Soft-skills development program is directed to PhD students at GUT, including international ones. By participation in soft-skills selected courses you can acquire knowledge related to professional development, you can enhance your social skills, and meet the requirements of gaining ECTS-credits.
Our offer of courses highlights good practice in various areas (including fields of sciences - technology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, economics) and outlines issues for consideration by individuals (case studies, workshops). Our teaching staff are experts and practitioners well experienced in related topic. There are two areas of soft-skills development process that you can participate in:
1/ Teaching skills development
The area supports professional development of PhD candidates involved in teaching process at GUT. The aim is to enhance teacher’s role of supporting students’ learning by creativity and innovation. Nowadays, you have an opportunity to pass a compulsory customized course in “Basic didactic methods“ (2 ECTS-credits). It involves facets of psychological foundations of learning theories, goals of learning/teaching processes, teaching methods, issues of students' motivation, issues of assessment/evaluation, etc.
2/ Scientific workshop
The group of courses offer an improvement of skills required for scientific practice:
“Scientific databases and information skills” (1 ECTS-credits)
The training allows to acquire advanced information skills needed in doctoral studies, such as finding academic journals literature, using and evaluating information for academic studies, exploring the tools that enable scholars to keep track of information and academic research published through different channels, and publishing scientific outcomes.
“Ethics of scientific research” (1 ECTS-credits)
The course covers discussions highlighting ethical dilemmas of research environment: plagiarism, data fabrication and misrepresentation; the predicament with copyrights and authorship of the scientific articles (ghostwriting, guest authorship); whistleblowing; peer-review system in scientific journals; moral conflicts, e.g. use of animals in product testing.
“Intellectual property protection” (1 ECTS-credits)
This is a compendium of knowledge including: fields of industrial property (inventions, utility models, designs, trade marks, etc.); applicants for industrial property rights (inventors, employers, ordering party); the procedure for obtaining exclusive rights (Polish route, international route); industrial property rights infringement; patent information; intellectual property agreements; copyrights.
“Business English in Engineering Sciences” (1 ECTS-credits)
English skills in business environment are reinforced with strong emphasis on engineering and scientific context: Management and Economics; Architecture & Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering & Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology. Apart from speaking & writing (alongside with note – taking and presenting), analytical & synthesizing and critical thinking are practised during the course.