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(in Polish) Astronomia, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia (WFAI-0008-1SO)

(in Polish: Astronomia, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia)
full-time, (in Polish) 3 lata
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na astronomii

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Professional Qualifications: Graduates have a knowledge of astronomy, physics, and mathematics based on a solid foundation of the mathematical and natural sciences. They understand and are able to describe natural phenomena; formulate research problems; and collect, process, and communicate data. They have a knowledge of at least one foreign language. They are qualified to study Astronomy, Physics, or certain other subjects at the second-cycle level.

Access requirements

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A written examination paper in History, including Ancient History (on the basis of the secondary school syllabus)

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of higher mathematics including mathematical analysis, algebra, and geometry; knowledge of the principles of the mathematical methods used in physics and astrophysics; Knowledge of the theorems of statistical theory and methods used for statistical data analysis; Knowledge of the IT tools useful in the work of the astronomer for the processing, analysis, and visualisation of data; A foundation knowledge of one of the programming languages and one of the symbolic languages; Knowledge of the basic numerical algorithms used to model and describe physical phenomena; A sufficient knowledge of the principal branches of physics enabling him/her to understand the physical phenomena and processes occurring in nature, entailing the following branches of physics: 1. the fundamental concepts of classical mechanics: mechanics, statistical physics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism (including optics and wave phenomena); 2. an outline of the contemporary approach to classical electromagnetic field theory and electromagnetic field-matter interactions; 3. the basic concepts in the special and general theory of relativity; 4. the basic concepts and laws of quantum mechanics; A thorough knowledge of the foundations of astronomy and spherical astronomy; A theoretical knowledge of stellar astrophysics; A foundation knowledge of radio astronomy; Knowledge of the basic aspects of the structure, operation, and application of astronomical instruments; Knowledge of the basic principles of safety and hygiene at work associated with workplaces typical for the employment of astronomy graduates; A foundation knowledge of the ethical and legal aspects involved in scientific work and teaching; Knowledge of the basic provisions for the protection of intellectual property, copyright, and related rights. SKILLS Ability to present correct mathematical reasoning, and to formulate definitions and theorems orally and in writing; Ability to apply the mathematical methods of physics and astronomy, and to give a mathematical description of the physical and astrophysical processes and phenomena; a capacity for abstract reasoning and comprehension of problems in astronomy; Ability to apply the concepts used in the branches of physics he/she has studied; Ability to conduct an analysis on his/her own of simple issues in physics and astronomy, starting from an accurate definition of the problem, proceeding to the identification of the method for its resolution, and finally obtaining a solution; Ability to use IT tools for data processing, analysis, and visualisation; Ability to program using one of the programming languages in widespread use, and to apply one of the symbolic computation languages; Ability to apply the basic numerical algorithms to solve practical problems in astronomy; Ability to ensure data security; ability to use the currently available data compression, archiving, and encoding tools; Ability to prepare, plan, and conduct photometric optical observations, basic radio observations, and simple physical experiments on his/her own; a capacity for the critical assessment of the reliability of results obtained; Ability to reduce the results he/she obtains from observation using currently available astronomical software; Ability to analyse data obtained from measurements and observation, also with the use of the methods of statistical analysis; Ability to speak on issues in astronomy using simple language; Ability to collect, integrate, and interpret information from the literature, the internet, and other reliable sources; and to draw conclusions and formulate an opinion on their basis; Ability to compile a presentation and write a paper in Polish and in English on issues in astronomy or physics; Ability to compile and deliver an oral presentation in Polish and in English on issues in astronomy; Language proficiency in English at the intermediate (B2) level, enabling him/her to read and understand astronomy textbooks and professional literature. SOCIAL COMPETENCES Appreciation of the need for continual education to update his/her knowledge and enhance his/her skills in contemporary astronomy and astrophysics; A capacity for teamwork; Ability to formulate the right questions to advance and supplement his/her own understanding of a given issue; Ability to define the priorities to ensure that a given task, set by him/herself or by others, is completed conscientiously and on time; Appreciation and observance of intellectual integrity in his/her own work and with respect to the work of others; An appreciation of the need to disseminate knowledge of the achievements in contemporary astronomy to the general public.