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Branches of studies

Branch of studies: Automation and Robotics

Graduates have skills that are necessary for creative work in the field of analysis, design, and construction of automation circuits and systems, control, and industrial robotics systems software and services. They are prepared for solving the complex, interdisciplinary problems from the area of automation and robotics in the industry. They can develop their own simple software applications for programmable logic controllers, computer networks and industrial networks, and design automation and control systems.

Graduates of the automation and robotics are ready for work in many industry branches and in the scientific research institutes, as well as in the research and development centres. They find jobs in the industry as engineers in automation and decision-making area. The graduates are also qualified for heading teams in the industrial and design units.

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Integrated Manufacturing Systems – specialization under patronage of Balluff company (in English)
Graduates are experts in the computer integrated manufacturing, particularly in the design and manufacturing technology, produc- tion planning and control, management and cooperation between enterprises, and in the knowledge of the design and operation of automated manufacturing systems, programming of techno- logical equipment (robots, NC machines, PLC controllers, microprocessor – based systems), and applications of artificial intelligence.

• Advanced control systems for machines and processes specialization under patronage of Bernecker & Rainer Industrie-Electronic company (in Polish)
• Automation and robotisation of casting processes (in Polish)
• Automation and robotisation of metals processing (in Polish)
• Automation and robotisation of welding processes (in Polish)
• Biomechanics and medical equipment (in Polish)
• Computer modelling of systems and processes (in Polish)

Branch of studies: Applied Computer Science and Computational Materials Science

Graduates obtain advanced knowledge from the area of computer science and IT systems, design of the contemporary computers and devices working with them, operating systems, computer networks, databases, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, human-machine communication, multimedia techniques, and computer materials science. They also have advanced knowl- edge from the area of physics, chemistry, materials science, materials design, and selection of engineering materials for applications in various products, manufacturing engineering, materials engineering, machine design, and also technology of manufacturing, process- ing, and recycling of engineering materials, methods of forming and investigating their structure and properties, and from the area of industrial management, human resource management in various industry branches, administration, and science.

Graduates obtain skills in using knowledge from the area of production engineering, materials engineering, machine design, computer science, and management. They are prepared for creative activity and cooperation with specialists in the area of design, manufacturing, processing, and application of engineering materials.

They know the investigation methods, and also have skills in computer programming and development and use of the specialistic computer software.

Teaching profiles at the 1st level of studies:
• Computer assistance of materials processes (in Polish)
• Materials design (in Polish)

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Computer assistance of materials processes management (in Polish)
• Modelling of engineering materials (in Polish)
• Modelling in materials processing technologies (in Polish)
• IT techniques in materials engineering (in Polish)

Branch of studies: Materials Engineering

Graduates of this branch of studies are prepared for innovative activities connected with design, and manufacturing of various material groups: metal, ceramic, polymer, and composite ones, including the biomedical and dental ones, as well as for the design and manufacturing of elements of machines and devices, and of the nanostructural systems.

Graduates find jobs in the small, medium and big companies in many industry branches, among others, in the automotive, aviation, machine tool, electronic, metallurgical, ceramic, plastics, nanostructural, bioengineering and household appliances industries.

Graduates of the materials engineering branch of studies will find their jobs also in the advisory-, design-, planning-, design- and engineering units, and those connected with production planning and automation of technological processes, commissioning of products and materials, and also in the accreditation and attestation units, enterprises in the market of machinery, devices, nanostructural systems, engineering materials, and apparatus for their investigation and processing. They are also prepared for work in other enterprises, administrative and educational units, requiring engineering and computer science knowledge.

Teaching profiles at the 1st level of studies:
• Automation and robotisation (in Polish)
• Dental engineering (in Polish)
• Surface engineering (in Polish)
• Management engineering (in Polish)

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Automation and robotisation of technological processes (in English)
• Materials science examinations (in English)
Graduates of two above enumerated specialisations are prepared to work as specialists in activities related to the design, manufacture and distribution of various groups of engineering materials, including nanomaterials. They are prepared to the work in companies associ- ated with the production and operation of machinery, design offices and scientific research institutes, units of accreditation and attestation of materials and structures, companies related to the management of production and automation of processes.

• Photovoltaics (in Polish)
• Materials and technologies in dental prosthetics (in Polish)

Branch of studies: Mechanics and Machine Design

Graduates have knowledge from the area of design methods, engineering computations, materials processing technologies, investigation methods and IT techniques assisting design, manufacturing and maintenance of machines. Graduates can use knowledge from the area of mechanics, strength of materials and materials selection using the contemporary computational tools, and also management of the design process. They also have the fundamental knowledge from the area of the pro-ecological technologies and integrated environment management systems. The knowledge acquired during the studies is supported by the industrial practice. Studies at the mechanics and machine design branch of studies are conducted with the significant contribution of the industry. Graduates of the mechanics and machine design branch of study find jobs in companies dealing with design, manufacturing, and exploitation of machinery, e.g., in design offices, and also connected with production planning and automation of technological processes. They can also work in the scientific and research and consulting units, and enterprises, administrative and educational units, requiring the engineering and computer science knowledge.
Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Lightweight structures: specialisation under patronage of the Silesian Aviation Cluster (in English)
Graduates possess knowledge necessary to understand the behaviour, mechanics, stability, designing of materials and structures and also manufacturing and joining lightweight structures. During studies special attention is paid to the aspects of reliability, maintainability and diagnostics of lightweight structures and also problems dealing with energy-efficient driving systems. Particular attention is paid to the practical knowledge and skills developed in collaboration with the aviation and automotive industry.
• Computer assisted machine design and operation (in Polish)
• Computer assisted engineering of metal materials (in Polish)
• Computational mechanics (in Polish)
• Machine tools and machine engineering (in Polish)
• Casting technologies (in Polish)
• Design, automation and robotisation of technological processes (in Polish)
• Design of drive systems for mining machinery and special purpose vehicles – specialisation under patronage of Rosomak S.A. company (in Polish)
• Processing of metals and plastics (in Polish)
• Casting technologies (in Polish)
• Quality management and computer assistance in materials processing (in Polish)

