3,5 / 4 years
Power Engineering is a joint undertaking of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering, aimed at preparing highly qualified personnel for the electric power sector. The curriculum includes processes of the generation and processing of various forms of energy (thermal, mechanical and electrical), machines and equipment involved in these processes, power systems and grids, as well as the design, production technology and operation of machines and equipment for the energy and petrochemical industry. In the course of the studies, students develop their knowledge in the area of renewable energy, as well as topics related to industrial measurements and automation. The combination of knowledge and skills in two disciplines: mechanical engineering and automation with electronic and electrical engineering provides graduates with a distinctive set of competencies which allow them to compete successfully in the job market.
The curriculum of the first-cycle degree program offers two specializations, which enables matching the skills acquired by the student with the offer and expectations of the future employers.
electric generators - students learn the construction, technologies, and operation of steam and gas turbines, heat engines, compressors and pumps, refrigerating machines, and ventilation and air-conditioning installations and equipment; power systems engineering - students study technologies of power generation, transmission, and distribution, and construction and operation of power systems machines and equipment).
Graduates of power engineering gain knowledge and engineering skills in the design and construction of power generation machines and devices, both with the application of conventional engineering tools as well as modern commercial software for computer-aided design and numerical flow simulation (Computational Fluid Dynamics), including strength calculations and calculations of electric parameters of machines. They know how complex energy systems such as thermal power plants, power systems and grids, and their components, as well as refrigeration, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment function.
They can gain employment in companies involved in the design, construction, and operation of energy systems, power generation and distribution plants, design and manufacturing companies of the petrochemical industry, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment manufacturers, as well as measurement and industrial automation companies.
The employers include the following companies: ABB, General Electric, Siemens, Pratt&Whitney, PKN Orlen, Veolia and PGE.