ECTS Information catalogue


WELCOME TO
THE ANGELUS SILESIUS
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES  IN WAŁBRZYCH!

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Welcome to the The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, which is situated in the south-western part of Poland, in central part of the Sudety Mountains, in the vicinity of the national borders with the Czech Republic and Germany.

The mission of PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych includes not only teaching our students a particular material but primarily shaping their intellectual abilities as well as teaching them how to deal with emerging problems and improve their professional skills.

Join our friendly student community!

Prof. nadzw., dr hab. Piotr Jurek
Rector of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych

ECTS INFORMATION CATALOGUE

First cycleSecond cycle

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Information on degree programmes: First cycle

Field of study: ADMINISTRATION

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming secondary school graduation obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Licencjat diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 180 ECTS points during 6 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 120 hours of practical training (8 ECTS).
During 4-6 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Academic.
The profile of this programme is academic according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
As a result of the learning process in the first-degree administration programme, the graduate:
knowledge:
- understands the importance of law among other social sciences;
- knows the range of regulation in private and public law;
- knows the rules of business;
- speaks English at the B2 level;
skills:
- interprets and applies the law;
- prepares documents and draft decisions (conclusions, actions, decisions, orders, other);
- speaks a professional language in the field of law, administration and economics, organization and management theory;
- uses information technology at work;
social competencies:
- is communicative and open to other people's problem-solving;
- is efficient and effective in action;
- is aware of the need for continuous improvement in the law and related fields.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Graduates are prepared to work:
- on independent positions and the management of both small organizational units, as well as the entire organizational units;
- in the offices of government and non-governmental organizations, as well as in the operation of businesses.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 10
e-mail: administracja@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building A, room 116

ADMINISTRATION - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue


GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Information on degree programmes: Second cycle

Field of study: ADMINISTRATION

Qualification awarded
Magister.

Level of qualification
Second cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
A candidate should be at least a graduate of a programme in first-level studies.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Magister diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 120 ECTS points during 4 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 90 hours of practical training (8 ECTS).
During 1-4 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Academic.
The profile of this programme is academic according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
As a result of the learning process, the graduate of the administration of second degree:
- has detailed knowledge of the object of study and research methods in the field of law, with particular emphasis on administrative law;
- characterized in detail some institutions operating in EU law and international law;
- uses the specialized language of the scope of the various branches of law;
- recognizes and is able to solve important problems in the area of public law and private law;
- selects the latest research methods in the field of law;
- is able to prepare a thesis presenting the specific research problem using legislation, literature and law, as well as certain documents used in the workplace;
- is prepared for an active role in organizations and institutions acting in the independent functions;
- is able to identify key issues for the implementation of complex tasks in organizations.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Graduates are prepared to work in independent positions and the management of both small organizational units, as well as entire business units, in the offices of government, non-governmental organizations, as well as in the operation of businesses.

Access to further studies
Graduates are prepared to carry out doctoral studies in the social sciences and postgraduate (specialist) courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 10
e-mail: administracja@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building A, room 116

ADMINISTRATION - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: COSMETOLOGY

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Licencjat diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 180 ECTS points during 6 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 360 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
During 5-6 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Practical. The curriculum contains 360 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
The profile of this programme is practical according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
The education of qualified specialists in the field of cosmetology, who will have a wide substantive interdisciplinary knowledge of the basics of biological, medical, pharmaceutical science and practical manual skills enabling them, based on theoretical knowledge, to apply selected beauty treatments with equipment used in contemporary cosmetics, make the proper selection of cosmetics, indicating their use based on pharmacological knowledge, skills of cooperation with physicians of different specialties and pharmacists, the organization of the work station and beauty salon, acting as “educators” in the behaviour and lifestyles conducive to physical and mental health.
See more:Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Graduates of cosmetology may find employment in beauty salons, beauty salons located in hotels, wellness centers, SPAs, recreation center, health resorts and service centers. They can work in the laboratories of pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies, companies dealing in cosmetics, in cosmetology advisory firms as consultants in companies involved in raw materials and intermediates used to make cosmetics, in the editorial office leading department of beauty cosmetics tips. They can take up employment in post- secondary schools that offer training in cosmetology.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 54
e-mail: kosmetologia@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: Building B, room 101

COSMETOLOGY - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: DENTAL TECHNIQUES

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Licencjat diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 210 ECTS points during 7 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 450 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
During 5-7 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Practical. The curriculum contains 450 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
The profile of this programme is practical according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
Theoretical and practical preparation of students/graduates to practice as dental technicians in dental prosthetic laboratories. The goals of education are to produce graduate who know the basics of biomedical protheses and environmental and social determinants of health and diseases. The graduate describes the functioning of the health system, health policy and management, explains dental and orthodontic problems, recognizes properties of dental materials and technologies. In the field of skills: he performs all dental restorations, ranging from dentures to implants and orthodontic appliances, dentures technology, rails, obturators, used for rehabilitation, treatment and prevention of diseases and defects in the masticatory system, makes devices for the prevention and rehabilitation of the stomatognathic system for child, adult and geriatric patients patients and undertakes analysis of prosthetic models using information technology.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Health care institutions, dental techniques laboratories. Access to further studies second-cycle studies, diploma studies, upgrading courses.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 54
e-mail: technikidentystyczne@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: Building B, room 101

Dental Techniques - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Qualification awarded
Inżynier architekt krajobrazu.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Inżynier diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 210 ECTS points during 7 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 360 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
During 5-7 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Practical. The curriculum contains 360 hours of practical training (16 ECTS).
The profile of this programme is practical according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
The main aim of education is to prepare students for solving typical engineering tasks in the area of landscape architecture by using holistic knowledge from the realms of technical science, agricultural science and forestial science as well as visual arts. The principal goal is associated with acquiring technical knowledge (engineering) and developing skills in responsible and creative individual work and teamwork, in relation to the social competencies (ethical and professional) appropriate for the field of study.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Alumni have professional qualifications that entitle them to work in the following positions:
- landscape and street furniture designer in design offices and in construction companies;
- cost estimator of landscape and street furniture designs in cost estimation offices;
-  professional graphic designer in design offices;
- technologist/designer in production companies of greenery and street furniture;
- worker in public administration offices (departments of urban green and spatial planning);
- graphic designer in advertising agency;
- worker in production companies (gardening and forestry), ornamental plants cultivation for garden industry;
- designer and contractor of tasks from the area of landscape architecture led within the scope of own business activity;
- project advisor, designer of exhibitions within the scope of greenery and street furniture in profiled units and distributive network.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Course structure diagram with credits
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Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 12
e-mail: architekturakrajobrazu@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building A, room 111

