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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.

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For July 2022

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

BM5411

Research Methodology

10

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 research questions.

BM5412

**Leadership

10

Office Hours & **After Office Hours

This module includes the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of leadership and its defining characteristics.
  • The concepts of leadership in an organisational, social, environmental and multicultural context
  • The key roles that leaders play in creating visions and strategies, and the implementation of leadership strategies to meet current and future organisational demands
  • Critical issues in leadership, including how leaders are selected, development tools that are available, and issues of evaluation
  • How leadership development strategy is formulated and implemented in international and global contexts
  • Leading change, and the key challenges that organisations and individual managers face
  • How leaders influence and persuade others; ethical issues that such practices pose
  • How leaders build employee commitment and engagement, particularly through practising ‘Evidence Based Management’
  • Leadership skills for building teams and securing involvement and participation
  • Core communication skills used by leaders to motivate followers
  • Thinking skills for leaders: barriers to rational thinking and how they can be overcome
  • Promoting collaborative working and engaged followership behaviours

BM5212

Management of Innovation and Technology

10

Office Hours

This module covers 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

BM5214

**Strategic Management

20

Office Hours & **After Office Hours

This course is designed to allow students to develop their skills of strategic analysis and their ability to think about the selection and implementation of appropriate strategies in different industry contexts and in different types and styles of organisations, including non-profit and public sector organisations. Students will learn what actions can employees pursue in order to attain superior performance for their organisation relative to their competitors.

The Part I discuss the issues, facets and factors that affect and influence organizations into their quest for developing and managing their strategies. This part encompasses considerations on the organisational environment, the capabilities, resources and assets, the purposes, vision and organizational mission and the culture.

Part II focuses on the choices that eventually organizations are bound to take. It illustrates the available strategies at the business level whereas one of the section moves its attention to corporate level. To respond to the disciplinary needs, one section is introduced and reflects on the International aspects of Strategies and strategic development. There is one section portrays the increasing academic interest on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Finally, following section goes on to consider the methods and ways that companies pursue in order to materialise their strategies. Part III draws on the well known debate of deliberate vs. emergent approaches that has dominated the discipline for the last 30 years. The lesson in this part of the book analyse and review issues related to strategy development, planning, organisational configuration and the fundamental business resources: people, information, finance and technology. Change and the management of change are also examined within part III leading to the identification of key roles and stakeholder in strategy practicalities

BM5215

**Human Capital Management

10

Office Hours & **After Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • The essence and concept of human capital
  • The process of Human Capital Management through people analytics
  • Applications of Human Capital Management in business strategies
  • The role of HR in developing and managing talent
  • The future of HR and Human Capital management

BM5213

Technopreneurship and Innovation

10

After 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.

BM5217

Management Information System

10

After 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.

BM5218

Production and Operations Management

10

After Office Hours

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.

BM5313

Data Science for Business

10

After Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • 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

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

CI5201

Computer Application Design and Implementation

20

Office Hours

This module focuses on providing an in-depth understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigms within the scope of application design and implementation aspects. It reinforces OOP concepts to design, implement and validate sound solutions to complex real-world problems. Students are exposed to the theory and practice associated with the development of effective and efficient application software. Students will have the opportunity to explore the current issues and requirements in the software development process through potential case studies.

CI5203

Data Mining

10

Office Hours

This module aims to teach the fundamental concepts of data mining and the techniques employed to perform predictions, extract patterns, trends, associations, and anomalies in datasets. The module focuses on deep understanding of the common methods in the field and utilizing appropriate tools to apply them. Emphasis will be given to real-world applications that utilize fundamental techniques of knowledge discovery and data mining, to implementation issues and practical challenges, as well as to some results at the data mining research frontier.

CN5201

People & Security

20

Office Hours

This course will cover standard security concepts; cryptography, identification. authorisation and authentication, Security risks and threats; Kerberos, Access control, Internet Security, viruses, worms, intrusion detection, fault tolerance and recovery, information management; information warfare, security administration, ethical and social impact of cyber security. All the concepts mentioned above will be focused from the perspectives of users or the people element in information security.

