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Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

Mining Engineering via distance learning


This Doctor Ph.D. Degree 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 : Abbas Abbaszadeh Shahri
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


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$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Engineering & Technology via distance learning


Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Mining Engineering via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 42 Academic credits - Mining Engineering Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 42 Academic credits: Mining 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.


601MIE - Ground Mechanics
602MIE - Geotechnical Analysis
603MIE - Ground Retaining Structures
604MIE - Hydrology
605MIE - Mineral Deposits & Sedimentology
606MIE - Rock & Fluid Properties
607MIE - Geomorphology
608MIE - Drilling Optimization
609MIE - Petrology & Petrography
610MIE - Mineralogy
611MIE - Crystallography
612MIE - Geotechnical Engineering
613MIE - Mining Engineering
614MIE - Structural Engineering
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Bibliography: Mining 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: Geology.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Mining Engineering:


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
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
BTA - British Tunnelling Society
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
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 Ingénieurs
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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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 - Mining 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 - Mining 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 Mining Engineering. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Mining 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 Mining 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...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

Mining Engineering Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Mining Engineering


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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