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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Mining Engineering via distance learning

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

 

This program illustrates the latest in the mining technology. It also depicts the various tasks a mining engineer accomplishes throughout the life of a mine, including deposits' search, site's value determination, mineral extraction, and post-mining reclamation. It focuses on the sustainable land management that meets economic and environmental needs. It covers both aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels.

 

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).

 

Geology
Hydrology
Petrology & Petrography
Mineral Deposits & Sedimentology
Rock & Fluid Properties
Mineralogy
Crystallography
Geomorphology
Environmental Impact
Ground Mechanics
Ground Retaining Structures
Geotechnical Analysis
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Drilling Optimization
Mining Engineering

 

 

Mining 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 - Mining 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: Mining Engineering via distance learning = 48 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 - Mining 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: Mining Engineering via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree) + 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 - Mining 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: Mining Engineering via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Mining 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: Mining Engineering via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

 

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 adult degree program. More info...

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drilling Optimization
This course explores the procedures for optimizing fluid properties, hydraulics, bit weight, and selection. It covers additional topics of balanced drilling conditions are stressed; design of continuous and intermittent gas lift systems, multiphase flow, and inflow well performance; design and analysis of oil-field drilling operations and equipment; well-control procedures; and measurement of drilling fluid properties.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Mining Engineering
This course presents the latest in mining technology, and the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. It focuses on a sustainable management of the land to meet the economic and environmental needs. It covers aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

 

Admission - Mining 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 - Mining 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

Mining 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

ABM - Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia, Materiais e Mineração

ABMS - Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica

AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

AGSSEA - Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia

AGU - American Geophysical Union

AIMMPE - American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

AMA - Association of Mining Analysts

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

ASGMI - Asociación de Servicios de Geología y Minería Iberoamericanos

BGA - British Geophysical Association

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)

EUROMINES - European Association of Mining Industries

FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros

FEIGS - Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies

FEMP - Federation of European Mineral Programs

FPS - Federation of Piling Specialists

IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IAENG - International Association of Engineers

IAGC - International Association of Geophysical Contractors

ICMM - International Council on Mining and Metals

IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology

IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies

IGS - International Geosynthetics Society

IMAE - Industrial Minerals Association Europe

IMANA - Industrial Minerals Association - North America

IOM3 - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

ISMSP - International Society of Mine Safety Professionals

ISSMGE - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

ITA - International Tunneling Association

LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions

MMSA - Mining and Metallurgical Society of America

MSA - Mineralogical Society of America

NAAAEA - National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects

NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers

SEFI - Societé Européene pour la Formation des Enginieurs

SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists

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

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

SME - Sociedade Mineira de Engenheiros

SME - Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration

SWE - Society of Women Engineers

TGS - The Geological Society

TMS - Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 

 

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