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The Faculty, one of seven at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, in year 2015 commemorated the 64th anniversary of its separate existence. In 1940, the division of Mechanical Engineering was opened within the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In 1950 the Department was renamed the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In 1951 this Faculty was split into two independent Faculties - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Based on original Institutes of Machine Construction, mainly in the 50s and 60s of the last century, specialized departments, whose number amounted to 17 in 1986, were founded and expanded. Strong and solid accredited study programs in technology is at present performed by the academic staff of 15 cooperating Faculty Departments.

 

The study is divided into five Bachelor courses:

 

-    Production Engineering and Quality Management    

-    Process Engineering

-    Power Engineering

-    Mechatronics

-    Automobiles, Ships and Combustion Engines

 

thirteen graduate studies:

 

-    Applied Mechanics

-    Automatic Production Systems

-    Automation and Informatics of Machines and Processes

-    Automobiles, Ships and Combustion Engines

-    Hydraulic and Pneumatic Machines and Equipment

-    Low Potential Power Engineering

-    Machines and Equipment for Civil Engineering, Land Reclamation and Agriculture

-    Machines and Equipment for Chemical and Food Industries

-    Mechatronics

-    Production Machines and Equipment

-    Production Technologies and Materials

-    Thermal Power Engineering

 

and ten postgraduate studies:

 

-    Applied Mechanics                                     

-    Automation and Control

-    Heat and Pneumatic Machines and Equipment

-    Machine Parts and Mechanisms              

-    Mechatronics

-    Metrology

-    Production Machines and Equipment

-    Production Technology and Materials

-    Transport Technology

 

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering provides the Bachelor courses also in English. Moreover, PhD courses in all offered study fields can be studied in English.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering helps create answers to the perennial question: how to make better use of human resources and those of the world we are living in. The program covers a broad spectrum, first of all, a number of technology areas, certain aspects of economics and environmental protection. We participate in projects within international bilateral agreements and European Union projects. Tens of research projects are partly or fully supported by national grant agencies. The high professional competence and reputation of Faculty members creates the basis to attract the attention of different companies and industries to solve various tasks of industrial design, product and production planning, process control, equipment maintenance, and to find many other solutions to problems of industry and society. In 2006 Faculty staff members solved nearly 100 domestic and international projects and 70 bilateral cooperation projects with Slovak and international enterprises. Involved in these Faculty achievements are 320 employees: 19 professors, 46 associate professors, 84 lecturers and 35 research workers.  

New activities of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering may be a significant step in its further development. In the premises of the Faculty, the STU Technological Incubator was established. Initiated and supported by companies in Slovakia and abroad, further important projects are in the phase of development. These are first of all the Centre for Technological Quality Transfer, the Centre of Education for PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Mechanical Engineering Consulting Centre.

Nearly 19 000 graduates and postgraduates have graduated from the Faculty up to the present, and total number of 1 750 students have enrolled in this academic year.

The brochure is aimed at explaining on a modest scale what is to be understood today by the different Faculty departments and at the same time to be a helping hand and address book for those who would like to cooperate and to solve their own particular problems through joint research and vocational education at this division of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.


Branislav Hučko,  Assoc. Prof.

Dean of the Faculty