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Didactic and research base

Warsaw School of Computer Science has been situated at its new registered office at 17 Lewartowski Street since October 2004. The building owned by the School is located on an area of nearly 3000 m2. The modern building has been adapted to its didactic needs and contains: 4 lecture halls - each suitable for 130 students, 10 computer laboratories, 6 classrooms, 1 conference room, student's canteen and club, academic library, 2 gyms, administration rooms and offices, the School's archive, sanitary rooms and storages.

The building has been completed at the highest usage standards according to effective requirements and rules. The exploitation project of the building matches functionality and inner beauty. The available areas are used to maximum limit thanks to unconventional arrangement of halls and corridors and designing of usable rooms. The classrooms and some of the social rooms have been equipped with the modern audiovisual infrastructure (amplifiers, Wi-fi access, audiovisual projectors, screens), and functional, ergonomic furniture. There is also a "city garden" for the students and the staff to relax.

 

Laboratory and apparatus base

The report about the School made by the Polish State Accreditation Committee (19th-20th January 2007) has stated: "well-organized laboratory base. Modern computer equipment with the proper software allows for educational program implementation and satisfying students' interests". It is worth mentioning that the school cooperates with the leading IT sector companies in creating computer science infrastructure, HP and Cisco in particular. The School administrates the unified LAN network with 350 terminals (here 288 didactic terminals), and 5 modern laboratories designed for the needs of specializations held within the studies, and laboratory for the elemental technology. Moreover, there is an assembly hall equipped with special TV prepared for lectures recording, for own and contracted purposes. Thanks to the dedicated fibre link has got its own Internet access with the capacity flow of 30 Mb/s.

Academic Center of Didactic Research and Information Resources Management and IT Technology Laboratories

The integrated School's IT system is managed form Academic Centre of Didactic Research and Information Resources which is equipped with 16 servers dedicated for various system areas.

Currently the School administrates 11 computer science classrooms in five IT laboratories, and elemental technology laboratory:

 

Software Engineering Laboratory run by the Software Engineering Department

The aim was to build technical infrastructure that prepares students to work on analysts' positions, designers, and programmers, and that helps in effective management and analysis, and in software designing as well.

The laboratory that has been prepared allows for the software designing support for educational use, and for preparing students for software designing also for commercial use. The managing and programming methods have been developed in it for the use of students and cooperating companies. These are in the forms of trainings or prepared together high quality IT systems.

The laboratory contains equipment and software base (software not only for implementation but also for analysis and management of programming projects support). The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities, which are within educational program of "Software Engineering" carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. Component and distributed programming
  2. Applications' generators
  3. Spatial information system (GIS Technologies)
  4. Individual and group project
  5. Thesis

 

Internet Engineering Laboratory run by the Software Engineering Department

The aim was to build technical infrastructure which helps students to gain practical skills in technologies functioning on Internet base. The laboratory is to facilitate carrying out the tasks from the following Internet application areas:

  • multi level applications based on network services and application servers WWW
  • applications designed for mobile appliances in environment
  • Decision support and "intelligent" knowledge bases search systems.

The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities, which are within educational program of "Software Engineering" carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. Internet technologies
  2. Internet programming
  3. Mobile applications design
  4. Applications projects model
  5. Individual and group project

 

Multimedia Engineering Laboratory run by the Software Engineering Department

The aim was to design technical infrastructure which helps students prepare for working in companies making or using programming operating on multimedia data (e.g. commercial films, film and audio studios).

Building of the laboratory facilitates introducing the students to computer graphics branch, introducing them to the basic concepts and algorithm of raster computer graphics, and also to the equipment, software and use of the graphics. Additionally, students have a chance to be acquainted to visual programming with the use of object-oriented language and graphics interface, the devices for speech acoustics and multimedia systems.

The laboratory contains equipment and software base (3D graphics, sound software, and devices for creation of animations and films).

The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities, which are within educational program of "Multimedia Engineering" carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. Digital representation of sound and image
  2. Images and signals of speech analysis
  3. 3D graphics and computer animation
  4. Digital film
  5. Individual and group project
  6. Thesis

 

Date Base Engineering Laboratory run by the Data Base Engineering Department

The aim was to design technical infrastructure which helps students prepare for working on data base expert positions, and to help in acquiring IT and information systems of the company, IT system projects management, information circulation, basic concepts of artificial intelligence field, and the use of expert systems in business, management and technology.

Building of the laboratory facilitates designing software supporting company management, what allows for introducing to those devices that support managing of systems designing process in particular, their implementation and accounting of particular stages of the project. Moreover, there are devices implemented which support managing of information circulation in the company.

The laboratory contains equipment and software base (ORACLE i MS SQL data base systems, software supporting project managements. CASE type devices, devices for expert systems design).

The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities, which are within educational program of "Data Base Engineering" carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. IT management systems
  2. IT systems design
  3. Project management
  4. Documents management
  5. Individual and group project
  6. Thesis

 

Technical Laboratory run by the IT Fundamentals Department

The aim was to design technical infrastructure which helps students gain essential practical knowledge which is demanded from the students of technical schools of higher education according to effective education requirements.

The laboratory contains equipment and software base.

The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. Physics fundamentals
  2. Electrotechnics, electronics and metrology fundamentals.

 

Teleinformatics network engineering

The aim was to design technical infrastructure which helps students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge from design field, development and maintaince of computer networks, and to be prepared to get Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certificate.

Building the laboratory allows for solving the real problems and offers the whole set of internet - multimedia means and devices for self-studying.

There is program that may be carried out in the laboratory that includes:

  • network terminology and protocols
  • computer network standards
  • local area networks (LAN)
  • wide area networks (WAN)
  • OSI i TCP/IP models
  • twisted pairs network cables
  • network devices (routers, switches, and others)
  • Internet,
  • IP protocol
  • Network addressing

The laboratory contains equipment and software base

The main aim of the laboratory is to facilitate implementation of all the tasks and activities, which are within educational program of "Teleinformatics network Engineering" carried out on the following academic classes:

  1. Computer networks
  2. Teleinformatics systems
  3. Network services programming
  4. Teleinformatics networks management
  5. Teleinformatics networks engineering
  6. Individual and group project
  7. Thesis

 

No Barrier Laboratory

There has been opened a modern laboratory in Warsaw School of Computer Science adjusted to the needs of the blind and the short-sighted who wish to develop their knowledge. The laboratory is free of charge an davailable not only for our students, but also for all those interested in using our School's educational resources.


Thanks to the modern equipment used in No Barrier Laboratory the blind and the short-sighted will be able to easily use computers with software for speech synthesis. Advanced technological solutions will allow for printing texts in Brail, using photocopier, speech synthezators, enlargers, Internet, and participation in discussion forms. Our aim was to create a place, where the disabled will have the same opportunities to gain education as the others - says Mr. Andrzej Zylawski, Rector of Warsaw School of Computer Science. - To facilitate an access to laboratory's resources for people out of our School we are working on our own computer science module, thanks to which there will be possible to book a station by the electronic way, get the materials from the server, and participate in the discussion groups.

 

Library

The School's book collection includes the newest issues from computer science field, published by the IT expert publishing houses.

According to our students and staff, our library quickly follows developing market of computer science new releases. The School subscribes 24 magazines. The year's issues of professional magazines are stored. It has been decided to resign from subscription of those magazines that are available via Internet. The library's collection is enriched by compact and VHS cassettes. There are not any printed catalogues any more. The books are compiled on computer by Library System. There is an access to Library's catalogue on our website. The Library administers the reading room which is equipped with the computers useful for students.

At present (January 2008) the library's collection reaches over 7000 volumes. The collection is divided into sections: data bases, IT business, CAD, DTP, digital lifestyle, digital photography, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, games, hacking, hardware, Office, computer fundamentals, Programming, Systems engineering, Projects management, internet servers, computer networks, operating systems, web mastering, electronics and electrotechnics, physics, mathematics analysis, probability, profession ethics, organization and management, human resources management, knowledge management, micro and macro economy, managers' decisions, operating research, accountancy, small business.

 

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Patrice Motsepe