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Course - Ground Retaining Structures Online via distance learning.


Bircham International University

Continuing Education - Course Online via distance learning

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Ground Retaining Structures Online via distance learning

University graduate level continuing education course.
Background in this field of study is recommended.


This course explores special problems in ground retaining structures and construction-related soil engineering. It reviews diaphragm walls, continuous bored piles, cofferdams, shoring and underpinning methods, and other ground retaining structures.


Academic Supervisor : Mohamed Abdallah Naguib El-Reedy
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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...


Bibliography - Ground Retaining Structures Online 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.
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Faculty of Engineering & Technology


Ground Retaining Structures Online via distance learning

Course - Continuing Education for Adults & Professionals.


COURSE FEES & MATERIALS: 500 Euros (700 US$)

The estimated duration of this course amounts to 10 weeks with an average dedication of 9 hours per week of continuing education. However, the actual duration depends on your dedication to the completion of the accredited course requirements. We recommend you dedicate 3 hours a day and 3 days per week.

After completion of this course, you will earn 90 hours of study partitioned as follows: 36 hours for textbook reading and comprehension; 27 hours for data organization and draft report writing; 18 hours for final report review and formatting, examples and case studies; and a final average of 9 hours for subject conclusion, opinion, and critical thinking.


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COURSE FEES & MATERIALS: 500 Euros (700 US$)
You may enroll from anywhere in the world and any time of the year.
The fees include: textbook, study guide, shipping, tutoring, evaluation, and accredited certificate.
Payment plans are available upon request from Bircham International University.

In order to enroll in this continuing education course, you need to download, fill out, and submit the Bircham International University application for admission. You only need to fill out page one of this application. You do not need to attach any of the additional documents required for higher degrees. Actual enrollment is not confirmed until the course fees are paid (or at least part of the fees in case a payment plan is authorized). To make this payment, you may either download and submit our Generic Payment Form or use Paypal if you prefer. Bircham International University offices will issue a receipt as soon as your payment is received, and will send you all the documents stating your formal enrollment in this course.

This course fees may be refunded within the first 30 days after delivery of the course textbook. A 100 Euros administrative fee will be discounted from the refund. The book cost (with shipping) will also be discounted from the refund in the case the book was already shipped. No refunds are granted 30 days after the course starts. Enrollment into this course will be automatically canceled if the required report has not been submitted and approved within a year from the course start. You have a maximum of one year to complete a course.

After successful completion of the continuing education course required report, you will get a Professional Certificate issued by Bircham International University with 7 CEU's Continuing Education Units that are equivalent to 5 semester credits. You will also get a 9 ECTS Credits certificate issued by the Education Quality Accreditation Commission.


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Course - Learning outcomes.

Ground Retaining Structures Online via distance learning

Continuing Education for Adults & Professionals


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 4. Specialized knowledge and comprehension.

Outcome resulting from comprehensive reading and classification of the main concepts of the book.
After a comprehensive reading of the course suggested textbook, the student will explain the interrelationships, hierarchy, and overall meaning of Ground Retaining Structures key concepts. The selected concepts will then become the skeleton for the development of the required written report. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid and specialized knowledge about Ground Retaining Structures.


EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.

Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student is required to illustrate the contents with examples of practical application or case studies to analyze the effect and potential results of the application of the knowledge about Ground Retaining Structures. This process also involves the transformation of the information learned: graphic and numeric data into verbal and vice versa; as well as interpreting, explaining, and summarizing the main ideas of Ground Retaining Structures and their applicability in the professional field of Engineering & Technology.


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 Ground Retaining Structures. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Ground Retaining Structures to different Engineering & Technology decision making scenarios and problem-solving.



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Ground Retaining Structures

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