Organisation of degree programmes

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

§ 5.

Organisation of degree programmes

  1. Students shall follow degree programmes within a given field of study or macro-field of study. The Faculty Board may establish specialisation areas within a field or macro-field of study.
  2. Degree programmes shall be provided in accordance with overall study schedules and curricula established by the Faculty Board, following the guidelines of the Senate of the Warsaw University of Technology and after consultation with the faculty-level student self-government body.
  3. During his or her studies, a student shall be required to complete successfully all courses specified as compulsory in the overall study schedule for a given field of study and specialisation area, as well as elective courses which have a duration corresponding to the required number of credits. A course shall be understood as a set of classes which are assessed by an overall grade and which are allocated a specific number of credits referred to in section 7 below.
  4. The nominal duration of full-time programmes shall be seven or eight semesters for first-cycle programmes leading to the degree of inżynier, six semesters for first-cycle programmes leading to the degree of licencjat, and three or four semesters for second-cycle programmes.
  5. The nominal duration of part-time programmes shall be determined by the Faculty Board and may be one or two semesters longer than the nominal duration of full-time programmes. Classes within part-time programmes and those within full-time programmes should be taught separately.
  6. The organisation of degree programmes at the Warsaw University of Technology shall be based on a Flexible Study System. This system shall enable a student, in accordance with certain rules, to choose the issues to be studied through the selection of a specialisation area and individual courses, to take and complete elements of courses at other faculties or other higher education institutions, and to have some freedom to choose his or her pace of study. Student achievements shall be documented and compared by means of a credit system.
  7. Each course shall be allocated a specific number of credits as determined by the Faculty Board. The nominal number of credits for courses in one semester of a full-time degree programme shall be 30. For a part-time degree programme, where its nominal duration is longer than that of a full-time programme, the number of credits for one semester shall be proportionally smaller, with the total number of credits for the entire part-time programme being the same as for a full-time programme. For the purposes of mobility between higher education institutions, these credits shall be regarded as ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.
  8. A detailed class timetable, established by the Dean after consultation with the faculty-level self-government body, shall be published at least two weeks before the beginning of a semester.
  9. Arrangements for the organisation and completion of foreign language courses shall be laid down in the regulations for the completion of foreign language courses at the Warsaw University of Technology.
  10. The rules governing the choice of specialisation areas and elective courses shall be laid down by the Faculty Board after consultation with the faculty-level self-government body.
  11. A student shall be required to attend classes currently being taught which are part of compulsory courses included in the schedule for semesters lower than the one for which he or she is registered, if these have not yet been completed by the student, unless the rules adopted at a given faculty provide otherwise.
  12. A student shall have the right to attend classes of the semester for which he or she is registered and, upon the consent of the Dean, classes scheduled in higher semesters.
  13. The right to attend classes may be restricted by the requirements concerning the sequence of courses to be taken and, in the case of elective courses, by the size of student groups.
  14. Before the beginning of classes, by the deadline set by the Dean, a student shall submit in the Dean’s Office a declaration concerning the courses which he or she will take in a given semester or the individual classes which he or she will attend. If such a declaration is not submitted, a student shall be enrolled on all compulsory courses included in the schedule of the semester for which he or she is registered and the courses scheduled in the previous semesters which he or she has not yet completed.
  15. After a review of declarations the Dean shall draw up lists of students enrolled on individual courses.
  16. Attendance at all classes for which a student has been enrolled shall be compulsory, with the exception of lectures.
  17. The teacher responsible for a given course shall provide students during the first class with: the course syllabus and recommended reading list;
  18. the course regulations laying down the required form of attendance of classes, the methods of continuous assessment of student performance, the procedure and schedule for the completion of the course, the bases on which non-attendance of classes may be justified, the form of examination, permissible use of any aids during tests, the rule for determining the overall grade for the course and other rules;
  19. the teacher’s office hours and office number.