Detailed information about the field of study

Full-time first-cycle studies

The full-time first-cycle studies last for 4 years (including for a practical construction placement) and finish with being awarded of an engineer title. For the first five terms, students learn together the basic subjects related to the field of Civil Engineering. During the fifth term, they choose their specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures, Technology and Organisation of Civil Engineering, Roads, Streets and Airports, Hydraulic Engineering, Energy Efficiency in Civil Engineering. From the first term of their studies, students are also able to study Organisation and Management in Civil Engineering (European Engineer). There is a separate recruitment procedure for this field of study.

Part-time first-cycle studies

The studies last for 4.5 years and are conducted in a manner enabling working adults to obtain the professional title of an engineer. The studies are paid. Students make a payment every term, which covers the costs of their education. For six terms, students learn together the basic subjects related to the field of Civil Engineering. During the sixth term, they choose their specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures, Technology and Organisation of Civil Engineering, Roads, Streets and Airports, Hydraulic Engineering.

A first-cycle graduate profile in the field of Civil Engineering

Graduates of first-cycle studies have knowledge within the scope of construction of residential, municipal, industrial and transport infrastructure, designing of basic structures and construction elements, technology and organisation in civil engineering, management of teams and construction companies, production, selection and use of construction materials as well as computer techniques and modern technologies in engineering practice.

Graduates are prepared to manage the construction of all types of structures, to participate in designing of public utility, industrial and transport infrastructure, organisation of the production of construction elements, supervision of construction work, continuous self-education and professional training. They are prepared to work in construction companies, construction supervision authorities, concrete and construction elements production plants, construction materials industry, state and local government units involved in civil engineering and architecture.

Graduates know a foreign language on B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and are able to use specialist language within the scope of their selected field of study.

Graduates of the first-cycle studies of all specialisations, after completing of their practical placement provided for in the Construction Law, may also obtain a licence authorising them to perform independent technical function in construction industry.

Specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures

Graduates of this specialisation are prepared to design basic building structures, manage the processes of manufacturing of construction elements in specialised plants, organise and manage the construction processes on a construction site and within the investment activities of enterprises taking into consideration the economic aspect of the undertaken investments.

Specialisation: Technology and Organisation in Civil Engineering

Graduates of this specialisation are prepared to manage general and industrial civil engineering structures. They have basic knowledge within the scope of construction theory and computer-aided  design. They are prepared to work in general and industrial construction companies as well as, within a limited scope, design companies specialising in these kinds of buildings.

Specialisation: Roads, Streets and Airports

 Graduates of this specialization have knowledge of road traffic space as well as basic skills in designing of this space taking into account the technical conditions of roads and streets. They have knowledge and skills concerning the principles of road and railway construction, including the design of typical road engineering structures (e.g. embankments, excavations, culverts, etc.), the use of modern road materials, modern construction technologies as well as specialist surveying and geotechnical methods. Graduates are prepared to work for road and railway construction contractors and, to a limited extent, in design offices.

Specialisation: Hydraulic Engineering

Graduates of this specialization gain knowledge of basic construction subjects and specialist disciplines of hydraulic engineering (waterways, weirs, locks, harbour quays, regulation of water conditions in the ground, civil engineering and foundations). They are prepared to work in design offices, in construction companies in the field of industrial and water civil engineering, in land improvement companies, in municipal companies, in construction supervision.

Specialisation: Organisation and Management in Civil Engineering - European Engineer

Graduates of this specialization are, in particular, prepared to manage the execution of construction work in the field of workmanship, repair and operation of buildings and engineering structures, design of simple buildings and engineering structures, organization and management of the construction processes in the investment departments of enterprises, taking into account the economic aspect of undertaken projects. They are fluent in two foreign languages. Having met the additional conditions, students studying abroad have the opportunity to obtain a foreign university diploma.

 

 Full-time second-cycle studies

 

The full-time second-cycle studies last for 3 terms and enable being awarded the Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The condition for being admitted to the second-cycle studies is the engineer diploma in Civil Engineering.

Candidates, while filing their documents as a part of the recruitment process, select a specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures, Technology and Organisation in Civil Engineering, Roads, Streets and Airports, Hydraulic Engineering or Energy Efficiency in Civil Engineering.

Since October 2019, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture has also been offering full-time second-cycle studies in English in two specialisations.  Find out more

Part-time second-cycle studies

The studies last for 2 years and are conducted in a manner enabling working adults to obtain the Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The studies are paid. Students make a payment every term, which covers the costs of their education.

