Rules and Regulations

Warsaw University of Technology Foundation Year Course Regulations

Legal grounds:

Directive of Rector of Warsaw University of Technology no 115/2020 of 16.10.2020 concerning regulations and procedures of  extension training course development, delivery and abolishment.

Directive of Rector of Warsaw University of Technology no 41/2013 of 11.10.2013 concerning rules of keeping documentation validating course learning outcomes

Warsaw University of Technology Statutes

Regulations of the Foundation Year Programme

§ 1. Introduction

1. This Act shall apply to organisation and course delivery of Warsaw University of Technology Foundation Year Programme.

2. Throughout this Act:

a) University – shall mean Warsaw University of Technology

b) Foundation Year Programme – shall mean the course, whose aim is to prepare students to undertake English-medium instruction studies at Warsaw University of Technology

c) Foundation Year Board – the board established by Rector of Warsaw University of Technology on application of Head of Foundation Year Board

d) Head of Foundation Year Board – the person appointed by Rector of Warsaw University of Technology

e) Foundation Year Director – Head of Language Centre of Warsaw University of Technology

f) Foundation Year Curriculum – the document passed by Foundation Year Board and approved by Rector of Warsaw University of Technology

g) Subject – a set of thematic classes offered in a given semester of Foundation Year; knowledge of the subject acquired by the Student in the course of the semester shall be assessed

h) Lecturer – the person running a subject, entitled to assess the Student’s knowledge and assign a grade for the subject (entering the grade onto the Foundation Year Student Card) and / or grant credit for the subject

i) Foundation Year Placement Test – an online test of knowledge and skills in mathematics and English

j) Admission – an act of accepting the Student into Foundation Year Programme

k) Student – the person accepted into Foundation Year, who has fulfilled all the requirements specified in the Regulations

l) Foundation Year Learning Agreement – an agreement signed by the Foundation Year Manager and the Foundation Year Participant concerning their participation in Foundation Year

§ 2 General Provisions

1. The aim of Foundation Year Programme is to prepare non-nationals to undertake English-medium instruction studies at Warsaw University of Technology and, above all, to help students coming from various educational backgrounds come up to the level of knowledge required by the University. At the same time, it will enhance their chances of successful completion of these studies.

2. The Director’s decision accepting the Student into Foundation Year is tantamount to their Admission. In order to be accepted, a candidate needs to:

a) apply for admission to a degree programme at Warsaw University of Technology

b) take the Placement Test and fail one or both of the subjects (mathematics or/and English)

c) fulfil all the Warsaw University of Technology admission requirements specified in Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 12.10.2006 on non-national student admission

d) signed the Foundation Year Learning Agreement

e) paid the Foundation Year tuition fee

§ 3 Placement Test

1. The Placement Test consists of two components: Mathematics test and English test.

2. Students are supposed to do both tests within two weeks of receiving the login and the password to the tests.

3. Students are informed about reaching (or not) the minimum required score level.

§ 4 Rights and Duties of Programme Participants

1. Students

a) may receive a Foundation Year Participant Identification Document,

b) may use the Univ

c) shall be entitled to apply for accommodation in a student dormitory for the duration of Foundation Year,

d) may file complaints and claims concerning the Foundation Year delivery with the Director.

2. Students are obliged to:

a) participate in classes of all the compulsory subjects offered in Foundation Year,

b) produce all the required assignments individually,

c) receive credit for all the compulsory subjects offered in Foundation Year,

d) abide by the University internal regulations.

§ 5. Foundation Year Programme Organisation

1. Foundation Year Programme covers a total of 600 academic hours and is divided into two 300-hour semesters.

2. The Foundation Year Programme Schedule is identical with the Academic Year Schedule as issued in the Rector’s directive for the current year.

3. The curriculum includes classes in:

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Introduction to Information Technologies, Introduction to Engineering, Academic English, Polish for Foreigners and Polish Culture.

§ 6. Course Credit

1. Students are obliged to obtain credit for all the compulsory subjects offered in Foundation Year Programme.

2. Students are granted a Subject credit when the Lecturer running the subject assigns the Student with a final grade for the subject.

3. A final subject grade reflects the Student’s work in the semester and is based on tests given by the Lecturer during the semester.

4. Students are entitled to access to their graded written work.

5. Students have the right to make a final grade appeal to the President of the Foundation Year Board. In justified cases the President may decide in favour of re-examining the Student. The re-examination is administered by a special committee.

6. Students failing one of the compulsory subjects in the winter semester may continue studies in the summer semester on condition that they achieve the required learning outcomes and obtain credit for the subject by March 30th of a given year.

7. Students failing more than one subject in the winter semester may continue studies in the summer semester provided they obtain a favourable decision of the President of the Foundation Year Board.

8. Students obtain credit for the summer semester if they achieve all the required learning outcomes and obtain credit for all the compulsory subjects offered in the winter and summer semester of the course.

9. The Foundation Year Director awards credit for both semesters of Foundation Year Programme.

§ 7. Grading Scale

1. While awarding credit for a Subject the following grades shall be used:

5,0 – five or very good

4,5 – four point five or above good

4,0 – four or good

3,5 – three point five or quite good

3,0 – three or satisfactory

2,0 – two or unsatisfactory

2. Grade 2,0 equals failing the Subject.

§ 8. Course Completion

1. A Course Completion prerequisite is obtaining credits for all the subjects offered in the course.

2. Students are awarded a University Foundation Year Programme Completion Certificate complying with a specimen included in the annex to the Directive of Rector of Warsaw University of Technology concerning extension training courses.

§ 9. Final Provisions

1. Rector of Warsaw University of Technology acts as the only appeal instance against any of the regulations above.