PROGRAMME for “InterPhD2” (POWER) Studies – Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering (supplement to the basic programme of PhD Studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

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 number of hours of didactic classes conducted by PhD students cannot be smaller than 15 hours and 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).

  1. Acquiring knowledge at an advanced level:

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

  • 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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 for “InterPhD2” (POWER) STUDIES AT THE FACULTY OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AT GDAŃSK UNIVERSITYOF TECHNOLOGY (GUT) – valid from the academic year 2017/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Module code

Module

Description

Number of hours and ECTS credits

Number of hours (total)

Number 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

Obligatory lectures

 

90 hours of lectures (four cycles – 15 or 30 hours each)

2 or 4 ECTS for one cycle of lecture

90

12

pass or grade

1b F

b)Specialized courses

Optional lectures/ 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

60

10

pass or grade

 

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 chosen from the list of courses)

15

2

30

4

15

2

15

2

75

10

pass or grade

3

3 O

presentation of research and scientific outcome

Doctoral seminars and publications

 

2

 

2

 

4

 

2

 

10

confirmation

 

total

240

42

 

4

4 O

Teaching practice (min. number of hours)

15

0

15

0

15

0

15

0

60

 

settlement of hours

                                 

 

O – obligatory courses; F – facultative courses

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 5 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 five subjects by themselves. At least one subject should be selected each academic year.

Content of this module is attached as a supplement.