Landscape Architecture - ECTS catalogue

Year I, semester 1
Year I, semester 2
Year II, semester 3
Year II, semester 4
Year III, semester 5
Year III, semester 6
Year IV, semester 7

First cycleSecond cycle

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: LOGISTICS

Qualification awarded
Inżynier.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Inżynier diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 210 ECTS points during 7 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 120 hours of practical training (8 ECTS).
During 5-7 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Academic.
The profile of this programme is academic according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
Logistics engineering studies take place over seven semesters and end with the preparation of an engineering project, and final exam. The professional title of engineer's certificate confirms the competence of engineers, set out in the National Framework of Qualifications (Appendix 9 of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on November 2, 2011 concerning the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education).
Preparing students for solving common engineering tasks related to logistics decision-making is the main goal of the programme. Students are also prepared, in the educational process, for non-technical engineering activities. The programme graduate:
- has a multidisciplinary, basic knowledge of: science (mathematics, physics), engineering sciences (computer science, transportation, environmental protection and management, engineering, manufacturing, construction, and operation of machines), social, legal and economic basics (law, economics, finance, management science, commodities), which are the basis of modern logistics systems related to management supply chains, logistics supply, production and distribution;
- solves typical logistical problems (eg, optimizes logistics costs, chooses suppliers, means of transport, selects the appropriate distribution channels, performs calculations related to manufacturing, etc.) using known methods and techniques of engineering;
- applies the appropriate information and communication techniques to achieve typical engineering tasks in logistics;
- plans and carries out measurements and computer simulations for optimizing logistics processes and systems;
- designs typical logistics systems and processes;
- is creative and is aware of the need for lifelong vocational training, as well as the consequences of decisions in the area of engineering activities - logistics.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
After completion of education cycle graduates will have the opportunity to take up work in:
- in production, as a professional member of the logistics department to coordinate the supply and distribution of goods and to logistics services of customers;
- logistics companies that support transport of goods in Poland and abroad;
- warehouses and different types of commercial enterprises, as coordinators of the goods flow from producer to market;
- large sales networks as logistics managers who manage the procurement, transportation, storage, inventory and packaging;
- regional and central warehouse, distribution headquarters and complex logistics centers, as managers of business entities;
- tourism companies, non-profit organizations (eg, hospitals), as managers responsible for supply, flows of raw materials, materials, information, products, etc.;
- government organizations at various levels, as a logistics manager in town who deals with the setting of public transport routes, procurement and logistics support center and rapid response systems to the needs of urban dwellers;
- consulting companies, as designers of logistics systems and logistics information systems and logistics infrastructure developers in companies, cities, municipalities, as coordinator of logistics in the supply chain of goods, logistics costs analysts;
- their own companies: services, logistics, warehouses, stores, etc.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 12
e-mail: logistyka@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building A, room 111

Logistics- Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Qualification awarded
Inżynier.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Inżynier diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 210 ECTS points during 7 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 360 hours of practical training (19 ECTS).
During 5-7 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Practical. The curriculum contains 360 hours of practical training (19 ECTS).
The profile of this programme is practical according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
The transfer of knowledge in the field of life sciences, technology, and expertise relating to safety and sanitation of work, which includes hazards that may exist in the work processes and methods to eliminate or reduce, consolidate skills proper risk assessment, studies of occupational accidents and diseases professional tasks and methods of safety and sanitation of work services.; strengthen the ability to use knowledge in their work and interact with the environment and to provide the necessary knowledge of law and economics. An important goal of these studies is also strengthening awareness among graduates need to act in accordance with the rules of professional ethics and legal standards.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Graduates are prepared to undertake work associated with the protection of human life and health in the workplace. A graduate can be employed in a variety of industrial and security institutions and safety and sanitation of work service companies including government.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 10
e-mail: bhp@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building A, room 116

Occupational Health and Safety - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: PEDAGOGY

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Licencjat diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 180 ECTS points during 6 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 160 hours of practical training (12 ECTS).
During 4-6 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Academic.
The profile of this programme is academic according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
The aim of the instruction is to acquaint students with the historical and contemporary conditions in which pedagogy has developed, its theories and the objects and methods of related research.
The instructional programme's module structure will assure that students may gain a multi-disciplinary knowledge in the area of humanistic studies (philosophy, history), as well as in the social sciences (pedagogy, psychology, sociology). Instruction in interpersonal and communication skills will make it possible for students to deal with various problems of an educational nature, and to improve their own professional practice. The structure of the instructional programme, and its variety of taught courses, provide a basis of instruction in the social skills and abilities that future employers expect, and which are essential for the efficient functioning of cultural-educational institutions, and of organizations that operate under free-market conditions.
Graduates of first-cycle studies in the pedagogical field have interdisciplinary knowledge in two areas of study: humanistic and social. These twin perspectives allow graduates to understand the social and cultural context of training and education, and of work involving caring and supervision; and also the need to pursue their own professional development. They are prepared to deal with problems involving situations that arise in education, and in bringing up and counseling children. Their social and personal competence enable them to improve their teaching methodology. They are characterized by a sense of responsibility and an ability to relate to people.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
School and extramural institutions, institutions providing care and education, employment offices, educational administration offices, centres for community aid, educational foundations and associations, non-governmental organizations, community and therapeutic common rooms, personnel departments and training for various companies, family courts, police, army, resocialisation centres, family counselling offices.

