Studies - Programmes in Polish

 

QUALITY AND SAFETY OF THE ENVIRONMENT (study in Polish)

Two-cycle study programme

1st-cycle Engineering degree / 2nd-cycle Master's degree

 

Undergraduate studies for the degree in Engineering last 7 semesters (engineering thesis, final diploma examination, leading to professional title of Engineer). The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: biology, mathematics, chemistry, information technology, geography, physics with astronomy.

Postgraduate studies for the Master's degree for graduates with a degree in Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to the environmental sciences last 3 or 4 semesters respectively (Master's diploma thesis, final diploma examination, leading to title of Master's in Engineering or Master's).

Specializations at postgraduate level: Environmental management or Environmental analytics.

Concern for the quality and safety of the environment is now a matter of priority on a local and global scale. Graduates in Quality and safety of the environment have a detailed knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological threats to the quality and safety of the environment and of the procedures, methods and techniques to minimize these threats. The knowledge and skills acquired allow for the sustainable and safe management of environmental resources and the fostering of their quality. In addition to this, graduates will have mastered speaking about the specialist subject of environmental sciences in a foreign language and be able to use the latest IT techniques to obtain information about the environment, as well as for the processing, analysis and graphical presentation of data. The course syllabus is prepared by specialists, who offer advice, provide assistance on managerial, deployment-related or technological matters and conduct practical research activities. In addition, completion of the programme of studies confers official entitlement to take over and run a farm.

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AGRICULTURE (study in Polish)

Two-cycle study programme

1st-cycle Engineering degree / 2nd-cycle Master's degree

 

Undergraduate studies for the degree in Engineering last 7 semesters (engineering thesis, final diploma examination, leading to professional title of Engineer). The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: biology, mathematics, chemistry, information technology, geography, physics with astronomy.

Specializations at undergraduate level: Agroeconomics, Agrobiology or Agrotourism.

Postgraduate studies for the Master's degree for graduates with a degree in Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to agriculture or the environmental sciences last 3 or 4 semesters respectively (Master's diploma thesis, final diploma examination, leading to title of Master's in Engineering or Master's).

Specializations at postgraduate level: Agroeconomics, Agrobiology or Agrotourism.

Agriculture is a leading sector of the Polish economy which offers real opportunities for interesting and well-paid work. The programme of studies in Agriculture provides comprehensive preparation for working in the sector. The proposed specializations correspond to the needs of the market. Students acquire knowledge in the economics of farming businesses, the use of applied biology for agricultural development and conducting activity in the agrotourism sector. Graduates can find work in companies which are active in agriculture and related sectors, in national and local government bodies and in scientific institutions, administration or education. Thanks to the streamlined course of studies, graduates will also find themselves well-prepared to start and run their own farm in rural areas. Completion of the programme of studies confers official entitlement to take over and run a farm.  

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (study in Polish)

Two-cycle study programme

1st-cycle Engineering degree / 2nd-cycle Master's degree 

 

Undergraduate studies for the degree in Engineering last 7 semesters (engineering thesis, final diploma examination, leading to professional title of Engineer). The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: biology, mathematics, chemistry, information technology, geography, physics with astronomy.

Specializations at undergraduate level: Environmental biotechnology or Monitoring of the environment and threats to ecosystems.

Postgraduate studies for the Master's degree for graduates with a degree in Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to the environmental sciences last 3 or 4 semesters respectively (Master's diploma thesis, final diploma examination, leading to title of Master's in Engineering or Master's).

Specializations at postgraduate level: Ecological monitoring of the environment, Management and restoration of the environment or Threats to and protection of ecosystems.

In Poland, there is a statutory legal obligation to protect the environment. Specialists in this field are much sought after on the labour market. The purpose of studies in Environmental protection is to train graduates who will in practice be entrusted with the task of improving the state of the environment, taking into consideration rural areas related to agricultural production and bringing it into line with European Union requirements. Graduates have a general knowledge of nature and specialist knowledge in the following fields: nature conservation, environmental control and management, human impact on soil, air and water, waste management and legal and economic issues related to environmental protection. Graduates can find work in companies which are responsible for protection of the environment with consideration for rural areas (Poland and the European Union), as well as in scientific institutions, administration or education. They may also cooperate with specialists in spatial planning, agricultural production, small-scale industry and technical infrastructure. Completion of the programme of studies confers official entitlement to take over and run a farm.

