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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

 

Earth Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Earth Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Earth Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Earth Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Earth Science Online via distance learning

 

This program examines our physical environment through a review of earth sciences. Emphasis is placed on exploring the origin, structure, and composition of the earth. It studies Earth’s dynamic internal processes such as plate tectonics, volcanism, rock formation, earthquake activity, and mountain building. In addition, it considers the natural processes occurring at the surface.

 

Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali
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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).

 

Earth Science
Hydrology
Stratigraphy & Earth History
Volcanism & Earthquakes
Geomorphology
Environmental Science
Human Habitat
Marine Science
Atmospheric Science
Climatology

 

 

Earth Science 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 - Earth Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online via distance learning : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Earth Science via distance learning = 30 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 - Earth Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online via distance learning : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Earth Science via distance learning = 30 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 Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Earth Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online via distance learning : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Earth Science via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Earth Science - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Earth Science via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 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 - Earth Science 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.

 

 

Earth Science 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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Earth Science
This course examines the structure of Earth including plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. It reviews the natural processes operating on Earth such as erosion, mass wasting, glaciation permafrost, rivers, etc. It also covers Earth history; stratigraphic and paleontologic concepts; and minerals and non-renewable earth resources and their exploitation. It explores natural hazards and global change and the primary considerations for survival in addition to water, food, and energy supplies, soil loss, and waste disposal.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Hydrology
This course introduces the main components of the hydrologic cycle including precipitation processes, evapotranspiration, soil water and groundwater flow, and surface water features. Emphasis is placed on the atmospheric and geologic processes controlling water movement in the cycle at the global and local scales, considering the environmental impacts of urbanization and land-use management.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Stratigraphy & Earth History
This course studies earth materials, principles, and approaches used in deciphering geological history. It examines the development of stratigraphic sequences as controlled by global and regional tectonics as well as sea level fluctuations.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Volcanism & Earthquakes
This course focuses on the processes surrounding and causing volcanoes and earthquakes as well as their impact on human culture, their prediction, and mitigation.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Geomorphology
This course centers on the dynamic processes that sculpt the Earth’s surface. These processes include weathering, erosion, sediment deposition by water, wind, ice, and mass-wasting. It considers the physical processes, environmental impact and remediation, and engineering capabilities of soils, fluvial processes, glacial deposits, landslides, and coastal processes.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Environmental Science
This course deals with relevant theories from physical sciences, ecology, economics, political science, and other fields related to environmental studies. It presents an interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of humans and biological systems with the environment. It examines environmental problems, their prevention, and possible solutions.
Academic Supervisor : Vicente Enrique Martín Olmos

Human Habitat
This course studies the concepts, methods, techniques, and applications for the analysis of the human habitat, settlements, distribution, population, and cultural environment. It explores the relation of human habitats with available land space, geography, overpopulation, and ecological impact.
Academic Supervisor : Vicente Enrique Martín Olmos

Marine Science
This course emphasizes the principles that govern the oceans, the sea currents, the water composition, and the marine life. It deals with aspects of physical, geological, and chemical oceanography as well as their relation with the marine ecosystems and their inhabitants. It also explores how organisms interact within their individual marine ecosystems, including the human activity impact on oceans, pollution, oceanic dead zones, and coral reefs.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Atmospheric Science
This course presents weather processes and climate and discusses fronts and cyclones, precipitation processes, the wind systems of the world, severe storms, and weather modification. It reviews the physical and chemical behavior of the atmosphere and the fundamental concepts used in weather analysis and forecasting.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Climatology
This course explores the global and surface energy balance, the hydrologic cycle, the influence on climate of the atmospheric and oceanic circulation, climate history, sensitivity, modeling, and natural and anthropogenic change. It also deals with the thermodynamics of cloud and precipitation: nucleation, drop growth by condensation, collection and coalescence processes, drop breakup, and ice crystal growth accretion and aggregation.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

 

Admission - Earth Science 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. 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 - Earth Science 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

Earth Science 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.

 

AEPECT - Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra

AST - Association des Amis des Sciences de la Terre

ESIP - Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

ESTA - Earth Science Teachers' Association

FFSSN - Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles

IASPEI - International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior

IAVCEI - International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

IGA - International Geothermal Association

IUGG - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

NESTA - National Earth Science Teachers Association

SIPES - Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists

 

 

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