One of the characteristic features in the field of Computing at the Faculty of Computing Poznan University of Technology is a close link between the in-depth theoretical knowledge and its modern, practical applications. The point is, not to be only a (M. Sc.) graduate in computer science who has knowledge and technical skills in the use of IT equipment and software in typical applications, but also, to be a creative designer of good solutions that require an interdisciplinary (often unconventional) perspective and algorithmic thinking, at the same time, following in their work ethics and law.
First-cycle studies (implemented in 7-semester full-time studies or 8-semester part-time studies) graduate will have theoretical knowledge and practical skills in: computer and peripherals setup and support, operating systems setup and support, service and installation of a wide range of software and the most popular software languages and programming, in this, graphics applications languages with advanced graphical user interface. Moreover, the first-cycle studies will prepare a student for compliance with the rules of design, programming and the use of database systems and computer networks. A graduate will also gain knowledge and skills necessary in practical application of appropriate hardware and software solutions for specific tasks and applications in industry, business and administration. In shaping these skills, subjects in the field of algorithmics, operations research and decision support will have a significant share. During the implementation of an engineer teamwork, the graduate will obtain the knowledge on how to carry out an IT project and teamwork.
Thanks to such preparation, the first-cycle studies graduate of Computing at the Faculty of Computing can be employed as inter alia: engineering and technical worker in computer labs and research units, designer, programmer, operator and developer of complex information systems and computer networks, IT administrator (data bases, operating systems, computer networks, application software), designer and software developer, computer networks administrator and constructor.
The first cycle-studies also prepare the graduate to run his/her own IT company and after obtaining teacher certificate – to work as IT teacher. Program of the first-cycle full-time studies provides students with the skills of using English language on B2 level and specialized language of computer science. Fostered by the fact, that often specialized literature in question is available in English.
Many courses in the second-cycle studies were designed in a way that they are a harmonious combination of theoretical and practical aspects. Its graduate has got a knowledge which allows him/her to independently solve IT problems and quickly adapt to the dynamic reality of Computing, also for preparation, implementation and verification of IT projects.
The second-cycle studies are a collection of specializations among which student selects one. Each specialization has specified number of hours of compulsory and selected courses (they can be implemented in other university, also a foreign one).
Finishing the first-cycle studies gives a possibility to start the second-cycle studies (M.Sc.) in Computing, which are implemented in 3-semester full-time studies or 4-semester part-time studies. A second-cycle studies graduate will have a profound knowledge of the basic areas of computer science and in-depth knowledge of selected specialization. The second-cycle studies allow to acquire a broad knowledge of modern IT technologies. In this matter, particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of the requirements for information systems, modeling, design, implement and managing IT systems. Moreover, a graduate will get theoretical and practical knowledge on the use of different information technologies and different class of IT systems to solve practical problems. The important features of education in the second-cycle studies are the acquisition of skills to self-solve IT problems as well as research, and gaining the habit of constantly replenishing knowledge of rapidly changing reality of computing.
Thanks to such preparation, the second-cycle studies graduate in field of study Computing, can find employment in IT companies and government units, inter alia: as manager of IT projects, manager of IT teams, analyst, designer, programmer, IT administrator. Moreover, the graduate is prepared to work in modern research and development centers and universities at home and abroad. Finishing the second-cycle studies entitles to join the recruitment for the third-cycle studies, that is Doctoral studies.