3. TOTAL Prices in US$
. Our methodology
The courses are individual through e-mails, and not in group. Our lessons, your questions, our answers, the final exam, etc., all are through e-mails.
We preferred to create our own methodolgy and not to use the existent WBT Web Based Training packages, because of the necessary interaction between us and the students.
Like this being, all the courses are through e-mails only, and our methodology is:
It is a simple methodology, but very effective because of his great interaction, and this is the most important point in any distance course.
In the begin of our operations - 6 years ago - first we used two WBT packages, but 3 months later we moved exactly for that methodology because the lack of the imperative interaction and to make easy the process of our students' learning because most doesn't have time for a study online and in real-time.
Which are the differences between an online
course and a course by correspondence?
by correspondence doesn't have none of those 4 limitations above, because its only demand is to have
access, usually once a week, to an e-mails system, and the interaction is total because all
your e-mails with questions - if you wanted - they are individually and
personally answered by the teacher.
5. Can I interrupt the Course for any reason?
Yes, if you don't have any over-due debit in your account. You can continue in the future, starting from the point that interrupted.
6. When will be the next class?
Your individual course begins in the week following the Registration.
7. There is a legal obligation to do the entire Course?
8. How is the final examination? And if I don't pass?
The final level will be the average measured from the final exam and must be a minimum of 6.00. The Diploma will be supplied to the approved students.
In each answer is possible to include a comment like that: "The earth is round?". Answer: "No, the Doctor X showed that the earth is more eliptical than round, but the society believe that is round". As you see, this is better than a simple "yes". It is not a mathematical question-answer, but what you have in mind. More or less 25% of the received "negative" answers was changed to "positive" just because a comment was included.
If you don't pass, you will have an additional recovery month, without additional cost. Not to happen again, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.
9. How many hours per week I will have to study?
Depending on you, we esteemed that will be necessary from 2 to 4 hours per week.
10. Who is our Open University?
Our Open University began his operations in Brazil in 1997, under the name of JCMelo Open University. During those 6 years, we have had more than 15,000 students from all countries, in our two high level courses CIO Chief Information Officer and IME Internet Marketing Engineering.
In June 2001 we transferred some of our operations to the United States, beginning our international operations with the new name Abet Open University and including the new course "MBA program" in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
But really the begin of our Open University it is much older, because our old holding company JCMelo Consultoria Técnica during more than 10 years - 1967 up to 1976 - trained more than 1,500 college graduated engineers of the biggest Brazilian companies (Furnas, Chesf, Petrobrás, Embratel, Cemig, Usiminas, and many others) doing special courses on enterprise and process control systems with computers, in reality the first courses on these matters in Brazil.
Our old holding company JCMelo Consultoria Técnica has one past of 27 years:
11. There is any automatic up-dates system?
Yes, for your life. All new matters included in our Courses in any time are send automatically, through e-mails, to all our current and former students.
This procedure has great importance for the former student to stay up-to-date, because in these fields the up-dates are very frequent.
12. Why the name Abet?
Abet represent to encourage, incite, aid, assist, countenance, foment, support, sustain, the inverse of deter, disapprove, frustrate, forbid. This is the main mission of our Open University.
13. Our Diploma
We send the Diploma by Post Office, through registered airmail, more or less 15 days after the conclusion of the course.