_Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Course name: Mechanical Engineering (ME) 
You will find below the list of available courses.

 

| WINTER SEMESTER    
ME_W1: Internal Combustion Engines
ME_W2: Vibration and Noise
ME_W3: Control Systems
ME_W4: Electric Machines (part 1)
ME_W5: Workplace Ergonomics
ME_W6: Ecological Evaluation Tools
ME_W7: Analytical Mechanics
ME_W8: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Methods
ME_W9: Technical Thermodynamics
ME_W10: Programing Languages
ME_W11: Strengths of Mechanical Constructions
ME_W12: Resources of Natural Gases
ME_W13: Gas Storage and Transportation
ME_W14: Industrial Gas Technologies
ME_W15: Thermodynamic Properties of Flammable Gases
ME_W16: Life Cycle Costing
ME_W17: Modern Management Systems 
ME_W18: English as a Foreign Language (1)
ME_W19: Problems of Modern Physics
ME_W20: Quality Engineering
ME_W21: Control Systems of Gas and Energy Processes
ME_W22: Energy Policy
ME_W23: Safety of Exploitation of Gas Fired Units
ME_W24: Biomass and Gasification Process
ME_W25: Foundations of Innovativity
ME_W26: Marketing
A detailed description of each subject is attached below.

 

| SUMMER SEMESTER
ME_S1: Modern Electric Drive (Electric Machines, part 2) 
ME_S2: Automotive Chassis
ME_S3: Basic Machine Design
ME_S4: Quality Management
ME_S5: Ergonomics
ME_S6: Fluid Mechanics
ME_S7: Modeling of Mechnical Systems
ME_S8: Computer Aided Design (CAD)
ME_S9: Plastics, Ceramics and Composites
ME_S10: Machine Technology
ME_S11: Environmental Engineering
ME_S12: Construction of Gas Industry Facilities
ME_S13: Renewable Energy
ME_S14: Gas Engines: Turbines and Reciprocating Engines
ME_S15: Construction of Gas Industry Facilities
ME_S16: Corporate Culture and Communication
ME_S17: Ecodesign
ME_S18: Ecotechnologies
ME_S19: Intellectual Property and Customer Protection
ME_S20: Life Cycle Management
ME_S21: Project Management
ME_S22: Services Engineering
ME_S23: English as a Foreign Language (2)
ME_S24: Modern Engineering Materials
A detailed description of each subject is attached below.


| WINTER SEMESTER                                                                                                                                                                                 

ME_W1: Internal Combustion Engines 
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Course description will be available soon


ME_W2: Vibration and Noise
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Noise and/or vibration? Basics of sound and vibration measurements. Sound and its perception. Endanger of vibration and noise. Selected methods for the sound and vibration analysis. Vibroacoustics as a diagnostic tool - application case.


ME_W3: Control Systems
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Course description will be available soon


ME_W4: Electric Machines (part 1)
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Transformers – Construction, load characterisics. 3-phase induction motors – principle of operation, starting, characteristics in steady states, speed control. Synchronous 3-phase motors – principle of operation, starting, load characteristics, synchronization. Direct-current motors – principle of operation, characteristics of different motor types: separately – excited motor, shunt motor, series motor and compound motor, starting, reversal, speed control. Special electric motors – 1-phase induction motor, 2-phase motor, linear induction motor.


ME_W5: Workplace Ergonomics
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Human-computer models.  Motion Capture systems – human movement analysis tools. Computer systems with Human-technical object interaction modules, e.g. CATIA v5.


ME_W6: Ecological Evaluation Tools
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Terminology concerning ecobalancing and environmental analyses. General questions related to environment (structure, resources, threats). The life cycle of technical objects. History and current state of ecobalances. Methodology of the ecobalances. IT application and tools of ecobalances. The examples of the ecobalancing analyses with the particular consideration of the specificity of the operations, potential problems, interpretation. Simplified ecobalances. LCA as the component of LCM. Self-preparation of the environmental analysis of the chosen technical object, assuming the application of the supporting software.


