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Poznan University of Technology

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BSc and MSc programmes in English

Poznan University of Technology offers the following programmes conducted in English:

BACHELOR’S PROGRAMMES STARTING ON THE 29 TH SEPTEMBER 2014
The deadline is 1 st JUNE 2014 (4 months before the course starts) NEW!!!
B.Sc. Programme in Electronics and Telecommunictions specialization: Informtion and Communication Technologies (Faculty Electronics and Telecommunications), duration: 3,5 years ( 7 semesters), 210 ECTS points
The deadline is end of JULY 2014 (2 months before the course starts)
B.Sc. Programme in Engineering Management specialization: Engineering with Commerce (Faculty Engineering Management),
duration: 3,5 years (7 semesters), 210 ECTS points

MASTER’S PROGRAMME STARTING ON THE 29 TH SEPTEMBER 2014
The deadline is 1stJUNE 2014 (4 months before the course starts)
MSc in Electronics and Telecommunications, specialization: Information and Communication Technologies
(Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications), 4 semesters, 120 ECTS points

MASTER’S PROGRAMMES STARTING ON THE 02 ND MARCH 2015
The deadline is end of OCTOBER 2014 !!! ( 4 months before the course starts)
MSc Electronics and Telecommunications, specialization: Information and Communication Technologies
(Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications), duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points

The deadline is end of NOVEMBER 2014 !!! (3 months before the course starts)
M.Sc. in Mechatronics, specialization: Mechatronic Constructions (Faculty of Machanical Engineering and Management ).
duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points NEW
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, specialization: Structural Engineering (Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering),
duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, specialization: Construction Technology Management (Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering),
duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Computing, specialization: Software Engineering (Faculty of Computing), duration: 3 semesters,
90 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, specialization: Product Engineering (Faculty of Machines and Transport). duration: 3 semesters,
90 ECTS points NEW
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, specialization: Gas Technology and Renewable Energy (Faculty of Machines and Transport).
duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points NEW

The deadline is end of December 2014 !!! (2 months before the course starts)
M.Sc. in Architecture (Faculty of Architecture), duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Engineering Management, specialization: Corporate Management, (Faculty of Engineering Management), duration:
4 semesters, 120 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Chemical Technology, specialization: Composites and Nanomaterials (Faculty of Chemical Technology),
duration: 3 semesters, 90 ECTS points
M.Sc. in Automation and Robotics, specialization – Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems (Faculty of Computing), duration:
3 semesters, 90 ECTS points NEW !!!

B.SC. PROGRAMMES

Engineering with Commerce

The course delivers competences not only in management, economics and law but also in engineering disciplines as well. Such competences enable the graduate professional acting in the meeting of the enterprise and the customer. The graduate is able to associate the technological with economic and marketing problems in the context of global business. The graduate is also prepared to analyze the market and play both the function of sale manager as well as the initiator of change in the enterprise’s organization and management systems. He gains the entrepreneurial skills. To end the studies a student is obligated to write an engineering dissertation in Industrial Management.

Information and Communication Technologies

Graduates obtain knowledge in electronics, telecommunication systems, communication and computer networks, mobile communications and multimedia. They are able to program in C, C++, C# and Matlab to solve several communication and electronic tasks. They are familiar with optoelectronic circuits and systems, TV, antennas and microwaves. They are able to effectively configure computer and wireless networks.

M.SC. PROGRAMMES

Architecture

The Faculty of Architecture, Poznan University of Technology is committed to studying and teaching the disciplines of Architectural Science, Design Technologies, and Urban Design Planning. The Faculty offers undergraduate (only in Polish language at present) and graduate coursework and research programs in the built environment. The curricula are organized around two basic disciplines of design and planning. Wide range of themes are covered in lectures, field works and studios, where the aim is to bring together knowledge, methodology theory and high levels of professional skills within the framework of projects. Focal points of undergraduate education are architectural design studios aiming to freely develop the students’ investigative sides, creative personalities and way of thinking. Students have the opportunity during their undergraduate studies to follow programs in different areas like history of architecture, drawing, painting, building technology and structure. The 1.5 year Master of Architecture is a qualification for students who want to advance their architecture skills. While it is open to Bachelors Degree in Architecture graduates, the programme has been specifically developed to learn new techniques, sharpen design skills and keep abreast of current theory. The Faculty is supplemented by the critics and theorists from various countries, introducing students to issues and trends in contemporary design, urban planning. There are various individual research carried out by the members of the staff at the department, which include: architectural design, urban and regional planning. For many years, Faculty of Architecture Poznan University of Technology has educated students who have assumed important roles in shaping Polish built environment. Today’s graduates continue this tradition by answering the challenges posed by contemporary European society.

