Technical University of Košice
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
European Credit Transfer System
Academic Year 1999-2000
Dean of Faculty : Prof. Ing. František Trebuňa, CSc.
Vicedean for Education Doc. Ing . Ildikó Maňková, CSc.
Doc. Ing. Ildikó Maňková, CSc.(vicedean for education at Faculty of Mechanical Enineering)
Ing. Maroš Krafčík (PhD student at Faculty of Mechanical Enineering)
Ing. Martin Mantič (PhD student at Faculty of Mechanical Enineering)
Information about Faculty
List of courses
Main courses for Basic Engineering Study
(common study in Mechanical Engineering
course for 3 years) .......................................................11
Main courses for Engineering Study (4th,5th year).......27
The Faculty was established in 1952. At preseent the faculty has 3 Instututions with 12 departments. Beside the department there is 1 independent centre the Computer centre of Faculty.
The staff of the Faculty consist of 312 members ( 22 professors, 65 Associate Professor, 112 Assistant Professor, 15 reaserchers, and other technicla and administrative staff.)
The faculty has 2 125 full-time student and 426 part-time students
Today the Mechanical Engineering Faculty offer three form of study:
The Institutes and their departments
Department of Applied Matematics
Department of Applied Mechanics
Department of Power Engineering
Department of Environment and Process Control
Department of Automotion, Maesurement and Mechantronics
Department of Technology and Materials
Department of Innovation and Reengineering
Department of Management and Economy
Department of Manufacturing Machines
Department of Transport Machines and Logistics
Department of Machine Parts and Mechanism
Department of Robotics
Wokshops and Laboratories
The department offers the following subjects: Mathematics I - linear algebra and analytical geometry in 3-dimensional space, differential and integral calculus of the one-variable function; Mathematics II - definite integral, differential equations and its systems; Mathematics III - integral calculus of the multi-variable function, linear and face integrals, numerical and functional series and its use in the integral and differential equations calculus, numerical methods for solving the differential equations; Computers I - introduction to alghorithmization and programme language PASCAL; Introduction to Numerical Mathematics - methods of searching the algebraic and transcendental equation roots, definite integrals approximate calculus function interpolation and approximation; Mathematics Apparatus of Manufacturing Management; Operational and System Analysis.
The department research is oriented to solving problems connected with:
- ordered algebraic structures
- differential and integral equations
- approximate methods and graph applications
- engineers mathematics education
- discrete mathematics application for the function and system analysis and synthesis
The department has been participating in the applied research according the to departmental requirements.
This department is responsible for teaching mechanics of rigid and flexible bodies. In addition, the Department teaches mechanics at the Faculties of Mining, Electrical Engineering and Metallurgy at the Technical University of Kosice.
The following subjects are taught at the department: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, Flexibility and Strength, Applied Mechanics, Applied Flexibility and Plasticity, Computers (oriented to the computer methods for mechanics), Experimental Mechanics, and other subjects according to the demands of the various faculties and specializations.
The department offers study programmes in Applied Mechanics.
Scientific research is oriented to basic and applied research in the field of theory as well as experimental and numerical methods of mechanics of rigid and flexible bodies.
These are the major fields of research:
- classification of kinematics structures
- classification of reversal tasks of kinematics and dynamic analyses
- vibrations of complex dynamic systems
- calculations of non-homogeneous, composite and armoured materials
- construction optimization
- theory of plasticity and limited states
- experimental methods of tension analyses
The Department was found in 1992. The founder member were working for years at other depertments of the Faculty. Súecialisation is oriented to theoretical basis of power engineering, energy analysis of processes and systems, rationalisation of fuel and energy consumption, alternative technologies of energy production, combined production of power and heat based on the gas machine and turbines, utilisation of renewable power sources as solar, mater and wind energy, biomass, environmental heat, etc.
The department teaches the following main subjects: Fluid Mechanics; Thermal mechanics; Fluid Mechanisms; Work Environment Engineering; Applied Thermokinetics; Industrial Energetics System Energetic Analysis.
