1. Studies are consistent with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
2. Courses are conducted in the form of lectures, classes, laboratory classes, proseminars, seminars, tutorials, foreign language classes, e-learning, field practice and projects.
3. The presence of the Student is obligatory during classes, proseminars, seminars, tutorials, foreign language classes, laboratory classes, and field practice.
4. In the case of short-term absences during the classes referred to in par. 2, in order to excuse them, the Student is obliged to present circumstances confirmed by relevant documents to the teacher at the earliest possible date but not longer than 14 days from the first day of absence.
5. At the beginning of the semester, the teacher is obliged to inform the Students of the learning outcomes included in the curriculum and the conditions for passing a course. If the course ends with an examination, the examiner shall present the basic requirements for the examination to students. The examination is a test of the knowledge and skills acquired by the student in the scope defined by the curriculum.
6. The term for receiving credit shall be defined as one semester.
7. In order to complete a semester it is necessary to achieve learning outcomes provided for in the curriculum, which is confirmed by obtaining credits and passing examinations within the time frame specified in the study schedule and completing the apprenticeship provided for by the plan of study and obtaining the required number of ECTS credits.
8. A minimum of 60 ECTS credits is required to complete the academic year. A condition for completing the full first-cycle program of study is to obtain at least 180 ECTS credits and at least 210 ECTS credits for engineering studies, while a full second-cycle program requires obtaining at least 120 ECTS credits for Bachelor's degree holders and at least 90 credits for the graduates of engineering programs.
9. The condition for obtaining ECTS credits is to pass the given course according to the requirements specified, and in the case of an examination or credit with a grade, to obtain at least a satisfactory grade. If the course has more than one form, it may be necessary to obtain ECTS credits for each of these forms.
10. If a Student has more ECTS credits than required to complete a given year of study, the surplus obtained is credited towards the next or subsequent years of study, as far as courses covered by the curriculum are concerned.
11. In the case of repeating a year or semester, re-admission to the same field of study or specialization, or participation in a student exchange program, the Dean may take into account the course already passed and the ECTS credits thus obtained. This right also applies to undertaking additional studies in another field or specialization, a change in the field of study or specialization, receiving credit for courses in another field or specialization or at another university.
12. The curriculum may provide for additional requirements to complete a given year of study.
13. The condition of continuing studies in the next semester is to complete the previous semester and to pay the fees to the University (tuition fees and others).
14. An examination is conducted by the course teacher. In particularly justified cases, the Rector - at the request of the Dean - may appoint the second examiner of the subject.
15. The achievement of the learning outcomes by the student, as assumed in the course syllabus, is reflected by positive grades from classes (workshops) and examinations provided for in the curriculum. Passing the course is based on the Student's positive grades from current tests, final test, exercises and projects or other forms proving learning progress. The decision on this matter is taken by the course teacher, giving the requirements at the beginning of the semester.
16. When the condition set out in par. 15 is fulfilled, Students are entitled to an early exam date (the examiner does not enter unsatisfactory grades, the student's attendance is not obligatory). If a Student does not take an early exam or fails it, he or she has to take the scheduled exam or resit it (in the case of failure to take the scheduled examination). A Student who has received a positive grade is entitled to resign from the grade and take the scheduled exam. In this case, the grade from the scheduled exam applies.
17. It is the Student's duty to take each examination, subject to par.16, within the time limit specified in the exam session schedule. The examiner may conduct an exam, in agreement with the Students, also before the examination session, provided all the classes/lectures have taken place.
18. In exceptional cases (long-term illness, random event, etc.), the Dean may agree that the Student takes the examination on an individual basis.
19. Failure to take an exam by a Student without substantiated reasons on the scheduled date is tantamount to losing the date. In order to excuse absences, the Student is obliged to submit documents excusing the absence to the examiner within 7 days. Otherwise the examiner enters an unsatisfactory grade. In the case of an excused absence at any scheduled exam date, the teacher shall set another examination date for the student on an individual basis.
20. A Student who has received an unsatisfactory grade from the scheduled exam may take the resit exam only once, after receiving the credit for the course in the resit session.