CN5213

Cybercrime and Sociotechnical Risks

15

Office Hours/After Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • Criminology of Cybercrimes: Cyberspace and different crimes of it, Understand and differentiate the different types of cyber threats and their classifications.
  • Cyberthreats and skills to defend: Types of cyberthreats, skills and knowledge in handling cyber threats for individuals, organisations and society as a whole.
  • Technology-enabled Crimes: Differentiate the nature and range of technology-enabled cybercrimes for individuals, organisations and society and the local and international policies to respond to them.
  • Sociotechnical Metrics: Sociotechnical metrics, risks, threats and vulnerabilities and the root cause analysis for individuals, organisations and society associated with it.
  • Cybersecurity Framework, Policies and Laws: Different Cyber security frameworks, policies and laws and their developments (locally and internationally) relating to cyber security risk management.

CN5208

Network Security and Cryptography

15

Office Hours/After Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • Fundamental Issues in Network Security: Different types of security attacks, defence approaches, security life cycle, security service classification and pervasive security mechanisms.
  • Networking and Network Security: Network types and their threats and security threats in TCP/IP Layers.
  • Secure Protocols: Different secured authentication protocols, Key distribution mechanism, IPSec, and SSL/TLS.
  • Wireless network security: Security mechanisms in GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN).
  • Tools for monitoring malicious activity or policy violations: Firewall and Intrusion Detection System (IDS).
  • Information security and cryptography: Security Goals, Security Services and Security Mechanisms, Cryptography and its services to information security, Cryptography Vs Steganography
  • Symmetric-key cryptography: Traditional Symmetric Key Ciphers, Modern Symmetric Key Ciphers (DES & AES), Encipherment Modes and Cryptanalysis
  • Asymmetric-key cryptography: Types of Asymmetric key cryptography algorithms (RSA and ECC) and their working principles with mathematical understanding and applications, cryptanalysis
  • Data integrity and authentication: Cryptography Hash Algorithms and their operations, applications of hash, Message authentication code, Entity authentication
  • Digital Signature and Public Key Infrastructure: Digital signature algorithms and their applications, Digital Certificate, Public Key Infrastructure and its purpose

CN5207

Security Architecture

15

Office Hours/After Office Hours

This module covers the following topics:

  • Concepts and Terminology: security; confidentiality, integrity, and availability, security policies.
  • System architectures: involve processes, people and technology including cloud and IoT.
  • Security models: methods and security principles that relates to the executable security requirements, mandatory and discretionary access control, access control matrix, capabilities, and access control lists, information flow.
  • Security mechanisms: security mechanism in hardware and operating systems, memory management, memory protection and logical protection.
  • User authentication: such as passwords, biometrics, and user tokens; identity management.
  • Operating system vulnerabilities: how operating systems can be exploited and how they can be prevented.
  • Software security: validation errors and exploits.
  • Security architecture frameworks: evaluate the implementation of standards such as TOGAF, SABSA, OSA towards rapid technological development to ensure fewer security breaches.

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

Time of Delivery(Office Hours / After Office Hours)

Description of Module
(Summary of Content from Module Specification)

EG5401

Research Methods

10

Office Hours

This module provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and conduct a research project in engineering using appropriate methods, and to report the research outcomes in a structured way.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: the concepts of research and their purpose, nature / types, approach, process, methods, methodology and ethical considerations.
  • Research design: appraisal of literature, identification of research problem, setting aims and objectives, development of hypothesis and research question, research methodology, and selecting research approach, strategy and method(s).
  • Data collection and analysis for engineering research: quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, data triangulation, sampling techniques and sample size, frequently used statistical tests, interpretation and presentation of data.
  • Research communication: group discussion, project presentation, writing research project proposal, citation and referencing, plagiarism and sensitivity and confidentiality.

EM5101

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

10

Office Hours

This module aims to equip the students with the relevant advanced topics on thermodynamics on the fundamental core of thermodynamic studies in order to develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the second law of thermodynamics.
  • Entropy: Entropy changes, Isentropic Processes, Entropy and entropy generation in daily life, The Tds relations, Isentropic efficiencies of steady-flow devices, Entropy balance.
  • Exergy: A measure of work potential, Reversible work and irreversibility, Second-law efficiency, Exergy change of a system, The decrease of exergy principle and exergy destruction, Exergy balance.
  • Thermodynamic property relations: The Maxwell relations, The Clapeyron equation, General relations, The Joule-Thomson coeff icient, The enthalpy, entropyand internal energy changes for real gases, The concept of fugacity.
  • Reactive systems: Combustion, Enthalpy of formation, Enthalpy of combustion, Adiabatic flame temperature, First law and second law analysis of reacting systems.
  • Chemical and phase equilibrium: Criterion for chemical equilibrium, The equilibrium constant, phase equilibrium, The phase rule, Phase equilibrium for systems.

