PROGRAMME for “InterPhD2” (POWER) Studies – Faculty of Chemistry

The doctoral education programme includes:

  • doctoral study programme,
  • independent research program

The doctoral programme includes:

  • conducting independent scientific research, including research run outside the unit providing education;
  • scientific cooperation with in research teams, including international ones;
  • obligatory half year international academic training (secondment);
  • preparation and publishing a scientific publication in the form of a book or at least one scientific publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal of at least national scope or in a peer-reviewed report on an international scientific conference or preparation of a public presentation by a doctoral student;
  • implementation of a study program covering compulsory and optional classes as well as apprenticeships (in the form of teaching or participating in teaching);
  • preparation for doctoral examinations and preparation of a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of a thesis supervisor or a thesis supervisor and a co-supervisor / a second supervisor / an auxiliary supervisor;
  • participating in the life of the scientific community in the country and abroad.

The doctoral programme prepares students to pursue the profession of an academic teacher and leads to the achievement of learning outcomes in the field of skills related to the methodology and technique of teaching classes, including the use of new technologies in the education of students.

The maximum number of hours of didactic classes conducted by PhD students cannot exceed 90 hours per year.

Independent research program is conducted in the department within a scientific group of a supervisor who is responsible for organization of this research and for the financial support.

The implementation of the PhD programme leads to the achievement of learning outcomes - qualifications at level 8 of the Polish Qualifications Framework specified in the Act of 22 December 2015 on the Integrated Qualification System (Journal of Laws of 2016, items 64 and 1010 and 2017 item 60).

Grade from the subject / training / course (participation in classes)

  1. Acquiring knowledge at an advanced level:
    • grading scale from the subject / training:

      Grading scale:

      Polish grade

      Definition

      British (UK) and American (US) equivalent

      ECTS grade

      5.5 *

      CELUJĄCY (cel) *

      Excellent / Distinction - outstanding performance

      A

      A

      5.0

      BARDZO DOBRY (bdb)

      Very good - outstanding performance with only minor errors

      4.5

      DOBRY PLUS (db+)

      Good plus - above the average standard but with some errors

      B

      B

      4.0

      DOBRY (db)

      Good - generally sound work with a number of notable errors

      C

      3.5

      DOSTATECZNY PLUS (dst+)

      Satisfactory plus - fair but with significant shortcomings

      C

      D

      3.0

      DOSTATECZNY (dst)

      Satisfactory / a credit passing grade - performance meets the minimum criteria

      E

      2.0

      NIEDOSTATECZNY (ndst)

      Unsatisfactory / insufficient – fail, some more work required before the credit can be awarded

      D, F

      F

      * Until 2016/2017 AY, an additional 5,5 (celujący) grade could be earned as a credit.
      * Since 2016/2017 AY the 5,5 (celujący) grade has not been used.

      ** There is also a possibility of earning credits for subjects without grades – pass (zal.)

    • entries to the (paper / electronic) index are made by the lecturer/ administrative employee based on a paper protocol approved by the head of PhD studies at the faculty
    • information about the exam results and credits is passed on to PhD students conducting classes or a person authorized by them - directly during the classes or electronically to the GUT email addresses
  2. Ability to conduct scientific research to be evaluated by:
    • semester / annual reports need to be presented by PhD students after the end of the given semester (first year of PhD studies) / academic year (subsequent years of PhD studies) - for passing the year
    • publication activity, measured by number of scientific papers reported after the end of a given academic year
    • dissertation with a positive review
  3. Social competences acquired during:
    • departmental seminars - Phd student is required to deliver the seminar once a year
    • critical discussions
    • (co-conducted) didactic classes
    • occupational training by superiors (supervisor, head of the chair) min. once a year – with a positive assessment

FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME and PLAN of PhD STUDIES AT THE FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY AT GDAŃSK UNIVERSITYOF TECHNOLOGY (GUT) – valid from the academic year 2017/2018 including “InterPhD2” (POWER) programme supplements

No.

