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Materials Engineering Master of Engineering (MEng) degree courses


      The Master of Engineering courses were introduced in Poland as result of the Bologna process. This will be the first academic year in which the Materials Engineering courses will incorporate an option for the study of materials science and engineering in English. We offer MEng Surface Engineering course and MEng Engineering Steels and Alloys course. The decision to introduce these options was based on the widely accepted premise that competence in foreign languages is an increasingly important attribute for scientists and engineers.
      The English materials science and engineering programme will run in conjunction with the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, where such courses (in Polish) have been running since 1922. The Materials Engineering foreign students will also be free to use the facilities in the AGH - University of Science and Technology Language Unit at other times. Staff from the Faculty of Metals Engineering Industrial Computer will be involved in teaching and assessment of Materials Science students. The programme is also designed to improve ability of Polish students to operate in the language concerned, both at home and abroad. There is a feeling among recent graduates, the engineering institutions, employers and universities that the longer and deeper study offered in English needs to be made available to University of Science and Technology Polish students too. In addition, the first semester of the Surface Engineering and the Steel and Alloys Engineering courses share the same lectures. This allows students to transfer between courses without loss of credits.
      The mission of the Material Engineering program is to prepare MEng graduates with the skills necessary to contribute through their professional careers to a highly technical society that is global in scope, while paying particular attention to the needs of the European Union. The philosophy of the Materials Engineering program is to provide a strong theoretical foundation coupled with practical application of that knowledge, which is consistent with the missions of the Faculty and the University. The educational outcomes of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to develop the abilities of our students to:

  • critically analyze engineering problems and find feasible solutions through the application of math, chemistry, physics and engineering fundamentals and the use of engineering materials and modern computational tools;
  • effectively search the literature, design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret laboratory and plant data;
  • demonstrate the grasp of basic principles underlying material science, physical metallurgy of steels and alloys, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, unit operations, surface phenomena and surface engineering;
  • design and control materials engineering equipment and processes with attention to economics, the environment, health and safety;
  • function as practicing engineers including the ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively, work collaboratively, learn independently, act appropriately in professional duties, and plan and execute projects successfully;
  • understand contemporary issues and the impact of engineering solutions on society, and the ethical considerations of engineering decisions.

      The Faculty of Materials Engineering is actively pursuing outcomes assessment to evaluate its effectiveness in promoting student learning and achieving its vision and objectives. The department welcomes input on the following statement of our vision and educational objectives

MATERIALS ENGINEERING

      Materials Engineering is the branch of engineering that embraces the development and application of industrial processes which involve physical and changes of material. These processes must be accomplished in a competitive economy and in an environmentally safe manner to create products which are useful and essential to the modern world. Chemical Engineering includes the design, development, and production of many products such as metals, plastics and ceramic. The materials engineering degree is also good preparation for careers in pollution prevention or waste minimization. This accredited program blends the basic sciences with engineering science and design to focus upon the design, development and engineering of industrial processes and plants. Students are well prepared upon graduation to begin either their professional career or a program of Ph.D. study. The material engineering curriculum in addition to a sound foundation in general education includes basic courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and mechanical engineering. In addition, coursework in the major includes computer programming, engineering statistics, material and energy balances, transport phenomena, unit operations and process control synthesis and design, thermodynamics, kinetics. The design aspect of material engineering is present throughout the curriculum and culminates in the 3-rd semester. MEng. thesis enable students to develop essential planning, experimenting and reporting skills in individual or theme-based projects. Extensive laboratory and computerized test facilities exist for process and materials investigations, as well as complete equipment for extended development and confirmatory studies. Students desiring to major in Materials Engineering should have a particularly high aptitude for science and mathematics. The Materials Engineering students are encouraged to become active in thechapters of the Students Scientific Society (Studenckie Koła Naukowe).