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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Geography & Cartography via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Geography & Cartography Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Geography & Cartography Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Geography & Cartography Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geography & Cartography Online via distance learning

 

This program thoroughly studies the earth's physical environment: atmosphere, water, landforms, soils, and vegetation. It also integrates the latest modern technology with the traditional cartographic principles. It considers all the basic tools of making maps and the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology. It includes an accurate and a complete spectrum of the world's geography and cartography.

 

Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton
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).

 

Surveying
Earth Science
Geomorphology
Oceanography
Human Habitat
Atmospheric Science
Remote Sensing Systems
World Geography
Cartography
Geographic Information Systems

 

 

Geography & Cartography 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 - Geography & Cartography 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: Geography & Cartography 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 - Geography & Cartography 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: Geography & Cartography 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 - Geography & Cartography 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: Geography & Cartography via distance learning = 30 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geography & Cartography 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: Geography & Cartography 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 - Geography & Cartography 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.

 

 

Geography & Cartography 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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Surveying
This course examines the principles and techniques of surveying; errors in surveying operations; distance measurements; chain surveying; angles measurements and bearings; coordinates geometry; leveling; leveling of profiles and cross-sections contour lines; areas and volumes computations; and photometry.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

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

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

Oceanography
Oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, regulating our climate and maintaining our atmosphere. They also contain virtually all the known chemical elements. This course deals with the aspects of geology, chemistry, physics, climatology, environmental science, and biology as applied to oceans. It covers topics like underwater volcanoes, the greenhouse effect, the El Niño phenomenon and its link to droughts and floods, and the global view of ocean properties.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

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

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

Remote Sensing Systems
This course explores the basis of remote sensing systems, the concepts of information extraction, and applications pertinent to earth and atmospheric systems. It reviews the instrumentation, measurement, and signal processing techniques required for remote sensing applications.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

World Geography
This course studies the Earth's total physical environment: atmosphere, water, landforms, soils, and vegetation. It reviews the complete world regional geography and cartography and emphasizes on the interrelationship between human beings and the environment within the global patterns of physical geography.
Academic Supervisor : Marco Claudio Turco

Cartography
This course provides a solid conceptual foundation in the principles of cartography. It introduces the newest technological advances that have greatly altered modern cartographic techniques. It includes a complete updating of topical data and a shift in emphasis from "small-scale to all-scale maps.'' It also integrates GIS technologies with disciplines such as remote sensing, cartography, geography, and computer science.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

Geographic Information Systems
Geographic information systems (GIS) are used as an organizing framework for the collection of data in planning and geography. This course includes: data sources; methods of collection; database management; principles of geographic information systems; and applications of geographic information systems.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

 

Admission - Geography & Cartography 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 - Geography & Cartography 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

Geography & Cartography 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.

 

AFNEG - Association Fédérative Nationale des Étudiants en Géographie

AGB - Associação dos Geógrafos Brasileiros

AIGC - Asociación de Ingenieros en Geodesia y Cartografía

ALG - Association La Géothèque

BCA - British Cartographic Society

CAGIS - Cartography and Geographic Information Society

CFC - Comité Français de Cartographie

EUROGEO - European Association of Geographers

EUROGI - European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information

GA - Geographical Association

GITA - Geospatial Information and Technology Association

ICA - International Cartographic Association

NACIS - North American Cartographic Information Society

RGS - Royal Geographical Society

RSG - Real Sociedad Geográfica

SBC - Sociedade Brasileira de Cartografia, Geodésia, Fotogrametria, e Sensoriamento Remoto

SBG - Sociedade Brasileira de Geografia

SBGf - Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica

SC - Society of Cartographers

SEAGA - Southeast Asian Geography Association

SELPER - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Percepción Remota y Sistemas de Información Espacial

SGE - Sociedad Geográfica Española

SGL - Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa

SOCGEO - Société de Géographie

 

 

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