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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Marine Science via distance learning

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

 

This program emphasizes the principles governing oceans, sea currents, water composition, and marine life. It deals with aspects of physical, geological, and chemical oceanography as well as their relation with marine ecosystems and their inhabitants. It also explores how organisms interact within their individual marine ecosystems, and discusses the impact of human activity on oceans, pollution, oceanic dead zones, and coral reefs.

 

Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez
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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).

 

Oceanography
Marine Science
Marine Biology
Phycology
Marine Life
Marine Zoology
Ichthyology
Aquatic Toxicology
Coastal & Marine Ecosystems

 

 

Marine 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 - Marine Science 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: Marine Science via distance learning = 27 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 - Marine Science 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: Marine Science via distance learning = 27 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 - Marine Science 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: Marine Science via distance learning = 27 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. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Marine Science 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: Marine Science via distance learning = 27 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 - Marine 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.

 

 

Marine 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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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

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

Marine Biology
This course deals with the biological aspects of marine communities from coastal estuaries to deep ocean trenches. It integrates marine biology with aspects of physical, geological, and chemical oceanography in relationship to the marine ecosystems and the organisms that inhabit them.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Phycology
This course reviews the identification, physiology, ecology, and evolution of marine and freshwater algae.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Marine Life
This course reviews the physiology, reproductive biology, anatomy, taxonomy, and ecology of marine life. It also studies the marine organisms and their relationships to the marine environment with emphasis on human interaction with marine ecosystems.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Marine Zoology
This course explores the natural history, functional morphology, ecology, distribution, habitat, adaptation, trophic interrelationships, and evolution of marine animals. It shows comparative morphology and biology of marine invertebrates, as well as the morphological, physiological, behavioral, and ecological diversity of fishes of the world.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Ichthyology
This course reviews the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fishes, considering the aspects of distribution, ecology, physiology, adaptation, and evolution of fishes. It also explores fish diversity; being the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates that inhabit virtually all aquatic environments.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Aquatic Toxicology
This course examines the sources, cycling, and impacts of toxicants in aquatic systems, including acid rain, ground water, fresh water rivers and lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. It deals with processes at the air-water interface, the properties of toxic chemicals that influence biogeochemical cycles, and their toxicity to aquatic organisms and humans.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Coastal & Marine Ecosystems
This course describes the major ecological impacts, processes, and management regimes that are associated with marine, coastal, and near-shore ecosystems. It reviews laws, programs, policy initiatives, marine organisms, and their relationships to the environment, in addition to human interaction with coastal and marine ecosystems.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

 

Admission - Marine 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 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 - Marine 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

Marine 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.

 

AASM - Académie des Arts & Sciences de la Mer

ACIMAR - Asociación Colombiana de Investigadores en Ciencias del Mar

AEHMS - Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society

AMSI - Association of Marine Scientific Industries

AOCA - Afri Oceans Conservation Alliance

AOCEANO - Associação Brasileira de Oceanografia

ASLO - Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

CIESM - International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea

CMB - Ciências do Mar Brasil

CSMS - Challenger Society for Marine Science

EFMSTS - European Federation of Marine Science and Technology Societies

EMODNET - European Marine Observation and Data Network

FFSSN - Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles

IABO - International Association for Biological Oceanography

IFHS - International Federation of Hydrographic Societies

IMAREST - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

IMO - International Maritime Organisation

IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

MBAUK - Marine Biological Association

MCS - Marine Conservation Society

MOTN - Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network

MTS - Marine Technology Society

Oceana - Protecting the World's Oceans

OCS - Ocean Conservation Society

PICES - North Pacific Marine Science Organization

SAO - Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos

SBI - Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia

SCCM - Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias del Mar

SMI - Society of Maritime Industries

SUT - Society for Underwater Technology

TOS - The Oceanography Society

 

 

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