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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

 

Geology via distance learning

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

 

This program analyzes the physical environment while reviewing geology. Emphasis is placed on exploring the origin, structure, and composition of minerals and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Plate tectonics, volcanism, rock formation, earthquake activity, and mountain building are discussed to give an overview of the Earth’s dynamic internal processes.

 

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
Geology
Hydrology
Petrology & Petrography
Mineral Deposits & Sedimentology
Stratigraphy & Earth History
Rock & Fluid Properties
Geophysics & Plate Tectonics
Volcanism & Earthquakes
Mineralogy
Crystallography
Geomorphology

 

 

Geology 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 - Geology - 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: Geology 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 - Geology - 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: Geology 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 Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Geology - 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: Geology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geology - 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: Geology 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 - Geology 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.

 

 

Geology 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

Geology
This course explores the origin, structure, and composition of minerals and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Plate tectonics, volcanism, rock deformation, earthquake activity, and mountain building are integrated to give an overview of Earth’s dynamic internal processes.
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

Petrology & Petrography
This course explores the principles and theories of rock genesis. It considers the microscopic examination of important rock forming minerals and their classification as igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; silicate phase equilibria; and the use of mineral stability diagrams to understand igneous and metamorphic petrogenesis. It also examines the theory of light behavior through minerals and their optical properties.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Mineral Deposits & Sedimentology
This course explores the origin, transport, and deposition of sediments and mineral deposits. It considers size analysis and sedimentary structures, sedimentary petrology, metal concentration and deposition in magmatic and hydrothermal environments, and other related issues.
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

Rock & Fluid Properties
This course examines reservoir rock and fluid properties, flow behavior in reservoir rocks, behavior of gas in underground storage caverns, and their interrelation.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Geophysics & Plate Tectonics
This course reviews the principles of seismology, geomagnetism, heat flow, and gravity as applied to problems such as earth structure and earthquake prediction.
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

Mineralogy
This course studies the physical properties of the major rock-forming minerals as well as their identification, classification, and occurrence.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Crystallography
This course introduces crystallography, elements of symmetry, and the interrelationship of crystal structure to the physical and chemical properties of minerals. It considers the petrology of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and their effects on crystal structure of the minerals.
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

 

Admission - Geology 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 - Geology 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

Geology 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.

 

AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists

ABAS - Associação Brasileira de Águas Subterrâneas

ABCr - Associação Brasileira de Cristalografia

ABGEA - Associação Brasileira de Geologia, de Engenharia e Ambiental

AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

AGGEP - Asociación de Geólogos y Geofísicos Españoles del Petróleo

AGI - American Geological Institute

AGU - American Geophysical Union

APG - Association Patrimoine Geologique

ASGMI - Asociación de Servicios de Geología y Minería Iberoamericanos

ASM - American Society for Metals

BGA - British Geophysical Association

CFGI - Comité Français de Géologie, de l’Ingénieur et de l’Environnement

CFMR - Comité Français de Mécanique des Roches

CFMR - Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols et de la Géotechnique

EAGE - European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

EEGS - Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society

EFG - European Federation of Geologists

EGU - European Geosciences Union

FFSSN - Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles

GSA - Geological Society of America

IAGC - International Association of Geophysical Contractors

IAMG - International Association for Mathematical Geology

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

IGS - International Geosynthetics Society

IUCR - International Union of Crystallography

IUGG - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences

MMSA - Mining and Metallurgical Society of America

MSA - Mineralogical Society of America

SBCS - Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo

SBGEO - Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia

SBGf - Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica

SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SEMSIG - Sociedad Española de Mécanica del Suelo e Ingeniería Geotécnica.

SGE - Sociedad Geológica de España

SGF - Société Géologique de France

TGS - The Geological Society

TMS - Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

 

 

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