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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning

 

This program offers an essential knowledge of the field of architectural design. It uses a descriptive method to illustrate how to critically solve problems in this field. It provides a step by step guidance into the design, selection, and creation of virtually any type of building style.

 

Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Interior Design
Construction Materials & Assemblies
Architectural Design
Architectural Structures
Building Technology
Building Design
Architectural Environmental Integration
Structural Engineering
Residential Design
Commercial Spaces
Landscape Design
Landscape Architecture

 

 

Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning = 36 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + 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.

 

Master's Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Architecture & Architectural Design via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Interior Design
This course explores the concepts of interior design, the sketching of ideas, and the techniques of informative presentation of decoration projects. It examines the plans, technical details, and decorative elements needed to design residential and commercial interiors as well as offices, and commercial spaces (bars, hotels, banks, public restrooms, etc.).
Academic Supervisor : Mª del Carmen Juan Galiano

Construction Materials & Assemblies
This course examines the principles, techniques, equipment, and materials used in the construction industry. It focuses on selecting the proper materials and equipment for specific construction tasks and estimating costs. It evaluates the properties of building materials such as: concrete, brick, wood, steel, plastics, synthetic fibers, adhesives, sealants, and composites.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Architectural Design
This course examines the various human purposes in architecture, the types of architectural styles, and the different approaches to construction. It presents architectural design theories, methods, ideas, and technologies. Finally, it finally explores new views on architectural aesthetics.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Architectural Structures
This course deals with the structural systems behavior statics, and force analysis; the study of the strength and properties of materials; and the shapes of structural elements with respect to their effectiveness in resisting stresses. It includes stress and strain, analysis and design of beams and columns, and it examines forces on buildings (snow, live loads, wind, and earthquake).
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Building Technology
This course presents important issues of building technology namely heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical distribution, and fire protection systems and emphasizes on the aspects of their design, construction, budgeting, and problem solving. It presents solutions for achieving energy-efficient buildings, for evaluating thermal performances, materials and envelopes resistance, air flow through and around buildings, and strategies for integrating technology into the architectural design process.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Building Design
This course studies building design processes and the evaluation of design alternatives. It explores a conceptual building design: area requirements, space layout, structures, enclosure systems, and services. It includes site preparation and earthwork, wood framing, masonry, concrete forming, precast construction, industrialized building, shoring, and underpinning.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Architectural Environmental Integration
This course considers how climate and environment determine building forms, site analysis, and design strategies to optimize comfort temperature and illumination. It presents passive means for environmental control, including day lighting use and noise reduction, and enhances the aesthetics integration with the surroundings.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Structural Engineering
This course deals with the structural engineering principles and design techniques. It is a must for every engineer and architect who works with the design of buildings, bridges, and other structures. It provides concise and up-to-date information on the planning, design, and construction of a variety of engineered structures.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Residential Design
This course focuses on generating ideas and creating plans for residential designs using preliminary design concepts. It studies design elements and principles, contemporary issues relative to interior residential design, as well as issues related to human needs in the residence, and the functions and spatial proportions in the built environment.
Academic Supervisor : Mª del Carmen Juan Galiano

Commercial Spaces
The course explores the design of commercial spaces through creative thinking based on planning and programming techniques. It focuses on problem solving within a specialized environment and provides creative design solutions to unique situations while resolving common issues related to public and commercial facilities.
Academic Supervisor : Mª del Carmen Juan Galiano

Landscape Design
This course surveys concepts of landscape ecology, design and planning, resource utilization, and site suitability related to specific programs and activities. It enhances perceptual awareness and design sensitivity to natural and man-made landscapes.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Landscape Architecture
This course surveys the development of landscape architecture as an art form from Mesopotamia to the present and its relationships to physical landscape, climate, culture, religion, and other arts. It covers landscape design practices including site analysis, utilizing creative abilities, thinking and expressing spatial ideas, and understanding relationships between landscape design, human needs, and environmental issues.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

 

Admission - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Architecture & Architectural Design Online via distance learning

 

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 on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ACA - Association of Consultant Architects

ACE - Architects' Council of Europe

ADPSR - Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility

AECB - Association for Environmentally Conscious Building

AHRA - Architectural Humanities Research Association

ANTAC - Associação Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído

ASA - Asociación Sostenibilidad y Arquitectura

ASBA - Association of Self-Build Architects

ASBEA - Associação Brasileira dos Escritórios de Arquitetura

CEPHEUS - Cost Efficient Passive Houses as European Standards

CIB - Conseil International du Bâtiment (International Council for Building)

CPA - Construction Products Association

EuroACE - European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

FDAI - Fédération des Décorateurs et Architectes d'intérieur

FFB - Fédération Française du Bâtiment

FPAA - Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos

GBA - Green Building Alliance

GHA - Good Homes Alliance

HBF - Home Builders Federation

IHBC - Institute of Historic Building Conservation

IPHE - International Passive House Association

NAAAEA - National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects

SAH - Society of Architectural Historians

SCL - Society of Construction Law

SFA - Société Française des Architectes

STBA - Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance

UACSE - Universal Association of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers

UIA - Union Internationale des Architectes

WGBC - World Green Building Council

 

 

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