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time, part time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 51
e-mail: pedagogika@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: building B, room 101

Pedagogy - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: PHILOLOGY, specialization: ENGLISH PHILOLOGY

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Qualification requirements and regulations
The awarding of Licencjat diploma requires the acquisition of no less than 180 ECTS points during 6 semesters.
Under programme of studies a student is obliged to realize 240 hours of practical training (14 ECTS).
During 5-6 semesters of studies a student is obliged to write a diploma thesis/paper and take a diploma examination. To have a thesis/paper accepted and to successfully pass a diploma examination the grade of at least "dostateczny" (satisfactory) is required.
Student prepares a thesis under the direction of the supervisor.
Thesis assessment is carried out by a supervisor and a reviewer. In accordance with the article 34 of the PWSZ Study Regulations the calculation of the final grade is based on:
W = x/2 + y/4 + z/4
where:
x - the arithmetic average of exams and credits obtained by the student in the course of studies with the exception of the diploma exam,
y - is the diploma exam scores,
z - the evaluation of the thesis.
At the diploma of graduation the final grade of the study is presented in accordance with the principle:
– up to 3,20 – satisfactory,
– from 3,21 to 3,70 – satisfactory plus,
– from 3,71 to 4,20 – good,
– from 4,21 to 4,49 – good plus,
– 4,50 and above – very good.

Profile of the programme
Practical (Teacher training specialization). The curriculum contains 240 hours of practical training (14 ECTS).
The profile of this programme is practical according to standards described in the National Qualification Framework (the Act of November 2, 2011, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland).

Key learning outcomes
The aim of the instruction is:
- to develop language skills to a minimum of the C1 level of the European Framework of References for Languages;
- to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies and the history of English-language countries;
- to develop intercultural competence allowing for an understanding and respect for other cultures;
- to provide practical preparation to achieve didactic and other educational goals in the area of English-language teaching at the first and second levels of schooling.
The acquisition of basic inter-disciplinary skills, allowing skills and knowledge to be gained in various areas of community, cultural and professional life and preparation for studies in the second cycle.
See more: Description of intended learning outcomes for degree courses

Occupational profiles of graduates
Pre-schools, primary schools, and other institutions conducting instructional activities (in the area of English-language teaching).
The graduates who complete Teacher training specialization possess the qualifications for teaching English in types of schools as referred to in the regulation of the Minister of National Education (the Republic of Poland) of 17 January 2012 specifying requirements towards teachers and describing schools and circumstances in which employment of teachers without higher education or teacher training centre diplomas is possible (Dz.U. 2012, Item 131).

Access to further studies
Graduates may continue their education at second-cycle studies, postgraduate and continuing education courses.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
All general methods are described in detail in the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych Study Regulations. Detailed course assessment principles appear on each individual subject description page.
See more: Study regulations (part VI)

Graduation requirements
To obtain graduation documents, including the diploma, a student has to meet the requirements for PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych formal documents, make defined payments and have the a clear library account.

Mode of study
Full time.

Contact
e-mail: filologia@pwsz.com.pl
phone: +48 74 641 92 51
building and room: building B, room 101

ENGLISH PHILOLOGY - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Field of study: NURSING

Qualification awarded
Licencjat.

Level of qualification
First cycle degree.

Specific admission requirements
The competition (rank) of results gained on secondary school leaving certificate - Polish "Matura" or "New Matura" certificates, or any other certificate confirming leaving secondary school obtained outside of Poland, which must be formally recognized by Polish educational authorities.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
Any arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

Mode of study
Full time.

Contact
phone: +48 74 641 92 53
e-mail: kosmetologia@pwsz.com.pl
building and room: Building B, room 102

NURSING - Course structure diagram and ECTS catalogue

logo-pwszName and address


The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych

Zamkowa St. 4, 58-300 Wałbrzych, Poland
tel.: +48 74 641 92 00, +48 74 641 92 01
fax: +48 74 641 92 02
e-mail: pwsz@pwsz.com.pl
website: www.pwsz.com.pl

The academic year lasts 30 weeks and is divided into two (winter and summer) semesters
(each lasting 15 weeks).

Academic year
Winter semester
1 X
First day of classes for the winter semester
1 XI
All Saints (religious holiday)
11 XI
National Holiday
23 XII –02 I
Christmas Holiday
the end of January
Last day of classes for the winter semester
two weeks of February
Examination period
Summer semester
February
First day of classes for the summer semester
March or April
Easter Holiday - no classes
1-3 V
Rector's day, National and religious Holiday
June
Religious Holiday (Corpus Christi)
first days of June
Last day of classes for the summer semester
two weeks of June
Examination period


Rector:
Piotr Jurek associate professor



Vice-rector for teaching and student affairs: 
Małgorzata Babińska
 Ph.D


Chancellor:
Jan Zwierko M.A.

The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych(PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych) is a public higher educational institution, established under the regulation of The Council of Ministers of Poland on June 15th, 1999. The institution conducts first cycle studies (lasting 3 or 3.5 years), as well as second cycle studies (lasting 2 years).
The name Angelus Silesius has made the school distinctive among many other schools of similar status in Poland and let its employees and students identify with the school more easily. Angelus worked under three pen names: Angelus Silesius, Johannes Scheffler and Anioł Ślązak. Being a physician, a priest, a poet and a mystic in need of spirit, Silesius has proven to be an ideal patron of the State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych.
Basic organizational units of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych:
1. The Institute of Socio-Legal Studies,
2. The Institute of Health,
3. The Institute of Natural and Technical Studies.
The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych features:
- a long tradition;
- thousands of graduates;
- a wide didactic offer;
- attractions, accredited fields of studies, interesting specialisations;
- an institutional member of prestigious organizations which include academic schools;
- highly qualified and experienced academic staff;
- own, modern teaching didactic base;
- rich library collections;
- possibility of studying abroad in the ERASMUS program;
- cooperation with a number of national and foreign universities;
- careers service;
- students’ government;
- students’ media: TV Zamkowa, “Humanistyczna Jazda”;
- friendly school to athletes.
We invite you to take advantage of our course offer. Studies in our school provide professional education and measurable benefits, giving both full satisfaction and joy of studying!