21. If the Student fails to receive a positive exam grade in the resit session, he/she may submit an application to the Dean within seven days to repeat the semester or for a conditional permit to continue his/her studies in the subsequent semester, under pain of passing the exam (receiving credit for the course) and completing the point differential remaining from the previous semester, within a duration of classes in a semester or within a period of assessment before the board. In justified cases, the Dean may allow the extension of the time limit for the examination that forms the basis of the conditional exam. Conditional continuation of studies in the subsequent semester is not allowed if the student does not receive a credit in the diploma or master's seminar.
22. If the Student fails to receive a satisfactory grade from the exam or conditional credit, he/she may file, within 7 days, an application to the Dean to repeat the semester, in which the deadline for passing the conditional resit exam has expired.
23. Following the application submitted by the student, filed within 7 days of the date of publication of the results of the resit exam, the Dean orders - in justified cases (reservations about the form, mode and course of the exam) – a resit exam before an examination board, which should take place within 14 days of the date of submission of the application. The student's knowledge is evaluated before the examination board, the composition of which is determined by the Dean. The form of the exam is determined by the chairman of the examination board, who informs the Student of the fact at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled examination date. The board consists of the Dean or Deputy Dean, as the chairman of the board, the examiner who conducted the previous exam or the course teacher and another academic teacher representing the same specialization or related to the subject of the examination and at the student's request, the representative of the student government he/she chooses, who does not participate in the substantive assessment but acts as an observer. The examination board cannot be chaired by a person who has previously examined the student.
24. Exam grades and credits are documented in the Student's academic progress report and the examination report.
25. The University does not record the course of studies in the student record book.
26. The Student is informed about the results of oral examinations directly after the exam, which are documented in the exam report of the subject. Students are directly informed about the results of written tests and examinations through individual electronic student accounts at the latest within 7 days of the examination and can be published on the Internet, subject to the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act.
27. Within two weeks of the publication of the results, the Student is entitled to inspect the assessed work, if it is the basis for passing the course.
28. A Student, who studies abroad, with Dean's consent, under direct agreements or educational projects, appointed by the University or student organizations acting at the University, may apply to the Dean for the recognition of credits obtained abroad and for including these courses to the university study plan. A Student who has studied abroad on his/her own may submit the application referred to in the preceding sentence upon presenting the documents stating that the school in which he / she studied is a higher education institution.
29. The Student is obliged to submit the copies of originals of obtained certificates certified by the notary and their sworn translations into Polish.
30. A Student who has studied abroad is entitled to complete a semester on the basis of a examinations passed at a foreign university, provided that he or she has obtained at least 30 credits according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
31. If the curriculum implemented abroad did not allow for achieving learning outcomes set out in the curriculum at the University, the Dean is obliged to determine curricular differences, which must be completed by the Student until the end of his/her studies.
32. After receiving credits and passing exams, the Student will be registered for the next semester based on the Dean’s decision. The Dean gives credit for the semester on the Student's progress report, prepared in the form of electronic data printouts from the University Study-Oriented System. This credit is the basis for entry to the next semester.
1. The following grades and letters are used for credits and examinations:
1) very good (A) 5.0
2) good plus (B) 4.5
3) good (C) 4.0
4) Satisfactory plus (D) 3.5
5) Satisfactory (E) 3.0
6) Fail (F) 2.0.
2. As regards the "Physical education" course, some specialization lectures, training, credit for the first semester of classes in the case of two-semester lectures (without workshops) included in the study plans for a given academic year and apprenticeship, the formula "pass” (Polish: zal.) without a grade is used.
1. The Dean removes the Student from the list of students, in cases when he/she:
1) does not undertake studies,
2) resigns from studies,
3) fails to submit the thesis or take the diploma examination within the time limit,
4) is expelled from the university as a result of disciplinary proceedings,
5) does not sign an educational services agreement with the University,
2. The Dean may remove the Student from the list of students, if:
1) there is no progress in learning,
2) he/she fails to complete a semester,
3) does not pay fees related to the study.
