Civil Engineering Faculty Overview
The Faculty of Civil Engineering was established in 1915, but its tradition goes back to the beginning of the 19th century. It is one of the three oldest faculties of Warsaw University of Technology. The Faculty is located at the University’s main campus in the centre of Warsaw; it has a separate building and has its own lecture halls, as well as teaching and research laboratories.
Recently, student enrollment to the Faculty is 300 full-time and an equal number of part-time students. The overall number of students in the academic year 2009/2010 is about 2500. The Faculty employs over 150 academic staff including 20 professors, and over 90 associate professors and assistant professors. They are supported by numerous technical and administrative staff.
Fields of Study in English
The academic year consists of two semesters. The Winter semester starts in the first week of October, the Summer semester starts in the last week of February. Each semester comprises 15 weeks of classes, followed by two-week examination period. The courses are offered in three degree system: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
The undergraduate program of study leading to the B.Sc. degree is a four-year program and requires 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.
The graduate program of study leading to the M.Sc., degree is a three-semester program and requires 90 ECTS credits, including credits earned for research and thesis.
The Faculty offers four specialized course paths at undergraduate level: Civil Engineering Structures, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Energy-saving Construction. The first three years are common to all students. During 7th and 8th semesters most courses is associated with a particular specialization followed by an engineering diploma thesis. Graduate studies offer additionally two specialized courses: Theory and Computer Analysis of Structures, Bridges and Underground Structures. Students choose their specialization from the beginning (one of six). During three-semester studies under advisors supervision student riches comprehensive qualifications in the selected area and defences M.Sc. thesis.
Applications for doctoral (Ph.D.) studies are considered individually. The study program focuses on numerical methods in engineering, modern materials, advanced structural and environmental analysis.
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