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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning

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

 

This program focuses on the utilization of natural materials for civil engineering and construction. Historically, the geotechnical engineering program focused on structural foundations, slope stability, and earth dams. Today, the program's scope of activities has expanded to include natural and man made hazard mitigation, advanced techniques for site and material characterization, modeling of natural materials, design of pavement systems, and environmental assessment and remediation.

 

Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan
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).

 

Foundation Engineering
Surveying
Geology
Hydrology
Environmental Impact
Ground Mechanics
Ground Retaining Structures
Geotechnical Analysis
Urban Geospatial Analysis
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Science
Structural Engineering
Soil Improvement

 

 

Geotechnical Engineering 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 - Geotechnical Engineering 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: Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning = 39 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 - Geotechnical Engineering 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: Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning = 39 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 - Geotechnical Engineering 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: Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geotechnical Engineering 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: Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning = 39 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 - Geotechnical Engineering 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.

 

 

Geotechnical Engineering 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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Foundation Engineering
This course presents methods of subsurface exploration and sampling, shallow foundations, lateral earth pressure theories, and earth retaining systems. It explains the engineering properties of soils and how they relate to design and construction including soil identification and classification.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

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

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

Environmental Impact
This course presents both the theoretical and practical aspects of assessing environmental impact in order to support a policy that leads to the restoration and conservation of animal and plant diversity. It covers the structure and function of disturbed ecosystems and provides adequate the means to evaluate environmental degradation levels and the impact of human activity on environmental health and contamination.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Ground Mechanics
This course examines the physical and engineering properties of soils considering soil mechanics, soil composition, soil structure, soil consolidation, shear strength, effective stress principle, water flow through soil, stability analysis of slope, earth pressure, bearing capacity, soil dynamics, ground motion, vibration, and earthquake engineering.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Ground Retaining Structures
This course explores special problems in ground retaining structures and construction-related soil engineering. It reviews diaphragm walls, continuous bored piles, cofferdams, shoring and underpinning methods, and other ground retaining structures.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Geotechnical Analysis
This course reviews the geotechnical testing, modelling, and analysis to evaluate prediction versus performance in geotechnical engineering. It also explores the role of rocks and soils as engineering materials, as well as the distribution of rocks at or below the surface; hydrologic influences, geologic exploration of engineering sites, mapping, underground excavations, slopes, reservoirs, and dam sites.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Urban Geospatial Analysis
This course explains the use of aerial photographs and satellite image data in urban planning, urban change analysis, land-use and land cover classification, and environmental planning applications. It provides problem-solving approaches using GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Geotechnical Engineering
This course explains the characteristics of geological materials; soil and rock classifications; physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties; stress principles; soil and rock improvement; seepage, consolidation; stress distribution; and settlement analysis. It discusses shear strength, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability, and underground construction. It examines the design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, and other earth and rock structures.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Soil Science
This course presents the properties and mechanics of soil that govern its use for purposes related to plant growth, construction, and conservation. Topics include soil biology, chemistry, water, fertility, classification, and surveys. It relates these concepts to current soil management, wetland management, the use of Geographic Information Systems for soil mapping, and much more. It stresses on sustainable soil uses and prepares students to deal with current environmental issues, such as soil and water conservation, nutrient management, sustainable agriculture, etc.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

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

Soil Improvement
This course explores the methods of soil improvement, cohesion, de-watering, drains, compaction, ground stabilization, and injections.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

 

Admission - Geotechnical Engineering 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 - Geotechnical Engineering 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

Geotechnical Engineering 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.

 

AAEE - Australasian Association for Engineering Education

ABGEA - Associação Brasileira de Geologia, de Engenharia e Ambiental

ABMS - Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica

AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

AGS - Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists

AGSSEA - Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

BGA - British Geotechnical Association

BTA - British Tunnelling Society

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

EFFC - European Federation of Foundation Contractors

ENGC - Engineering Council (UK)

FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros

FEIGS - Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies

FPS - Federation of Piling Specialists

IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IAENG - International Association of Engineers

IAMG - International Association for Mathematical Geology

IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology

IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies

IGS - International Geosynthetics Society

ISSMGE - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

ITA - International Tunneling Association

LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions

NAAAEA - National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects

NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers

SEFI - Societé Européene pour la Formation des Enginieurs

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

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

SWE - Society of Women Engineers

WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 

 

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