Technical University of Lodz


The Technical University of Lodz is an autonomous state institution, and therefore it has the right to define and determine policy guiding its activities. The full application of this principle has many implications. One of them is that the University has the right and the obligation to create its own regulations defined by the academic and administrative board, as well as its structure, competence and selection processes.

The Technical University of Lodz was established in 1945 and has developed into one of the biggest universities in Poland. Originally located in an old factory building, today it covers nearly 200,000 sq. meters in over 70 separate buildings, the majority of them situated in the main University area.
Approximately 20,000 students are currently studying at the University. About 1,700 academic staff members run educational and scientific tasks of the University. The University is organised into 11 faculties (including the Branch in Bielsko-Biala ). 34 specialisations cover all areas of modern engineering. Some of them are unique in Poland: textile engineering, food chemistry and biotechnology, papermaking and paper machines.
Beside programmes taught in Polish, the University runs programmes taught in English or in French. These foreign language studies were established to internationalise the process of education.

The Technical University of Lodz (Politechnika Lodzka) is one of the largest universities in Poland. As such, it offers a wide range of academic opportunities at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels. The University regards research and teaching as indivisible aspects of its mission. Without research the progress of knowledge cannot be achieved, and without teaching such progress would wither and die.

We are also convinced that the future of education and research lies in international links and international experience, as the world develops into a smaller place. The Technical University of Lodz, beside main courses taught in Polish, relying largely on the talents of the university`s own staff and guest lecturers from abroad, provides also courses taught in English and French not only for incoming foreign students but for, Polish students as well. Our staff are well experienced at meeting the needs of foreign as well local students. Many of our academic staff have taught and run their research at the universities all over the world. Studying abroad can be quite an adventure with both challenges and opportunities.
We are pleased to welcome international students who are attending the Technical University of Lodz for a few semesters or a whole programme and we will do our best to make their stay as educational, interesting and stimulating as possible.The University`s research strengths are spread across the disciplines and its research income is dominated by funding from government departments, industry and international sources. Students benefit from this vitality in many ways. Those enrolled for postgraduate research degrees participate directly in the University`s research programmes, while students taking taught courses work in an environment where there is constant interplay between teaching and research.

Choosing the right university is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. In a brief introduction of this kind it is impossible to mention everything deserving of attention but I hope that this pages will encourage readers to want to see more and perhaps join our community they will always be welcome.

FACULTIES:

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chemistry

Textile Engineering

Food Chemistry and Biotechnology

Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Technical Physics, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Process and Environmental Engineering

Machine Design (in Bielsko-Biala Branch)

Textile Engineering and Environmental Protection (in Bielsko-Biala Branch)

Faculty in Sieradz

 

OTHER UNITS:

 

Main Library

Computer Center

International Faculty of Engineering

Institute of Papermaking and Typography

Centre for Laser Diagnostic and Therapy

Institute of Foreign Language Learning

Institute of Physical Education

Branch in Bielsko-Biala

 


 

The Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

 

 

In area of education offers programmes leading to:

Bachelor of Science degree or/and Master of Science degree in the field of:
Electrical Engineering and specialisation in: Electrical Power Engineering, Applied Informatics,Elecfronics and Telecommunications and specialisation in Teleinformatic Systems.

Master of Science degree in the field of:
Electrical Engineering and specialisation in: Electrical Power Engineering, Control and Metrology, Electrical Machines and Apparatus, Applied Informatics. Informatics and specialisation in: Software Engineering and Network Systems, Information Systems Engineering.Electronics and Telecommunications and specialisation in: Signal and Image Processing, Telecommunication Systems, Industrial Electronic Systems, Integrated Elements and Systems, Technology of Applied Electronics. Automatic Control and Robotics and specialisation in Industrial Automatic Control.
Doctorate of Philosophy degree in:
Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Automatic Control and Robotics

The Faculty has the right to confer DSc and PhD degree.

The main areas of fundamental and applied research:

Electrical circuits and fields:

- fault location and parameter identification methods in non-linear circuits.

Eectrical metrology:

- identification of multidimensional measuring systems and electrical quantity measurements with non-sinusoidal voltages and currents,
- construction of devices for testing electronic systems of car equipment,
- devices for measuring magnetic properties of electrical sheets and multidirectional research in the field of materials science and technology.

Material science and electrotechnology:

- laser alloying of surface metal layers,
- technologies of new high-temperature ceramic superconductors,
- contact materials engineering,
- degradation of metal-oxide varistors.

Theory of control:

- adaptive control systems of robots and application of a vision system in robot control,
- modal control of non-linear systems via use of extended and global linearization,
- robust control algorithms against present disturbances and parameter changes,
- microcomputer control of electrical drives and industrial processes,
- application of fuzzy control and neural networks in power electronics and electrical drives control.

Electrical machines and transformers:

- theory, construction, design, investigation and exploitation of electrical machines, electromechanical elements of automation, power and special transformers,
- active and passive load of turbogenerators and hydrogenerators,
- computer simulation of electromagnetic and electromechanical transients of induction motors,
- noise and vibrations of electrical machines and transformers,
- design and manufacturing current and voltage transformers of laboratory and standard performance.

