Project Design

Program Presentation

This program introduces the analysis of situations and areas that affect conflict resolution, in order to be able to achieve optimal solutions based on project proposals as applied to a specific place, time, and existing conditions.

The goal is to move from scenarios of conflict to improvement or resolution.

The completion of this program includes the practical design of a project to be carried out by the student. The key word is "practical" since the purpose of the program is to design a viable project (i.e., the idea is to "learn by doing").

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology and a clear and diverse curriculum, makes the Project Design program designed for highly disciplined professionals in charge of responsible decision making, with or without work experience in the field, that wish to broaden and strengthen their knowledge in the field of project design in order to apply it to teaching and research in project design and/or the professional field.

Diploma

Diplomas will be issued by the university where the student is enrolled with the sponsorship of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The estimated duration for the completion of the Project Design is 370 hours (37 credits)1.

Regarding the distribution of time it is established that:

  • Being a distance program and not subject to classroom attendance, there is no set starting date, so students may enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic purposes it has a minimum duration of six months.
  • The maximum duration to complete the program is one year. During this period, the student must have handed in all of the corresponding assignments, the Case Study; in the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees, the Final Project.

The credit structure for the Project Design Program is summarized in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 37 12 370
1st Part: Subjects 27 9 270
2nd Part: Final Project 10 3 100

a. The number of credits may vary according to the university granting the degree.
b. Length in months

Objectives

General objective:

  • To train specialists in creative problem solving, by acquiring a specialized view of observation and determination in conflict situations.

Specific Objectives:

  • To identify a conflict, determining its problems and possible solutions, and learning how to create a project (real, feasible) to resolve it.
  • To learn how to contextualize the theoretical framework of a problem.
  • To determine and differentiate the development stages of a project.
  • To learn how to develop a project proposal tailored to specific needs.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Project Design program can be found in:

  • Project development departments within any company.
  • Areas of project managements for government agencies.
  • Areas of project management within universities.

Study Plan

The Project Design program consists of 9 subjects, and in the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees it consists of a Final Project.

  • 1st Part: Subjects

The subjects include all that is needed to become familiar with the project design process.

Project Design presents methodologies needed to efficiently generate and manage design, its evaluation and the knowledge accumulated throughout the project.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:

SUBJECTS HOURS
Introduction to projects 20
Project system design 30
Analysis of Provision of Services 30
Functional project analysis 30
Project Ergonomics 30
Project security and reliability 30
The enviroment in a project 30
Project specifications 30
Project draft preparation 40
TOTAL 270

These subjects are organized according to a learning sequence that should be followed from beginning to end. Each subject includes exercises designed to convert theoretical knowledge to practical application .

  • 2nd Part: Final Project

In the case of the Post-graduate or Expert Specialization degrees, the last phase of the program is the Final Project, consisting of a monograph on a topic related to Project Design.

SUBJECTS HOURS
Final Project 100

Management

  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Master in Project Management and Design, from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director at the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López.Doctor in Project Engineering, Environment, Quality and Prevention. Civil engineer. Expert international cooperation projects. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Eduardo Garcia Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering. Environment, Quality and Prevention. Master in Environmental Engineering and Technology. Industrial Engineer.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dra. Izol Marez. Doctor in Architecture. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dra. María Sol Quiroga. Doctor in Project Engineering: environment, quality, safety and communication. Architect Director, Urban Environment Management, National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Doctor in Integration and Economic and Territorial Development. Architect. Associate Professor of Urban Environmental Management, National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dra. Martha Velasco. Doctor in Innovation Technology Projects, Project Management Specialist, Master in Administrative and Industrial Engineer Sciences. Researcher in Sustainable Development and Social Commitment. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. DDoctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention, Research Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.
  • Dr. Arturo Ortega. Doctor in Electronic Engineering. FUNIBER I D i Director.
  • Dr. Benjamín Otto Ortega Morales. Doctor in Science with specialty in Microbiology. General Director of Post graduate Studies and Research at the Autonomous University of Campeche.
  • Dr. Fermín Ferriol Sánchez. Doctor of Educational Sciences from the University of Havana. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Antonio Eduardo Fuenzalida. Doctor in Exercise Sciences. Professor at the University of Saint Thomas. Santiago, Chile.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Industrial Engineer.
  • Dra. Brenda Bravo. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Victor Jiménez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. Héctor Solano. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Professor at the Ibero-american International University.
  • Dra. Izel Márez. Doctor in Project Engineering. Master in Environmental Management and Audits.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Master in Project Management and design from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director at the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) Argentina.
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Design expert in international cooperation projects. Professor Ibero-american International University.
  • Dr. Santos Gracia Villar. Doctor in Project Engineering: Specialist in International Cooperation Projects.
  • Dra. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Doctor in Project Engineering: Environment, Quality and Prevention. Civil Industrial Engineer Head of Projects at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Chile.
  • Dr. José Rodríguez. Doctor in Civil Engineering. Civil engineer. Head of the Environmental Management at FUNIBER Peru.
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Project Engineering Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dra. Margarita González. Doctor in Chemical Engineering. Project Engineering Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr. Manuel Castejón Limas. Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Aerospace Department at the University of Leon, Spain.
  • Dr (c). Gregorio Urriola. Professor at the University of the Americas in Panama. Expert in International Cooperation.
  • Dr (c) Lina Pulgarín Osorio. Bachelor in Environmental Management. Master in Integrated Management: Prevention, Quality and Environment.
  • Dr (c). Diego Kurtz. Master in Engineering and Knowledge Management.
  • Dr (c) Marcelino Diez. Specialist and Master in Project Management. Certified by the Project Management Institute (PM) as a Project Management Professional.
  • Dr (c) Nelson Yepes. Industrial Engineer. Specialist in Financial Management and a Master in Design, Management and Project Administration and Foreign Trade consultant.
  • Dra (c) Silvana Marín Garat. Economist. Master in Sustainable Development. Professional experience in foreign Project business development.
  • Dr (c) Pablo Urquizó. Computer engineer. Master in ICT Strategic Management. Experience as Director and Consultant of Computers and Information Technology, Systems Design and Webmaster.
  • Dr (c) Santiago Brie. Education. Bachelor of Urban Environmental Management. Master in Design, Management and Project Administration. Professor at the National University of Lanus, Argentina.
  • Dr (c) Jhonny Espinosa Bryson. Mechanical Engineer and Master in Design, Management and Project Administration. Consultant in strategic project management.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

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