About organisation of studies
University studies shall be carried out in accordance with study programmes. One ECTS credit corresponds to 26 hours of study by a student.
A study programme is a document which sets out the objectives of the studies conducted, including the expected learning outcomes, the nominal duration and volume of studies, the language of instruction, the list, volume and short descriptions of the courses, the options and conditions for selecting subjects, main specialities and the conditions for the completion of studies. When drawing up study programmes, it has been assumed that a student acquires 60 ECTS credits, which corresponds to 1560 hours of study by a student.
The duration of studies in the curricula is the following:
- the nominal duration of bachelor’s studies is three years and the workload of studies is 180 ECTS credits
- the nominal duration of professional higher education is three to four years and the workload of studies is 180–240 ECTS credits
- the nominal duration of master’s studies is up to two years and the workload of studies is 60–120 ECTS credits.
- the nominal duration of integrated studies is five years and the workload of studies is 300 ECTS credits
- the nominal duration of doctoral studies is four years and the workload of studies is 240 ECTS credits.
The bachelor's, master's, engineering and professional higher education study programmes consist of modules. The modules are divided into general, core and speciality modules, free choice sudies and graduation thesis modules.
General studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is to improve the level of general educational knowledge and skills;
Core studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is to provide basic education specific to the broad group of studies and field of study;
Special studies, incl. internship – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is acquisition of the knowledge and skills directly related to the field of study described in the curriculum and required for commencing work and continuing studies in the next study cycle.
Free choice studies – the module of the curriculum, the objective of which is acquisition of the knowledge and skills in courses that are not included in the curriculum and can be freely chosen by the student;
Final thesis or examinations
The minimum workload of the modules of the curriculum (ECTS credits):
|Curriculum module||Bachelor's studies||Master's studies*||Professional higher education||Integrated studied|
|Free choice studies||6||6||6||12|
|Final thesis or final examinations||6-12**||18-30||6-12***||30|
* All the workload requirements in the master's study with the nominal duration of less than two years are proportionately lower and the workload of a master's thesis or examination is at least 18 ECTS credits.
**In a professional higher education curriculum, internship shall form at least 15% of the workload of studies.
*** The minimum of 6 ECTS credits, the maximum of 12 ECTS credits.