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Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3,5 year

Wydział Nauk Ścisłych i Technicznych

Sosnowiec

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Characteristics of the degree programme and the majors

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is part of the engineering and technology sciences. It is a combination of knowledge on the border of technological, medical and biological sciences. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), next to genetic engineering, biomedical engineering has the greatest impact on the progress of modern medicine. The main topics it covers include health informatics, bioinformatics, medical imaging, image processing, telemedicine, physiological signal processing, biomechanics, biomaterials, 3D modelling, and biomedical optics. The examples of applications of this knowledge include the improvement in the production and operation of medical equipment, diagnostic devices, imaging equipment and laboratory equipment.

Graduates of this degree programme are sought in companies producing medical equipment and apparatus, as well as in hospitals or clinics. Work can be undertaken in research and scientific units, as well as in places where medical equipment is sold.

As part of the first four semesters of the 1st cycle studies, students have the opportunity to learn not only the basics of electronic medical equipment and programming, but also biophysics and biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, medical imaging techniques and implantology. At the end of the second year, students specify the direction of further education by choosing one of the four proposed majors:

  • Computer science in medical imaging,
  • Biomaterials engineering,
  • Biomedical solutions designer,
  • IT systems in biomedical mechatronics.

Major: Computer Science in Medical Imaging

As part of the major, we educate specialists in the field of broadly understood health informatics, which includes e.g. imaging medicine systems, medical databases, dedicated medical diagnostic systems, specialized software, hospital computer networks and telemedicine.

The graduate has the skills essential for work in various fields of engineering activity, both to create technological progress and to conduct research or development tasks.

Major: Biomaterials Engineering

The educational content implemented within the major is focused on the specificity of biomaterials for use in medicine. It is related to the education of highly specialized labour, scientific and technological staff, dealing with design, modelling, study of properties and structure and introduction of biomaterials to the market.

Due to mastering the ability to conduct specialized attempts to determine various characteristics of biomaterials (strength, thermal, optical), the graduate becomes a link between biomaterial manufacturers and physicians using these materials in practice.

Major: Biomedical Solutions Designer

During the realization of the major, the student will acquire the skills to use appropriate methods and measuring devices to measure the basic parameters of devices, will choose a medical imaging method for imaging of both structures and functions, will use the acquired computer methods and tools to carry out basic processing and analysis of digital images, will draw up a specification and determine the technical requirements for a simple biomedical system and will design a biomedical system.

Major: IT Systems in Biomedical Mechatronics

As part of the major, students gain extensive knowledge focused on the issues of integration of modern drive systems, control systems, sensory systems, techniques and programming systems.

The graduate of this major has a well-established engineering knowledge not only in the field of design and construction of medical devices. The graduate is also very well prepared to manufacture and operate medical tools and devices, especially for orthopaedics and rehabilitation and skilfully uses computer systems and programmes in design processes. For design purposes, the graduate is able to combine knowledge in the field of mechanics, computer science and IT systems.

Career prospects (profile of the graduate)

Major: Computer Science in Medical Imaging

  • computer analysis and improvement in the quality of images obtained from diagnostic devices (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, isotopic methods, ultrasound, etc.),
  • radiological tests, periodic inspections of medical imaging equipment,
  • creation and administration of hospital databases,
  • support for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other medical devices,
  • ICT systems, telemedicine,
  • support for remote operations (video streaming, web applications),
  • work in hospitals, clinical units, outpatient clinics and clinics as well as other organizational units of treatment,
  • work in companies involved in the design and implementation of IT systems, medical databases, expert systems, etc.

Major: Biomaterials Engineering

  • work in industrial enterprises producing, processing or using biomaterials,
  • work in small and medium-sized enterprises, including enterprises trading in biomaterials and equipment for their testing,
  • work in design and consulting offices as well as institutions creating and operating computer IT  systems used in the design of biomaterials and biomedical engineering.

Major: Biomedical Solutions Designer

  • manufacturing and designing medical equipment,
  • hospital and laboratory medical facilities,
  • representative office of companies manufacturing medical equipment,
  • control of measuring devices and medical imaging,
  • maintenance of medical equipment,
  • design and manufacture of implants,
  • operation of medical infrastructure.

Major: IT Systems in Biomedical Mechatronics

  • implementation of orthopaedic supplies,
  • work in the field of consulting, sales or marketing on the market of medical services,
  • the possibility of applying for specialized professional qualifications and certificates,
  • technological consulting, technological service,
  • designing rehabilitation equipment,
  • work in design, construction and technological units of medical equipment and devices

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the below-indicated subjects taken in the written part of Matura exam are taken into account:

Mathematics

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

 

or

- advanced level x 2

Physics and Astronomy

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

 

or

-

advanced level x 2

Biology

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

 

or

-

advanced level x 2

Chemistry

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

 

or

-

advanced level x 2

Modern foreign language

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

or

- advanced level x 2

weight a = 45%

weight b = 15%

weight c = 15%

weight d = 15%

weight e = 10%

 

Method of calculating points (candidate’s result):

WK = a x M + b x F+ c x B + d x Ch + e x N

where:

WK — candidate’s result,

M – result in mathematics at the basic or advanced level,

F – result in physics and astronomy at the basic or advanced level (F=0 when the candidate did not take an exam in physics or astronomy), 

B – result in biology at the basic or advanced level (B=0 when the candidate did not take an exam in biology).

Ch – result in chemistry at the basic or advanced level (Ch=0 when the candidate did not take an exam in chemistry),

N – result in a modern foreign language at the basic or advanced level.

 

Comments:    

  • Admission to studies is decided by means of the place on the ranking list, created on the basis of the candidate’s result (WK).
  • If the number of candidates does not exceed the determined limit of places, all candidates with a result higher than 0 will be admitted.
  • If the candidate took a specific subject in Matura exam at both levels, the result in the level which will be more favourable for the candidate after multiplying by the relevant weight and conversion rate will be taken into account.
  • The result of the bilingual exam in a modern foreign language will be converted to a result at the advanced level by multiplying by 4/3; if the number achieved in this way is higher than 100, then the result in this language is determined as 100.
  • If the candidate did not take a specific subject in Matura exam, they will receive zero points in this subject, but they can still join the admission process, as long as their result in at least one subject (mathematics, physics and astronomy, biology, chemistry, modern foreign language) on the secondary school-leaving certificate is higher than 0%.

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

The grades (results) on the Matura exam achieved by the candidates who took Matura exam until 2004 (the so-called old Matura exam) are converted proportionally into the new Matura exam grade scale in the following way:

Matura exam until 1991

(grade in per cent)

Matura exam after 1991

(grade in per cent)

6 — 100 %

5 — 100%

5 — 90%

4 — 85 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 40%  

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

Points in the following subjects are taken into account: mathematics, physics or physics and astronomy, biology, chemistry and modern foreign language taken by the candidate in writing (if the exam was written) or orally (no written exam) on the secondary school-leaving certificate and in the certificate issued by OKE (Regional Examinations Board).

After converting grades into points, the candidate’s result (WK) will be calculated as described in the point concerning the new Matura exam.

Note:

If the exam level (basic or advanced) was not specified on the secondary school-leaving certificate for a selected subject, the default level is basic. 

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.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

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
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Innowacji Technicznych i Wynalazczości laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Elektrycznej i Elektronicznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Technicznej laureat lub finalista

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: 2022/2023

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

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 650,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 924,00 PLN
  • 924,00 PLN
  • 952,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Nauk Ścisłych i Technicznych

ul. Żytnia 12
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 269 18 46

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wnst

dziekanat.wnst@us.edu.pl

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