Institute of Socio-Legal Studies
1. Administration (first and second cycle studies, full-time, part-time)
2. Occupational Health and Safety (first cycle engineering studies, full-time, part-time)
3. Pedagogy (first cycle studies, full-time, part-time)
4. Philology (first cycle studies, full-time), specialisation:
- English Philology

Institute of Natural and Technical Studies
1. Logistics (first cycle engineering studies, second cycle studies, full-time, part-time)
2. Landscape Architecture (first cycle engineering studies, full-time)
3. Interior Design (first cycle studies, full-time, part-time)

Institute of Health
1. Cosmetology (first cycle studies, full-time, part-time)
2. Dental Techniques (first cycle studies, full-time)
3. Nursing (first cycle studies, full-time)

Application procedures for international candidates

Application procedures for first cycle studies (full time and part time):
1. First, the secondary school certificate has to be formally recognized at a Polish Consulate in the country of a candidate’s secondary school graduation;
2. Next, the certificate must be translated into Polish (certified translation) and submitted to Polish education authorities for recognition.
3. The required documents are as follows:
- a formally recognized secondary school certificate (by the Polish Consulate and the Kuratorium Oświaty);
- a certified translation of the secondary school certificate;
- two passport-size photos;
- photocopy of ID (a passport or a residence permit);
- medical insurance for the study period;
- if recognition is still in process in the recruitment period, a relevant statement from Kuratorium Oswiaty.
All documents should be delivered either in person or by registered mail to the PWSZ.

Application procedures for second cycle studies (full time and part time):
1. First, the BA Diploma has to be formally recognized at a Polish Consulate in the country of the candidate’s BA study;
2. Next, the BA Diploma must be translated into Polish (certified translation);
3. The required documents are as follows:
- a formally recognized BA Diploma;
- a certified translation of a Diploma;
- two passport-size photos;
- a photocopy of ID (a passport or a residence permit);
- medical insurance for the study period.
All documents should be delivered either in person or by registered mail to the PWSZ.

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Application procedures for Erasmus students

General terms of participation in Erasmus Programme mobility:
Erasmus student mobility for studies is carried out on the basis of “inter-institutional agreements” between home and host institutions, both of which must be holders of an Erasmus University Charter.
At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.
The student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies, leading to a BA or MA degree.
Erasmus students are selected by their home higher education institution and nominated by their home Erasmus coordinators.
The Erasmus study period at a Partner European institution lasts from 3 to 12 months (at least a full academic trimester/term) and is treated as an integrated study period.
Erasmus students are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.
Students participating in the program may not be on a leave. The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the Erasmus study period abroad.
Students with special needs may apply for a specific grant after they have been selected for a mobility period.
Students may only receive two Erasmus grants: one for a study period and one for a placement period.

Erasmus study period at PWSZ – admission requirements:
International students intending to spend an Erasmus study period at The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych have to be officially nominated by their home institutions – PWSZ Erasmus Partners.
The following documents should be sent to the PWSZ:
- Application Form
- Learning Agreement
- Transcript of Records
- Accommodation Form
All forms should be completed in English, signed by the applicant, stamped and signed by the Erasmus+ Coordinator of the home institution.
Application deadlines:
• 31 July (for winter semester)
• 15 December (for summer semester)
Any queries should be directed to the PWSZ:
The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych
Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator
Justyna Jaskólska
Zamkowa 4, 58-300 Wałbrzych, Poland
phone/fax: +48 74 641 92 05
e-mail: erasmus@pwsz.com.pl

Application procedures for Polish citizens

Candidates for first cycle studies are accepted according to PWSZ admission procedures, which in general, are the competition of Final Secondary School Examination Certificates.
Candidates for second cycle studies must be holders of a Bachelor Diploma and are accepted according to PWSZ admission procedures.
Specific admission criteria for each degree programme are available in Part 2: Information in degree programmes.

Required documents:

Applicants for 1st cycle studies are requested to submit the following documents to the Department of Education and Student Affairs:
a) a completed PWSZ questionnaire;
b) a certificate of secondary education, secondary school leaving certificate - the original, the school copy, or a notarial notarized copy, in case of a ‘New Matura Exam’ certificate - a certificate of completion of secondary school - the original, a school copy or a notarial copy;
c) a photocopy of an ID card - front and back side;
d) three current unblemished photographs (identical), color or black and white ones of 35 x 45 mm dimensions, presenting person without a hat or dark glasses, in a way that shows the position of the head in the left half-profile and prominent left ear, maintaining even illumination of the face;
e) a proof of enrollment fee remunerated by the applicant, to the account of PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych, in the amount determined by the Rector. In case of ineligibility to study the fee will not be refundable;
f) in addition, for the courses: Landscape Architecture, Occupational Health and Safety, Philology: English Philology and German Philology, Spatial Management, Cosmetology, Logistics, Pedagogy, Dental Techniques, Tourism and Recreation - a decision by a physician that there are no medical reasons preventing the applicant from undertaking the chosen course and specialization  required;
g) in the case of the winners and finalists at the central level, document issued by the main committee organizing the given competition is required.

Applicants for 2nd cycle studies are requested to submit the following documents to the Department of Education and Student Affairs:
a) a completed PWSZ questionnaire;
b) a certificate of secondary education - the original, the school copy, or a notarial notarized copy;
c) a copy of diploma of the first degree, second degree or uniform master degree;
d) DS (degree program) - applies to graduates who completed their studies in the years in which it was issued;
e) a certificate presenting the calculated average of the recent course of study (accurate to the second decimal place);
f) a proof of enrollment fee remunerated by the applicant, to the account of PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych, in the amount determined by the rector. In case of ineligibility to study the fee will not be refundable;
g) three current unblemished photographs (identical), color or black and white ones of 35 x 45 mm dimensions, presenting the person without a hat or dark glasses, in a way that shows the position of the head in the left half-profile and prominent left ear, maintaining even illumination of the face;
h) a photocopy of the ID card - front and back side.