ME_W7: Analytical Mechanics
3 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Basics of analytic mechanics, constraints in analytic mechanics and their classification. Moment of inertia tensor, equations of motion, Lagrange's equations. Vibration theory elements, linear systems equations. Dynamic systems analysis and synthesis. Kinematics and dynamics of spherical motion and complex motion, Coriolis forces, gyroscope. Rotations composites.


ME_W8: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Methods
3 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Mathematical modeling. Stability analysis (using eigenvalues and eigenvectors). Linear difference equations. Numerical methods for solving  ordinary differential equations. Solving  large systems of linear algebraic equations Numerical methods for partial differential equations. Fast Fourier transform (FFT) and its applications.


ME_W9: Technical Thermodynamics
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Equations of real gases and the phenomenon of Joule-Thomson. Phase transitions. Thermodynamics of the compression process. Isothermal Compression. Thermodynamics of flow. Temperature and static and dynamic factor. Elements of thermodynamics - enthalpy of formation. Fundamentals of thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes. Fundamentals of mass flow. Circuits of gas turbine engines. Circuits in steam and gas power stations.


ME_W10: Programing Languages
3 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Construction of computer programs. Comparison of the structure of C and Fortran. Discussion of the declaration constants, variables and variable types. Arithmetic operators. Functions - value of functions and parameters, making arguments be passed by value and by reference. Expressions - attribution, data comparison, priorities and communication. Branching and loops. Arrays and structures. Standard libraries of C and Fortran. The basic concepts of numerical calculations: iteration, interpolation, approximation, extrapolation, numerical integration, solving ordinary differential equations. Square root algorithm, algorithms for finding zeros of functions - Newton's method, secants and bisection method, method using numerical integration of Richardson extrapolation, solving ordinary differential equations using Euler's method and the midpoint method. The procedures for these algorithms in C and Fortran.


ME_W11: Strengths of Mechanical Constructions
3 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: The introduction stressing the need to generalize mathematical models used in the strength of materials. Stability strut: the internal forces of the deformed structure, the integral equation homogeneous and non-homogeneous line beam deflection, a generalization of Euler's formula for different ways to support, slenderness limit, the radius of inertia, compression rods involving lateral forces, the scope of applicability of the Euler formula. Energy methods in structural strength: a system of linear-elastic, generalized force, displacement generalized potential energy of elastic forces, Castigliano and Menabre theorems, method of forces, integration method of multiplication charts. Strength of the boards circularly symmetric: the concept album, the internal forces in the plates, the plate equilibrium equations, boundary conditions, the integral of the differential equation of the deflection plates, the assessment of the strength of the plate. 


ME_W12: Resources of Natural Gases
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Conventional sources of natural gases, non-conventional sources of natural gases, shale gas, tight gas, sources of natural gases in Poland, Europe and World, low calorific natural gases, methods of horizontal and vertical drilling, technical and economic aspects of the use of LNG, production process of LNG, transport and storage process of liquid natural gas, methods of diversification of gas supplies, major gas supplier in Poland and EU, gas hydrates, production of gaseous synthetic fuels, The technical and economic aspects of the recovery of helium and other trace gases from natural gas, Cryogenic process, low temperature processes of disintegration of gas, non-cryogenic process.


ME_W13: Gas Storage and Transportation
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Construction of high and low pressure network for natural gas transportation, construction of natural and synthetic natural gas storage facilities, calculation of the basic operating parameters of pressure reduction and metering stations, policy of diversification of natural gas supply, construction of strategy pipeline system, corrosion, safety, manganese, underground holders, drying process, control process, decompression of gas, pressure loses on gas pipelines , compressor stations engine and gas turbine, International systems of network gas lines, LNG.


ME_W14: Industrial Gas Technologies
3 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Sourcing technologies of natural gas. Fields of NG in CIS, EU, the world's resources process of regasification. Production of HC from crude oil. Gasification of residual crude oils. Numeric calculation of combustion process. Numerical code: Ansys, Chemkin, Cantera, GERG, Stanjan. Special equipments powered by natural gas. Fuel cells, ORC system. Natural gas in chemical industry, chemical fertilizers, caprolactam.


ME_W15: Thermodynamic Properties of Flammable Gases
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Thermodynamic quantities describing the of gaseous fuels. Thermodynamic quantities describing the combustion process of gaseous fuels. Joule-Thompson phenomena, hydrate formation conditions. Hydrates in mines gas line. Flammability limits, methane number, low and high heating value. Adiabatic flame temperature, laminar and turbulent flame speed, kinetic reaction of combustion process, laminar premixed flames, laminar diffusion flames, turbulent premixed flames, flame acoustic interaction.


ME_W16: Life Cycle Costing
2 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Technical object as an asset. Total cost of ownership over the life of an asset. Typology of areas of expenditure. Methods for calculating financial costs (LCCA, TCA, CBA). Environmental and social costs in the life cycle of technical objects. Project appraisal and asset management. Green accounting. The concept of eco-efficiency and case studies from selected industries.


ME_W17: Modern Management Systems 
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Concept of management systems and reasons for implementation. Structure of a management system. Position of management systems in the business management practice. Transformation of sustainable development principles into management structure and procedures. Characteristics of chosen systems: ISO 14001, EMAS, POEMS, IPP, OHSAS. Similarities and differences of chosen systems. Establishing, supervising, auditing, certification and development of management systems: case studies.


ME_W18: English as a Foreign Language (1)
2 ECTS, Exercises

Content: Enhanced language skills related to: systems, processes, events, careers, safety, planning, reports, projects, design, disasters, materials & opportunities. Talking about oneself and their interest. Preparing a CV. Taking part in a job interview. Preparing a report form works/experiment. Selecting & analyzing sources of information. Preparing an in-class oral and on-screen presentation.


ME_W19: Problems of Modern Physics
2 ECTS, Exercises

Content: Precision spectroscopy. Ion and atomic traps. Rabbi method and its applications. Quadrupole spectrometer. Patterns of time and frequency. Applications of lasers in technology. Precision metrology equipment. Devices for material engineering.


ME_W20: Quality Engineering
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Definition of quality. Changes of quality. Shaping of quality. Assurance and management of quality: standard, organizational, cultural. Total Quality Management. Specificity of Japanese and American approach towards quality. ISO 9000 standards. Quality assurance and management systems. Introduction to quality assurance and management systems documentation. Methods of quality level evaluation. Introduction to quality costs.


ME_W21: Control Systems of Gas and Energy Processes
3 ECTS, Lectures, Exercises & Labs

ContentStructure of measuring systems used in gas industry. Basic terms related with telemetry. SCADA and system components. Basic quantities and laws according to gas theory. Pressure, temperature, flow. Measuring methods and sensors. Principles of operation and typical applications for temperature and pressure sensors. Gas flow meters: types of internal structures. Gas flow correction units. Chromatographs. Data transmission systems. Interface and communication protocols used in gas systems. SCADA Systems. Typical functionalities of SCADA systems, overview of existing solutions in that field. MEMS devices for gas industry. Sensors and actuators for control systems using Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems.


ME_W22: Energy Policy
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Availability of energy resources in the World and Europe a) fossil fuels: coal, oil, lignite, natural gas, uranium; b) renewable energy: wind, solar energy, geothermal energy, biomass, hydro energy; energy prices on world markets, energy law in EU, Poland, power exchange, mechanisms of formation of fuel prices, organization of supply networks and storage of fuels in the energy sector.

 

ME_W23: Safety of Exploitation of Gas Fired Units
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Combustion of gases and vapors, explosions and detonations of premixed gas/vapor and air, ignition of premixed gas/vapor and air, flash point of liquids, initiation  and attenuation of detonation, diffusion and premixed flames, laminar and turbulent combustion, flammability, maximum pressure of combustion, parameters of explosion , detonations, shock waves, energy of ignition, transition from explosion to detonations, zone of safety area  in industrial  facilities.


ME_W24: Biomass and Gasification Process
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: The basic theory of gasification of gasification process, combustion of syngas in internal gas engines, new technology of gasification process, combustion of synthesis fuels, prospects for the development of gasification in Europe and Poland, chemical reactions in gasification process, methane number, knocking, compression ratio, construction of installation for gasification process, flame stability, flash back, emission of formaldehyde, cost-effectiveness of installing.


