Students of materials engineering acquire knowledge and skills in the area of engineering materials, their structure, properties, manufacturing technologies, processing, and recycling. The area specifically includes metallic, non-metallic, composite, and nanomaterials with defined or programmed properties and applications. In addition, students develop an understanding of rational materials selection and design and control of production quality. They learn to design and apply technological processes that determine the properties of materials in view of their performance. During their studies, students learn to apply modern methods and techniques of materials analysis and testing, including: their structure, chemical and phase composition, as well as physicochemical properties. They learn to investigate, identify, and prevent the causes of degradation and wear of materials.
The curriculum of the first-cycle degree program includes two specializations:
structural materials and surface engineering - specialization carried out by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Students learn knowledge and skills in the area of design and selection of engineering structural materials with particular consideration of metal alloys. Students learn to apply methods and technological processes determining the properties of materials in view of their performance, including the surface layer;
polymer composite materials - specialization carried out by the Faculty of Materials Technologies and Textile Design; Students are prepared to work in various industries where advanced polymer materials and technologies are used. They learn knowledge and skills to produce and analyze polymeric properties of composite materials, including biopolymers and polymers with defined or programmed properties and applications.
Graduates are employed:
Graduates may choose to pursue further study in a second-cycle degree program.