The department offers continuing education, undergraduate candidates, and post-graduate doctoral study in the scientific pedagogical affiliation.
The scientific research is oriented to the problems of components and modules of industry energetic management.
This department teaches the basic and advanced study at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty
The department provides training for mechanical engineers in the following study programme:
- Work Environment Engineering
This department teaches the basic and advanced study at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty and in special subjects at Faculties of Metallurgy and Electrical Engineering of the Technical University of Kosice. The department provides training for mechanical engineers in the field of designing, building, and operating the devices of precision mechanics and in the following study programme:
- Quality Production Engineering
Introduction to Technical Cybernetics; Mechanical Metrology; Precision Mechanics; Measurement, Monitoring and Control; Mechanotronics; Health Service. Instruments; Precision of Measurement; Health Service Engineering; Quality Production Engineering; Automated Health Service Systems; Rehabilitation Systems; Health Service Informatics, Psycho ergonomics and Design; Quality and Reliability; Measuring Instruments; Automatic and Informatics Instruments; Robotic Instruments; Instruments Design; Manufacturing Processes Automation; Quality Control and Metrology;
The scientific research of the department is oriented to work on the following tasks:
The department is the guide of the largest study program Mechanical Engineering Technology - at the faculty. It performs teaching in the technological disciplines in all study programmes at the MEF and in special technological disciplines at other faculties of TU. Majors of this department are in study programmes - Forming; Machining; Welding and Surface Finishing and Tools for Mechanical Manufacturing.
The department teaches in the following subjects: Mechanical Engineering Base; Technology I., II., III.; Theory of Welding. Materials for Mechanical Engineering and Surface Finishing, Fixtures, Machining and Forming Tools; Theory of Forming; Theory of Machining: Welding Technology; Precision Machining; Flat Forming Technology; Fixtures and Tools; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Automatized Manufacturing Technology.
The department offers a special student practice, excursions for students, prediploma practice and final exams in the study programme Mechanical Engineering Technology.
The scientific research is oriented to the development of new non-conventional forming technologies as well as machining, welding and surface finishing technologies for metal and non-metal materials.
The machining research is oriented to the identification and practical interpretation of acommpanying effects in chip machining, at means cut properties of new kinds of tool materials as well as the chip creation qualitative machining indexes and machined surface properties. Next to this is the orientation to the high-speed machining as well as machining methods close to the final shape. A part of it is the cutting conditions optimalization, the databases creation for machining and using the computer aid in the tool design.
The surface finishing research is oriented to the pre treatment the metal as well as non-metal substrates by blasting which is being made from the stand point of roughening and smoothing effects as well as hardening and cleaning processes. In addition to classic protective and functional coatings there is the orientation to the plasma coatings with special properties.
The department co-operates with scientific and research institutes as well as industrial practice.
The department performs teaching in the study programme. - Innovations in Mechanical Manufacture as well as in Mechanical Engineering Technology – subjects of teaching: Manufacturing System Design, Computer Integrated Manufacture, Manufacture Productivity, Theory of Technical Systems, Manufacturing Innovations Control,Methods of Creating the Modernization Programme, Automatization of Engineering Work, Programming, Graphic Programme Systems, Software Engineering, Assembly Technology, Flexible Assembly Systems, Semester Project, Final Project, Special Seminar.
The department offers the post-graduate study in the major Mechanical Engineering Technology as well as short-term and middle-term requalification courses which are oriented to the engineering work automatization and the manufacturing innovations control
The scientific research is oriented to the development and the implementation of progressive methods of increasing the manufacture productivity as well as the manufacturing innovation control. This is based on the synchronized manufacture Just-In-Time (JIT), the transfer of advanced technologies and the technological-production subsystems optimatization. In cooperation with the industry the department works on the complex modernization of the mechanical manufacturing, assembly robotization and on producing the software for innovative aid.
The department offers basic principles of economics, organization and control of manufacturing processes as well as plants.
The department teaches the following subjects: Technical Preparation of Manufacturing, Operating Information Technics, Technical Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis, Manufacturing Control, Economic Law, Technical judicial Problems, Technical Development Control, Theory of Management, Theory of Economic Systems Control, Economic Statistics, Operational and System Analysis, Organization and Control, Industrial Marketing, Business Strategies, Labour Humanization and Control, Management for Engineers, Finances and Credits, Book-keeping and Calculations, Economic Information System, Economic Analysis.
The department research is oriented to the model solution of Reintegrated control system for the discrete manufacture. This activity is oriented to problems of planning and designing the work on orders at levels of the manufacture control and preparation as well as the behaviour in the market. The model solution of the integrated manufacture will mainly be oriented to the following areas:
- principles for the plant changes to the market economics conditions
- modelling the structure and the organization of the integrated manufacture control
- operative planning and control in the integrated manufacture
- the model of operating and valueing the information flow in the integrated manufacture
- social-economic aspects in the integrated manufacturing.
In addition to these activities the department will pay attention to the work optimisation of work conditions in the manufacture.
This department is the guide for the study programme "Manufacturing Machines and Devices for Mechanical Manufacturing" and teaches the following subjects:
Machine Tools Construction, Construction of Forming Machines, Construction of Machining Technology Modular Systems, Construction and Computers, Design of Peripheral Devices for Manufacturing Machines, Manufacturing Machines Laboratory, Mechanisation and Automatization of Manufacturing Machines, Design Methodology and Design Technology, NC machines and Systems, Working Reliability and Innovations of Manufacturing Machines, Testing and Diagnostics of Manufacturing Machines, Manufacturing Machines Control Technique, Repair Technology, Theoretical Base of Building Manufacturing Machines, Theory of Automates,
The department offers a practicum and excursions in the study programme "Manufacturing Machines and Devices".
The scientific research concerns the tasks: development of affilation in the field of the methodology and the algoritmization of designing single purpose unit-built machines, in the field of static rigidity, dynamic stability as well as precision of manufacturing machines, in the field of hydraulic and pneumatic drives and circuits of manufacturing machines, robot technology and monitoring as well as automation of engineering work.
The department teaches the subjects needed for the affilation of engineer-constructor (designer). The department educates graduates in study programme: Treatment and Agricultural Machines. The department offers continuing education, candidates, and post-graduate studies in this programme.
The department teaches the following subjects: Instructions and Transfers, Design Methods for Machines Construction, Theory of Vehicles, Transported Materials Properties, Theory and Building of Transport Machines I, II, III, IV, Experimental Methods and Machine Testing, Systems and Means for Material Manipulation, and a Semester Project, Theory and Building of Machines for Building Industry I, II, III, IV, Machines Diagnostics and Repairs, Equipment Reliability, Agricultural Machines Agregation, Security Equipment.
Research activities are oriented to the dynamic behaviour as well as the optimization of working mechanisms of transport, building and agricultural machines. The research of transport, building and agricultural machine life as well as their reliability with orientation to drive systems and supporting constructions as well as the research toward automation and flexible manipulation or storage systems are being made. The newest research area is the identification and control of technical risks of mechanical systems and devices.
This department supports the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Metallurgy and Mining Faculties of the Technical University of Kosice in subjects concerned with -theoretical and constructional character.
The department teaches the following subjects:
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Work with Graphic Editors, Technical Drawing (for graduates from the gymnasium), Machine Parts and Mechanisms, Construction Design Methods, Semester Project, Mechanical Engineering Base, Creating Technical Sketching, Mechanics, Parts and systems, Machine Devices in Electroenergetics, and Machine Parts. The scientific research is oriented to the problems in the field of drives. The department deals with problems of machine tools reliability as well as reliability of mechanical gears. This research is based on the theory and the simulation of experimental results. Mathematical models for simulating the experiments are being created. This is closely connected with tuning dynamic ratios of vibrating the mechanical system.
The department was founded in 1988 as a specific department with maximum connection with the industrial practice.
The department prepares students taking part in the study programme "Manufacturing Systems with Industrial Robots and Manipulators"
The department teaches the following subjects: Design and Operation of Robotic Systems,Introduction to Robotics, Microelectronics, Computers, Robot and Manipulators Construction, Elements for Building Automated Devices, Control Systems, Construction of Devices for Automation, Drives and Servocontrol, Manufacturing Machines and Devices, Design Methods and Construction Technology, , Operating Methodology and Diagnostics, Computer Aided Design, PC Program Languages, Automated Technological Workplace Structures, Checking-blocking Systems, Theory of Maintenance and Service, Problems of Automation, System Simulation, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Construction Laboratory, Programming Control Systems of Industrial Robots,
The scientific research is oriented to the following areas:
The Centre activity is oriented to the scientific as well as realizational bases. According to the faculty interests, principles are:
- joining students to the production of unprententious parts of serial character
- employing temporarily students who interrupt their study (for any reason)
The work is performed as a part of business, based on the user's order whereby more of a) and b) will be charged to departments with minimum of the rates and the work of c) will be charged with appropriate rates cutting conditions optimalization, the databases creation for machining and using the computer aid in the tool design.
The Centre covers tasks connected with using computers at the faculty and it is connected technically, systematically and programmably with faculty departments.
The centre performs:
Studies start in the winter semester each year. The standard period of study is 10 semesters. The standard basic course lasts 6 semesters.
The major studies begin with fundamental principles in the required subjects of the degree course chosen in the 5th and 6th semester. These subjects are the same for the whole degree course so that the student does not have to choose a major until the beginning of the advanced courses in the 7th semester.
The 7th and 8th semester is the period of advanced studies, which concludes with elective subjects, study assignment and diploma thesis in the 9th and 10th semester. A characteristic of this period of studies is the largely individual design of the training through the choice of elective subjects and the use of the wide range of such subjects in teaching and research offered by the faculty.
The studies are concluded with the diploma examination and the degree “Dipl. -Ing.”.
The common basic course includes mathematics, computer science, and mechanics of rigid bodies as toughness and streghts, applied mechanics. Fundamentals of material science, physics, electrical and electronic engineering, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, production processes as forming casting metal cutting, fundamentals of engineering design as well as subject from the Department of Foreign languages and Social Sciences.
In the main course of Mechanical Engineering emphasis is placed on the required subjects of control engineering, industrial informatics, production technology and quality engineering, machine technology.
Students achieves for each semester app. 30 credits from compulsory and elective subjects. The nessecery amount of credits for each year course of study is 60. For finishing his study student gain 300 credits together.
The advanced study is oriented to the variuos branches of study. There are 15 branches. Some branch has specialisation.
As approved by the Accreditation Committee of the Slovak Government, the Engineering study is offered in the following study branches: Some of study branche have specialisations
Projection of automated manufacturing system
Service of automated manufacturing systems
Transport and handling machines
Economics and mechanical production management
Industrial power engineering
Quality of production engineering
Safety of technical systems
Informatics in mechanical engineering technology
innovations of manufacturing production
Metal cutting and assembly
Welding and surface finishing
Building and dressing machines
Logistics of agronutrition operation and service
Machines for production
Projection of enviromnentaly clean production
Engineering of operating environment
Projection and service of flexible manufacturing system
Desing of robotic automated equipments
I. year course winter and summer semester - daily studium
Contents : Analytical geometry, vectors, vector analysis, matrices. Linear algebra. Diferential and integral calculus of the real functions of one or more variables. Indefinite integrals.
Contents : Definite integrals and its applications. Diferential calculus of the real functions of more variables. Differential equations. Systems of simple differential equations.
Contents : Basic knowledges in the field of mechanical engineering. The stress is on providing knowledge and professional skills in creating detailed drawings and technical documentation in engineering. The principles of drawing single parts of machines and arrangements to be able to understand all types of drawings used in engineering are given. The course gives basic knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering. The stress is on providing knowledge and professional skills in creating detailed drawings and technical documentation in engineering. The principles of drawing single parts of machines and arrangements to be able to understand all types of drawings used in engineering are given.
Contents : Microstructure of crystalline solids. Physical, chemical, mechanical and technological properties of technical materials. Phase transformations, heat treatment of metalic materials – methods, equipments and technology. Constructional materials – properties, applications.