ME_W25: Foundations of Innovativity
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Definition of innovation and innovativity. Main types of innovations. Personal features of innovative entrepreneurs. Ways of analysis of innovative ideas. Shaping of innovative business activities. Fundamental condition of commercialization of know-how. Phases of innovative enterprise development. Different aspects of introduction of innovative enterprises to the market. Basic knowledge about marketing in area of innovative technological and product solutions.


ME_W26: Marketing
3 ECTS, Lectures & Project

Content: Definition of marketing and its area of scientific and practical interest. Functions of marketing, current trends in development of marketing theory and practice. Market value and life cycle of technical objects. Customer and market requirements, market segmentation, stages of market interactions. Developing marketing strategies and plan. The marketing research system, insight, gathering and analysing marketing information.



| SUMMER SEMESTER

ME_S1: Modern Electric Drive (Electric Machines, part 2)  
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: 3-phase induction motors – Characteristics in transient states, field – oriented strategy of motor control, cooperation with devices of power electronics – inverters, protection technique. Synchronous 3-phase motors – Scalar and vector methods of motor control, speed control by PWM inverters. Direct-current motors – Control of different motor types: separately – excited motor and series motor by modern choppers, protection systems. Special electric motors – Stepper motor, reluctance motor, brushless DC motor with electronic commutator; permanent–magnet motor.


ME_S2: Automotive Chassis
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Motor vehicles longitudinal dynamics - driving resistances (rolling, aerodynamics, climbing, inertial) and energy requirements. Drivetrain design - clutch, transmission (manual, dual clutch automatic, hydromechanical), final gear and differential, four-wheel-drive. Braking process and braking system for passenger and commercial vehicles - hydraulic and air brake systems. Fundamentals of braking dynamics - braking distance, road surface skid resistance, velocity vs. time and distance charts. Brake system components - drum and rotor brakes, hydraulic system components. Air brake system components. Vehicle vertical dynamics, comfort and safety performance. Springs and dampers. Suspension dynamic characteristics. Suspension as a mechanism linking wheel to vehicle body. Independent and dependent suspensions.


ME_S3: Basic Machine Design
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Course description will be available soon 


ME_S4: Quality Management
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Quality Management basics: definitions and principles, quality aspects of products, services and processes, continual improvement philosophy. Quality management systems, Process approach, Industry standards. Instruments for quality design and quality control. DfQ tools: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Ishikawa and Relations diagrams. Quality costs. Total Quality Management.


ME_S5: Ergonomics
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Basic concepts: origins of ergonomy as a scientific discipline, legal protection of man. Position of ergonomic designing in the methodology of technical designing in machine construction (requirements in the process of technical designing). Anthropotechnical and sociotechnical systems, somatic and receptor interrelationships in the system. Analysis of anthropometric, biomechanical and psychic features and assisting design work in ergonomy: traditional approach and utilisation of CAD systems, motion capture devices or 3D scanning. Analysis of anthropometric and biomechanical features in virtual features. Detailed principles of product ergonomic designing in machine construction. Contemporary fields of ergonomic activity, e.g.: ergonomy for senior citizens and persons with disabilities; ergonomy of extreme works; ergonomy of leisure time and sport (design criteria, requirements, standardisation). Instances of knowledge integration in ergonomic designing: e.g.: typography and its significance for designing of signalling and controlling equipment; building engineering and the applied canons of human body; designing of forms of technical objects employing empirical investigations of somatic and receptor traits of the human body. Development trends in designing for needs of ergonomy.


ME_S6: Fluid Mechanics
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Subject of fluid mechanics. The numbers used to describe similarities: the geometry of the fluid flow, the heat conductivity. Mach, Strouhal, Reynolds, Froude, Euler numbers. The reaction of fluid passing through the confusor, and diffuser, palisade rectilinear profiles. Rayleigh-Stokes equation.  

  

ME_S7: Modeling of Mechnical Systems
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Notes on modeling - a goal of modeling entities. The modeling process - stages of modeling scheme. Physical modeling, simplifying assumptions, the physical parameters, examples of physical models. Mathematical modeling, basics model, the size of tensor, coordinate systems, principles for the formulation of constitutive relationships, formulate and solve the equations of motion of mechanical systems. Mathematical models of construction materials: one-parameter models, complex models, some models nonclassical. Mechanical systems one and two-parameter equations of motion, vibration, undamped and damped, resonance, self-excited oscillations, vibrations of beams and shafts. Mathematical models of selected processes, thermal systems, hydrodynamic systems. The parallels between the physical worlds.


ME_S8: Computer Aided Design (CAD)
4 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: The essence of virtual engineering, custom application examples and calculations, ways to create a a virtual model of a mechanical, graphical representation of 3D models, VRML, FEA and FDM in mechanics, coupled problems.


ME_S9: Plastics, Ceramics and Composites
3 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Selected properties of polymers, ceramics and composites, general properties (density, viscosity, melt index, mechanical properties (stress at yield, elongation at yield, tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength), toughness (Charpy method, Isolde, hardness: Rockwell, ball indentation method), softening temperature, deflection, electrical properties, flammability. Polymer processing : injection molding, extrusion molding, pressing, sprayings, blow molding, calendering, foaming, casting, polymer compounding techniques. Selected properties of ceramic materials: dielectricity, poor electrical conductivity, resistance to thermal shocks, the asymmetry of the compressive strength and tensile. Processing of ceramic materials: forming by rolling, drawing, leveling, compression blow molding, drawing glass fibers, isostatic pressing, squeezing through a screw press, turning (in the form of gypsum and gypsum mold), die casting plaster. Special ceramic materials and their properties and applied in industry: carbon fibers, diamond, nanotubes, fullerenes. Special types of composites, their properties and application: metal matrix composites reinforced with particles, dispersion strengthening, based sintered non-ferrous metals, metal- ceramics, cemented carbides, cermets, composites fibrous layer composites. Selection of engineering materials chosen for the construction of engineering structures: for a beam on a mirror telescope on some parts of the car (body kits, bumpers ) on the elements of houses (external walls bearing).


ME_S10: Machine Technology
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Lectures: A general introduction to the mechanical technology. The existence phases of the technical object. The essence of machine technology. New trends in manufacturing technology. The production process. The technological process. Technological documentation. The input of the design of technological process. Raw materials. Technical standard of the working time. Machining bases. Allowances. Precision of machining, errors. The quality of the product. The surface layer and the factors determining it. Technological equipment. Costs. Producibility of machine parts. Assembly. Planning of the typical processes of machine parts. Elements of computer aided processes planning.
Classes: Methodology for calculating the technical standards of the time - with examples. Methodology of specialized fixtures designing - with examples. Methodology of manufacturing process planning of machine parts. The elaboration of the technological process of indicated machine part.


ME_S11: Environmental Engineering
2 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Formation of toxic components and pollutants during combustion process, high efficiency and low emission combustion gas technology, alternative fuel gases, regulations on environmental protection, thermal destruction process of VOC, flameless combustion, recuperation of heat, recirculation of exhaust gases, biogas and syngas combustion, UE standards, Renewable Energy Sources in Poland. 

   

ME_S12: Construction of Gas Industry Facilities
3 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Designing and construction of energetic boilers, Boiler construction, the main parts of boiler, burners, Heat transfer in the combustion chamber and boiler units, Pressure losses in main flue gases ducts, Energy balance, Heat losses, Performance characteristics and regulation process of steam turbine, Friction losses rotating elements, pressure losses in inlet and outlet ducts of steam turbine, Materials and thermal strength issues of elements of compressors, Transients thermal stresses of elements of construction of steam turbine, Combined heat and power generation, CHP – gas engines, gas turbines, manganese, High temperature air combustion process, Heat recuperators, regenerators.


ME_S13: Renewable Energy
2 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Basic knowledge about aerodynamics, Aerodynamic forces, characteristics of the boundary layer in the atmosphere. Wind energy. Operating principle of a wind turbine with a vertical axis and horizontal. Construction of wind turbine. Wind turbine construction, innovative concepts for wind turbines. Sun energy. Sun radiation, blackbody, conversion of solar energy. Photovoltaic processes. Characterization of PV materials. Basics of geology, efficiency of energy storage. Heat flow in geological structures and underground waters, temperature profiles in the soil, the efficiency COP. Policy of diversification of natural gas. Shared-using of natural gases and geothermal energy in heating processes. Reliability and cost-effectiveness of use of geothermal energy.


ME_S14: Gas Engines: Turbines and Reciprocating Engines
3 ECTS, Lectures, Exercises & Labs

Content: Construction of gas engines, internal combustion engines processes, exploitation of internal combustion gas engines, development trends in gas engines construction, work’s cycles, turbocharging, methods of  ignition mixtures, diagnostic methods of engines, emission of toxic compounds, engine failures, combustion an unusual gases in engines. Construction and operation of gas turbines. Cooling systems, combustion chamber, methods of flame stabilization. The operating parameters of gas turbines, TIT temperature, cooling gas turbine elements. Gas power plant, CCGT units, simple cycle efficiency, manganese. Trends of development of gas turbines: industrial units and small units.


ME_S15: Construction of Gas Industry Facilities
3 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Designing and construction of energetic boilers. Boiler construction, the main parts of boiler, burners. Heat transfer in the combustion chamber and boiler units. Pressure losses in main flue gases ducts. Energy balance. Heat losses. Performance characteristics and regulation process of steam turbine. Friction losses rotating elements, pressure losses in inlet and outlet ducts of steam turbine. Materials and thermal strength issues of elements of compressors. Transients thermal stresses of elements of construction of steam turbine. Combined heat and power generation. CHP – gas engines, gas turbines, manganese. High temperature air combustion process. Heat recuperators, regenerators.


ME_S16: Corporate Culture and Communication
1 ECTS, Lectures 

Content: Definition of the term „corporate culture” and “communication”. Essential elements of corporate culture. Basis  of corporate culture.  Main phases of shaping of corporate culture. Presentation and analysis of influence of personalities (owners, presidents and/or directors) on the process od shaping corporate culture in famous organizations. Main actors shaping corporate culture. Verbal and non-verbal communication. Internal communication. Communication with customers and suppliers. Case elaboration. Benefits of mature corporate culture.


ME_S17: Ecodesign
2 ECTS, Lectures & Project

Content: Basic assumptions of ecodesign. Relation to traditional design perspective. Principles of ecodesign. Ecodesign procedure. Tools for ecodesign. Ecodesign tools based on life cycle thinking principle. Examples of ecodesign (case studies). Ecodesign framework for selected machines categories.


ME_S18: Ecotechnologies
2 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Critical review of the technical devices in the air protection, water protection (including sea water protection), instalations for wastewater treatment, soil protection. Analysis and reduction of industry and communication noise. Machines and devices in waste management. Devices used in the energy management, possibilities of the renewable energy sources application. Processes and machines used in the regeneration and utilization. Systems and devices used in the environment state monitoring.


ME_S19: Intellectual Property and Customer Protection
1 ECTS, Lectures

Content: Rudiments of intellectual property protection. History of intellectual property regulations. Types of contemporary intellectual property rights. Objectives of intellectual property regulations. Infringement, misappropriation, and enforcement of intellectual property laws. Need for customer protection. Customer protection regulations in the European Union law and other standards.


ME_S20: Life Cycle Management
4 ECTS, Lectures & Project

Content: Sustainable development idea and implications. Life cycle thinking. Life cycle phases of technical objects. The Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept, aspects and implementation. LCA, LCC and SLCA assessment methods. Acquisition and processing of primary and secondary data for life cycle assessment. Relations between environmental, economic and social aspects and impacts in technical objects’ life cycle. Development of LCM strategy for different stakeholders.


ME_S21: Project Management
2 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: Introduction into fundamental terms: project, project management, attributes of project, operational activities, project programs, project portfolio, project manager. Life cycle of project. Phases of traditional project - framework. Main goals of project and relations between them, Introduction into the management of projects. Project initiating. Project planning. Project control. Cost evaluation in project. Methods and methodologies of project management. Standards of project management. The main tools used to management of projects. Definition of project. Project risk management. Implementation of project planning. Non-traditional project management approaches.


ME_S22: Services Engineering
2 ECTS, Lectures & Exercises

Content: Management and operations of service systems. Service processes. Roles of technologists versus managers/leaders in service sector. Marketing management for service systems engineers. Knowledge management. Creativity and innovations in services. