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Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3,5 year

Wydział Nauk Przyrodniczych

Sosnowiec

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Programme overview:

During the 1st cycle studies in Applied Geology you will gain broad knowledge in the field of Earth sciences. The duration of studies is 7 semesters, ending with the Eng. degree in Geology. You can continue your education at three-semester Master’s degree studies.  These studies will enable you to take up work in industry, management and administration in work positions related to geology, environmental protection and spatial management. After completing the 3rd cycle studies you can also develop your scientific career.

What makes us stand out?

  • interesting studies with the possibility to shape your curriculum in line with your own interests by choosing among many elective courses,
  • small course groups, easy access to laboratory and measurement devices, direct academic tutoring that fosters the master-apprentice relationships,
  • attractive field classes - not only education, but also an opportunity to get to know future workplaces,
  • opportunity to use the only Polish and European Overhead Mobile Laboratory placed in the basket of a manned hot-air balloon (ULKA) for research on atmospheric pollution,
  • International Centre for Polar Studies which enables research in the polar regions,
  • Silesian Water Centre which deals with water in a complex manner,
  • possibility to participate in student exchange programmes: Erasmus, Most, CEEPUS,
  • possibility to continue education at the 2nd cycle studies (Master’s degree studies), and for science lovers – at the 3rd cycle studies in two doctoral schools (including the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies),
  • high recognition of graduates in the labour market.

What will you learn?

  • what geological processes occur on Earth, what factors shape the lithosphere, how and in what conditions rocks are formed, what the spatial diversity of earth’s crust is like and where it comes from, what the origin of mineral deposits is and how they are searched for, how geological maps and other 3D models are created,
  • how to carry out measurements of geological structures, create and read maps, how to cooperate with specialists in the field of spatial development, construction, planning and management,
  • what the current problems of environmental protection are and how we can take care of our planet together, as well as that geology is also an environmental science,
  • how to use water (do you know that water can be blue, but also green and grey?), and how to defend ourselves against it when necessary,
  • how ground cooperates with a building, what methods we can use to examine it and why a builder also has to be familiar with geology,
  • what benefits we get from the Earth, how we recognise and use them,
  • what instruments are used to study minerals, rocks and other geomaterials and how wide their application in economy is,
  • how to develop computer geological models and what possibilities to predict phenomena, processes and actions they provide,
  • what you have to know in the field of physics, chemistry, mathematics and law to navigate easily in the world of geology, as well as that it is neither difficult nor boring at all.

You will know how to...

  • name, distinguish and explain geological processes, carry out geological measurements, as well as create geological, hydrogeological, geoenvironmental, deposit and mining maps,
  • identify minerals and rocks in macro scale and under microscope, define their features and suitability for use in industry using modern instrumental methods,
  • trace chemical transformations in the environment, circulation of chemical elements and matter, determine the impact of pollution on the chemical composition and functioning of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere,
  • determine the water resources of water-bearing levels, design water intakes, their protection zones, and solve tasks related to circulation of fluids in the ground,
  • determine the parameters of cooperation between a building and the ground, and determine the conditions for the foundation of the structures,
  • work with state-of-the-art equipment, software for interpretation and databases used in geology,
  • cooperate with miners, drillers and other specialists in the field of mining exploitation,
  • take decisions related to the management of water resources, minerals and energy, including energy from renewable sources,
  • thanks to knowledge of foreign language and social competencies – work in international research teams.

What about your future?

Our graduates work in:

  • mining industry (deep and open cast mines of energy resources, metal ores, rock and chemical raw materials); energy, chemical and steel industry, construction (especially road and hydro-engineering, exploration companies in Poland and around the world,
  • municipal services (water supply, waste management, sewage treatment), laboratories,
  • companies related to environmental protection (preparing EIA reports, designing solutions and devices for supporting environmental protection, law offices), institutions specialised in financing, administering and managing geological activities, mining activities, environmental protection, water management, energetics (WFOŚiGW, PGW - Polskie Wody, as well as in district, provincial and mining authorities),
  • geological authorities in Poland and around the world (Great Britain, Australia, Denmark),
  • universities and research institutions in Poland and around the world, consulting and expert companies, and they are willing to share their knowledge and experience with their young fellow students, because the joint experience of studying in “Żyleta” (the tallest academic building in Poland) connects people, not only professionally.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

Recruitment is held on the basis of the assessment of the required documents submitted by the candidate (upon prior registration in the Online Application System).

If the number of candidates exceeds the limit of vacancies, the order of acceptance will be determined by the place on the ranking list created on the basis of the competition of maturity diplomas according to the below principles.

For candidates with new maturity diplomas

The qualification procedure covers the competition of maturity diplomas — the results of the written part of the maturity exam in the below-specified subjects will be taken into consideration:
geography, biology, mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, civics.

From amongst these subjects two must be selected (A and B) with the highest percentage score from the maturity exam (*).

In case when there is a score only from only one subject on the maturity exam, the candidate will obtain O points from the other subject.

Table 1.

Subject A

Subject B

(To be selected:
basic level x 0.5)*

or

extended level x 1)*

(To be selected:
basic level x 0.5)*

or

extended level x 1)*

Weight: 50%

Weight: 50%

Manner of calculating the points:

W = 0.5 (A* + B*)

where:

W – candidate's final result;

A – result from subject A;

B – result from subject B;

)* — The result from the basic level multiplied x 0.5;

)* —  The result from the extended level multiplied x 1;

The higher score obtained by the candidate will be taken into consideration.

The candidate is obliged to submit the relevant Medical certificate regarding lack of health counterindications for the commencement of studies in the given programme.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with old maturity diplomas:

Grades from the maturity diploma will be calculated into points according to the table 2. Further qualification procedure will be conducted in line with the principles of the new maturity exam. Maturity subjects will be treated as passed on the extended level.

Table 2.

Maturity exam until 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

 

6 – 100 %

5 – 100 %

5 – 80 %

4 – 70 %

4 – 75 %

3 – 30 %

3 – 50 %

 

2 – 30 %

The candidate is obliged to submit the relevant Medical certificate regarding lack of health counterindications for the commencement of studies in the given programme.

The place on the ranking list created on the basis of the above-specified manner of calculation of points from the qualification procedure determines qualification for studies.

International Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 
 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Ogólnopolski Konkurs "Fizyka się Liczy" laureat 2
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Chemiczny laureat 2
Konkurs "Olimpiada Wiedzy o Górnym Śląsku" laureat 2
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Wiedzy Geologicznej laureat 4
Konkurs Wiedzy Technicznej laureat 2
Olimpiada Astronomiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Biologiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Chemiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Ekologicznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Geograficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Geodezyjnej i Kartograficznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Górniczej „O Złotą Lampkę” laureat lub finalista
Mistrzostwa Polski w kategoriach młodzieżowych, w dyscyplinach sportowych ujętych w rywalizacji sportu akademickiego finalista 4

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2021/2022

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

W przygotowaniu

Wysokość opłaty semestralnej zostanie podana w późniejszym terminie.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Nauk Przyrodniczych

ul. Będzińska 60
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 368 92 61
32 368 96 79
32 368 96 76
https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wnp

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl