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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Ecology via distance learning

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

 

This program provides a comprehensive study of ecology and environmental science. It demonstrates how the theories are applied in the real world to provide an effective understanding of the ecological problems. It presents the knowledge needed to intervene environmental impact and considers the best solutions to ecological problems and environmental health issues.

 

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).

 

Ecosystems
Environmental Science
Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Policies
Habitat Conservation Planning
Human Habitat
Ecology
Ecology & Human Impact
Water & Air Quality
Environmental Health
Climate Change
Bioprocessing of Byproducts

 

 

Ecology 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 - Ecology 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: Ecology 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 - Ecology 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: Ecology 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 - Ecology 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: Ecology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Ecology 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: Ecology 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 - Ecology 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.

 

 

Ecology 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).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

Ecosystems
This course surveys the structure and functioning of major terrestrial ecosystems. It considers the dynamics of ecosystems, landscape ecology, the methods of ecosystem analysis, energy flow, nutrient cycling, community dynamics, issues of scale, models, and ecosystem properties of self-organization, resilience, and stability.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

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

Natural Resource Economics
This course deals with the economic principles and policy issues in the use of exhaustible and renewable resources including fossil fuels, water, minerals, fisheries, forests, and biodiversity. It considers the management of natural resources on a regional and international scale. It explains how public, economic, and political choices affect environmental degradation and natural resources.
Academic Supervisor : Juan Carlos Bernial

Environmental Policies
This course is the intersection of social, cultural, political, and economic demands with our ecosystem and environmental resourses. It examines the theoretical and applied basis of environmental policy making, as well as the interaction between political institutions, governmental bodies, interest groups, legislative and administrative actions, and the public.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Habitat Conservation Planning
This course examines the ecological and sociological dimensions of habitat conservation planning. Topics include land use planning, natural reserve, and ecosystem design. It also illustrates recent developments in the use of mitigation land banks and habitat conservation plans for endangered species.
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

Ecology
This course covers ecology and environmental science and shows how their theories are applied in the real world to provide effective understanding of ecological problems. It presents the knowledge needed to intervene environmental impact and considers the best solutions to ecological problems and environmental health issues.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Ecology & Human Impact
This course studies the relationships of live organisms, including humans, to their environment at the individual, population, and community level. It includes adaptations to the physical environment, competition, concept of the niche, population dynamics, predator-prey interactions, herbivore effects, community ecology, ecosystem structure and stability, and the use and management of resources by the human beings.
Academic Supervisor : Vicente Enrique Martín Olmos

Water & Air Quality
This course reviews the control technologies used for management of air, water, and wastewater pollutants. It examines the characteristics of air and water quality; their physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters; and control measures primarily filtration, sedimentation, coagulation, absorption, chemical treatment, and aeration.
Academic Supervisor : Vicente Enrique Martín Olmos

Environmental Health
This course examines the relationship between people and their environment, how it affects their physical well-being, and what they can do to influence the quality of their environment and to enhance their health. It considers environmental health control programs, agencies, and regulatory process.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Climate Change
This course studies the science of climate change and the latest available research and scientific data: new patterns of rainfall, droughts, weather events, and global warming. It also analyses the social changes and adaptations that human communities will have to consider, the political implications of climate change, and the ongoing diplomatic efforts.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Bioprocessing of Byproducts
This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

 

Admission - Ecology 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 - Ecology 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

Ecology 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.

 

AEET - Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre

AEHMS - Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society

AERE - Association pour les Énergies Renouvelables et l'Écologie

AFE - Association for Fire Ecology

ASE - Association Sèvre Environnement

AT - Amis de la Terre

BES - British Ecological Society

E&S - Ecology and Society

EAFES - East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies

ECOECO - Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Ecológica

EDF - Environmental Defense Fund WorldWide

EEF - European Ecological Federation

ESA - Ecological Society of America

ESF - Ecologie Sans Frontiere

FBB - Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade

FED - Fédération Environnement Durable

FFSSN - Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles

FHE - Fédération de l’Habitat Écologique

FNE - France Nature Environnement

IALE - International Association for Landscape Ecology

IAPS - International Association for People Environment Studies

ILTER - International Long Term Ecological Research

INTECOL - International Association for Ecology

ISCE - International Society of Chemical Ecology

ISEM - International Society for Ecological Modelling 

SBEE - Sociedade Brasileira de Etnobiologia e Etnoecologia

SCME - Sociedad Científica Mexicana de Ecología

SEB - Sociedade de Ecologia do Brasil

SER - Society for Ecological Restoration International

SFE - Société Française d’Écologie

SHE - Society for Human Ecology

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

 

 

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