EM5104

Applied Fluid Dynamics

10

Office Hours

This module provides students with an understanding of laminar flow between different types of boundaries which includes flow in porous media and lubrication. It develops their understanding of inviscid flows and the concept of boundary layer growth for different types of surfaces and flow conditions.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Laminar flow between boundaries: Steady laminar flow between parallel planes, theory of hydrodynamic lubrication, flow through porous media.
  • Inviscid potential flows: Stream function, circulation and vorticity, velocity potential, flow nets, combining basic flow pattern, lift and drag on a finite length wing.
  • Boundary layer theory: Laminar and turbulent boundary-layers, friction drag, effect of compressibility on drag, eddy viscosity and mixing length hypothesis, free turbulence boundary layer control, external flow on moving and static surfaces.
  • Free surface flows: Surface gravity waves, capillary waves, internal gravity waves, shock waves, oscillatory waves, Tsunamis.

EM5105

Materials Failure Analysis and Prevention

10

Office Hours

Through this module, students will learn atomistic processes occurring during materials failure, microstructural design as well as industrially relevant analytical techniques to conduct materials failure study. Materials concepts and design techniques useful to prevent materials failure such as non-destructive testing techniques will be discussed in depth.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Materials failure processes: Advanced atomistic processes such as Coble creep and Nabbaro-Herring creep; fatigue and creep-fatigue interaction; plastic deformation in single and polycrystalline materials.
  • Microstructural transformation to mitigate materials failure processes: Advanced concepts to strengthen crystalline materials; toughening mechanisms and design against fatigue.
  • Non-destructive analytical tools/equipment: Non-destructive examination methods such as radiographic examination, ultrasonic examination; chemical analysis examination methods such as Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIP), x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF).
  • Materials failure analysis and prevention: Advanced concepts of failure analysis and prevention; failure analysis process; charting methods for root cause analysis (RCA); application of advanced statistical tools for failure analysis; design review for failure analysis and prevention.
  • Case studies: Failure of structures in relevant engineering settings including in marine, oil and gas industries.

EM5106

Product Design and Development

10

Office Hours

The module introduces the product design and development as a project-based course with a focus on the sequence of steps and activities required to conceive, design, develop, and commercialise a product. Students would be familiarised with modern tools and methods for creating a new product or developing an existing one. The module would develop students’ confidence of their abilities as well as awareness of the role of multiple functions (e.g. marketing, finance, industrial design, and manufacturing) in creating a new product.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Product Development Process and Organisation: Product development process; types of product development; and product development organisations.
  • Customer Needs Identification: Needs vs. specifications; steps for identifying customer needs, the art of eliciting customer needs data; customer data template; example / case study.
  • Product Specifications: Target specifications; refined specifications; steps for establishing target and refined specifications; example / case study.
  • Concept Generation: Concept generation process; common mistakes during concept generation; steps for concept generation process; example / case study.
  • Concept Selection: Methods of choosing a concept; two-stage concept selection methodology; benefits of structured concept selection methodology; example / case study.
  • Product Architecture: Modular and integral architectures; influence factors for product architecture; four-step methodology for establishing the architecture.
  • Industrial Design: Importance assessment of industrial design; management of industrial design process; involvement of industrial design in product design & development; assessing the quality of industrial design.
  • Design for Manufacturing: Design for manufacturing methodologies; impact of DFM decisions on other factors; manufacturing improvement method.
  • Prototyping: Fundamentals of prototyping; and application of rapid prototyping processes.
  • Product Development Economics: Elements of economic analysis; four-step methodology for economic analysis for product development.
  • Product Development Projects Management: Understanding and presenting tasks; baseline project planning; accelerating the project, executing the project.

