Technical University of Lodz
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
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.
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
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
right university is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make.
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and Electronic Engineering
Chemistry and Biotechnology
Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Physics, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
and Environmental Engineering
Design (in Bielsko-Biala Branch)
Engineering and Environmental Protection (in Bielsko-Biala Branch)
Faculty of Engineering
of Papermaking and Typography
for Laser Diagnostic and Therapy
of Foreign Language Learning
of Physical Education
Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
area of education offers programmes leading to:
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
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
The Faculty has the right to confer DSc and PhD degree.
main areas of fundamental and applied research:
circuits and fields:
- fault location and parameter identification methods in non-linear circuits.
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.
science and electrotechnology:
alloying of surface metal layers,
- technologies of new high-temperature ceramic superconductors,
- contact materials engineering,
- degradation of metal-oxide varistors.
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
- 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.
machines and transformers:
- theory, construction, design, investigation and exploitation of electrical
machines, electromechanical elements of automation, power and special
- active and passive load of turbogenerators and hydrogenerators,
- computer simulation of electromagnetic and electromechanical transients of
- noise and vibrations of electrical machines and transformers,
- design and manufacturing current and voltage transformers of laboratory and
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.
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
- full-custom design and fabrication of neural networks,
micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) design with application of VHDL-AMS
and traction switchgear,
- transmission of information between a track and a rail vehicle.
- electrical technologies for environmental protection,
- hazardous waste treatment with thermal plasma,
- electromagnetic compatibility.
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.
calculation, construction and exploitation of the electric resistance furnaces
for heat treatment, heating before plastic forming, firing, drying, soldering
- 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
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.)
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.
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.
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,