General provisions

Article index

  1. Introduction
  2. General provisions
  3. Organisation of studies
  4. Admission to study
  5. Resumption of study
  6. Study regulations and student registration
  7. Award of diploma and graduation

I. General provisions

§ 1

  1. These Academic Regulations shall govern the organisation of study provided within first-cycle and second-cycle, as well as long-cycle Master’s full-time and part-time degree programmes at the Warsaw University of Technology, hereinafter referred to as the “University”.
  2. The provisions of the Academic Regulations shall apply to all organisational units of the University that provide education referred to in section 1.
  3. The Regulations shall specify the relevant rights and duties of students and other persons involved in the education process at the University in all fields of study, levels and profiles of study.
  4. The legal basis for the Regulations shall be the Act of 20 July 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended) hereinafter referred to as the “Act” and the Warsaw University of Technology Statute, hereinafter referred to as the “Statute”.

§ 2

  1. The terms used in the Regulations shall have the following meaning:
    1. course – classes or a set of classes under a common name, with an assigned number of credit points and learning outcomes, pursued within one semester, and awarded a single aggregate grade, 
    2. course information sheet – course description that defines, in particular: course objectives, course content, number of course hours, number of assigned ECTS credits and intended learning outcomes, 
    3. course leader – a person responsible for the course syllabus and its delivery, authorised by the dean to award final grades for the course, 
    4. course regulations – description of the course credit regulations and course requirements, 
    5. course tutor – an academic teacher or any other person authorised to run a course, 
    6. credit points – ECTS credits defined by the European Credit Transfer System as a measure of a student’s average workload necessary to achieve the intended learning outcomes or other credits assigned to a course in order to conduct the registration procedure, 
    7. diploma supplement – description of the completed degree programme, including a list of completed courses along with grades and ECTS credits, 
    8. faculty – a basic organisational unit of the University, as defined in the Statute, 
    9. flexible study system – organisation of study that enables the student to select courses from the offer of elective courses, specialisation and the topic of the diploma thesis, as well as his or her individual studying pace in line with the relevant registration regulations, 2 
    10. full-time study – a mode of study in which more than half of the ECTS credits awarded for the study programme may be obtained for courses with direct participation of academic teachers (or other persons who conduct classes) and students, 
    11. individual organisation of study – approved by the dean at the request of the student, method of organisation of study including individual registration requirements which enable a change of the pace of study and, if possible, an individual study plan, 
    12. individual study plan – approved by the dean at the request of the student, a list of courses which the student is required to pass, including courses pursued at other faculties or at other universities that ensure achievement of the learning outcomes in line with the study programme followed by the student, 
    13. learning outcomes – a body of knowledge, skills and social competences acquired in the process of learning, 
    14. level of study – first-cycle or second-cycle study, or long-cycle Master’s study, 
    15. mode of study – full-time or part-time study, 
    16. part-time study – a mode of study in which fewer than half of the ECTS credits included in the study programme may be obtained for courses with direct participation of academic teachers (or other persons who conduct classes) and students, 
    17. passed course – a course for which the student was awarded a positive final grade, entered into the University IT system, 
    18. programme of study – description of the education process for a given field of study, level, profile and mode of study, leading to the achievement of intended learning outcomes, including in particular the allocation of ECTS credits to courses being followed, 
    19. registration – the dean’s decision on enrolling a student for a successive study stage, 
    20. retaking a course due to unsatisfactory academic progress – the requirement to retake a course which has been failed, an equivalent course or a course from the same group of courses, 
    21. specialisation – a separate part of the study programme, 
    22. studyplan – a list of courses in individual semesters of study, 
    23. studyprofile – practical profile or general academic profile, 
    24. studystage – part of the study programme pursued within a given period of time (semester or academic year), upon completion of which the dean shall take the decision to allow the student to continue the study or to take the diploma examination, 
    25. timetable – a detailed timetable of classes in a given semester.
  2. The term faculty shall also refer to any college or school providing a degree programme, and the terms dean, faculty board and faculty-level self-government body shall also refer respectively to the head, board and student self-government body of any such unit.

§ 3

  1. A person shall be admitted to the University and acquire student rights and duties upon swearing the academic oath. The student shall confirm the fact of swearing the academic oath with the student’s own signature. The wording of the oath shall be laid down in the Statute. 
  2. The student rights and duties shall expire on the day of the loss of student status, in particular upon graduation or upon being struck off the students’ register, subject to section 3. 
  3. A person who graduated from first-cycle study shall retain student rights until 31 October of the year of graduation, excluding the right to benefits laid down in the Act.

§ 4

  1. The Rector shall be the superior and guardian of all students of the University. 
  2. Administrative decisions on individual students’ matters, laid down in the Act, shall be issued by the Rector. 
  3. The Rector may authorise another person to take administrative decisions on individual students’ matters. 
  4. Appeals against the Rector’s administrative decisions shall be in the form of application for re-examination of the case. The appeal application shall be submitted in writing to the Rector through the intermediary of the relevant dean within 14 days of the receipt of the decision. 
  5. The dean shall take decisions on individual students’ matters other than those referred to in section 2, including disputes and conflicts. 
  6. The decisions referred to in section 5 may be appealed against to the Rector. The appeal application shall be submitted within 14 days of the receipt of the decision. The appeal to the Rector shall be submitted by the student through the intermediary of the authority that took the decision. The Rector’s decision on the appeal shall be final.

§ 5

Student self-government bodies shall represent the interests and express opinions of the students of the University. They also decide or decide jointly with the University authorities on matters concerning students, in accordance with the University’s internal legal regulations.

§ 6

  1. The University may charge tuition fees for: 
    1. education in part-time study; 
    2. retaking courses in full-time study due to unsatisfactory academic progress; 
    3. education in a foreign language of instruction; 
    4. courses not included in the study programme; 
    5. education of foreigners in full-time study in Polish as the language of instruction. 
  2. The University may also charge fees for: 
    1. conducting admissions proceedings; 
    2. conducting confirmation of learning outcomes; 
    3. issuing a student record book and student ID, as well as copies of these documents; 
    4. issuing a foreign-language copy of the diploma of graduation and diploma supplement, other than those issued in accordance with Art. 77 section 2 of the Act; 
    5. use of halls of residence and canteens. 
  3. The amounts of fees referred to in section 1 and section 2 points 2 and 6, the regulations on charging the fees, as well as the conditions and procedures of exemption therefrom shall be laid down in the University’s internal legal regulations. 
  4. Students admitted to study through resumption or transfer from another university shall pay the tuition fees referred to in section 1 in accordance with the amounts and regulations laid down in the University’s internal legal regulations. 
  5. The regulations on charging fees for foreigners and the amounts of the fees shall be determined in the Act and related regulations and in the University’s internal legal regulations.