Candidates, while filing their documents as a part of the recruitment process, select a specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures, Technology and Organisation in Civil Engineering, Roads, Streets and Airports or Hydraulic Engineering.

A second-cycle graduate profile in the field of Civil Engineering

Graduates of second-cycle studies gain advanced knowledge in the field of design and construction of complex residential, municipal, industrial and transport infrastructure, technology and organisation in civil engineering, computer techniques and modern technologies in engineering practice, selection and use of construction materials as well as management of teams and construction companies. They are prepared to solve complex design, organisational and technological problems, develop and implement research programs, undertake international projects, participate in marketing and promotion of construction products, continue their education and participate in research in fields directly related to construction and construction industry production, continuously improve their qualifications and supplement their knowledge as well as manage large teams of people. Graduates are prepared to work in construction and design offices, research and development institutions as well as institutions dealing with counselling and dissemination of knowledge in the field of broadly understood civil engineering, state and local government administration units and construction supervision. Graduates of second degree studies, after fulfilling the conditions provided for by law, may be granted unlimited rights to perform independent technical functions in construction industry. They are also prepared to undertake third-cycle studies (i.e. doctoral studies).

Specialisation: Building and Engineering Structures

Graduates have a thorough knowledge of design and technology of construction, residential buildings, industrial, sports and engineering facilities. The specialization also gives the graduates broad knowledge in the field of structural theory, enabling them to solve complex issues of engineering structure mechanics, necessary knowledge in the field of computer-aided design, preparation in the field of repair and strengthening technologies of building structures, modern methods of organisation and management of construction processes as well as development and implementation of research programs. Graduates are prepared to design and manage construction sites in the field of general and industrial construction and engineering structures.

Specialisation: Technology and Organisation in Civil Engineering

Graduates of this specialization are prepared to solve problems related to construction processes and to manage teams of people. They have knowledge in the field of modern technologies of building construction, computer-aided organisation and planning of construction, preparation of building calculations and basic skills in the field of building structures. Graduates have knowledge in the field of modern technologies of building construction. The specialization gives the graduates preparation in subjects related to: technology and organisation of construction; construction of buildings; construction execution; computer-aided organisation and planning of construction, contracting, preparation of calculations as well as design of technology and organisation of plants producing construction materials and elements; process management in plants producing construction materials and elements; cooperation with specialists constructors involved in the investment process.

Specialisation: Roads, Streets and Airports

Graduates of this specialization have knowledge of road traffic space as well as skills within the scope of design, development and exploitation of this space, taking into account the technical conditions of roads, streets and airports. They receive comprehensive preparation for: design and maintenance of transport systems, junctions and road nodes, streets and railroads, bridges and tunnels. Graduates of the road specialization are prepared to develop traffic organisation and traffic lights design as well as to manage the construction of roads, motorways and engineering structures. Studies in this specialization prepare students to undertake tasks in design offices, public road areas, municipal road and bridge management authorities, road works companies and bituminous mass factories.

Specialisation: Energy Efficiency in Civil Engineering

Graduates of this specialisation are prepared to solve problems related to energy management in buildings. They have knowledge in the field of components related to energy consumption in buildings, modern materials and technologies limiting energy consumption and energy performance assessment of buildings and their technical systems. The graduates have knowledge in the field of designing buildings with low and ultra low energy demand. The specialization ensures the graduates preparation in the field of subjects related to: energy-saving buildings, legal bases and financing mechanisms of activities aimed at reducing energy in existing and newly designed resources, thermodynamics, balancing of energy demand in the building as well as structural and material solutions facilitating energy savings, installation solutions in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, hot water preparation and in-built lighting, use of renewable and alternative energy sources in modern buildings and energy management in intelligent buildings. Graduates are prepared to perform energy audits, assess energy demand in buildings and their technical systems as well as model energy demand in buildings and their technical systems.

Specialisation: Hydraulic Engineering

Graduates of this specialization combine knowledge within the scope of design and construction of hydraulic engineering and water management facilities, such as damming structures, retention reservoirs, equipment for water transport, wharves, regulatory structures, embankments and flood protection devices and drainage systems with knowledge on the cooperation of the ground with the building, including: dynamic impact of the structure on the ground, foundations of special land, water and sea structures, soil strengthening, design and execution of sealing screens, design and execution with the use of deep excavations, rock mechanics, soil rheology, consolidation theory. Wide scope of education and knowledge of the issues of soil and water commonly encountered in the construction industry enable them to execute a wide variety of engineering issues including those that require deep knowledge of the interaction between the investment and the environment.