Full-time, 2nd cycle studies are three semester long and finish with a presentation of a Master Thesis. The graduate is awarded a Master of Science degree.
At this stage of education the student follows one of the specializations: Teleinformatics Systems and Equipment, Sensors and Microsystems, Networks and Services. The graduates acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills indispensable for designing, manufacturing, implementing and exploiting circuits, devices, electronic systems, telecommunications systems, networks and services. This study programme aims at specifying the current and future electronic and telecommunications techniques with the use of new technologies and computer tools as well as the development of these technologies and production of tools. In the first phase of studies the student gains a theoretical background in basic subjects, whereas the disciplinary and specialist subjects are introduced in the second phase of studies. During the first semester (uniform for all specializations) the students acquire supplementary knowledge in basic theoretical subjects (Mathematics, Stochastic Processes, Numerical Methods, Optimization Methods) and in major courses (Fibre Optics and Photonics, Programmable Logic Devices, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Information Theory and Coding, Security of Information Systems, Reliability and Diagnostics, Telecommunication Networks Design). The specialist education is conducted according to various programmes elected at the second stage of full-time studies. Graduates are also prepared for team management, and are offered the 3rd cycle of studies (doctoral research).
The syllabus of Electronics and Telecommunications: Sensors and Microsystems includes specialist compulsory and elective subjects such as designing and techniques of the microsystem development, light pipe technique, semi-conductive microsensors, photovoltaics and renewable energy sources, design of electronic equipment based on CAD and CAM systems, nanoelectronics, electronic editing, testing systems, analogue COMS systems based on VLSI technique, spintronics, vacuum techniques, production and research methods of thin-layer structures. The graduates of this discipline are familiarized with the equipment and standards for microsystems, sensor circuits as well as thin-layered nanoelectronic structures. They acquire ability to design and construct equipment.
The non-nationals may enrol on and follow education on the basis of the AGH UST Rectors decision: * on a fee-paying basis; or * without a fee and scholarship benefits; or * as holders of scholarships awarded by the sending party, without paying tuition fees; or * as holders of scholarships awarded by higher education institution.ON THE BASIS APPLICABLE TO POLISH NATIONALSThe following persons may enrol and follow education pursuant to the principles applicable to Polish nationals: * non-nationals who have been granted a permit to settle in the Republic of Poland, * non-nationals who possess the status of refugee granted in the Republic of Poland, * non-nationals who have been granted temporary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland, * migrant workers who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union or a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area as well as members of their families if residing on the territory of the Republic of Poland, * non-nationals who have been granted a residence permit of European Community long-term resident on the territory of the Republic of Poland, * non-nationals who have been granted in the territory of the Republic of Poland a permit for fixed-term residence in connection with the circumstances referred to in Article 53, section 1, subsections 7, 13 and 14 of the Act of 13 June 2003 on Foreigners (available only in Polish) (Journals of Laws/Dziennik Ustaw No. 128, item 1175, as amended by subsequent legislation), * non-nationals who have been granted a complementary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland, * citizens of the member states of the European Union, the member state of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation as well as members of their families having the right of abode/permanent residency.PLEASE NOTE!Persons who possess a few citizenships, including the Polish one, can enrol on and follow education at AGH UST only on the rules applicable to Polish nationals.The owners of the valid Polish Card can enrol and follow education at AGH UST on the rules applicable to Polish nationals or on the other rules applicable to foreigners. In this case the choice of the qualification path depends on the owner of the Polish Card, however, the decision has to be made before the qualification process starts.Nationals of the Member States of the European Union or the Member States of the Swiss Confederation or the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and members of their families who have funds necessary to cover the maintenance costs during the period of study may enrol on and follow degree programmes either pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals, with no entitlement however to a maintenance grant, special grant for disabled persons and aid payments, or pursuant to the other rules specified in the next options of enrolment.The non-nationals who apply for admission to study at AGH University of Science and Technology on the rules applicable to Polish nationals may be admitted to a particular field of study within the limits of admission applicable at the University and determined by the Senate for a particular academic year, with respect to additional requirements specified in Polish provisions, in particular connected with nostrification of the education documents and providing other documents (visa or other document authorising to stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland; medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to undertake education in a chosen field of study and form of education; disease and accident insurance policy or the European Health Insurance Card or the insurance in the Polish National Health Found).