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Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

 

Building Technology & Design via distance learning

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

 

This program details the major systems used in the design of a building, how it is constructed, and how elements of the same building interrelate and affect each other. It focuses on the principles underlying building construction. These can serve as guidelines for the evaluation and application of new materials, products, and standards in the planning, design, and construction of a building. Each building element, component, or system is described in terms of its functionality. If approved by the faculty, this program may lead to a major in Architecture.

 

Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero
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) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Construction Industry
Foundation Engineering
Construction Materials & Assemblies
Architectural Design
Architectural Structures
Concrete Design & Construction
Steel Design & Construction
Wood Design & Construction
Building Active Control Systems
Building Acoustics & Illumination
HVAC System Design
Building Technology
Building Design
Construction Law & Safety
Construction Management
Architectural Environmental Integration

 

 

Building Technology & 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 - Building Technology & 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: Building Technology & Design 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 - Building Technology & Design - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Building Technology & Design via distance learning = 48 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 - Building Technology & Design - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Building Technology & Design via distance learning = 48 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Building Technology & Design - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Building Technology & Design 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. More info...

 

 

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 - Building Technology & 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.

 

 

Building Technology & 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) = 1 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

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

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 Design
This course examines the various human purposes in architecture, the types of architectural styles, and the different approaches to construction. It presents architectural design theories, methods, ideas, and technologies. Finally, it finally explores new views on architectural aesthetics.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

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 Active Control Systems
This course deals with building service systems, including electrical, gas, HVAC, fire prevention and safety, communications, and service-water supply and distribution. It also considers energy efficiency, optimum selection of energy sources, and renewable energy sources such as passive or active solar systems, geothermal systems, and/or free-cooling.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Building Acoustics & Illumination
This course explores vibration, noise, and acoustics control: walls, barriers and enclosures, acoustical materials, and structures. It also considers production, measurement, and control of light, as well as the design of natural and artificial lighting systems.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

HVAC System Design
This course examines HVAC system design and analysis; including room air distribution, fans and air circulation, humidifying and dehumidifying processes, piping and ducting design, elements of indoor air quality, physical/ chemical characteristics of contaminants, health effects, and standard requirements.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

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

Building Design
This course studies building design processes and the evaluation of design alternatives. It explores a conceptual building design: area requirements, space layout, structures, enclosure systems, and services. It includes site preparation and earthwork, wood framing, masonry, concrete forming, precast construction, industrialized building, shoring, and underpinning.
Academic Supervisor : Verónica Torres Cervero

Construction Law & Safety
This course focuses on the legal issues arising from building design and construction, risk management, accident prevention, and liability awareness. It covers topics such as construction, legislation, regulation, occupational safety and health issues, and other related laws related to the construction industry.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Minaya Rodríguez

Construction Management
This course examines the financial, technical, environmental impact, risks, regulations, and management activities associated with the development of construction projects, including business and construction concepts, as well as marketing strategies for continued profitable operation of a construction firm.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

Architectural Environmental Integration
This course considers how climate and environment determine building forms, site analysis, and design strategies to optimize comfort temperature and illumination. It presents passive means for environmental control, including day lighting use and noise reduction, and enhances the aesthetics integration with the surroundings.
Academic Supervisor : Graeme Dean Hamilton

 

Admission requirements - Building Technology & Design Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

Allow 10 business days for processing.

All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
* Submit one ID-sized photo
* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach 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
* 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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Building Technology & Design Online via distance learning

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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional.

 

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 en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

AECB - Association for Environmentally Conscious Building
ANTAC - Associação Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído
ASBA - Association of Self-Build Architects
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers
B&ES - Building & Engineering Services Association
BCIA - Building Controls Industry Association
BTES - Building Technology Educators' Society
CABE - Chartered Association of Building Engineers
CIB - Conseil International du Bâtiment (International Council for Building)
CIBSE - Chartered Institution of Building Services
CIC - Construction Industry Council
CPA - Construction Products Association
EuroACE - European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
FFB - Fédération Française du Bâtiment
FMB - Federation of Master Builders
GHA - Good Homes Alliance
HBF - Home Builders Federation
IHBC - Institute of Historic Building Conservation
IPHE - International Passive House Association
SCL - Society of Construction Law
SLFM - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Facility Management
STBA - Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
WGBC - World Green Building Council
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