All required documents should be delivered in person or by registered post to:
The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych
Zamkowa 4, 58-300 Wałbrzych, Poland
rekrutacja@pwsz.com.pl; phone: +48 74 641 92 03

Terms of recruitment:
- I selection to August 2 this year (full-time and part-time),
- II selection to September 20 this year (full-time and part-time).

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Any legal arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (informal and non-formal) have not yet started in Poland. General arrangements for the recognition relate to recognition of formal learning only (certificates, diplomas).

A candidate applying for admission to PWSZ AS in Walbrzych for first degree studies should, within the period specified in the announcement, submit to the Department of Education and Student Affairs (Zamkowa 4, Wałbrzych) the following documents:
a) a request for the institutional questionnaire;
b) a certificate of secondary education, secondary school leaving certificate - the original, the school copy, or a copy of a notary, in case of a ‘New Matura Exam’ certificate - a certificate of completion of secondary school - the original, a school copy or a notarial copy;
c) a photocopy of an ID card - front and back side;
d) three current unblemished photographs (identical), color or black and white ones of 35 x 45 mm dimensions, presenting a person without a hat or dark glasses, in a way that shows the position of the head in the left half-profile and prominent left ear, maintaining even illumination of the face;
e) a proof of payment of the enrollment fee charged to applicant, on account of PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych, in the amount determined by the Rector. In case of ineligibility to study the fee will not be refundable;
f) in addition for the courses: Landscape Architecture, Occupational Health and Safety, Philology: English Philology and German Philology, Spatial Management, Cosmetology, Logistics, Pedagogy, Dental Techniques, Tourism and Recreation - a decision from a work clinician about the lack of occupational contraindications to undertake the chosen course and specialization is required;
g) in the case of the winners and finalists of the central level, a document issued by the main committee organizing the given competition is required.
A submission of a medical certificate declaring that there are contraindications to study chosen course or specialization constitutes the basis for non-admission to the next stage of the recruitment procedure.

A candidate applying for admission to PWSZ AS in Walbrzych for second degree studies should, within the period specified in the announcement, submit to the Department of Education and Student Affairs (Zamkowa 4, Wałbrzych) the following documents:
a) a request for the questionnaire of the institution;
b) a certificate of secondary education - the original, the school copy, or a copy of a notary;
c) a copy of diploma of the first degree, second degree or uniform master degree;
d) DS (degree program) - applies to graduates who completed their studies in the years in which it was issued;
e) a certificate presenting the calculated average of the recent course of study (accurate to second decimal place);
f) a proof of payment of the enrollment fee charged to applicant, on account of PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych, in the amount determined by the rector. In case of ineligibility to study the fee will not be refundable;
g) three current unblemished photographs (identical), color or black and white ones of 35 x 45 mm dimensions, presenting a person without a hat or dark glasses, in a way that shows the position of the head in the left half-profile and prominent left ear, maintaining even illumination of the face;
h) a photocopy of an ID card - front and back side.

ECTS is a learner-centred system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used in formal higher education and can be applied to other lifelong learning activities.
ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning. They relate to level descriptors in national and European qualifications frameworks.
Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. In most cases, student workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for an academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work.
Credits are allocated to entire qualifications or study programmes as well as to their educational components (such as modules, course units, dissertation work, work placements and laboratory work). The number of credits ascribed to each component is based on its weight in terms of the workload students need in order to achieve the learning outcomes in a formal context.
Credits are awarded to individual students (full-time or part-time) after completion of the learning activities required by a formal programme of study or by a single educational component and the successful assessment of the achieved learning outcomes. Credits may be accumulated with a view to obtaining qualifications, as decided by the degree-awarding institution. If students have achieved learning outcomes in other learning contexts or timeframes (formal, non-formal or informal), the associated credits may be awarded after successful assessment, validation or recognition of these learning outcomes.
Credits awarded in one programme may be transferred into another programme, offered by the same or another institution. This transfer can only take place if the degree-awarding institution recognises the credits and the associated learning outcomes. Partner institutions should agree in advance on the recognition of periods of study abroad.
Credit transfer and accumulation are facilitated by the use of the ECTS key documents (Course Catalogue, Student Application Form, Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records) as well as the Diploma Supplement. In order to become qualified in the first or second cycle, the program of study should enable the student to be credited the following minimum number of credits:
- 180 or 210 ECTS credits for the first cycle,
- 90 or 120 ECTS credits for the second cycle.

The following persons provide students with academic guidance at The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych:

1. ECTS Institutional Coordinator, who supervises the mechanisms for the correct use of ECTS tools at The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych.

ECTS Institutional Coordinator: Małgorzata Babińska, PhD.
Zamkowa 4, 58-300 Wałbrzych, Poland, tel. +48 74 641 92 15, e-mail: mbabinska@pwsz.com.pl

2. ECTS Departmental Coordinators, who are the contact persons for students and academic staff within the institute and deal with the practical and academic aspects of ECTS tools there.

ECTS Departmental Coordinators

3. Year tutor. Among the basic duties of the year tutor are:
- taking part in meetings with students of the institute;
- helping in choosing the class representative, group seniors, possible changes;
- informing first year students about the day-to-day activities connected with the organisation of a semester, running of studies, crediting procedures, organisation of exam session, practical training etc.;
- mediating in problem cases, conflicts between students and lecturers.

4. Careers Service, which deals with job guidance; department, responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting information, which is related to student career development.
The main goal of Careers Service:
- to acquaint students with professional career opportunities,
- provide them with information, methodical and consulting support for their preparation for the job market and employment opportunities.
Careers Service:
- provides information about the  job market and about opportunities to improve work qualifications;
- runs a database with job offers and training courses (students/graduates registered in the section database receive information at their own e-mail addresses);
- prepares individual advisory consultations;
- helps to plan individual career paths;
- helps with the preparation of application documents and train for job interviews;
- organizes workshops and training courses on how to find  a job (in the country and abroad) and organizing your own business;
- organizes employers’ presentations at PWSZ;
- takes part in investigating the career paths of PWSZ graduates.

