About the Koszalin University of Technology
The Koszalin University of Technology is a modern public technical university situated in the Middle Pomerania region. It has the impact on the entire region and contributes to its dynamic development. At present, the University educates over 7200 full-time and extramural students in technical fields, economics, arts and humanities. There are six faculties and one institute at Koszalin University of Technology specializing in 28 fields of study:
- Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environment and Surveying
- Faculty of Electronics and Computer Science
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Technology and Education
- Faculty of Economic Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Institute of Design
For decades, the Koszalin University of Technology has been a breeding ground for highly qualified personnel in the region. It has provided education to 45 thousand graduates, who found jobs in all of the most important branches of economy and industry. The University offers optimal conditions for study. It is constantly adapting study courses to the requirements on the labour market. The University’s education offer includes undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies and PhD studies.
The Faculty of Technology and Education
The Faculty of Technology and Education is the successor of the Institute of Mechatronics, Nanotechnology and Vacuum Technique, which was established in 2007, and the Institute of Materials Engineering, active in years 1972-1985. Human potential and long-standing research tradition in materials science, vacuum technologies and surface finishing are the key attributes of the Faculty. Also, the Faculty offers students new perspectives for interdisciplinary education and the opportunity to conduct research on new technologies and modern teaching methods. The Faculty was awarded category A from 2009 to 2012 by the Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Units. This success is the result of many years of research activity as well as the strategy that has been adopted by management of enhancing the quality of research. The high quality of research output is reflected in the modern, up-to-date curricula that the Faculty offers across all courses of study.
One of the strategic goals of the Faculty is to foster economic development of Middle Pomerania in close inter regional collaboration with the industry of neighbor countries in the Baltic Sea region.
The Faculty of Technology and Education consists of four departments and two complementary units:
- Department of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics
- Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Department of Materials Engineering and Technology
- Department of Pedagogy and Education Studies
- Central Laboratory
- Centre for Plasma and Vacuum Technology
Faculty research and scientific activities
- Development of vacuum plasma processes for deposition of wear resistant and low friction coatings on tools and machine parts
- Development of new plasma sources for thin film deposition technologies
- Design of artificial intelligence and neuron networks based monitoring and control systems for technological processes
- Development of new ceramic materials for precise grinding technology
- Non conventional control algorithms
- Control algorithms for multidimensional processes
- Computer control and monitoring of industrial processes
- Mathematical modeling of processes
- Pneumatic and electric propulsion systems (servomechanisms, robots, manipulators)
Research areas at the Faculty are mainly concentrated on the development of novel materials for today’s tool, automotive and other high-tech industries. These materials may be bulk or thin film format and range from ceramics to metallic alloys and nanocomposites. Additional research activities involve advanced materials characterization, plasma processes diagnostics and control, thermochemical processes and development of wear resistant, low friction coatings deposited by vacuum plasma based techniques on tools for wood and furniture industry applications.
The Faculty of Technology and Education offers five degree programmes: Mechatronics, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pedagogy, Materials Science and Engineering – studies in English. The courses are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The degree programme in Mechatronics focuses on modern control and monitoring of industrial processes, sensors, robots, manipulators as well as pneumatic and electric propulsion systems. This programme establishes a foundation in theories of mathematical modelling, design of control algorithms and process simulation, informatics and electronics. Students apply this knowledge in design of robots, actuators and interfaces as well as programming of microcontrollers. The degree programme in Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program. Students are given a firm foundation in the physics and chemistry of materials, plasma physics, thermodynamics and structure of materials, and finally in the latest technological aspects of materials in today’s manufacturing environment. Programme of studies for Biomedical Engineering includes maths, physics, chemistry as well as courses in technical and medical sciences. Students gain knowledge of medical propaedeutic, biomechanical engineering, engineering of biomaterials, biomedical informatics and medical electronics. They learn how to use modern diagnostic medical equipment and how to select and operate medical imaging equipment. Students also develop information technology management skills.