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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Urban Planning & Design via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Urban Planning & Design Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Urban Planning & Design Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Urban Planning & Design Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Urban Planning & Design Online via distance learning

 

This program inspects the critical issues facing human settlement and urban development. It provides communities with the informed foundation crucial to coordinate the actions between the public and the private sectors. Urban design and planning constitutes a professional field with a sophistication that is constantly growing to match the contemporary urban complexity. It considers the social and cultural relationships between people and the form and quality of their built environment in addition to the administrative, political, and decision making dimensions of shaping urban areas and regions.

 

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).

 

Construction Industry
Land Use Planning
Urban History & The City
Housing & Community Facilities
Human Habitat
Urban Development
Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Urban Design Implementation
Urban Geospatial Analysis
Landscape Planning
Urban Plan Evaluation
Urban Planning
Valuation of Real Estate
Real Estate

 

 

Urban Planning & Design 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 - Urban Planning & Design 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: Urban Planning & Design via distance learning = 42 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 - Urban Planning & Design 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: Urban Planning & Design via distance learning = 42 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 - Urban Planning & Design 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: Urban Planning & Design via distance learning = 42 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Urban Planning & Design 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: Urban Planning & Design via distance learning = 42 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 - Urban Planning & Design 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.

 

 

Urban Planning & Design 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...

 

Construction Industry
This course reviews the organization, relationships, practices, terminology, project types, procurement methods, industry standards, contract documents, and career opportunities in the construction process, with emphasis on the organization and uses of architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Land Use Planning
This course presents the properties that govern the use of soil for plant growth and construction engineering purposes. It emphasizes on sustainable use and conservation. It identifies soil resources for human needs and the management of soil landscape data to ameliorate the environmental impact of human activities.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Urban History & The City
This course analyzes city forms and designs and their relation to culture. It studies the daily visible evidence of the city; self-identification with cities; image and perception; visual design analysis; and place as a representation of culture.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Housing & Community Facilities
This course surveys housing and community development problems and standards. It explores issues of culture, political environment, social context, economic circumstances, and other factors which define and limit housing facilities and delivery. It integrates housing with community facilities such parks, schools, drainage, sewerage, utilities, libraries, solid waste, and transportation.
Academic Supervisor : Antoine K. Abou Assaf

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

Urban Development
This course explores urban economics and impacts on real estate development. It emphasizes on land allocation, location theory, rent / value theory, factors affecting growth and decline of cities, and the role of governmental regulation, policy, and finance in controlling real estate and urban development.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Urban Affairs & Public Policy
This course explores the urban policies of major problems confronting cities and metropolitan regions today. It examines the means and consequences of public intervention in urban land and housing in addition to the issues of transportation and how to manage traffic and urban development, its life cycle, expansion, and decay. It considers the effects of economic globalization, income inequality, and metropolitan decentralization.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Urban Design Implementation
This course studies the effective implementation of urban designs and their past heritage. It also considers theories of city building and the elements, patterns, and evolution of the city-shaping urban forms. It presents the methods used in urban morphological analysis to express community values and goals in the design of their cities.
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

Landscape Planning
This course studies the theory and techniques of regional design to analyze, evaluate, plan, design, and manage the resources of the regional landscape. It considers the social, economic, political, and individual forces affecting community development and growth. It also examines conflicting land-use pressures of urban/rural fringe.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Urban Plan Evaluation
This course explores the methods and techniques for a-priori assessment of physical urban improvement plans, program designs, and public policies. It includes cost effectiveness and goal achievement, as well as more conventional cost-benefit and cost-revenue forms of analysis.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Urban Planning
This course examines the principles and theories of urban structure and institutions, the concepts and logic of urban planning, and the evolution of planning ideas in response to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions. It considers public and private responsibilities as well as the major procedures used by urban planners.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Valuation of Real Estate
This course reviews the techniques of real estate valuation; market analysis in addition to legal and political analysis. It exposes the approaches to valuation, market comparison, income, and cost. It considers the role of valuation in real estate investment and government regulation of appraisers.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Minaya Rodríguez

Real Estate
This course surveys the processes and people involved in developing real estate; namely the issues of site control, public and private approvals, feasibility analysis, project financing, design and construction, marketing, and asset management. It analyses private and public real-estate investment decisions.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Minaya Rodríguez

 

Admission - Urban Planning & Design 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 - Urban Planning & Design 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

Urban Planning & Design 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.

 

AESOP - Association of European Schools of Planning

ANTAC - Associação Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído

APA - American Planning Association

AREUEA - American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association

ATCM - Association of Town and City Management

EAUH - European Association for Urban History

EURA - European Urban Research Association

FIU - Federación Iberoamericana de Urbanistas

FNAU - Fédération Nationale des Agences d'Urbanisme

IFHP - International Federation for Housing and Planning

INTA - International Urban Development Association

ISOCARP - International Society of City and Regional Planners

IUPEA - International Urban Planning and Environment Association

LALI - Iniciativa Latinoamericana del Paisaje

RTPI - Royal Town Planning Institute

SCL - Society of Construction Law

TCPA - Town and Country Planning Association

 

 

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