Careers Service at PWSZ AS in Wałbrzych
Zamkowa 4 (room 25), 58-300 Wałbrzych
tel. +48 74 641 92 34
e-mail: biurokarier@pwsz.com.pl

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS


Costs of living The Polish currency is the zloty (1 zł = 100). The annual average euro exchange rate is 1 euro = 4,28 zł. Current exchange rates can be found at www.nbp.pl.

We advise you to prepare about 1000–1500 zł per month towards the cost of living. Monthly rent: - dormitory 350-450 zł, - room at a private apartment 400-800 zł. Food: 350-400 zł.


Accommodation The students of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych can stay at a dormitory or rent a private room. Dormitories are usually cheaper, but you need to apply early to get a room or bed. There are 2 dormitories/halls of residence on the campus of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, offering over 50 places. Prices: 350-450 zł per bed, depending on the standard of the building and the kind of room. Rooms: 1, 2, 3 persons in one room; rooms are connected by a washroom. Only the dormitories of lower standard have common toilets and bathrooms on the corridor. Basic furniture: single beds, wardrobes, bookcases, desks and a fridge. Every dormitory is equipped with a kitchen. On the campus premises there are also student clubs, lunch bars.

Meals In the main building of our institution (Zamkowa Street, building A) is situated the students club "Pod Papugami”, in which one may try delicious meals at affordable prices. It is also possible to purchase luncheon vouchers. The building in Piotra Skargi Street (building B) has a café, where students can enjoy some light meals and drinks. Outside the campus there are also bars with "home dinners”, a few cafes, grocery shops, pizzerias and restaurants. Approximate cost of dinner in a bar is 6-30 zł. In the dormitories there is a possibility to prepare your own meals in the kitchens. This allows to lower the daily cost of meals to 10-15 zł.

Medical facilities Health care provided by state health service is free for patients with valid insurance policy (NFZ insured). All the registered full-time students at The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych have free access to health care. They can also buy the medicines prescribed by the doctor at a discount price. Students coming for only a short period of time, within bilateral agreement or within the Erasmus programme, are obliged to provide themselves with proper insurance (European Health Insurance Card - EKUZ). It is also possible to use private health care at private clinics and laboratories. A full list of public and private health centres: http://www.firmy.net/sluzba-zdrowia,walbrzych.html (in Polish language only). In the case of an accident, injury or in emergency situations you should call an ambulance or go directly to hospital, especially to a hospital emergency department (SOR). In such circumstances medical transport is free of charge. Once in hospital, you should show the European Health Insurance Card or any other document confirming your insurance. Treatment for accidents and emergencies is free for everyone regardless of one’s status or length of stay in Poland. If you require an ambulance, you should always dial 999 for the emergency service or 112.

Facilities for special needs students The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych (PWSZ) is accessible to students with disabilities. Some of buildings are adjusted and equipped in order to meet the needs of the students with disabilities (lifts, toilets etc.). Disabled students may also receive a scholarship provided by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The scholarship is independent of the student’s material status, and only depends on the degree of disability confirmed by medical documentation. It is granted per academic year. In order to combat social exclusion and to improve disabled access to higher education, PWSZ has created the position of Rector's Plenipotentiary for Persons with Disabilities: Anna Pełczyńska, Ph.D., lecturer, e-mail: apelczynska@pwsz.com.pl

Insurance - European Union Students Students who are citizens of EU countries, studying in Poland, have the same right to medical help as Polish students, provided they have valid medical insurance in their country. This means they can use medical help free of charge. They must, however, have the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ), which they must present during their visit at the doctor or in hospital. Thanks to this they do not have to pay for medical treatment in all health care institutions which have signed an agreement with NFZ to provide medical care. Each time before using medical help a student has to present the following documents: European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ), valid student card, valid passport or any other document confirming their identity. Those who fail to present any of the documents will be obliged to cover the cost of medical help. EU citizens who do not hold the EKUZ card, and were not insured in the country of origin, can sign an agreement with NFZ and buy insurance, paying 36.75 zł per month. They are then obliged to present E104 form issued in the country of origin, stating since when a given person has been insured there, and that the person is not insured there now. - Students from outside EU Students coming from outside the EU should buy insurance package KL+NNW (against costs of medical treatment and results of accidents). Certificate of insurance, together with the agreement number should be presented every time a student seeks medical help. Depending on the agreement, the person insured can be exempt from paying for help, or may seek refund after returning to their country of origin. If the student fails to present the certificate of insurance, they are then obliged to pay the full cost of medical help. Medical insurance can be bought in insurance companies or travel agencies in the country of origin. For health care insurance for foreign students of EU and other countries visit: www.nfz.gov.pl.

Financial support for students

All students studying full-time and part time have the right to apply for financial support. Students can apply for the following forms of support: - Scholarship for outstanding results in education or sport, - Welfare scholarship, - Welfare, housing, and subsistence scholarship, - Special scholarship for students with disabilities, - Ministry Educational Achievement Scholarship (granted upon application from the Institute), - Ministry Sports Achievement Scholarship (granted upon application from the Institute), - Allowances. For more information and application forms please visit: www.pwsz.com.pl/dział-nauczania-i-spraw-studenckich

Student affairs office

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRSZamkowa 4, room 25-27 (Tuesday-Friday, 9.00-15.00) Manager: mgr Justyna Jaskólska phone: +48 74 641 92 05 e-mail: jjaskolska@pwsz.com.pl
mgr Agnieszka Pochroń-Mikuła phone: +48 74 641 92 03 e-mail: apochron@pwsz.com.pl
lic. Krzysztof Zyguła phone: +48 74 641 92 04 e-mail: kzygula@pwsz.com.pl
Financial support for students: mgr Beata Mierzejewska phone: +48 74 641 92 25 e-mail: bmierzejewska@pwsz.com.pl
INSTITUTES Institute of Socio-Legal Studies Zamkowa 4, room 116 Secretariat: Jolanta Łukomska phone: +48 74 641 92 11 e-mail: administracja@pwsz.com.pl
Institute of Natural and Technical Studies Zamkowa 4, room 111 Secretariat: mgr Marzena Łukiewicz phone: +48 74 641 92 13 e-mail: logistyka@pwsz.com.pl
Institute of Health Piotra Skargi 14a, room 102 Secretariat: mgr Jolanta Jamrowska phone: +48 74 641 92 53 e-mail: kosmetologia@pwsz.com.pl
CAREERS SERVICE mgr Mirosława Nikodemska Zamkowa 4, room 25 phone: +48 74 641 92 34 e-mail: biurokarier@pwsz.com.pl

Learning facilities The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych is located in the city center, in a picturesque and full green park surrounding. The constant concern of the school's authorities is the expansion and dynamic development of school's facilities. The renovated premises of the old palace and park complex of Czettritz family are fully adapted to students' needs. The school's two neighbouring residential buildings have been renovated and now there is housing for students. For the uses of students are: - two dormitories, - library, laboratories, art studio, - free access to Internet, - lunch bars, where students can taste delicious meals at affordable prices, - small stores and photocopy points, - gyms, saunas.


International programmes The ECTS system was implemented in The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych from the academic year 2007/2008 in order to provide the students exchange within educational programmes among various universities. Our institution participates in the European Union educational programme (LLP) ERASMUS and ERASMUS+. So far the relevant agreements were signed with the foreign universities from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The main task of ERASMUS+ programme is to give universities, and institutions cooperating with them, the possibility for international cooperation in the field of education. Within the ERASMUS+ programme the university may perform the following actions: - sending students for part of their study time to foreign partner universities, and receiving students from those universities; - sending students to do internship in the cooperating companies, institutions and organisations in the European countries. The ERASMUS+ programme makes it possible for students between 2nd and 5th year of studies to study part of the time at partner universities abroad. Students can also go to study or do the internship within interuniversity agreements, scholarship programmes or educational foundations’ offers. All information about the opportunities of going abroad or participation in the international programme are available on the website: www.pwsz.com.pl/erasmus-plus Please contact: Institutional Erasmus Coordinator mgr Justyna Jaskólska  Zamkowa 4, room 27 phone: +48 74 641 92 05 e-mail: erasmus@pwsz.com.pl

ERASMUS PROGRAMME - INFORMATION FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Practical information for mobile students Poland  Poland is situated in the centre of the European continent. Near Warsaw there is the geometrical centre of Europe. The territory of the country is 321.683 thousand square kilometers. This makes the country number 9 in Europe, and number 63 in the world. We recommend the following site: www.poland.gov.pl Climate Poland has moderate climate, transitional between maritime and continental climate. In general, in northern and western Poland we have moderate maritime climate, with mild, wet winters and cool summers with a fair amount of rainfall and in the eastern part of the country we have a continental climate, with harsh winters and hotter, drier summers. Seasons In Poland there are six seasons of the year. Poland is “richer” than other European countries, as we also have early spring and early winter. During early spring, which usually lasts about a month, the average daily temperature varies between 0˚C and 5˚C. Spring in Poland lasts about 60 days, and comes from the west. The daily temperature is between 5˚C and 15˚C. Summer, bringing temperatures over 20˚C, starts in May. After about four months autumn comes with temperatures varying from 15˚C to as low as 5˚C. With the end of October, when the trees are bare, and the days are shorter, early winter starts. Temperatures drop below 5˚C. After about 6 weeks real winter comes, which, depending on the year, lasts till February or March. Culture There are many interesting concerts, performances, festivals and other cultural happenings in Poland. Some of them are internationally acknowledged. News: www.poland.gov.pl

Studying in Poland The Polish educational system prepares specialists in many fields. There are almost 2 million people studying in Poland – this is almost half the population at the student age (between 19 and 24 years of age). About 400 thousand young people graduate every year. According to the Bologna Process assumptions, there is a 3-level system of studies at Polish universities:  First cycle studies – licentiate or engineer studies, making it possible to obtain knowledge and abilities in a given field, preparing for work in a given job, granting the title of licentiate or engineer. Second cycle studies – MSc/MA studies, making it possible to obtain specialist knowledge in a given field, and also preparing for creative work in a given job, granting the title of MSc or MA or an equivalent. Third cycle studies – doctoral studies, accepting students with MSc or MA title, making it possible to obtain advanced knowledge in a given subject or field of science, preparing for independent creative and research work, and granting the title of a doctor of science/art. Students having received a graduation diploma are entitled to go on studying at post-diploma studies. Universities promote creativity and engagement on the part of students. They can participate in various organizations. By enrolling in the Academic Sports Association (www.azs.pl) students can develop their sport talent in many disciplines, and be successful in national and international competitions. Every year in May there is the national student holiday – Juwenalia. There are concerts and happenings organised by universities and student governments. Wałbrzych Information concerning life in Wałbrzych, useful adresses and the city map can be found on the website of The Wałbrzych City Council: www.um.walbrzych.pl/en/strony/index.html

How to get to Wałbrzych? By plane: the nearest airport is in Wrocław (70 km from Wałbrzych) - is directly connected with many European cities and has transfer connections with cities all over the world. By train: you can travel from Warszawa (Warsaw) or Wrocław to Wałbrzych (station: “Wałbrzych Miasto”) by train. Connections: http://rozklad-pkp.pl


Language coruses All students of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych have the opportunity to learn modern languages eg. English, German. The Institute of Humanistic Studies offers special Polish courses for foreign students, free of charge. In general, language instruction is provided for all students, including practice in comprehension, reading, oral and, where necessary, written work.


