The undergraduate BSc programme in Environmental Engineering received the EURO-ACE® label which means that the programme satisfies ENAEE standards specified in the EUR-ACE Standards and Guidelines for Accreditations of Engineering Programmes. EUR-ACE is the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level and gives international value and recognition to that engineering qualifications. The BSc programme is accessible to people who hold a secondary-school certificate allowing them to apply to universities. Candidates to the Faculty are accepted on the basis of their results on the secondary-school final examination certificate. The studies last eight semesters and lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc Eng.) Degree. The whole programme comprises 2,400 hours and 240 ECTS credits (European Credits Transfer System). For the application procedure see the “How to apply” section on the International Students portal.
The tuition fee for BSc Eng programme is 4400 PLN per year for Polish citizens and 3000 Euro per year for foreigners.
The first three semesters of the programme give general knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology at the university level. Moreover, several engineering basic courses in: materials engineering, descriptive geometry and engineering graphics, strength of materials and mechanics of construction as well as thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are offered to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues. The scientific and engineering courses are completed by social sciences and humanities topics to broaden study perspectives as well as to prepare students for professional interaction with people.
The four further semesters cover specific topics within the field of environmental engineering. The main topics are the following: hydrology, meteorology, soil protection, water resources protection, air pollution control, energy systems and environment, solid waste management, municipal and industrial waste water treatment.
The eigth semester is mostly dedicated to the professional internship, work on the final project and preparation of an engineering diploma on the topic chosen by the students and accepted by their academic supervisors. The diploma work should demonstrate acquired technical skills and an understanding of environmental issues, and must be presented for review, assessment and examination by the Faculty Examination Board.
While much of the attention is given to professional knowledge and skills, the Warsaw University of Technology has always been stressing the role of a solid engineer’s background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer sciences. This facilitates accommodation to future demands and helps in future career development.