Corporate Management

The graduates from the Management have a vast knowledge on different functional areas of enterprise like: strategic management, business planning, controlling and financial management, marketing management, engineering management, logistics, production management, total productive maintenance, quality management and human resource management. Knowledge acquired during studies allows the graduates to apply for job where they can solve problems in the following areas: restructuring of enterprises, problems of the economy transformation, globalization and entrepreneurship, information management systems, management systems design, logistics systems, implementing new management concepts, network company, virtual enterprise, methods of industrial product marketing, ergonomics and work environment engineering. The graduates have also wide knowledge concerning new forms of business organizations like lean and agile enterprises. They very often get managerial positions in companies. The graduates are also prepared to run their own business.

Information and Communication Technology

Master studies in Electronics and Telecommunications (specialization: Information and Communication Technologies) last three or four semesters. The 3-semester programme starts in end-February whereas 4-semester studies start in end-September. The 3-semester programme version is meant for the B.Sc. graduates in the field of electronics and telecommunications exclusively (not in any other, related subject area). The 4-semester programme additionally has a ‘preparatory’ semester and is dedicated to the Bachelor-level diploma holders in subject areas other than electronics and telecommunications (e.g. general electrical engineering, computer science, physics, technical physics, mathematics, control engineering etc.). Thus, ‘preparatory’ semester is mainly devoted to enhance and widen the student’s knowledge in telecommunications and electronics and the curriculum following it is identical to the 3-semester programme. Every year a modified set of elective courses is approved by the faculty council, based on the lists of proposed courses as well as general students’ preferences, related to the specializations run currently for the MSc programmes . A graduate receives the degree of Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications, specialization Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The M.Sc. graduates in electronics and telecommunications are prepared to perform research and development in the area of their education. They are prepared to work in R&D centres, telecommunications and electronics companies. There are also able to manage engineering teams involved in designing new equipment, networks, services, etc. They are ready to undertake doctoral studies.
Their fluency in English allows free exchange of thoughts, interpersonal contacts and competent drawing up of technical specifications and documentations.

Software Engineering

The term “software engineering” was coined in 1968, during the NATO conference in Garmish. It was used in response to the problems associated with a software development that then still young IT sector was facing. Although more than 40 years have passed, the software development in many IT companies is still chaotic. Software is frequently delivered after the deadline, it costs much more than anticipated at the beginning, developers are often forced to work over-hours, and despite all these efforts, the software that is delivered does not meet customer needs and contains too many defects. The goal of Software Engineering as a discipline, is to deliver solutions that can be used to mitigate the problems associated with the software development by applying engineering methods to its development. Since 1998, Poznan University of Technology offers a M.Sc. Programme in Software Engineering. The curriculum aims at providing graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform three important roles in IT projects:
• Project Manager – project management methodologies, risk management, planning (size and effort estimation of software development);
• Analyst – business process modeling, elicitation of functional and non-functional requirements for information systems, and preparation of acceptance tests;
• Architect, senior developer – object-oriented design, software architectures, real-time systems, and software testing.

An important element of the curriculum is the Software Development Studio (SDS). This is a very practical form of studying. During the SDS course students are involved in projects delivering real software for real customers. Therefore, they have an opportunity to use different methods, standards, and tools for software development in practice. Each team is composed of four 4th-year students working towards Bachelor Degree and two or three students from the M.Sc. Programme in Software Engineering. Fourth-year students play the roles of designers and programmers, while the Software Engineering students are supposed to act as project managers, analysts or architects. All the courses offered within the M.Sc. Programme in Software Engineering are in English. The candidates should have Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or related fields.

Automation and Robotics

The Chair of Control and Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Computing at Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland, and the UFR Sciences et Technologies of Universite d-Evry-Val d’Essonne (UEVE), France offer Master of Science, double degree diploma, in Automation and Robotics with specialization Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems (SAAS) – Autonomiczne Systemy Latające na kierunku Automatyka i Robotyka.
The last decade has seen a significant increase in research in Smart Aerospace and Autonomous Systems. Now, the field is sufficiently mature to engage in a procedure of education. From an educational point of view in the SAAS program we are interested in developing, modeling, simulating and testing guidance, navigation, control and decision systems for autonomous operation of unmanned aerial vehicle systems, unmanned ground vehicle and autonomous and robot systems. Issues of special interest include the determination of levels of autonomy and integration of control, online decision systems, mission planning, trajectory generation and tracking and limited communication.
The objective of the Master SAAS is to give interdisciplinary degree program providing students with strong foundation in smart and autonomous systems aerospace and terrestrial robotics thorough hands-on experience through projects, assignments and a Master’s thesis. One of the main aims of the proposed program study is to merge all institution efforts under one umbrella such as autonomous systems control. The curriculum’s common core represents electrical, aeronautics, mechanical, control, computer science and engineering. At the end of their curriculum, students will be able to develop and implement reliable, safe economically feasible and environmentally responsible smart aerospace and autonomous systems, and then to advance the technology to make such autonomous systems possible. The first semester will be taught at PUT. The second semester will be held in UEVE. The third semester is principally devoted to the Master’s thesis and students will choose it between PUT and UEVE. In this way, they will all have mobility of at least 6 months between two institutions in Poland and France, respectively. In each country the local language will be offered but all courses will be delivered in English.
Learning outcome. Student, after passing their master, will have the following skills:
Capacity to develop and design innovative autonomous systems;
Capacity to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, to communicate by written and oral presentations, in an international context;
Capacity to transfer high techniques methodology from university to industry;
Capacity to manage an engineering team;
Ability to understand different European cultures and languages.
Potential jobs: Government (Law enforcement, border security, coast guard), fire and rescue (forest fire, emergency rescue), energy sector (oil and gas industry distribution infrastructure, electricity, grids/ distribution network monitoring), communication
– broadcasting, surveillance, agriculture – forestry
– fisheries (environmental monitoring, crop dusting, fisheries protection) and others.

