Material Engineering - Bakalár (Bc.) - full-time

Admission Requirements:

Completion of secondary school leaving examination is the basic acceptance requirement.

Information on the Programme of Study:

Students who complete the first level of the the study discipline 5.2.26 Materials and study programme Material Engineering acquire basic knowledge in the area of production, testing, technological processing, selection, and degradation of properties of the main categories of technological materials. They receive basic information about chemical composition and structure of both metal and non-metal material types, as well as environmental assessment of material and technological properties.

Graduates are qualified to work in industrial enterprises in the area of technological material production, its technological processing into semi-finished materials and products, as well as in the area of their quality control and procurement, together with service and maintenance. They are able to manage the flow of production of technological units and facilities, including ecological units.

The programme also teaches the skills necessary to process outcomes of laboratory experiments and production processes. Graduates are typically able to communicate in one non-Slavic foreign language.  They have basic understanding of the principles of computer science and are able to operate basic information software.  Graduates actively use information science for their management and automation of technological processes, research solutions, as well as corporate management activities.

They acquire knowledge and skills in the area of assessment of mechanical properties of material and can work with mechanisms for testing. Further, they are able to evaluate the structure of material and gain necessary knowledge in the area of computer modelling and material loading simulation and its optimal design, taking into consideration the operation load.  They are able to work as members of design teams, individually address technological issues, and maintain contact with technological development in the area of technological materials They are ready to follow up on their own professional growth.

Graduates of the study programme in material engineering can also analyse the degree of environmental components contamination, and identify chemical substances and other agents causing environmental deterioration. They are also able to design air, water, and soil protection technologies and waste recycling technologies, as well as assess the impact of waste on the environment.  Education of specialists in this programme of study also address the area of environmental impact assessment of technological processes used in material production, and the health of ecological systems. Special attention is given to the research of processes applicable for the development of new progressive technologies, recycling and remediation technologies of various types of waste, with the objective to implement low or no-waste technologies and effectively manage and use progressive management methods.  Graduates are equipped with necessary skills needed to pursue further Master studies.

Graduates can be employed as operation technologists in production facilities producing inorganic and organic materials and related products.  They can also find employment as professional workers in construction offices.  They are able to independently implement experiments, process and routinely assess them, which qualifies them also for positions of professional workers in material as well as  chemical laboratories. Their knowledge of managerial and economic subjects enables them to hold leading positions in small operational teams where independent and operational decision making is required.

Access to further studies: Possibility to study at the Master level in the study programme of material engineering and discipline no. 5.2.26 Materials, or related study discipline.

1st academic year – the 1st degree of study (Bachelor’s degree), full-time form of studyStudy Discipline:  5.2.26 MaterialsStudy Programme:  Material Engineering 

Course unit codeCompulsory subjectsCreditsHours / week  L/S/Lt*
MI-P-1Mathematics I5 2/2/0 
MI-P-2Inorganic Chemistry of Materials6 2/2/2 
MI-P-3Technical Documentation3 2/0/1 
MI-P-4Material Science I (Metals)5 2/1/2 
MI-P-5Information Science I2 0/0/2 
MI-P-6Protection of Health at Work2 2/0/0 
MI-P-7English Language I2 0/2/0 
MI-P-8Fundamentals of Ecology and Environmental Sciences3 2/1/0 
MI-P-9Mathematics II 5 2/2/0
MI-P-10Selected Chapters from Physics 5 2/1/2
MI-P-11Environmental Legislation 1 3 2/1/0
MI-P-12Technology of Environment 5 2/2/0
MI-P-13Organic Chemistry of Materials 6 2/2/2
MI-P-14Information Science II 2 0/0/2
MI-P-15English Language II 2 0/2/0
Summaries 282812/8/710/10/6
Optional subjects 
MI-PV-1English Language Conversation2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-2Seminar in Ecology and Environmental Sciences2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-3Mathematics Seminar I2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-4Mathematics Seminar II 2 0/2/0
MI-PV-5Introduction to Programming 2 0/0/2
MI-PV-6Seminar in Organic Chemistry of Materials 2 0/2/0
Number of credits which are necessary to be obtained in minimum22Credits

 * L – Lectures, S - Seminars, Lt – Laboratory tutorials, 1 Lectured in English and Slovak language

2nd academic year – the 1st degree of study (Bachelor’s degree), full-time form of studyStudy Discipline:  5.2.26 MaterialsStudy Programme:  Material Engineering 

Course unit codeCompulsory subjectsCreditsHours / week  L/S/Lt*
3rd4th 3rd 4th 
MI-P-16The Influence of Materials Technology on Environment3 2/1/0 
MI-P-17Material Science II (Nonmetals)6 2/1/2 
MI-P-18Physical Chemistry of Materials6 2/2/2 
MI-P-19Energetics and Environment5 2/2/0 
MI-P-20Selected Chapters from Mechanics of Solid Bodies4 2/2/0 
MI-P-21Technology of Production and Processing of Metallic Materials4 2/0/2 
MI-P-22Material Analysis  6 2/2/2
MI-P-23Technology of Production and Elaboration of Inorganic Materials 6 2/1/2
MI-P-24Computer - Aided Materials Engineering I 2 0/0/2
MI-P-25Waste Engineering 5 2/2/0
MI-P-26Introduction to Business Economics and Management 2 2/0/0
MI-P-27Material and Energy Balances 5 2/2/0
Summaries 282612/8/610/7/6
Optional subjects 
MI-PV-7English for Special Purposes I2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-8Seminar in Mechanics of Solid Bodies2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-9Seminar in Physical Chemistry of Materials2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-10English for Special Purposes II 2 0/2/0
MI-PV-11Special Analytical Methods  2 0/2/0
MI-PV-12Seminar of Waste Engineering 2 0/2/0
Number of credits which are necessary to be obtained in minimum24Credits

1 Lectured in English and Slovak language

3rd academic year – the 1st degree of study (Bachelor’s degree), full-time form of studyStudy Discipline:  5.2.26 MaterialsStudy Programme:  Material Engineering 

Course unit codeCompulsory subjectsCreditsHours / week  L/S/Lt*
5th6th 5th 6th 
MI-P-28Environmental Engineering6 2/2/0 
MI-P-29Computer - Aided Materials Engineering II2 0/0/2 
MI-P-30Scientific Literature and Information2 0/2/0 
MI-P-31Basic mineralogy and Petrography5 2/1/0 
MI-P-32Industrial Toxicology5 2/1/0 
MI-P-33Technology of Production and Treatment of Polymeric Materials6 2/1/2 
MI-P-34Mechanical Tests of Materials  4 2/0/2
MI-P-35Methods of Structural Analysis 4 2/0/2
MI-P-36Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Microbiology 1 4 2/1/0
MI-P-37Composite Materials 4 2/1/0
MI-P-38Bachelor Project 4 0/0/5
Optional subjects 
MI-PV-13English for Special Purposes III2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-14Software Applications2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-15Sustainable Development2 0/2/0 
MI-PV-16Business Psychology2 0/2/0 
Number of credits which are necessary to be obtained in minimum4 Credits

1 Lectured in English and Slovak language

Final state exam
Course unit codeCompulsory subjectsCreditsLectures
MI-P-39Bachelor Thesis Defense 10 

1 Lectured in English and Slovak language