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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology
Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree focuses on the utilization of natural materials for civil engineering and construction. Historically, the geotechnical engineering Doctor Ph.D. Degree focused on structural foundations, slope stability, and earth dams. Today, the program's scope of activities has expanded to include natural and man made hazard mitigation, advanced techniques for site and material characterization, modeling of natural materials, design of pavement systems, and environmental assessment and remediation.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
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Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 36 Academic credits - Geotechnical Engineering Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 36 Academic credits: Geotechnical Engineering Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601GET - Surveying
602GET - Ground Mechanics
603GET - Geotechnical Analysis
604GET - Geology
605GET - Ground Retaining Structures
606GET - Urban Geospatial Analysis
607GET - Hydrology
608GET - Soil Science
609GET - Foundation Engineering
610GET - Soil Improvement
611GET - Geotechnical Engineering
612GET - Structural Engineering
Bibliography: Geotechnical Engineering via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ 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. For example: Mining Engineering.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Geotechnical Engineering:
AAEE - Australasian Association for Engineering Education
ABGEA - Associação Brasileira de Geologia, de Engenharia e Ambiental
ABMS - Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica
AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
AGS - Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists
AGSSEA - Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia
ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
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)
FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros
FEIGS - Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies
FPS - Federation of Piling Specialists
IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education
IAENG - International Association of Engineers
IAMG - International Association for Mathematical Geology
IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France
IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology
IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
IGS - International Geosynthetics Society
ISSMGE - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
ITA - International Tunneling Association
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 Ingénieurs
SEMSIG - Sociedad Española de Mécanica del Suelo e Ingeniería Geotécnica.
SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SWE - Society of Women Engineers
WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations
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...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Geotechnical Engineering
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Geotechnical Engineering
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Geotechnical Engineering to different Engineering & Technology decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Geotechnical Engineering, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology
Geotechnical Engineering Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geotechnical Engineering