Electrical & Computer Engineering: At a Glance

University: Warsaw University of Technology
Fields of Study: Engineering
Dates: February 16, 2017 to June 30, 2017 - Spring
September 28, 2017 to February 15, 2018 - Fall
September 28, 2017 to June 28, 2018 - Academic Year
Credit: 16-24 - Spring
16-24 - Fall
32-48 - Academic Year
Deadlines: November 30, 2016 - Spring
June 28, 2017 - Fall
June 28, 2017 - Academic Year
Price: $8,500 - Spring
$8,500 - Fall
$16,450/year - Academic Year
Housing: Residence Hall
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

If you are an engineering student and would like to take classes that transfer to your major, this program is perfect for you! Students take courses in English as part of the university’s BSc program in Electrical & Computer Engineering. There is a wide variety of courses to choose from and they are similar to the curriculum that many American and Canadian universities follow.

The University:

Warsaw University of Technology is the largest technical university in Poland and it is the highest-ranked institution for advanced engineering education and research. Our students attend classes at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, which is the largest teaching and research center at the university. Its educational and research activities cover almost the whole spectrum of electrical and computer engineering – from micro and optoelectronics, through instrumentation, measurement, control and robotics, to computer networks and telecommunications. The programs of studies and academic regulations at the faculty resemble those of highly reputed U.S. universities. In addition, the faculty is known to attain the highest teaching standards and enjoys worldwide recognition for its research.

The City:

With a population of more 1.7 million people, Warsaw is an ideal location for those of you who like the big city life. It became the country’s capital in 1596 when King Zygmunt III moved the royal residence there from Krakow. Since then Warsaw has witnessed many hardships (it was almost completely destroyed during WW II), but it has emerged as a cosmopolitan city and the business center of the country. Here you can find modern architecture juxtaposed with carefully-restored palaces and castles. The city boasts a beautiful Old Town and many theaters, museums, monuments, restaurants, and parks. And since it is home to a number of large universities, there are plenty of college students to meet and socialize with.

Courses & Descriptions:

You can choose from a wide range of courses in electrical and computer engineering. All courses are taught in English and most are 60 hours (4 semester credits). You can take 4 to 6 classes a semester. The university also offers an optional Polish language course for 2 or 4 semester credits (depending on the intensity).

Sample Course Listing

TECH Algebra with Geometry - Credits: 4

TECH Analysis 1 - Credits: 4

TECH Analysis 2 - Credits: 4

TECH Circuits - Credits: 4

TECH Computer Architecture - Credits: 4

TECH Computer Networks - Credits: 4

TECH Computer Networks - Credits: 4

TECH Digital Circuits - Credits: 4

TECH Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory - Credits: 4

TECH Electronics I - Credits: 4

TECH Numerical Methods - Credits: 4

TECH Physics - Credits: 4

TECH Programming - Credits: 4

Transfer Credit:

Warsaw University of Technology is a university fully accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education. Most colleges and universities allow you to transfer credit from courses taken abroad. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations. Usually the number of credits that you receive depends on the number of teaching hours. Following the American system, we suggest awarding 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of class time or 1 quarter credit for every 10 hours of class time.

After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, course hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.

Financial Aid:

It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Poland is happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require.

For more information about scholarships please visit our scholarships page.

Application Deadline(s):

November 30, 2016 - Spring

June 28, 2017 - Fall

June 28, 2017 - Academic Year

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Meet a Diverse Student Body

At the Warsaw University of Technology the student body is a mixture of Polish and exchange students, so you are bound to have a truly international experience!

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan City

Warsaw is a cosmopolitan capital city – overflowing with cultural and social events. It is a perfect setting for a college campus. Warsaw University of Techology is located in the downtown area close to the historic Palace of Culture and Science and other famous monuments and sites.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

A little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Warsaw’s streets – the historic Old Town was completely restored after WW II to its original state and the numerous monuments and museums teach about Poland’s rich history.

Get a Bang for Your Buck

Warsaw is an affordable destination – your dollar still goes a long way!

Be in the Center of It All

Located in the heart of Europe, Warsaw is the perfect home base for your travels to other European cities such as Paris, Rome, Budapest, Berlin, etc.

Prices

  • $8,500 - Spring
  • $8,500 - Fall
  • $16,450/year - Academic Year

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at Warsaw University of Technology.

Official Transcript

Two months after completing the program, we’ll send your home university an official transcript from Warsaw University of Technology. This allows you to transfer credit back to your university (with prior approval from your advisor). The transcript contains the course title, grade, and credit hours for each course.

Housing

During the program you’ll live in a double room in a residence hall in Warsaw. This is a great way to meet Polish students and get involved in student activities.

Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24 hours a day.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Warsaw International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your residence hall and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-country Orientation

You’ll take part in a 2-day orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Warsaw, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Polish class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Poland.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Warsaw, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses, trams, and the subway.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the program. These are designed to help you get to know the Polish culture better. Some sample activities include a tour of Warsaw, museum trips, art galleries, films, concerts, and many more. There will also be weekend trips to Krakow (including the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz) and Wroclaw.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan that is designed especially for students studying abroad.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need

Meals

Meals are not included, but you will have a shared kitchen available in your residence hall so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Warsaw. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to the university for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Warsaw is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Poland

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Poland. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.

Textbooks

Generally textbooks are much cheaper in Poland and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Polish cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.