Module code

Module

Description

Number of hours and ECTS credits

Number of hours (total)

Numer of ETCS points (total)

Form of completion

I year

II year

III year

IV year

hours

ETCS

hours

ETCS

hours

ETCS

hours

ETCS

1

1a O

a)Basic courses

Obligatorylectures/ courses

(subjects are chosen from the list of lectures/ courses)

30 hours of lectures (two cycles - 15 hours each)

3 ECTS for one cycle of lecture

30

6

passorgrade

1b F

b)Specialized courses

Optionallectures/ courses (subjects are chosen from the list of courses)

60 hours of lectures (four cycles - 15 hours each)

2-3 ECTS for one cycle of lecture

90

16

pass orgrade

 

confirmation

participation in courses dedicated to PhD students

instead of some lectures or extra optional

(min. 10 hours classes – 1 ECTS)

 15

confirmation

2

2 O/F

Facultative courses that develop teaching and transferable skills

Optional soft-skills courses (subjects are chosenfrom the list of courses)

30

4

30

4

30

4

30

4

120

16

pass orgrade

3

3 O

presentation of research and scientific outcome

Departmental seminars(participation and presentation)

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

4

0

pass

 

 

confirmation of presentation

4

4 O

PhD reporting session

 

10

1

10

1

10

1

10

1

40

4

Head of PhD studies opinion

total

299

42

 

5

5 O

Teaching practice (number of hours)

60

0

90

0

90

0

90

0

 

 

settlement of hours

 

O – obligatory courses; F – facultative courses

Module 1a) –obligatorylectures (15hourseachcycle of lecture)

NO.

SUBJECT

Number of ETCS credits

1

Lecture in the „bio” area

3

2

Lecture in the „chemistry” area

3

3

Lecture in the „technology” area

3


Module 1b) –optional lectures (15hours each cycle of lecture)

NO.

SUBJECT

LEADER

Number of ETCS credits

1

Chemistry of materials for electric energy storage and conversion

A. Lisowska-Oleksiak

3

2

Physics of materials

M. Gazda

3

3

The progress in technology of biodegradable polymers

H. Janik

3

4

Introduction to computational biology

K. Giaro

3

5

Introduction to numerical simulations

M. Rewieński

3

6

Introduction to bioorganic chemistry

D. Witt

3

7

Solid-state and surface chemistry

 

3

8

Hyphenated techniques. Capabilities, state of the art. And trends.

B. Zygmunt

3

9

Methods in molecular biophysics

M. Bagiński

3

10

Advances in protein science and enzymology

S. Milewski

3

11

Essays on human genetics

P. Sachadyn

3

12

Archaeological and forensic chemistry

M. Śliwka-Kaszyńska

3

13

Selected aspects of modern X-ray structural analysis

J. Chojnacki

3

14

Coordination chemistry with selected topics in bioorganic chemistry

A. Dołęga

3

15

Health effects of food components

A. Bartoszek

3

16

Recent trends in sample preparation

A. Kot-Wasik

3

17

Properties of novel materials

T. Klimczuk

3

18

Coating and linings

A. Miszczyk

3

19

Corrosion monitoring

J. Orlikowski

3

Notice: Lectures are to be given by foreign professors and organized together with the other faculties within the PhDstudies - topics and dates will be published at the Faculty of ChemistryPhDwebsite in duetime.

Part of Module 1b) i.e. optional lectures (15hourseachcycle of lecture) will include visiting professors’ offer (dedicated to “InterPhD2” programme).

It is expected that 2-3 such lectures, in blocks lasting 15 hours each, will be offered every semester. Lectures can be accompanied by additional activities like seminars of 15 hours within one block.

 

Module 2 – Basic facultative soft-skills courses that develop teaching and transferable skills (min. 5 hours each course)

Name of the area and activities

Number of hours

Number of ETCS credits

Form of courses:

lect/class/sem/

Area I. Classesthatdevelopteachingskills.

1. Podstawy metodyczne prowadzenia zajęć dydaktycznych (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

2. Nowoczesne metody i techniki prowadzenia zajęć dydaktycznych (only in Polish)

10

1

lect/class

3. Techniki prowadzenia zajęć na odległość (np. platforma Moodle) (only in Polish)

15

2

classes

Area II. Classesin additionalsubjects connected with doctoralexam from main and additionaldiscipline

1. Wybrane zagadnienia filozofii (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

2. Wybrane zagadnienia ekonomii (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

3. Wybrane zagadnienia psychologii (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

4. Wybrane zagadnienia socjologii (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

5. Wybrane zagadnienia z historii techniki (only in Polish)

15

2

lecture

Other subjects can be madeaccording to needs (min. number of PhDstudents 12-15 persons)

15

2

lecture

Area III. Classesthatdevelopvocationalskills.