EM5108

Advanced Solid Mechanics

15

Office Hours

This module provides the students with the essential aspects in mechanical behaviour of materials and structures through state-of-the-art methods and interpretations of solutions to engineering mechanics and design problems.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Stress analysis: force analysis, axial load, torsion, bending, shear transverse, statically indeterminate members, superposition method, inelastic stress condition, residual stresses, state of stress caused by combined loadings, theories of failure, thin-walled structures.
  • Design of beams, shafts and columns: fully stresses beams, singularity functions, stress concentration, shaft design, Newton-Raphson method, deflections, Euler and Secant formulae, instability under concentric and eccentric loadings, inelastic buckling.
  • Computational mechanics: basic concept of computational modelling, type of solid elements, finite element modelling, solution techniques, interpretation of results.
  • Problems under varying stresses: fatigue, fracture mechanics, high temperature creep, remaining useful lives.

EE5111

Microelectronics

20

Office Hours

The module is to provide students with advanced knowledge on device and circuit model, design and analysis of microelectronics.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Micro and nano electronics energy bands: Energy band structure of pure Si, pure Ge, doped Si, doped Ge and III-V compound semiconductor materials.
  • Micro and nano electronics junction physics: Semiconductor-semiconductor junctions, Metal-semiconductor junctions, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor junctions.
  • Micro and nano electronics CMOS: Different types of CMOS device structures, CMOS device physics, CMOS device technology trends, CMOS device engineering.
  • CMOS integrated circuit design: Combinational integrated circuit design, Sequential integrated circuit design, Applications of CMOS integrated circuit.
  • Microelectronics and micro photonics integration: Integrated switching, logic and memory circuit design.
  • Fabrication process technology: Clean room concept, Growth of single crystal Si, Cleaning and etching, Physical vapour deposition, Chemical vapour deposition, Epitaxial growth Oxidation, Diffusion, Ion implantation, Lithography, Plasma deposition and etching, Metallization, Process Integration.

EE5112

Advanced Digital Communication

10

Office Hours

Students will learn the advance knowledge of the design and analysis methods used in contemporary digital communication systems.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Digital modulation, demodulation and detection: digital modulation techniques; signal constellations; power spectrum of digitally modulated signals; additive white Gaussian noise channels; bit error rate; optimal receiver; maximum likelihood estimators; carrier and symbol synchronization.
  • Digital communication through bandlimited channels: characterization of bandlimited channels; Nyquist criterion for no intersymbol interference (ISI); optimum maximum-likelihood receiver; linear equalization; decision-feedback equalization.
  • Multicarrier modulation: multichannel digital communications in AWGN channels; frequency division multiplexing; single-carrier vs multicarrier modulation; subchannel capacity; orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM); FFT implementation of OFDM system; cyclic prefix; power spectrum of multicarrier signals; peak-to-average power ratio (PAR).
  • Spread spectrum communication: spread spectrum model; direct sequence spread spectrum; generation of pseudorandom noise sequences; frequency-hopped spread spectrum with PSK and FSK modulation; code division multiple access (CDMA).
  • Multiple antenna systems: multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems; spatial diversity and multiplexing; signal modulation and demodulation in MIMO systems; MIMO channel capacity with AWGN; space-time block codes.

EE5113

Power System Analysis

10

Office Hours

The module is to provide advanced knowledge of the component models, design and analysis of power systems which consists of generators, power transformers, transmission lines, cables, and loads.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Balanced Fault: Faults in power system, Methodology for fault calculations, Modelling the Network, Modelling the Network for Faults, No-load approximation, Concept of short circuit level, Influence of load currents, Fault calculations in large systems, Nodal analysis, Superposition principle, Application of the Z matrix method, Fault current calculation, Fault voltages calculation, Calculating the Z matrix, Non-sparsity of the Z matrix, Computer exercise on unbalanced fault.
  • Unbalanced Fault: Types of unbalanced faults, Symmetrical components, Positive, Negative and Zero sequence equivalent circuits of lines, Physical meaning of symmetrical component, Transformation two and three winding transformers and synchronous machines. Single line-to-ground fault, Line-to-line fault, Double line-to-ground fault, Unbalanced fault using bus impedance matrix, Computer exercise on unbalanced fault.
  • Power Flow: Review of Active and Reactive Power Flow and Control, Formulation power flow equation in real and polar forms, Review of Gauss-Siedel, Newton-Raphson, different types of buses; Fast Decoupled algorithms, representation of transformers-Fixed tap setting transformer, tap-changing under load transformers, phase shifting transformers, comparison of methods for load flow, Computer exercise on Power Flow.
  • Economic Dispatch: Economic Dispatch-Problem formulation, Characteristic of generating units, Cost curve, Incremental cost curve, Introduction to optimization- Objective, Necessary condition for optimality, Necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality, Feasible set, Interior and Boundary solutions, Two dimensional case, Multi-dimensional case, Optimisation with constrains - Optimisation with equality constraints, Lagrange multiplier.
  • Stability: Swing equation, Synchronous machine models for stability studies, Synchronous machine model including saliency, Steady state stability, Transient stability, Application to three-phase fault, Numerical solution of nonlinear equation, Numerical solution of the swing equation, Multimachine systems.

