Study at Poznan University of Technology – technology in a positive climate.
Poznan University of Technology (PUT) grew out of the State School of Mechanical Engineering which was established in 1919. Currently, it is one of the leading technical universities in Poland which has become one of the most recognized landmarks of the region and even the whole country. To a large extent this was possible due to the renowned pragmatism and reliability of the people of Poznan.
The autonomous state institution consisting of ten faculties providing didactics for about 21 thousand students. PUT offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate courses in Polish and English. Moreover there are postgraduate courses and workshops for people interested in updating their technical knowledge. 12 hundred academic staff members do research and run educational tasks. European Credit Transfer System – ECTS is implemented.
To work and study at such a prestigious university as PUT, one has to effectively combine conceptual impetus, the pragmatism of an engineer, as well as interpersonal skills. Taking all these into consideration and striving for our ideals day by day, we observe the following rules:
Science for people.
We do not retreat from the world: technological development is accompanied by the greatest respect for human beings, protection of the natural environment and sustainable economic development.
Open-minded approach to science.
PUT plays an important role in international scientific life: we take an active part in scientific exchange and international projects and cooperate with many companies and research institutions both in Poland and abroad.
The tempo of economic life demands continuous education and adaptation to the realities of the global market. For this reason, the university combines the development of the latest scientific disciplines with the transfer of this knowledge and technology into the practical dimension.
Close relationship with business.
Contacts with numerous business partners are an essential part of university life. Our partners’ encouragement and advice help us not only to adjust our educational programmes so as to meet the requirements of the market, but primarily, to make our position among other universities stronger.
There are different types of assessment within a faculty. The common types are:
- exam (written or oral): lectures specify their requirements at the beginning of the course. If a student fails an exam, he/she can take it once more. If he/she does not pass the exam, there is a possibility to take exam (egzamin komisyjny) in front of a commission (lecturer, another specialist from this subject, dean of the faculty)
- signature-pass (zaliczenie) or fail (niezaliczenie)
For the final qualification the system called ECTS is applied at Poznan University of Technology.
The grading scheme for particular subject areas, a diploma thesis as well as diploma examination is as follows :
|very good||(A)||bardzo dobry||5.0|
|good plus||(B)||dobry plus||4.5|
Grade 2 (niedostateczny) means that the course/exam is failed.
The diploma examination is held in front of the commission appointed by the Dean, which consists of at least, three persons: the chairperson, the supervisor and the reviewer.
The diploma examination consists in a student defending their thesis and aswering at least three questions referring to a particular field of study. The grade of the final examiantion is assumed to be the arithmetic mean of the grade obtained for a defence of the diploma thesis and partial grades received for answering all the questions asked. The diploma examination is considered passed if the grade for the diploma thesis defence and the majority of the remaining partial grades are positive. The qualification is issued by the Diploma Commission, calculations being rounded off to two decimal places on the sum of: 0.6 of mean weighted grades from the course of studies, 020 of the diploma thesis grade, 0.20 of the examination grade.
The positive grade of the oral diploma examination is determined in the following way:
|4.76 – 5.00
|very good with distinction
bardzo dobry z wyrożnieniem
|4.51 – 4.75
|4.21 – 4.50
|3.81 – 4.20
|3.41 – 3.80
|up to – 3.40
The following degrees are awarded at PUT:
- Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science-three year programme
- Master of Science-two year programme
All programmes consist of core and elective courses. There are some core courses e.g. Mathematics, Physics, IT to be done during the first year by all students. Programmes are divided into specializations, which means that a student can choose the area of his/her interest at a given faculty. At the end of a programme a student should defend a degree thesis.
A student can graduate after completing all courses (the list is given at a faculty), defending a degree thesis, and passing the diploma examination. The final grade (diploma grade) is the average grade of all grades obtained in the student’s book (indeks), the grade of the diploma thesis and the grade of the diploma examination.
A student receives a diploma (in Polish) and its copy (translated into a foreign language).
Teaching content is communicated in four main forms at the university:
- during lectures (wykład) given by a professor in front of a group of students. The professor presents theoretical knowledge and an overall view of a subject. Presence in not checked although it is recommended to participate in lectures.
- during tutorials (ćwiczenia) used for practical education, class discussion and application of a theory known from lectures. Presence is obligatory.
- during laboratories (laboratorium) which takes place in rooms equipped with special machines, engines etc. Students acquire different skills and are trained experimental knowledge. Presence is obligatory because laboratory classes are one of the most important at PUT.
- during seminars (seminarium) where students share their ideas and discuss topics with the lecturer. Each student should prepare and deliver an oral presentation. on a specific topic suggested by the lecturer. Presence is obligatory on seminars
- during projects (projekt) which are prepared by a student or a group of students.