Studies for Polish speaking students

Article index

  1. General
  2. On-Campus Regular Studies
  3. Flexibility of the System of Study
  4. Part-Time Studies

Flexibility of the System of Study

The system of study is flexible in many ways. A student is granted a lot of freedom in designing and effectuating an individual programme of study: a large number of courses to choose from, diversified areas of concentration, individual pace of the advancement of the study. Various measures have been taken to ensure the flexibility of the system of study:

  • A large, diversified and well-structured course offer is provided. More than 400 courses, 2-6 ECTS credits each, are offered each academic year. Almost any engineering course offered at the Faculty involves some practical and hands-on experience in the form of design project or laboratory that accompanies traditional lectures. Consequently, in the undergraduate curriculum, almost 50% of credit s required to obtain the B.Sc. degree are associated with laboratory or projects.
  • Curriculum requirements - which were traditionally based on a rigid core of compulsory courses, with a certain number of slots to be filled with restricted or free elective courses - are now formulated using the concept of subject classes. Whenever possible, the names of subject classes rather than the names of specific courses are used in the requirements, and a minimum number of credits that must be earned by the student in courses taken from each relevant subject class is specified. In some subject classes, compulsory courses are specified, but in principle, the mechanism of prerequisite and co-requisite requirements is employed to ensure an appropriate sequence of courses taken by the student.
  • A possibility to individualise the intensity of the study is ensured. This results from the regulations that enable the student to set his/her work load (number of courses taken) in each semester according to his/her capabilities and preferences, as long as he/she satisfies the minimum performance requirements. This means, in particular, that a good student can earn the degree earlier than scheduled and immediately start his/her job career. This also implies that the student is allowed to register for fewer courses than recommended and take a part-time employment or submit an "empty" registration form, or take a full-time job during a one-semester or even one-year "leave of absence".