Elastic and plastic properties of materials and their physical principles. Failure and degradation of materials. The relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of crystaline solids. Use of technical materials. Material behaviour at cryogenic and elevated temperatures, dymanic loading, etc.
Contents : Focus characteristics of conic-sections. Simple geometric relationships. Orthographic projection on two projection planes. Perpendicular axonometry. Cuts of simple solids. Circular curves, helix. Rotation and helical surfaces.
Contents : The history of technology. Basic principles of production processes such as casting, foundry, foming, forging, welding, metal cutting and surface finishing.
Contents : The meaning of technological and natural sciences discoveries, inventions and technological achievements for the development this civilization of mankind their influence on the level of human understanding. The main landmarks of technology development from ancient times up to present time. World know personalities. Present trends in technology. Lessons on history.
Contents : Vectors, vectorial calculuc. Forces, moments of forces. Operations with forces, systems of forces. Resultants and equilibrium of planar and spatial central force systems. Resultants and equilibrium of coplanar force systems. Resultants and equilibrium of spatial force systems. First moments and centroids. Planar and spatial trusses. Friction. Rigid – body mechanical systems with friction in linkages. Chain creeper. Work, wirtual work.
Contents : Development of basic physical information and its exploitation under numerical problems solving. Theoretical conclusions is verified on laboratory measurements. Content of this course is kinematics and dymanics foundations of mass points and system of mass points, general characteristic of the wave processes(mechanical and electromagnetic waves), kinetic theory of gases and thermodynamics, the special theory of relativity.
Contents : Basic terms in chemistry, the structure of matter, measures of the quantity of matter, elements, compounds, oxidation numbers, chemical formulae and equations, stoichiometric calculations, oxidation and reduction, the structure of atom and chemical bonding.
Contents : Macro-and micro-economics (based on works of famous Western economists). School behavioral problems of group dynamics motivation theories, etc. From centrally planned economics to market economy. Problem of transition. Ideology and economics.
Contents : Compulsory for foreign students.
Contents : Linear algebra, matrices, determinants, linear equation systems, limits, progressions. Functions, features, limits, derivations and its applications. Indefinite integrals, main formulas, substitution method, per-partes method, integrating of definite function forms.
Contents : It develops the artistic feelings of students by becoming familiar with drawing techniques, their rules and a model drawing. Education is centered to develope technical feelings of students by becoming familiar with drawing techniques, their rules and a model drawing. Work on exercises is individual independent student's work under teacher's guide.
Contents : Array function of real argument. Definition of line integral from array function. Line integral from scalar function. Green's clause. Potential of vector function. Definition of area integral from scalar function. Gauss-Ostrogradsky clause, Stokes clause. Facilities of convergent numerical progressions. Criteria of convergence. Progressions and arrays of functions. Derivation and integration of series of functions. Abel's clause, Taylor clause. System of ortogonal functions on intervale. Fourier coefficient, Fourier progressions of functions. Piccard's method of progression approximation. Euler method, Qualitative theory of differencial equation. Clasification of equilibrioum state in stability term.
Contents : Exploring of geometrical system motion without mass and force calculation, which is cause of its movement. It includes kinematics of point and body, simultaneous kinematics motions. Planar and spatial mechanism solutions.
Contents : Foundry practicals. Models. Shaping materials. Hand and machine shaping. Smelting furnaces. Special ways of cast production. Investment casting. Melt welding. Melt-pressure welding. Pressure welding. Non-conventional methods of welding. Surface finishing. Surface pretreatment. Technology of surface finishing.
Contents : This course joins course Physic I. (general characteristics of physical arrays, electric fields, elektrokinetics, magnetic fields, electromagnetic phenomenons, basic properties of electromagnetic waviness , introduction to quantum physic, electron coating and atomic nucleus).
Contents : Strength and stiff analysis of construction elements at basic classes of stress. Strength controll, sizing, limiting load forces. Analysis under simple load combinations.
Contents : Solution of static indeterminate systems. Stability problems of centrically strained rods with bending combination. Thin-walled pressure shells, thick-walled cylinders and rotating disks. Dummy load. Pressed connections. Variable stress loading. Dynamic infuences on element strength. Torsion of circular and non-circular sections.
Contents : Basic principles of constructive work in mechanical engineering. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills from constructions of machine elements. Course describes function and fundamentals of mechanisms, nodes and components. Their sizing, calculations of constructions, their synthesis a analysis. The theoretical base of these branches is esed for calculation and construction of machine parts (kinematical and dynamical analysis, analysis of external forces, analysis of internal forces, analysis of internal strains, dimensions, principles of construction and design). The basic areas which are dealt with are : fastening and joining of elements, shafts, elements of tribology, bearings, couplings, reliability of machine parts, mechanical transmissions, kinematic mechanisms, springs.
Contents : Dynamics of a particle. Newton’s laws. Dymanics of the mass point. Dynamics of the mass points arrangements. Mass geometry. Dynamics of stiff body. Shifting, rotary and general planar body motion. Body plant dynamics. Relative dynamics of translation points and bodies. Mechanical vibrations. Linear free and forced vibrations.(continuous, viscose damped) Critical shaft speed. Bases of stroke theory.
Contents : Technology of forming in the structure of machinery production. Matreials for forming and their properties. Structure of forming technology of metals, metal powders, plastics, composites, ceramics and glass. Methods of sheet metal forming and bulk forming. Cold forming and hot forming. Production techniques in forming. Economical evaluation of forming technology.
Contents : Main fluid facilities, energy influence, relative fluid steadiness, pressure field forces. Ideal and real fluid flow, Bernoulli equation. Laminar and turbulent flow. Hydraulic resistances. Pipeflow calculations, pump and turbine equations. Fluid outflow over gaps and sockets, overeflow through sink. Unsteady flows. Energy influences of flow. Body by-pass. Physical appearance inmechanics of fluids.
Contents : Descriptive statistic. Random parameters and its partitions. Theory of adjustment. Parameter estimation and tests of hypotheses. Good conformity tests. Extreme attributes tests. Corelation and regression analyse. Variability analyse.
Contents : The contents of the course is determined by the level of the previous knowledge of foreign languages. (English, German, French) they can attend either intermediate or advanced language courses on the basis of the results of the placement test during enrolment at the University.
Second part is the continuation of the language courses started in the first year. Courses are also offered for re-sitters of the placement tests.
Contents : Part I is oriented for basic principles of construction to achieve functional and technological requirements and economy of problem solution. The main aim of first part is to develope individual ability to independent solving of construction problems. This course joins basic knowledge acquired in course Elements of engineering.
Contents : In second part contains applications from the first part to make technical documentation by PC. In this course students acquire basic knowledge of using CAD system - AutoCAD LT to making technical documentation.
Contents : Basic knowledge and practical skills from spreadsheet programme using such as Quattro Pro and MS Excel
Contents : Practical skills from working with databese programme as MS Access,
Contents : Kinematics of front plane gears, conic, hyperbolic and screw, with accent to evolvent gear. Unconventional cycloid, harmonic and other gears. Strength analysis, energy relations analyse at required wear and reliability. Chain gears, In next part is solved special mechanisms as crank gear maltese gear and its kinematics, dynamics and strength analysis.
Contents : Basic knowledge about machining by cutting, abrasion and erosion. Basic priciples of turning, milling drilling and grinding processes. Principles of machining by erosion, energy beams as laser. Priciples of assembly.
Contents : Electric and magnetic field laws. Theory of circuits : steady, alternate, harmonic and un-harmonic, Electric engine introduction, transformers, D.C. engines, asynchronous and synchronous engines. Power electronic semiconductor components of electronic circuits. Power semiconductors, converters, rectifiers, invertors, frequency converters, D.C. converters.
Contents : Thermodynamic system and its neighbourhood, thermal and mechanic interaction with neighbourhood thermic and caloric equations, I. and II. thermodynamic law for closed and open systems, thermodynamics of ideal gas. Cyclic conditions changes, heat engine circuits.