Structural Engineering

The graduate obtains the scientific degree of Master of Science, and the title of Engineer. During studies, the student acquires both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in civil engineering with a special reference to strength of materials, structural analysis, geomechanics, building technology, enterprise management, steel structures, concrete structures, timber structures with numerical methods in computational mechanics (statics, stability, dynamics) of structures, and other additional subjects. The graduate is capable of solving complex problems in civil engineering, with practical application of computer aided design.

Construction Technology Management

Aim of the study is to prepare Master of civil engineering having the second cycle university education, capable to explore, execute (start) and exploiting innovation in civil engineering based on system approach (information, energy, communication, transport systems). General idea of this course is to: find innovation area (first semester), generate and examine innovation options (second semester) and execute innovations (third semester). This study is prepared in cooperation with leaders at construction market (international corporations and SME) taking into consideration examining possibility to solve real problems.
During the course there are possible summer paid internships for students in the field of construction technology. During this Master Studies students working in teams (international: United States, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland) will be prepared to: (1) work in partner enterprises (corporations or SME), (2) work on PhD (3 level of study). Creation of SPIN-OFF/START-UPP is also taken into consideration as a result of this Master program.

Product Engineering

The course is intended for mechanical engineers who want to broaden their education by issues connected with managing an industrial product in its whole life cycle, starting from design and finishing in disposal (cradle to grave approach). Environmental, economic and social impacts of any products’ existence must all be considered in a path to create goods suitable for future, sustainable economy. Everything that is available at the global market, both goods and services, is also a subject to the global competition. Therefore, a strong focus in the course is put on the marketing approach to a product, understanding that not only technical requirements stated by potential customers are the source of a products’ market status. Interdisciplinary, multiaspect thinking is necessary in the work of a successful product manager. Faculty of Machines and Transport offers an unique study programme aimed at educating engineers for the needs of sustainable economy. The Faculty has sixty years of experience in teaching and high scientific potential in means of qualified staff and exceptional research equipment. Adding the ongoing cooperation with best European educational and R&D institutions, it all provides with conditions for high-level technical education.

Gas Technology and Renewable Energy

The most important direction of energy development for in coming years in most of countries of the world this is the one considered to be based on a significant increase in natural gas consumption. Particularly in such countries as Poland, where 90% of electricity and 86% of heat is produced from the combustion of coal, increasing the use of natural gas is the most important economic activity for the next decades.
From high-power engineering based on combined cycle gas turbine unit CCGT to the distributed cogeneration systems based on gas engines is the most important direction of development of energy, not only in Europe or Poland but other countries as well. Additionally power based on natural gas can efficiently be supported by renewable energy above all mostly: solar, wind and geothermal. Renewable energy sources are difficult to be used and expensive to operate, but in co-operation with natural gas technology are very, very promising.
Lectures, exercises and laboratories will be carry out by the staff associated with the PUT – Laboratory of Gas Technology (LTG) and also internships will be given in modern industry natural gas companies.
A significant part of the lectures will be conducted by employees of a major international research institutions such as the Technical University of Munich, Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Potsdam-Germany, Spain, the Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm. Lectures will also be conducted by outstanding employees with the best Polish academic centers.
Gas Technology Laboratory in Poznan University of Technology has well-equipped research facilities. In the LTG lab there are carried out gas technology processes for over 30 years. Faculty of the laboratory have years of experience in scientific and research centers in a very significant international-centers (the University of California, Gas Wärme Institute in Germany, the Royal Institut of Technology in Stockholm, National Laboratory in Switzerland). In the lab will be conducted laboratories, that would supplement lectures. Due to the very wide international cooperation with Polish and international natural gas companies the LTG is qualified for the good organization of studies in Gas Technologies and Renewable Energy.