National qualifications framework
A national qualifications framework is in development.
Currently the following degrees are being awarded:
- licentiate [licencjat] – a degree:
professional higher education programme (3-3.5 years);
- engineer [in¿ynier] - a degree:
professional higher education programmen in a field of engineering, agriculture or economics, (3.5 – 4 years);
- master [magister] and equivalent degrees:
master of arts, master of engineering, master of engineering – architect, physician, dentist-physician, veterinary physician – (5-6 years) master’s programme. (2-2.5- year) postgraduate master’s programme for holders of a higher professional education diploma.
- doctor [doktor] :
a degree awarded to one who passed doctoral examinations and proposed and successfully defended a doctoral dissertation [project?]. Those wishing to work for the academic degree of doctor must hold a professional degree of master or an equivalent degree;
- habilitated doctor [doktor habiliowany]:
this degree is awarded to candidates who hold a doctor's degree, have important academic or artistic achievements, have proposed a habilitation dissertation and successfully completed the habilitation procedure.