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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture


ARCHITECTURE


PREDISPOSITIONS

Spatial imagination, aesthetic sensitivity, artistic talents, abilities of associating technical issues with a wide range of fine arts, team work skills.

WHAT SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT TO PASS DURING A MATURITY EXAM?

A modern foreign language and two subjects to choose from the following: chemistry, physics (with astronomy), information technology, Polish language, mathematics.

CAREER

Architecture graduates employability prospects lead to design studios, construction installations and supervision as well as to the units of municipal or state administration.

Completion of the architecture degree programme enables to be also employed in the sphere of publishing and advertisement graphics as well as art exhibitions.

The didactic process enables architecture department students to participate in drawing and painting outdoor plennery sessions in Poland and abroad, in workshops, architectural contests as well as in the activities of student scientific organizations.

Additionally, the students have the possibility to undertake one semester or even a year at one of 150 partner universities in line with the international student scholarship exchange programme Erasmus+.

ADDITIONAL EXAM 

Please note: You have to pass an additional exam if you want to study at this department, which involves three tasks testing the candidate’s predispositions for initiating education at the chosen faculty. Each of the tasks is assessed within the point range from 0 to 100 points. The technique of task performance: pencil.

  • phase I – imaginative drawing (2 academic hours),
  • phase II – imaginative drawing with elements of geometry (2 academic hours),
  • Phase III– indoor drawing from nature (3 academic hours).

On the first day, exams on imaginative drawing (phase I) and imaginative drawing with elements of geometry (phase II). A positive decision of an Additional Exam Committee qualifies to take part in the III phase being an indoor drawing from nature.

An exam end result is regarded as positive if the candidate gathers not less than 100 points from the three tasks altogether.

The dates and details concerning the exam will be published on http://www.po.opole.pl/....

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE PROGRAMME

BASIC INFORMATION

The programme lasts 7 semesters in the full time mode - S (on site studies on a daily basis) and is completed upon passing a diploma exam (a defence of a diploma work with a final examination).
The graduates win a Bachelor degree (inżynier architekt).

The degree programme covers: general and basic subjects as well as the Majors connected with broad understanding of the art of creating the surrounding space.

A group of general and basic subjects provides grounds for the Majors including blocks associated with urban and architectural design, together forming an indivisible whole.

Subjects belonging to the borderline of realms such as humanistic sciences and art are specifically highlighted.

The academic classes are conducted in a form of lectures and practical activities, mainly project ones. In fact, over 50% of the classes are organized as practical activities. 

The graduates of the first cycle degree studies are prepared to take up professional duties as assistant workers in construction installations and in construction supervision, in the sphere of architectural facilities design together with their surroundings and urban planning.

The graduates of the first cycle studies are also prepared to follow their education in the second cycle degree programme.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The education programme includes:

  • basic subjects including mathematics and descriptive geometry which shall reinforce the understanding of essential construction issues explored during such subjects as general construction with materials science, building physics, mechanics of buildings, building constructions;
  • Majors: architectural design I-VI, urban design I-IV, which introduce a student into the sphere of spatial perception and elementary aesthetic rules;
  • art techniques: constitute substantive and practical support for the architectural design and a number of Majors;
  • history of architecture and urbanism: broadly understood competence in the history of art being a peculiar keystone between the knowledge and skills acquired during the above mentioned classes;
  • subjects and projects specific for the field of knowledge such as urban space regeneration and landscape architecture;
  • humanistic subjects such as basics of philosophy, psychology, sociology and history of art.

SECOND CYCLE DEGREE PROGRAMME*

BASIC INFORMATION

The programme lasts 3 semesters in a daily full - time mode – S (on site) and is completed with a diploma examination (defence of a diploma work and a final exam).
The graduates obtain a Master’s degree (magister inżynier). 

Faculty curricular contents cover:

  • education in the sphere of architectural design;
  • education in the sphere of urban design;
  • education in the sphere of monuments protection;
  • education in the sphere of spatial planning. 

The graduates of the second cycle studies are prepared to be employed in: architectural and urban design studios, units of municipal and state administration, research institutes and they can conduct business activities individually. The graduates possess management and team work abilities.

Second cycle Master’s degree programmes provide basis for initiating the doctoral studies (third cycle studies) and research work.

The mandatory requirement of admission to the second cycle studies is obtaining a degree of a Bachelor of Architecture (diploma of completion the first cycle studies at the department of architecture) and an interview.

The decisive criterion for the admission to the second cycle studies is the final, diploma grade obtained after completion of the first cycle studies and a portfolio of achievements gathered during the first cycle studies.

*Second cycle studies launching is planned for the academic year 2018/2019 under the condition of fulfilling the formal requirements.