About the Faculty

 

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest faculties of Gdańsk University of Technology. The Faculty conducts full-time and extramural MSc and BSc courses as well as post-graduate and doctoral studies. The students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering can select from a wide range of specialities including: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering (inter-faculty studies), Power Engineering (inter-faculty studies), Mechatronics, Management and Production Engineering, Medical and Mechanical Engineering (inter-university studies, in cooperation with Medical University of Gdańsk), Internal Security Technologies in cooperation with Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, and Nanotechnology – in cooperation with the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics.

The Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is entitled to award the degree of doctor and habilitated doctor of technical sciences specializing in machine construction and operation and the degree of doctor of technical sciences specializing in materials science and engineering.

The State Accreditation Committee issued a positive assessment of all courses at the faculty. The recent appraisal took place in 2016.

Due to the fact that the MSc Studies have also been accredited by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), the graduates of the full-time studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering can apply for the EUR-ING Title. The EUR-ING Title is a particular “passport” for an engineer and offers better starting point to work as a professional engineer in Poland and abroad without the need of applying for the recognition of the diploma.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has a right to award an international certificate issued by International Institute of Welding, recognizing the educational and training activities carried out on the – Welding Engineering Department.

The faculty also conducts post-graduate studies within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies programme titled “Modern technologies and energy conversion” with the participation of the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology of Gdańsk University of Technology and the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering actively participates in the national and international students exchange programmes. Our students are able to obtain credits for a part of the course at other faculties of Gdańsk University of Technology or another university in Poland or abroad.

The faculty also actively participates in the ERASMUS programme within bilateral agreements with numerous foreign colleges and universities. The students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as well as its lecturers actively take part in the foreign exchange programs. Each year the members of academic staff participate in the lecturing placement programs in several universities abroad. We also play host to foreign lecturers, including sessional instructors.

The faculty offers the entirely English MSc studies within the course in Mechanical Engineering, in the speciality International Design Engineer, run in close co-operation with universities from Sweden and Germany.

The studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are very popular among young people graduating from secondary schools. Each year the number of enrolled students is steadily growing. The diversity of the faculty educational offer allows the graduates to find employment in various attractive and well paid professions.

Until now, the number of the graduates of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has exceeded 15 thousands engineers. Most of graduates found employment in highly specialized and desired professions. Our graduates include numerous CEO’s and managers of the major Pomeranian and national companies and institutions; politicians; ministers and scholars – academic teachers who work in many European countries.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering today consists of members of staff including the academic teachers, engineering technician staff, and administrative workers. The structure of the faculty is organized into 5 departments, 47 didactic and research laboratories serving over 2500 students gaining education in the full-time and part-time (extramural) studies.

The plans for the future include improving the position of the Faculty in scientific standings, whilst keeping the quality of education. The academic community makes every effort to ensure that the higher education offered by the Mechanical Engineering Faculty meets the highest possible educational standards in Europe.