Politechnika Slaska
Faculty of Architecture
Gliwice, Poland
Politechnika Slaska
Faculty of Architecture
Silesian University of Technology
Akademicka 7

N 50° 17' 23.18'', E 50° 17' 23.18''

Dean Office

e: rar0@polsl.pl
t: + 48 32 2371210
f: + 48 32 2372491
Prof. Zbigniew Kaminski
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Bechelor of Science
Master of Science
PhD programme
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Postgraduate Courses
Faculty profile

The Faculty of Architecture consists of
5 units:
- Chair of Urban Design and Spatial Planning
- Chair of Architectural Design
- Chair of Design Strategies and New Technologies in Architecture
- Chair of History and Theory of Architecture
- Chair of Fine Arts

The faculty is an important educational and research centre, where research work concerning architecture, urban planning and design has been carried on. It enjoys strong support from local professionals; among the academic staff are successful practitioners, whose presence enlivens and sharpens the educational environment.

The Faculty of Architecture is situated in the Silesian University of Technology campus, near the center of Gliwice. The Silesian University of Technology, with its 13 Faculties, 28000 students and about 1800 academic staff members is one of the biggest university of technology in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe. The town of Gliwice, dated back to 13th century, is one of the oldest cities of Upper Silesia region. It used to be considered the most beautiful as well. Growing dynamically in the last decades, Gliwice continues to be a leading research, technology and industrial center of the southern Poland. With other 13 neighboring cities consists the biggest (2.5 million inhabitants) agglomeration in Poland.

1250 students (850 Bachelor, 380 Master, 20 PhD), 1% of foreign students.

121 staff members (91 full-time and approx. 30 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

The Faculty offers year-round field trips and scientific expeditions, competitions for students of architecture, international student exchange, workshops and exhibitions.


24/7 design studio
CAD - Lab
Computer Room
Conference auditorium
Engraving Lab
Exhibition hall,
Exhibition Room
Extensivemodelling workshop
Foam Cutter
Laser Cutter
Model shop
Painting studio
Plot centre
Sculpture studio
Theatre Hall


Low-cost meals and accommodation in student hostel can be provided.

Admission Requirements

Please contact school for more information.

Tuition fees

Full-time courses for Polish-language students and foreign students within Erasmus programme are free.

Application Deadline


Bechelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Design., 8 semesters, Bechelor, 240,
Master of Science, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, 3 semesters, Master, 90,
PhD programme, Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Science, 8 semesters, PhD,
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, 6 semesters, Bachelor, 180,
Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Interior Design, 4 semester, Master, 120,
Postgraduate Courses, Interior Architecture and Design, 2 semesters, Postgraduate, 60,
Postgraduate Courses, Graphic Design, 2 semesters, Postgraduate, 60,
Postgraduate Courses, Protection and Conservation of Historic Buildings, 2 semesters, Postgraduate, 60,

The faculty offers academic education and carries out research jointly in Architecture
and Urban Planning and Design. Originally the curriculum was based on one-stage, 10 semesters study programme. The Bachelor/Master model was first introduced in 2002 (according to Bologna Declaration) and fully implemented in 2007/2008 academic year according to Ministry of Science and Higher Education regulations.

B.Sc. course graduates obtain the basic professional degree in Architecture and Urban Design, enabling an admission to architectural courses of advanced standing but also certifying skills needed for numerous professions that relate to architecture (in administration, management, planning etc). Graduates are awarded with the title Engineer Architect (inzynier architekt).

BA graduates obtain the basic professional degree in Interior Design, enabling an admission to MA programme and post garduate courses. Bachelor programme covers a wide field of study: art and sciene. Graduates are well prepared to work on interdisciplinary tasks integrating architecture, design, art and civil engineering.  Graduates are awarded with the title Bachelor of Arts (licencjat)

M.Sc. courses graduates obtain the advanced professional and scientific degree in Architecture and Urban Design. Graduates are prepared for the full range of professional activities in architecture and Urban Design. They have obtained a complete advanced education in the fundamental and technical fields of architecture and Urban Design. Graduates are awarded with the title MSc Engineer Architect (magister inzynier architekt)*.
*Accreditation by the Chamber of Polish Architects upon completion of 2-year professional practice, 1-year on site practice and passing the professional exam.

MA graduates obtain profesional degree in Interior Desidn. The programme offers multidisciplinary approach to design problems, develops creativity and ability of conducting research in field of art and science. Students obtain advancend knowledge and skills in technical and artistic subjects. Graduates are awarded with the title Master of Arts in Interior Design (magister sztuki)

Please contact school for more information.

The Faculty conducts numerous research projects. Among the most important domains are:
– town and country planning in respect of the environmental protection, housing culture and landscape architecture,
– architectonic studies on housing and service objects and their transformations
– studies on ecological and energy-efficient and intelligent building systems,
– transformations of industrial structures and complexes and creation a new generation industrial facilities
– semiotic aspects of architectonic and urban space
– trends and changes in style of polish architecture
– connotation and formal equivalents of architectonic and urban compositions
– technical bases for adaptation of the environment for the disabled.
The Faculty of Architecture has been an organizer of numerous conferences: ULAR (Urban Landscape Renewal), AT-Z (Architecture-Technology and Health), Modernity in Architecture, KDWA (Conference of Doctoral Students in Architecture).