3. The decisions referred to in par. 1 and 2 are subject to appeal to the Rector. The Rector's
decision is final.
4. Not undertaking studies, referred to in par. 1. point 1), is declared after the investigation process, when:
1) a person admitted to study at the beginning of the first semester of study (no later than 30 November – in the case of starting in the winter semester and 30 March in the case of starting studies in the summer semester) does not collect a student ID card;
2) a Student resuming study or after leave granted by the Dean has not received curricular differences card within 30 days of the decision about readmission.
5. The resignation from the study referred to in § 14 par.1 point 2) means the situation in which the Student resigns in writing.
6. Acknowledgment of the lack of progress in learning referred to in § 14 par.2. point 1) means a situation when the student fails the courses obligatory in the study plan for a given semester unless the Student has obtained the Dean's consent to repeating the semester or the conditional enrollment for the next semester.
7. The Student is informed of the removal from the list of students in writing within the time limit of 7 days from the removal date. The Student is entitled to appeal against a decision resulting in removal to the Rector within 14 days from receiving the decision.
8. A Student who repeats a semester is not required to receive credits for repeated courses (credits and exams), the syllabus of which has not changed, provided that the grades obtained are positive.
9. The Student repeating the semester may, with the consent of the Dean and the teacher, receive credits for courses provided for by the study plan in the subsequent semester.
10. A Student who after passing the first or subsequent semesters of study has been removed from the list of students, is entitled to resume it within 5 years from the end of the semester in which the removal took place.
11. The re-admission of a person who has been removed from the list of students after 5 years from the end of the semester in which the removal takes place is subject to the general rules for admission. The Dean, in agreement with academic teachers, may exempt the student from passing the courses whose syllabus has not changed, provided that the grades for the courses were positive.
12. The Student may resign from continuing the studies at the University at any time, provided that failure to undertake the study or resignation requires the Student’s written resignation.
1. The re-admission to study of a person who has been removed from the list of students during the first semester follows the general rules of admission.
2. The Student who has been removed from the list of students after completing at least one semester may be granted permission to be readmitted, subject to par. 14, points 10 and 11.
3. The re-admission decision is made by the Dean, specifying the mode of completing the curricular differences.
Principles of recognizing learning outcomes achieved in the process of learning outside the system of studies
1. A candidate may apply for the recognition of the learning outcomes achieved outside the system of studies.
2. Learning outcomes can be confirmed for:
1) a person with a secondary school graduation certificate and at least five years of professional experience - if a person applies for admission to the first cycle program or the long-cycle master's degree program;
2) a person holding a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least three years of professional experience after completing the first-cycle program when applying for the second-cycle program;
3) a person holding a Master's degree or equivalent, and a minimum of two years of professional experience after completing the second-cycle program or the long-cycle Master’s degree program, when applying for another field in the first or second-cycle program or the long-cycle Master's degree program.
3. An applicant for admission to study by means of the recognition of learning outcomes may receive no more than 50% of the ECTS credits assigned to a particular field of studies, program and educational profile.
4. Learning outcomes achieved in the non-formal and informal system are recognized based on the analysis of documents presented by the candidate, showing the achievement of learning outcomes following the life and professional experiences, which coincide with the learning outcomes indicated in the description of courses that the applicant applies to receive credits for.
5. If there are reasonable doubts about the learning outcomes of the applicant, it is possible to interview the applicant and to apply additional assessment tools for assessing the learning outcomes.
6. The decision pertaining to the recognition of learning outcomes is made by the Dean.
7. Passing the course as a result of the recognition of learning outcomes is documented in the credit record of the courses and in the student's progress report.
8. If the credit concerned the courses ending with a grade, according to the curriculum, “pass” is entered to the record and report referred to in par. 8, instead of a grade.
9. Courses passed as a result of the recognition of learning outcomes are not included in the average grade from studies.
10. Detailed rules of the process of recognizing learning outcomes achieved outside the system of studies and institution-based learning are defined by the Regulations of Recognition of learning outcomes achieved in the process of learning outside the system of studies that is in force at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza.