The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of the four oldest and now one of the largest faculties of the Silesian University of Technology, inheriting the traditions of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Lvov University of Technology, the largest pre-war Polish Academy of Technology.
The Faculty has a modern laboratory base with many unique laboratory research and technological equipment, and has highly extensive international cooperation with many centres in Europe and on all other continents. The Faculty is the organizer of several major conferences of national and international range,
It educates more than 3000 BSc students and about 400 MSc students. The scientific staff consists of approximately 200 researchers, including 40 professors and associate professors and 160 doctors of sciences. Number of graduates is close to 20,000, which proves the vast experience of teaching and great contribution to Education.
The Faculty carries research in the following disciplines: materials science of steel, special and construction alloys, tool steels and sintered materials used for tools; materials processing technologies, mechanics, robotics, mechatronics, fluid mechanics, biomechanics, mechanical vibrations, dynamics, drive systems, virtual models in designing, operation and maintenance of machinery, computer aided design, construction and machinery operation and maintenance, technical diagnostics and methods and techniques of noise and machinery vibrations reduction.
The Faculty has an extensive research and didactic cooperation with more than 150 universities on all continents and has one of the largest foreign exchange students (about 70 undergraduate and graduate students each year go to the usual one-semester study in almost all European countries, primarily in the framework of ERASMUS programme). So far ca. 1000 students have participated in the programme and ca. 100 students – arrived.
It continues academic traditions by organizing annual initiation ceremonies for first year students, carnival faculty balls and touristic expeditions, development of students scientific circles, and student government, actively supporting the integration of the international student movements.