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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3,5 year

Faculty of Science and Technology

Chorzów

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Full-time first-cycle engineering studies in micro and nanotechnology last 7 semesters and finish with the completion of the engineering work and obtaining the engineer’s degree. The main goal of teaching at the first-cycle studies is to provide appropriate knowledge in the field of the basics of nanotechnology and to develop the skills needed for independent work, especially in the field of its applications. The graduates have an interdisciplinary knowledge of physics, chemistry, computer science and materials engineering in the field used in modern nanotechnology. In addition, the graduates know the diverse applications of physical methods in modern industry and research laboratories. This makes them full-fledged and highly sought-after specialists who can work in innovative companies, laboratories working for industry, scientific laboratories of universities and the institutions of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The graduates also have practical knowledge of physical methods used in laboratories and industry. Thy have the skills of life-long learning and effective use of their knowledge. During the studies, special emphasis will be placed on the development of problem-solving skills, requiring the use of an appropriate mathematical apparatus, physical method and technology. The graduates will obtain sufficient preparation to work in companies with a nanotechnological profile. The skills that they have acquired during their studies can be used in related fields such as computer science or materials engineering. After the first-cycle studies, education can be continued at the second-cycle studies with the nanotechnology profile or related ones such as materials engineering, nanophysics or computer science.

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 consideration:

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

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 c = 30%

weight c = 30%

weight c = 30%

weight d = 10%

Method of calculating points (candidate’s result):

WK = a x M + b x F + c x C + d 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),

F – result in chemistry at the basic or advanced level (C=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, chemistry, modern foreign 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, 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. 

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
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


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

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,650.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN924.00
  • PLN924.00
  • PLN952.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Science and Technology

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

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

dziekanat.wnst@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

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