EE5114

Insulation Coordination

10

Office Hours

Students will learn the advance knowledge on electrical stresses, gaseous, liquid, solid dielectrics, breakdown mechanism and high voltage generation.
The module covers the following topics:

  • Electric Stresses: Importance of electric field intensity in the dielectrics, types of electric fields and degree of uniformity of fields, utilization of dielectric properties and stress control.
  • Gaseous Dielectrics and Breakdown Mechanism: Properties of atmospheric air, SF6 and vacuum, related ionization process, electron avalanche, Townsend’s and streamer mechanism, breakdown in uniform fields (Paschen’s law), breakdown in gaseous dielectrics.
  • Properties of Liquid and Solid Dielectrics: Classification and properties of liquid and solid dielectrics, permittivity and polarization in dielectrics, insulation resistance, conductivity and losses in dielectrics, partial breakdown phenomenon in dielectrics, partial breakdown phenomenon on the surfaces of solid and liquid dielectrics and degradation due to partial breakdown.
  • Generation of High Voltage: Methods of generation of power frequency high test voltage, transformers in cascade, resonance transformers, generation of high dc voltage, voltage multiplier circuits and ripple minimization, sources of over voltages and standard lightning and switching wave shapes, impulse voltage generator, analysis of single stage circuit, multistage impulse generator and their triggering methods.

EC5101

Environmental Impact Assessment

20

Office Hours

To develop students’ ability to assess the environmental impacts of civil engineering projects.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Environmental issues: Solid Waste, Water pollution, Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Deforestation, Climate change, Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
  • EIA in the project cycle and Methodologies: What is EIA? Steps of EIA Process, Methodologies: Ad-hoc, Checklist, Matrices, Networks, Environmental Evaluation System (EES), Overlays and GIS
  • Prediction and Assessment of Impacts: Impact analysis and mitigation
  • Scoping and stakeholder's participation in EIA: Scoping, types of scoping, Stakeholders, Attributes of Stakeholders, Tools for Stakeholder Analysis: Venn Diagram, Participation of Stakeholders, Level of Participations
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): EIA Report writing, Review Process and Monitoring
  • Application of GIS to EIA: Introduction to GIS, Data Collection for GIS, Data Modelling and Management in GIS and GIS data analysis to support EIA.
  • EIA Case studies

EC5102

Environmental Hydraulics

20

Office Hours

The aim is to analyse transportation of pollutants in water and to simulate the process to mitigate water pollution.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Turbulent Advection and Diffusion
  • 1-, 2-, and 3-D Models of Concentration Distributions from Point, Line, and Plane Sources
  • Instantaneous and Continuous Discharges
  • Longitudinal Dispersion in Steady and Unsteady Flows
  • Mixing in Estuaries and Embayments
  • Tidal Motion, Salinity Intrusion
  • Jets and Plumes; Ocean Outfalls
  • Models of Oil Spill Trajectory
  • Sediment-Water Exchange
  • Numerical Models of Hydrodynamics and Water Quality and their Linkage in 1-, 2-, and 3-D

EC5103

Water Resources Engineering and Modelling

20

Office Hours

To develop students’ knowledge of Water Resources Engineering to design various hydraulic structures for water resources development, flood control and irrigation.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Integrated water resources management: Integrated approach to water management, water as a resource, assessment, watershed delineation, transboundary water problems, groundwater resource
  • Water resource protection: Protection of water bodies, management with focus on climate change, water-saving technology
  • Water supply: Drinking water supply, design of irrigation water supply with focus on cutting edge technologies
  • Design of Hydraulic Structures: Design of components associated with multipurpose reservoir for water supply and hydropower
  • Flood modelling: Flood modelling with 2D software, model and design of drainage system

