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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

English

Duration

3,5 year

Wydział Nauk Ścisłych i Technicznych

Chorzów

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

General description

Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science, which analyses the influence of materials’ chemical and physical structure on their electrical, mechanical, optical, surface, chemical, magnetic and thermal properties as well as on various combinations of those properties. Materials engineering comprises a number of modern physical and chemical research techniques, which may be used to characterise both the structure and properties of materials. These techniques aim at studying the influence of structure on materials properties, in particular those, which are practically used in various technologies. This enables working out methods of obtaining materials featuring precisely defined practical properties. These studies influence not only the planned structure of end products but also help to develop effective methods of their production and processing. The research carried out within materials engineering leads to working out new materials, although it is commonly applied also to improve materials already used.

Speciality: Materials Science

The education contents delivered within the ‘materials science’ speciality enable educating specialists equipped with the knowledge of the most recent achievements of physics, chemistry and metallurgy related to obtaining modern materials and modelling them, taking into account the modern manufacturing technologies (e.g. nanotechnologies). Graduates of this speciality have the skill of comprehensive functional assessment of diverse material groups, of current analysis of their practical parameters, important for the processes of materials manufacturing and processing for specific applications. Students during the studies acquire the skill of using the scientific-technical information and have the knowledge allowing an efficient communication with teams of people. Graduates have the knowledge of IT and IT systems implementation, are prepared to participate in the work that requires the application and obtaining of modern materials, in industry, in research and service establishments as well as in small and medium-size enterprises. Moreover, having an in-depth knowledge of basic sciences and general knowledge of materials technology, they are capable of effective communication both with engineers employed in business entities and organisations and also with the scientific staff working on modern materials.

Speciality: Biomaterials

The ‘Biomaterials’ speciality extends and makes the hitherto offer of Materials Engineering studies more attractive. The education contents delivered within the speciality are oriented towards the specific nature of materials for application in medicine, stomatology and veterinary science. The progress continuing in medicine imposes higher and higher requirements on biomaterials properties, including their biocompatibility. The main issues related to biomaterials include: materials choice for implants and their applications, the influence of a living body environment on the implant behaviour, basic assumptions of bioavailability, tissue reaction mechanisms, biophysical, biochemical and biomechanical requirements imposed on implants, corrosion and abrasion as well as degradation of diverse biomaterials, technologies for surface layers application on implants, implants structural issues. All this forces educating highly specialised employees, scientific and technical staff working on designing, modelling, studying the properties and structure as well as placing biomaterials on the market. Graduates of this speciality will fill the gap existing on the market for a long time, between engineers involved in biomaterials and doctors applying such materials in practice.

Career opportunities

Graduates obtain the skills to use technical information and are prepared for work supporting materials engineering design. They also gain the knowledge of research methodology and team management in industrial environments and small and medium-size enterprises related to engineering materials manufacturing and processing. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of environments: industrial enterprises – manufacturing, processing or using engineering materials, small and medium-size businesses - including enterprises which trade engineering materials and instruments for testing; research institutions and R&D centers; institutions involved in counselling and dissemination of knowledge in the field of materials engineering, materials technology and computer technology; and design and consultancy offices and institutions developing and operating computer IT systems used in materials engineering. Students will acquire an interdisciplinary scope of knowledge in the fields of team management for research and industrial activities, operation of IT and computer systems for engineering work and the selection of materials and manufacturing technologies. The graduates are prepared to undertake creative initiatives and make decisions on materials engineering and technologies, as well as independently run a business with particular focus on the areas which combine materials engineering, medicine and veterinary science.

The candidate for studies is obliged to submit an appropriate medical certificate confirming the lack of contradictions to undertaking studies in this field.

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

Studies in English

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

Computer Science

Better of the following results:

-

basic level x 1

or

- advanced level x 2

English language

Better of the following results:

- basic level x 1

 

or

- advanced level x 2

weight a = 25%

weight b = 25%

weight c = 25%

weight e = 25%

 

Method of calculating points (candidate’s result):

WK = a x M + b x F + c x I + d x A

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),

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

A – 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, computer science, English language) on the secondary school-leaving certificate is higher than 0%.

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM (taken until 2004 inclusive):

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, computer science and English 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. 

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

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.

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. 75 Pułku Piechoty 1
41-500 Chorzów
32 349 76 08

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