1. Patentowe bazy danych (only in Polish)

5

1

classes

2. Scientific data bases and information skills

5

1

classes

3. Intellectual property protection

5

1

lecture

4. Podstawy komercjalizacja wyników badań naukowych (only in Polish)

5

1

seminar

5. Ethics of scientific research

6. Dobre praktyki w prowadzeniu badań naukowych (only in Polish)

5

5

1

1

lecture

lecture

7. Pisanie wniosków projektowych (only in Polish)

5

1

lecture

8. Ergonomia i wzornictwo przemysłowe (only in Polish)

5

1

lecture

9. Techniki prezentacji wyników naukowych*  (only in Polish)

5

1

seminar

10. Metodologia prowadzenia badań naukowych (metodologia nauk, logika) (only in Polish)

5

1

lecture

11. Przygotowanie zgłoszenia patentowego (wzoru użytkowego)(only in Polish)

5

1

seminar

12. Writingscientificpublications (only for PhDstudents from Faculty of Chemistry)

5

1

seminar

Note: Courses from module 2 will be planned as common courses for all PhD students of GUT. Information will be givenbefore start of eachsemester.

 

Module 2–additional soft-skill courses that develop teaching and transferable skills offered within InterPhD2 programme

Schedule of soft-skills development program:

Module_ course

Course load

ECTS credits

Course’s title

2018
I sem.

2018
II sem.

2019
I sem.

2019
II sem.

2020
I sem.

2020
II sem.

2021
I sem.

2021
II sem.

M.1_e-course:

15h

2 ECTS

  1. Didactic methods in the modern teaching process: e-course (15g, 2 ECTS credits)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

M.1_lab practice:

5h x 3

1 ECTS

  1. Didactic methods in the modern teaching process: lab practice (5g, 1 ECTS credits) x 3 groups

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

M.2_workshops_3:

10h x 3

2 ECTS

  1. Writing scientific papers in scientific field (10g, 2 ECTS credits) x 3 groups

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

M.3_workshop_4/part I

10h

2 ECTS

  1. Publication and IP rights, part I (10g, 2 ECTS credits)

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.3_workshop_5/ part II

10h

2 ECTS

  1. Publication and IP rights, part II (10g, 2 ECTS credits)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

M.3_seminar_6:

10h

2 ECTS

  1. Open Science & researchers’ activities, (10g, 2 ECTS credits)

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.4_worshop_7:

15h

2 ECTS

  1. Scientific presentation craft (15h, 2 ECTScredits)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

M.4_workshop_8:

5h x 3

1 ECTS

  1. The art of self-presentation (5h, 1 ECTScredits) x 3 groups

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

M.5_lecture_9:

15h

2 ECTS

  1. The theoretical course related to Research Project Management (15h, 2 ECTScredits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

M.5_workshop_10:

5h x 3

1 ECTS

  1. Project application workshops (5h, 1 ECTScredits) x 3 groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

It is expected that 6 out of 10 subjects from the above list will be obligatory for each PhD student participating in the InterPhD2 programme. Students have right to select these six subjects by themselves. At least one subject should be selected each academic year.

Content of this module is attached as a supplement.

 

PLAN OF PhD STUDIES AT FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY AT GUT (SCHEDULE)

Notice: courses should be realized in the semester indicated below or in the semester following it

 

SEMESTER

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Basic courses related to the topic of doctoral thesis and academic disciplines

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized-courses related to the topic of doctoral thesis and academic disciplines

 

 

Facultative courses that develop teaching and transferable skills as well as socialcompetences

 

Required element

  • Block of classes preparing PhD students for teaching practice

 

 

 

 

 

Activities developing skills of presentation of research and scientific outcomes

 

Required elements

  • Doctoral (departamental) seminars

 

  • Specialist seminar no. 1   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complementary courses  (without ECTS credits) for PhD students  - Master’s degree graduates from other fields of study than Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Technology (max. 90 hours).

Notice: complementary courses should be planned before the end of the second semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching practice – without ECTS credits