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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Structural Engineering via distance learning

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

 

This program deals with the structural engineering principles and design techniques. It is a must for every engineer and architect working with the design of buildings, bridges, and other structures. It provides concise and updated information on the planning, design, and construction of various engineering structures.

 

Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton
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
Materials Science
Construction Materials & Assemblies
Architectural Structures
Concrete Design & Construction
Steel Design & Construction
Wood Design & Construction
Building Technology
Ground Mechanics
Ground Retaining Structures
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering

 

 

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

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Structural 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: Structural 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 - Structural 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.

 

 

Structural 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...

 

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

Materials Science
This course explains how materials are manufactured; why they behave the way they do; how they are fabricated into structural objects-parts; and how they can be compounded into alloys, reinforced composite structures, and flexibilized toughened structures. It considers the properties of materials utilized in practice of engineering, and the atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure of metals, ceramics, composites, and polymeric materials.
Academic Supervisor : Wolf Dettmer

Construction Materials & Assemblies
This course examines the principles, techniques, equipment, and materials used in the construction industry. It focuses on selecting the proper materials and equipment for specific construction tasks and estimating costs. It evaluates the properties of building materials such as: concrete, brick, wood, steel, plastics, synthetic fibers, adhesives, sealants, and composites.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Architectural Structures
This course deals with the structural systems behavior statics, and force analysis; the study of the strength and properties of materials; and the shapes of structural elements with respect to their effectiveness in resisting stresses. It includes stress and strain, analysis and design of beams and columns, and it examines forces on buildings (snow, live loads, wind, and earthquake).
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Concrete Design & Construction
This course explores the design of reinforced concrete structures. It presents the mechanics of structural concrete in bending, shear, and axial forces, and the structural behavior and design of bricks, tiles, and masonry. It includes beams, slabs systems, columns, foundations, retaining walls, and concrete.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Steel Design & Construction
This course explores the mechanics, structural behavior, and design of steel construction. It examines steel tension members, beams, columns, and their combinations in addition to the elastic and plastic methods employed. It also portrays the design of bolted and welded connections and the structural design of steel bridges and frames of buildings.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Wood Design & Construction
This course explores the design methods related to wood structures. It examines the nature of wood as a building material, plywood, glued laminated wood, timber piles and pile foundations, pole buildings, and conventional wood building framing.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Building Technology
This course presents important issues of building technology namely heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical distribution, and fire protection systems and emphasizes on the aspects of their design, construction, budgeting, and problem solving. It presents solutions for achieving energy-efficient buildings, for evaluating thermal performances, materials and envelopes resistance, air flow through and around buildings, and strategies for integrating technology into the architectural design process.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

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 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

Civil Engineering
This course provides a valuable source on civil engineering principles and techniques. It also consider the management of many civil engineering projects and incorporates innovations in design, construction, materials, and equipment.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

 

Admission - Structural 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 - Structural 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

Structural 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

ABCEM - Associação Brasileira da Construção Metálica

ABECE - Associação Brasileira de Engenharia e Consultoria Estrutural

ABP - Associação Brasileira de Pontes e Estruturas

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

EFFC - European Federation of Foundation Contractors

ENGC - Engineering Council (UK)

FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros

FIB - International Federation for Structural Concrete

FPS - Federation of Piling Specialists

IABSE - International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers

IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IAENG - International Association of Engineers

IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology

IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies

ISE - Institution of Structural Engineers

ISSMGE - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

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

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

SWE - Society of Women Engineers

UACSE - Universal Association of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers

WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 

 

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