The Academy of Information Technology announces enrolment for the second degree studies inInformation Technology in the following specializations:
- Network infrastructure management
The studies are conducted under the distance learning programme. The offer is addressed to graduates of engineering studies in Information Technology. When completing the studies graduates are awarded the title of Master of Science in Engineering (MSE).
The prerequisite for admission to the studies is to hold the diploma of Information Technology Engineer.
The course is conducted based on a distance learning Internet platform with use of techniques that enable students to connect with the Academy’s computers and other IT resources via Internet. Students must be physically present only to the extent specified for this particular type of studies by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Enrolment: Dean’s Office, Faculty of Information Technology
phone: +48 42 275-01-50/51/52
Is the title I’ll be awarded after completing the studies equal to the title awarded to traditional studies graduates?
Yes, it is. Our graduates will be awarded the title of Master of Science in Engineering, and the diploma will contain an information note on part-time (extra-mural) studies (just like in case of graduates of traditional extra-mural studies).
I have the diploma of Information Technology Engineer but I obtained it at some other higher school, not yours. Will I have any problems with taking up the second degree studies?
We don’t expect any problems. The first degree engineering studies at all higher schools in Poland should meet minimum curriculum requirements imposed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Our studies programme assumes that the minimum requirements were satisfied and that it’s the only preparation that students have when commencing the second degree studies.
I’m a graduate of engineering studies but of some other major. Can I take up Master’s degree studies under distance learning programme at your Academy?
Unfortunately, we’re not planning to provide external complementary courses. It would be ineffective because of great curricular differences among potential applicants. We suggest to consult each particular case with the Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, at our Academy. In some not very complicated cases it’ll surely be possible to find some solution satisfying both parties.
How do educational contents of these studies compare to educational contents of traditional studies?
Both forms of studies, traditional and “distant” meet the requirements specified under the standards of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Distance learning studies last 3 semesters.
Are distance learning studies easier than traditional ones?
It’s difficult to answer this question explicitly. Undoubtedly, an advantage of external studies is that we can “study” when we want to, when we have time. It may be any time. We sit in front of our computer, download courses via Internet, read the theory, solve tasks. Moreover, in any doubts arise, we may contact our academic teacher by e-mail. On the other hand, this approach requires regular studying. We need to remember to find enough time for learning during the week. Lack of regularity may make us fall behind and then it’ll be very difficult to catch up at the end of semester.
Can I take up the studies if I don’t have Internet access?
This might be a problem. The Academy will prepare computer desks for such students, but necessarily they’ll be located in Lodz and in the Academy’s branches. Using computers with software which we can’t fully control (e.g. at Internet cafes) might be impossible since the right software cannot be installed on them.
What do you mean by “a course”? On what grounds will credits be given?
The word “course” is, in fact, synonymous to the notion of a subject in traditional type of studies. In the jargon of distance learning studies we use this term for set of educational resources such as electronic version lectures, self-study tasks, multimedia presentations and self-work instructions based on which credits are given. Moreover, there are dynamic elements variable depending on a course taken such as information gathered on a discussion forum related to a specific course, correspondence and announcements made by a person conducting the course and, finally, elaboration of solutions prepared by students. The whole students’ work records are saved on the platform, which provides tutors with grounds for fair assessment. In case of good and creative cooperation, a student’s meeting face to face with his/her tutor may be limited only to an informal conversation on the course subject, which is necessary for the tutor to make sure that while participating in the course the student worked on his/her own.