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Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.

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Applied Computer Science

Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

discipline: Computer Sciences

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme, part-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

discipline: Computer Sciences

Programme description

The Applied Computer Science study programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of programming methods and tools, mathematical methods, and various computer science areas and tools. This programme will equip students with practical skills to apply the acquired knowledge in professional practice in many other fields. How is this different from the Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science? Applied Computer Science focuses more on the practical use, hardware, and low-level programming and less on mathematical classes, however, mathematical foundations are also included. This is reflected in the study plan and the offer of optional courses.

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Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science is one of the cutting-edge such units in Poland. It has the A+ scientific category in the rating of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is a part of the Krakow Scientific Consortium named after Marian Smoluchowski awarded with the KNOW (2013–2017) status. The faculty teaches in the scope of astronomy, astrophysics, physics, biophysics and applied computer science. It also offers interdisciplinary studies in mathematics and natural sciences and studies in the advanced materials and nanotechnology field of study. Fields of studies conducted at the faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy” and talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme.

The premises of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The Faculty conducts scientific research, the results of which are introduced as new program content on an ongoing basis, which allows to provide students with knowledge related to current IT trends. Classes are conducted in a laboratory equipped with specialized equipment and software necessary to process computer graphics, in game laboratories and interface laboratory. There is also a specialized laboratory for computer network and telecommunication classes available. The Faculty cooperates with many companies by conducting joint classes, research projects, and master's theses.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 2nd place in 2019 and 2021, 3rd place in 2020 in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundatio
  • Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Status of the Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) between 2013 and 2017

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Curriculum overview

Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are many student associations at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, young scientists can apply for a scholarship and tutoring as part of the SciMat project. Students may become members of the Gamedev Students Association – a society for students from all over the world working on game development and other student organizations.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies


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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

Currently, there is a high demand for individuals who have IT training and are prepared to use IT methods in various areas. Graduates of Applied Computer Science at the JU have in-depth IT knowledge and are able to apply this knowledge in practice. Graduates can work in the IT sector as programmers, programmers managing databases and computer networks, computer system analysts and designers, consultants in the scope of computerization of management systems at companies and institutions, administrators of computer systems, research and didactic employees in applied computer science or exact science. Programme graduates can become employees of laboratories and research and development institutes in industry and service sectors, meteorological units, centers of economic analyses, statistical survey units, etc. After additional pedagogical education, graduates can also be employed as computer science teachers.

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

Offer for school

The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science offers the following events:

  • laboratory classes based on simple experiments from the scope of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, and optics performed by students on their own under the supervision of experienced academics and doctoral students
  • workshops in physics—for students interested in physics in the scope exceeding their school's curriculum. The programme consists of solving problems concerning physics in the form of multi-level theoretical tasks, classes in the physics workshop, and individual meetings of workshop participants with the Institute of Physics academics
  • evenings with stars organized at the Astronomical Observatory—include popular science lecture, the exhibition of meteorites, a visit to the observatory domes, observation using a 35cm Maksutov telescope (if the weather is right)
  • 'Women to science!' campaign; astronomy for everyone; physics high-school mock exam, and much more. 

More information about the evens is available on the Faculty's website.


We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.

The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, which is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:

wydzial.fais@uj.edu.pl

ul. Łojasiewicza 11
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 48 90

fais.uj.edu.pl