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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

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Sustainable Agriculture via distance learning

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

 

This program covers the theoretical basis of sustainable agriculture; the design of alternative production systems and technologies; and the management of insect pests, pathogens, and weeds. It carefully guide students through major agricultural topics such as plant sciences, agriculture technology and engineering, and farm management using research findings and examples from both the developed and undeveloped worlds.

 

Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham
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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).

 

Agriculture Science
Horticulture
Agriculture Production
Sustainable Agriculture
Soil Fertility
Soil & Water Conservation
Drainage & Irrigation
Agriculture Machinery
Agricultural Engineering
Water & Waste Sanitation
Agricultural Biotechnology
Soil Science
Soil Improvement
Biosystems Engineering
Bioprocessing of Byproducts
Farm Management
Plant Health Management
Genetic Improvement

 

 

Sustainable Agriculture 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 - Sustainable Agriculture - 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: Sustainable Agriculture via distance learning = 54 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 - Sustainable Agriculture - 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: Sustainable Agriculture via distance learning = 54 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 Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Sustainable Agriculture - 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: Sustainable Agriculture via distance learning = 54 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Sustainable Agriculture - 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: Sustainable Agriculture via distance learning = 54 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 - Sustainable Agriculture 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.

 

 

Sustainable Agriculture 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...

 

Agriculture Science
The course covers the theoretical basis of sustainable agriculture; designing alternative systems and technologies; alternative production systems; and managing insect pests, pathogens, and weeds. It provides examples from throughout the developed and undeveloped world.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Horticulture
This course explores the science and technology related to horticulture with emphasis on the physiological components of growth and development of ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Agriculture Production
This course reviews the production and management of field crops, including establishment, irrigation, fertilization, pests, harvesting, and the integration of different plants and animals in the agriculture production chain.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Sustainable Agriculture
This course reviews the idea of agricultural sustainability; economic, ecological, and social components; landscape management; agri-food communities in urban and rural systems; pest management; water availability and use for irrigation and other purposes, and the importance of water to agriculture and society; in addition to the land, food, and nutrition and their impact on human health continuum.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Soil Fertility
This course explores all aspects of soil fertility including nutrient availability, soil chemistry, solubility relationships, ion exchange, and oxidation-reduction reactions in soils. It considers the sources, properties, and utilization of fertilizers and other formulas to affect soil fertility.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Soil & Water Conservation
This course reviews the problems, principles, and control of soil erosion by water and wind, land planning for soil conservation, and water management including irrigation and drainage problems.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Drainage & Irrigation
This course explores all issues related to drainage and irrigation including soil-water-plant relationships, theory of infiltration and evapotranspiration, saturated and unsaturated flow through soils, movement of chemicals in the vadose zone, the design of surface and subsurface drainage systems, design of sprinkler, trickle, and subsurface irrigation systems. It studies the management of irrigation systems in developing countries.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Agriculture Machinery
This course reviews the selection, use, evaluation, maintenance, and management of farm, industrial, and turf equipment. It also explores the calibration, efficiency, cost considerations, and labor performance of agriculture machinery.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Agricultural Engineering
This course brings the principles and applications of engineering to bear on the science and technology of farming and growing. It integrates biological and physical sciences through the application of engineering fundamentals and design to biological systems involved in production, processing, storage, handling, distribution, the use of food and other biomaterials, and managing related natural resources of the agriculture.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Water & Waste Sanitation
This course deals with waste sanitation and the environmental health problems concerning watersheds, water channels, river systems, and the sea. It examines waste impact on the hydrologic cycle and provides management solutions for modifying this impact on water quality, quantity, and use.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Agricultural Biotechnology
This course reviews the theory, principles, and techniques of molecular biology and its applications in agriculture and animal production. Humans have historically altered plants to meet food needs. It also explores the impacts of biotechnology from different perspectives.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Soil Science
This course presents the properties and mechanics of soil that govern its use for purposes related to plant growth, construction, and conservation. Topics include soil biology, chemistry, water, fertility, classification, and surveys. It relates these concepts to current soil management, wetland management, the use of Geographic Information Systems for soil mapping, and much more. It stresses on sustainable soil uses and prepares students to deal with current environmental issues, such as soil and water conservation, nutrient management, sustainable agriculture, etc.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Soil Improvement
This course explores the methods of soil improvement, cohesion, de-watering, drains, compaction, ground stabilization, and injections.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Biosystems Engineering
This course explores the application of engineering sciences to energy and mass balances in agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems in the areas of air and water vapor systems, machine systems, food systems, grain processing, hydrologic systems, electrical systems, and mass and energy transport in cells and microbes.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Bioprocessing of Byproducts
This course presents the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering applicable to the design of systems for the treatment and utilization of livestock manures and other agricultural byproducts. It explains the bioenergetics of microbial processes, composting agricultural and animal wastes, odor measurement, and toxic control.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Farm Management
This course explains the key aspects in today's agriculture production industry. It shows how a good farm management requires the application of economic principles, budgeting procedures, and information systems to determine optimal combinations of crop and livestock. It considers the whole farm resources, planning, and management.
Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham

Plant Health Management
This course studies the identification and biology of important diseases and plant insects. It presents an integrated approach to pest and plant health management in various plant environments.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Genetic Improvement
This course deals with the past, present, and future of genetic improvement with emphasis on the genetic principles underlying plant and animal breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying genetic analysis and engineering. It explores the use of hormones and DNA for genome modification and improvement.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

 

Admission requirements - Sustainable Agriculture Online via distance learning

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD... Application for Admission

 

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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Recommended Professional References.

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...

 

AAC - Associations pour l'Agriculture de Conservation
ABAS - Associação Brasileira de Águas Subterrâneas
ABRH - Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos
ACL - AgroCare Latinoamérica
ACSS - African Crop Science Society
AEAC - Asociación Española Agricultura de Conservación
AIARD - Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development
ALIA - Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieros Agrícolas
APAD - Association pour la Promotion d'une Agriculture Durable
APPS - Australasian Plant Pathology Society
ASA - American Society of Agronomy
ASABE - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ATBC - Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
BSA - Botanical Society of America
CCAS - Conselho Científico para Agricultura Sustentável
CEAB - Confederação dos Engenheiros Agrônomos do Brasil
CSA - Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
CSSA - Crop Science Society of America
ECAF - European Conservation Agriculture Federation
ECPA - European Crop Protection Association
EFA - Ecological Farming Association
EPSO - European Plant Science Organisation
FAAS - Fundação Agrisus Agricultura Sustentável
FAO - Food And Agriculture Organization
GPC - Global Plant Council
IAD - Institut de l'Agriculture Durable
IAHS - International Association of Hydrological Sciences
IATP - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
ICSS - International Crop Science Society
IFOAM - International Federation for Organic Agricultural Movements
INPAS - Associação Brasileira de Insumos para Agricultura Sustentáve
IOAS - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
IOPB - International Organization of Plant Biosystematists
ISHS - International Society for Horticultural Science
NASAA - National Association for Sustainable Agriculture
NSAC - National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
OFRF - Organic Farming Research Foundation
PTAS - Plataforma Tecnológica de Agricultura de Sostenible
RAD - Réseau Agriculture Durable
RAFI - Rural Advancement Foundation International
RAS - Rede de Agricultura Sustentável
SAEA - Sustainable Agriculture Education Association
SBA - Sociedade Brasileira de Agrometeorologia
SBCPD - Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência das Plantas Daninhas
SBERA - Sociedade Brasileira dos Especialistas em Resíduos das Produções Agropecuária e Agroindustrial
SBFic - Sociedade Brasileira de Ficologia
SBMP - Sociedade Brasileira de Melhoramento de Plantas
UCSFEP - Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Environment Program
WAA - World Association of Agronomists
WF - World Farmers
WFA - Wild Farm Alliance
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