Graduation

Article index

  1. Introduction
  2. General rules
  3. Rights and duties of students
  4. Organisation of the academic year
  5. Organisation of degree programmes
  6. Completion of classes
  7. Examination
  8. Completion of a course
  9. Grading scale
  10. Arrangements for students following a part of the curriculum outside their home faculty
  11. Completion of a semester of study
  12. Registration for the next year or semester of study
  13. Arrangements for students following an individualised study programme
  14. Arrangements for students following more than one degree programme in parallel
  15. Transfers
  16. Arrangements for resuming study
  17. Leave of absence
  18. The diploma thesis
  19. The diploma examination
  20. Graduation
  21. Ranking of graduates
  22. Prizes and distinctions
  23. Liability of students
  24. Circumstances of striking students from the register of students
  25. Final and transitional provisions

§ 20.

Graduation

  1. Graduation shall take place once a student has received a positive assessment of the diploma thesis and passed the diploma examination. A graduate shall obtain a higher education diploma, confirming the award of a relevant degree, on the basis of the decision taken by the diploma examination board.
  2. The final numerical result achieved by a student shall be calculated up to two decimal points and shall be equal to the sum of:
    • 0.6 of the weighted average of all overall grades for courses, with weightings proportional to the number of credits allocated to each course,
    • 0.3 of the grade for the diploma thesis,
    • 0.1 of the grade for the diploma examination.
  3. The final grade shall be based on the final numerical result and determined in accordance with the following rule:
      4.70 and above excellent
    from 4.30 to 4.69 very good
    from 3.90 to 4.29 good
    from 3.50 to 3.89 fairly good
      up to 3.49 satisfactory
  4. A higher education diploma shall consist of two parts:
    • the first part shall give the degree awarded to the student, the name of the field of study and, where applicable, the specialisation area taken by the student and his or her final grade;
    • the second part, a Diploma Supplement, shall give information concerning the degree programme completed, including the courses completed together with grades.
  5. At the request of a student, submitted either together with the diploma thesis or seven days after the diploma examination at the latest, the University shall issue, in addition to a higher education diploma in the Polish language, a copy of the diploma in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German or Russian.
  6. Before receiving the diploma, a graduate shall be required to fulfil all obligations towards the University.
  7. The Faculty Board may request the Rector to award a distinction to a student who has graduated with the grade “excellent”. The types of distinction for graduates shall be determined by the Senate of the Warsaw University of Technology.
  8. Higher education diplomas shall be presented by the Dean at a graduation ceremony.