 

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BIOECONOMY (study in Polish)

Two-cycle study programme

1st-cycle Engineering degree / 2nd-cycle Master's degree

 

Undergraduate studies for the degree in Engineering last 7 semesters (engineering thesis, final diploma examination, leading to professional title of Engineer). The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: biology, mathematics, chemistry, information technology, geography, physics with astronomy.

Specializations at undergraduate level: Biosanitary safety or Bioengineering of primary production.

Postgraduate studies for the Master's degree for graduates with a degree in Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to the environmental sciences last 3 or 4 semesters respectively (Master's diploma thesis, final diploma examination, leading to title of Master's in Engineering or Master's).

Specializations at postgraduate level: Engineering of raw materials and bioproducts or Protection of plant health.

The bioeconomy is now a strategic element of development in Europe and worldwide. It offers the opportunity to achieve global food security and create innovative products based on natural raw materials, including biofuels. The purpose of the bioeconomy is to provide agriculture, forestry and aquaculture with support in adapting to climate change. Graduates in Bioeconomy are recognized for their interdisciplinary knowledge extending across the agricultural sciences, as well as environmental protection and management. The knowledge and skills acquired during the course of studies allow graduates to find work in companies which deploy and use innovative technologies at various levels of primary production. Graduates may also go on to work in specialist analytical and research laboratories, as well as in diagnostics laboratories responsible for performing biological and chemical analyses and quality assessment. Thanks to the streamlined course of studies, graduates will also find themselves well-prepared to start and run their own farm, particularly in rural areas. Completion of the programme of studies confers official entitlement to take over and run a farm.

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MANAGEMENT (study in Polish)

Bachelor's degree studies

 

Studies in Management take the form of a three-year course of undergraduate studies for a Bachelor's degree, with a specialization in Management in agribusiness. Studies for the Bachelor's degree in Management last 3 years concluding with a final diploma exam. After completing a practical assignment, writing their diploma thesis and sitting the final diploma exam, graduates shall be awarded the title of Bachelor, enabling them to go on to enrol for a course of postgraduate studies, such as the Master's degree in Economics at the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, or at other academic institutions offering postgraduate studies in Management or Economics. The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: mathematics, geography, biology, information technology, history, social studies.

This study programme provides comprehensive preparation for working as a specialist in organization and management or as a middle-level manager in the food economy, understood in the broad sense, namely: in agriculture, the agri-food industry, trade, advisory and consulting institutions, as well as in economic, local government and government organizations, and for conducting one's own business activity. Graduates are equipped with a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge of the management sciences and related sciences concerning the essence of how organizations, in other words of business and public institutions, function, as well as the correct functioning of such organizations and problems therewith. They have the ability to recognize, diagnose and solve problems in the management of human, material, financial and information resources. They are prepared to exercise functions related to the management of processes and tasks in a variety of types of organization. They shall have knowledge of a foreign language to a level of fluency of B2 on the scale of the European Council’s "Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages”.

 

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ECONOMICS (study in Polish)

Two-cycle study programme

1st-cycle Bachelor's degree / 2nd-cycle Master's degree

 

Undergraduate studies for the Bachelor's degree last 6 semesters (final diploma examination, leading to professional title of Bachelor). The completion of higher education studies to A-Level / Baccalaureate level (or equivalent) in the following subjects counts towards qualification for the programme: mathematics, geography, biology, information technology, history, social studies.

Specializations at undergraduate level: Economics of agribusiness.

Postgraduate studies for the Master's degree for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to the economic sciences last 3 or 4 semesters respectively (Master's diploma thesis, final diploma examination, leading to title of Master's in Engineering or Master's).

Specializations at postgraduate level: Economics of the food economy or Management and marketing in agribusiness.

Graduates are equipped with extensive knowledge in the fields of economics, management and accountancy. They will also be informed about the specifics of the food economy, and be familiar with new trends in the development of agricultural production, food processing, the food market and services. The studies provide students with the necessary groundwork to allow them to become specialists with the knowledge and skills making them suitable for employment as members of the management structures of businesses, institutions and organizations working for the benefit of rural areas and agriculture, and also of national and local government bodies. Graduates in Economics will also find themselves well-prepared to run their own business. They shall have knowledge of a foreign language to a level of fluency of B2 on the scale of the European Council’s "Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages”. The information technology learning programme allows them to complete their European Computer Driving Licence.

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