 

Power plants and power systems:

- optimization of auxiliary systems and devices,
- analysis of failure frequency and availability of high power unit work,
- power system modeling for estimation of transient states during disturbances and switching actions,
- optimization of lighting networks and devices,
- high voltage engineering.

Electronics and telecommunications:

- design of electronic medical instruments,
- mobile communications devices,
- investigation and design of power semiconductor devices,
- design of computer systems and software for infrared image analysis,
- full-custom design and HDL synthesis of modern ASIC-VLSI circuits,
- computer aided design and modeling of modern power devices and smart power circuits,
- full-custom design and fabrication of neural networks, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) design with application of VHDL-AMS simulations tools.

Electric traction:

- power and traction switchgear,
- transmission of information between a track and a rail vehicle.

Environmental protection:

- electrical technologies for environmental protection,
- hazardous waste treatment with thermal plasma,
- electromagnetic compatibility.

Electrical apparatus:

- direct current breaking in vacuum,
- theory and diagnostics of arc-plasma, spiral and rotating arc techniques,
- design of conventional, semiconductor and hybrid switchgear,
- high speed drives for switchgear.


Electroheat:

- calculation, construction and exploitation of the electric resistance furnaces for heat treatment, heating before plastic forming, firing, drying, soldering etc.
- space heating including the floor storage-heating,
- optimum choice of HF dielectric heating for drying, forming and curing,
- automatic measurement of surface tension and wettability in high temperatures

 

Programme structure:

The University awards the following degrees: Master of Science - traditional, five-year continental - European curriculum, Bachelor of Engineering - 3.5 to 4 year programmes or the licentiate certificate - 3 year programmes.The programmes taught in English lead to the B.Eng. degree after four-year studies and to the M.Sc. degree after five years. The programme taught in French leads to the M.Sc. degree in 5 years.All programmes contain basic subjects e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and technical ones required by the curriculum prescribed for particular field of study. In later semesters programme is divided into few specialisations, which means that a student may choose an area of his/her interest. Beside compulsory courses for specific specialisation, a student takes also elective ones. During the last semester a student works on his/her final project or degree thesis.Although courses may differ from faculty to faculty they also have much in common. Some courses are found in all faculties, other are specific to a particular one. There are different types of courses offered to gain scientific knowledge and practical experimental skills. Some courses require from a student to hand in a certain number of assignments, a project, or to attend lectures. This requirement appears in the course unit description.Graduation takes place after complying with all the programme requirements established for a given type of studies by a Faculty Council, presenting the diploma thesis, and after passing the diploma examination. The final result of the studies is defined on the basis of the average grade of all the grades obtained in the course of studies, the grade for the diploma thesis and the grade for the diploma examination.The students graduating from studies receive a diploma in Polish and its copy - translation into English where:
- the Polish professional degree inzynier is translated as Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.);
- the Polish professional degree magister is translated as Master of Science (M.Sc.) .

 

The academic year consists of:
- two academic semesters, the autumn and summer ones, starting respectively in the beginning of October and mid-February, lasting 15 weeks each;
- two examination sessions, during which no courses are held, in winter (January/February) and in June and/or September, not shorter than 6 weeks altogether;
- there is usually one and a half week Christmas break, one week Easter break and one week break between the semesters (February).
- July and August (summer holidays) are free from any academic activities.


You are strongly advised to arrive in Poland on a weekday, and if possible during office hours. Access to student accommodation cannot be arranged in the late evening or at weekends. You may also have difficulties in finding a hotel room late in the evening. Refer to the information sent by the administrative office to find out the date you should arrive on in Lodz.

By air: There is no international airport in Lodz , so first you should fly to the international airport Okecie in Warsaw. From the Warsaw airport you can take a "Polski Express" coach (Polish Express) - the bus stop is situated in front of the arrival area of the airport - or train from the Central Railway Station in the centre of Warsaw. It takes less than two hours to get to Lodz. Note: We strongly recommend to use the Airport minibus service (small yellow buses marked Airport-City) to travel to and from the city centre for the price of 5.60 PLN. The public transport buses 188, 175 also take passengers to the centre of Warsaw. The price of one ticket is 1.40 PLN (as for July 1998). The tickets can be bought in any newspaper kiosk - RUCH.

By rail and bus: The railway station Lodz Fabryczna and the central bus station are situated in the centre of Lodz, close to each other. There is also another main station Lodz Kaliska in the western part of the city. The public transport is fairly good, buses and trams run often. If you need a taxi take one with the telephone number 919 or another with a four or six digits phone number on the roof (e.g. 6400 -400). Please inform the University about how and when you will arrive. If you wish, your colleagues from Students Union can meet you and help you settle in. The sooner you contact us the greater the chance of an excellent reception, so do not hesitate to use the proper address (IFE Office, International Office).