Accreditation with honours for the Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering branch of science

Branch of studies: Mechatronics

Graduates have knowledge from the area of mechanics, electronics and industrial sensorics, and also computer science, and theory of control – required for design and integration of the specialist devices used in machines and vehicles, and in the diag- nostic and measurement apparatuses.They can design, integrate, manufacture, and maintain various kinds of machines and equipment.

Graduates from the mechatronics branch of study find jobs in the industry manufacturing mechatronic systems, among others in the electromechanical, automotive, household appliances, aviation, and machine tools ones.They can work in the scientific and research institutions and the research and development centres, service and diagnostic stations, health care facili- ties, at exploitation of medical equipment and diagnostic apparatuses.They are also prepared for creative activity in the range of design, manufacturing and exploitation of machines and manufacturing systems, management and development
of production in the industrial enterprises, and also management of technological processes.

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Mechatronic systems engineering: specialisation under patronage of IBS Poland company (in English)

The programme of the specialisation is designed to accelerate the development of systems engineers by providing practical, real-world experience that can be immediately applied to the job. The specialisation is conducted under the patronage of a leading company in the implementation and design of various engineering systems, especially computer aided design, modelling and simulation systems. Students learn various aspects of a systems life cycle using state-of the-art principles, practices and technologies, especially by using the model- ling and simulation paradigms. During the studies take part in classes devoted to practical application and theoretical backgrounds based on the general systems theory and the systems engineering.

• Drive applications – specialisation under patronage of SEW-EURODRIVE Polska company (in Polish)
• Mechatronic casting systems (in Polish)
• Mechatronic manufacturing systems (in Polish)
• Mechatronic wheels and suspensions, and drive systems (in Polish)
• Modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems (in Polish)
• Design and operation of IT systems (in Polish)
• Design of mechatronic mobile systems – specialisation under patronage of Wielton company (in Polish)

Branch of studies: Nanotechnology and Materials Processing Technologies

Graduates have the fundamental knowledge from the area of physics, chemistry, materials engineering, design of structure and properties of engineering materials for applications in various products, and also their manufacturing technologies. They acquire also the interdisciplinary knowledge connected with nanotechnology, particularly with the phenomena and processes in nanoscale, nanostructures, nanomaterials, including nanocomposites and nanostructural materi- als, devices in nanoscale, used investigation methods, processes and devices used for production of nanomaterials and possibility of its
use in the priority branches of World, Europe, and Polish economy.

Thanks to the possessed scientific potential, graduates of the nanotechnology and materials processing technologies branch of study feature the relevant cadre for work in the technologically advanced industrial enterprises, in nearly all emerging sectors of the state-of-the-art technologies, connected, among others with electronics, optoelectronics, optics, photonics, medicine and pharmacy, environ- ment protection, automotive industry, aviation, space, machine, textile and clothing, cosmetics, agricultural and food industries.

Moreover, they can find jobs in other enterprises, administrative and educational units, requiring specialist engineering knowledge and establish their independent economic activity connected with design and manufacturing of the competitive in the world scale products, using their knowledge from the nanotechnology area of science.

Teaching profiles at the 1st level of studies:
• Materials science examinations (in Polish)
• Nanotechnology (in Polish)

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Investigation of nano-structural materials (in English)
• Materials processing technologies (in English)
Graduates of both enumerated specifications are mostly employed in companies involved in the production of modern materials for electronics, biotechnology, construction, modern automotive industry or medicine, in companies that organize study materials for the medical market (clinical trials), in research insti- tutes, small and medium-sized enterprises and in secondary and higher education.

• Testing of nano-structural materials (in Polish)
• Dental engineering (in Polish)
• Engineering of nanostructural layers and coatings (in Polish)

Branch of studies: Management and Production Engineering

Graduates have knowledge from the area of production engineering and organisation and management of enterprise, production, cadres, environment, and quality. They have skills in the design of new processes and production systems, and also objects and management systems. They can also choose and train staff, carry out analysis and assessment of the results achieved, quality control, and also manage costs and projects.They also know problems of marketing, logistics, distribution, management of capital and material investments. Graduates are, first of all, prepared for managing human teams in the area of production engineering and teams in the educational administration, self-government one, state administration, or banking.They find jobs in small, medium, and big enterprises, engaged in production in the selected range, in design and advisory units, enterprise and administrative units in which engineering knowl- edge is required as well as economics, computer science, and organisational skills.

Specialisations at the 2nd level of studies:
• Production organisation (in Polish)
• Quality and industrial safety (in Polish)