Engineering and Technology Management (E504) 60CV relevant modules over 6-years comprising:
  • 30CV of Engineering relevant modules and
  • 30CV combination of relevant Technology Management modules
Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering and Technology Management (E505) 120CV relevant modules over 6-year period comprising:
  • 60CV of Engineering relevant modules and
  • 60CV combination of relevant Technology Management modules
Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management (E506)

180CV(60 CV thesis over additional period of 2 years, in addition to successful completion of 120 CV of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Engineering and Technology Management)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Computing and Security (C501)

60CV relevant Computing modules over 6-year period

Post-Graduate Diploma in Computing and Security (C502)

120CV relevant Computing modules over 6-year period

Master of Science in Computing and Security (C503)

180CV(60 CV thesis over additional period of 2 years, in addition to successful completion of 120 CV of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Computing and Security)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Computing and Technology (C504)

60CV relevant modules over 6-year period comprising:

  • 30CV of Computing relevant modules and
  • 30CV combination of relevant Technology Management or Engineering modules

Post-Graduate Diploma in Computing and Technology (C505)

120CV relevant modules over 6-year period comprising:

  • 60CV of Computing relevant modules and
  • 60CV combination of relevant Technology Management or Engineering modules

Master of Science in Computing and Technology (C506)

180CV(60 CV thesis over additional period of 2 years, in addition to successful completion of 120 CV of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Computing and Technology)

Module Fees

Mode of Study

Candidate Nationality

Fee for 10 CV module

Fee for 15 CV module

Fee for 20 CV module

Research Project
(60CV)

During Office Hours

Brunei Citizen or Brunei Permanent Resident

BND 300

BND 400

BND 500

BND 750

International (Green IC)

BND 450

BND 600

BND 750

BND 1200

After Office Hours*

Brunei Citizen or Brunei Permanent Resident

BND 800

BND 1100

BND 1400

BND 2100

International
(Green IC)

BND 1200

BND 1600

BND 2000

BND 3000

Other Fees


Items

10 CV module

15 CV module

20 CV module

Research Project
(60CV)

Acceptance Fee per module (BND)

10

10

10

10

Administration Fee (BND)

20

20

20

20

Examination Fee per module (BND)

40

60

80

120

Total (BND)

70

90

110

150

Student Association Charges:      BND 30 per semester
Student ID:                                         BND 15 per semester

 

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