The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1946. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the largest teaching and research centre of the Szczecin University of Technology. By the end of 1999 about 4,700 of engineers have been educated here. Currently, there are about 3,000 students studying at the Faculty: 600 in Master of Science degree courses, 1800 in Bachelors Science degree courses and 600 in extramural Bachelor of Science degree courses. The Faculty has the authority to award both doctors’ degrees: DSc and PhD in the field of Construction and Operation of Machinery. Educational and research activities of the Faculty are focused on mechanics and mechanical engineering, computer aided manufacturing, computer aided machine design, automation, materials engineering, heat engineering, environmental engineering, transport, automotive engineering, management and marketing. Education at the Faculty takes place at four different levels: Master of Science, Engineer diploma, Bachelor of Science diploma, doctoral studies and is offered both on an intramural and extramural basis.