EC5111

Wastewater Engineering

20

Office Hours

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of concepts of wastewater treatment and enable them to plan and design wastewater treatment systems.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Wastewater quantity and quality: Wastewater generation pattern and discharge estimation; municipal wastewater and components; wastewater characteristics and health issues; physical, chemical and biological constituents of wastewater; standards for effluent discharge.
  • Wastewater treatment: Wastewater collection systems; type of sewer systems and sewer appurtenances; partial flows in pipes; physical, chemical and biological treatment units; sedimentation; aerobic and anaerobic treatment; nutrients removal; adsorption; chemical precipitation; advanced oxidation processes.
  • Complex wastewater issues: Identify wastewater issues; troubleshooting; evaluate and solve complex wastewater problems; analyse reactors for wastewater treatment.
  • Design of wastewater collection and treatment systems: Design sewer system for wastewater collection; design domestic and industrial wastewater treatment systems to meet effluent discharge limits.

EC5301

Integrated Water Resources Management

10

Office Hours

To strengthen the concept and knowledge of Integrated Water Resources Management enabling to devise and implement efficient, equitable and sustainable solutions to water and development problems.
This module covers the following topics:

    Introduction to integrated water resources management

  • Drivers and impacts of climate change on water use sectors and Adaptation
  • Participation of beneficiaries
  • Economic, environmental and institutional aspects of IWRM
  • Conceptual framework and models
  • Dealing with uncertainties, Instruments and measures for adaptation;
  • Operation and maintenance of water resources systems.

EC5306

Financial Management for Engineers

10

Office Hours

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge required to analyse, manage and decide on the financial issues in an engineering/construction company.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: the concept, scope and need for financial management, and the role of project/construction engineers.
  • Accounting for financial resources: project/construction accounting systems, including different methods of accounting, balance sheet and income statement; and different types of depreciation methods.
  • Analysis of financial statements: using different categories of financial ratios: profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, working capital ratios, capital structure ratios, and activity ratios.
  • Time value of money: compound interest, net present value (NPV), equivalent annual cost, benefit cost ratio, and loan redemption.
  • Making financial decisions: internal rate of return (IRR) and NPV, break-even analysis, make or buy decision, financial analysis of a project using all equity case and equity with loan, and engineering scheme choice decision.

EC5309

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

10

Office Hours

This module aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge and ability to integrate state-ofthe-art solutions into solid and hazardous waste management.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Waste Management: Overview of Integrated Solid Waste Management, waste management hierarchy, volume reduction and recycling.
  • Solid waste: Sources and types of solid waste, physical and chemical properties of solid waste, solid waste generation.
  • Collection of solid waste: Types of collection systems, on-site handling and sorting, transfer and transport, community participation in solid waste collection.
  • Solid waste disposal technology and treatment: Landfill, landfill siting, design and operation, leachate management, landfill gas estimation; composting: types of composting, methods and application.
  • Hazardous waste: Identification and classification of hazardous waste; generation, on-site storage, collection and transport of hazardous waste; physical, chemical, thermal and biological processes of treatment; disposal of 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.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: Solids and sludge sources, characteristics of sludge and quantities, regulations for the reuse and disposal of sludge.
  • Sludge Thickening: Methods for sludge thickening such as gravity thickening, dissolved air floatation thickening, centrifugal thickening, gravity belt thickening, and rotary drum thickening; design of thickeners.
  • Sludge Stabilisation: Methods for sludge stabilisation such as anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, chemical stabilisation, and thermal stabilisation, design of sludge stabilisation units.
  • Further Sludge Processing, Disposal and Reuse: Sludge conditioning, sludge dewatering, composting, heat drying, thermal oxidation, recalcination, land application, landfilling.

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.
This module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: Common environmental hazards and disasters
  • Types, causes, impacts and mitigation measures of:
    Hydro-meteorological Hazards: Floods, Gusts, Storms, Tornados
  • Geophysical Hazards: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Landslides, Erosion and accretion, Salinity intrusion
  • Climatological Hazards: Sea level rise, Droughts, Wildfires
  • Man-made Hazard: Oil spills
  • Disaster Management: Impact assessments; Planning for disasters, disaster prevention, preparedness, early warning, awareness building; Response to disasters



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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) 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)

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)

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)

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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