Internships Work placement gives the students an opportunity to enrich their knowledge with practical abilities, and to learn something about their potential future employers, with their needs and requirements. On the other hand, the company or business accepting trainees has the possibility to get to know the future employees, use their hard work and enthusiasm to meet the needs of the company. Serving an apprenticeship term is treated in the same way as successfully passing a given subject, and the student is granted ECTS credits point according to the program of studies. Work placement means working for an employer for free. Finding an employer that is willing to accept a student is the duty of the student. Work placement should take place in the time free from regular classes (July-September).  Students of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych can find offers of practical training, internships or volunteering on the website of our Careers Service: www.pwsz.com.pl/biuro-karier


Sports and leisure facilities The entire sport life is organized by well functioning Academic Club AZS which covers the large group of students. The club is the organizer of many sport events for students from Wałbrzych and the surrounding area. The school’s authorities attach great importance to the development both of students’ and competitive sport and because of this they create appropriate conditions for this activity. In this way, students actively participate in sport, tourist and recreation sections. We provide our students with various forms of physical activity. The AZS operates in sections of football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, chess. For several years we participate in the Lower Silesia Interschool League where we have twice won the first place.  The students from The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych also participate in different Polish Championships’ disciplines winning high places. As for the school which than not have its own sports facilities, this result should be considered a great success.  Our representatives also compete in the league competitions. Our volleyball and football players win higher places every year, increasing in following leagues their advantage over competitors in table.

Student associations Academic Club of Active Tourism  The first and longest-running academic club of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, established at the Institute of Tourism and Recreation. The main objectives of the club are the promotion of different forms of tourism among youths, organization of tourist, sports and recreation events, spreading among students community and schoolchildren knowledge of the world by organizing exhibitions, lectures, competitions, screenings, etc. To start the academic year, the club traditional organizes an orientation event called Otrzęsiny. What is more, club members organize many trips to the mountains (trekking, cycling, cross-country skiing), which allow other club members to get to know one another students from our institution. Trips and events organized by the club encourage students to spend leisure time actively, promote physical recreation and practice interesting qualified tourism disciplines (specialized), such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, skiing.

The "Just in Time" Research-Interest Group of Young Logisticians The students’ organization at the Institute of Natural and Technical Studies which unites students interested in the field of logistics. Its aim is to increase knowledge, develop interests of the participants and practical skills for the labor market. The research area of our analysis includes, in particular enterprises operating on the local market. We focus on the problems of region's attractions and possibilities for development and city’s logistics issues. The activity of the group members includes in active participation in students’ and scientific life by participation in scientific conferences and study trips, cooperation with students’ organizations, analysis of case studies and scientific publications. The “Homo Politicus” Student’s Group  The independent and self-governing organization which brings together students of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, operates social and scientific activity, under the Law on Higher Education. This group is an independent organization, it is not associated with any political party. It may include members with different political views and sympathies, implementing plans of all its members and acting in the interest of students’ environment. This organization accomplishes its goals by: increasing knowledge in the field of political science, taking initiatives for mobilizing students’ environment, undertaking other activities such as scientific research, publications in academic journals, etc. The motto of the group members is a Latin saying Sapere aude (Dare to be wise!). The "EVENTUS" Research-Interest Group of the Enterprise A students’ association based on a voluntary and disinterested activity of its members. The activity within the group aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills in enterprising, organizational, and interpersonal activities. The aim is to work with business representatives (especially in the Walbrzych region), as well as with scientific groups of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych and other universities. Students commit themselves to voluntary activity (conducting seminars, trainings, tutoring, etc.) for the academic community of the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education and the local community. An important objective is the development and creation of academic life among students, as well as supporting their publishing activities. The Eventus group wants to integrate the academic environment and promote The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych. The "HUMANITAS" Research-Interest Group A students’ organization operating at the Institute of Humanistic Studies. It brings together students interested in the various social activities in care and educational facilities. The main objectives of the group members are to coordinate local efforts to promote the environment, participate in various charity events, organize occasional competitions, happenings, meetings with people involved in culture and art, the screening of interesting films. The Students’ Self-Government The Students’ Self-Government has been functioning since 1999. Its purpose is to represent the interest of students of The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych. The main task of the Students’ Self-Government is to look after the rights and privileges of students, organize cultural and entertainment events and solve any students’ problems. The Self-Government participates actively in the management of the school, makes decisions in matters directly relating to students and represents the School outside (eg. during Juwenalia) and takes care of its image. It also gives opinion on the granting of educational and social scholarships, and awards for activities for the institution. The Students’ Self-Government cooperates with the school’s magazine “Humanistyczna Jazda”, and numerous organizations. It is present practically in all areas of academic life. Seasonal student parties, such as Otrzęsiny, Połowinki, Juwenalia, are organized by the Students’ Self-Government. In the students’ club, located in The Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, are held private evening meetings with artists and authors. “Humanistyczna Jazda” magazine “Humanistyczna Jazda” is a magazine independently created and published by our students. It has been an integral part of students’ life for nine years. Probably a big influence on its position at our University has a tradition of Polish Philology. It was a large group of enthusiasts of Polish studies who established a newspaper, giving it a unique form five years ago. “Humanistyczna Jazda” is a university magazine, distributed in the walls of our School and students’ life centers which reach not only scholars but also the professorial staff (who often read our articles with flushed face). For over a year, this independent students’ newspaper reaches also the inhabitants of Wałbrzych through special inserts in the "30 Minutes". Thanks to this students’ journalists are present and recognizable throughout the city, and people who have nothing to do with the School can get to know their texts. The newspaper offers the possibility to check not only the students' journalistic pen, but also enables them a poetic or literary debut.

“Zamkowa” TV  A students’ organization bringing together people who want to learn what they will not learn in lectures, labs or seminars. Working for television enables the development of interests, improvement of knowledge and meetings with interesting people. The recipients of the programs are mostly students and residents of Wałbrzych, because TV “Zamkowa” programs are broadcast in cable networks of Wałbrzych. The number of people watching the recording is high and it motivates journalists to proper work. Students have the opportunity to develop personal knowledge of all aspects of production: they are trained both linear and non – linear assembly, as well as for cinematography, sound and editorial. Besides the typical workshop students visit interesting places related to television and film work and participate in special workshops for student - journalists.  More: www.tvzamkowa.pl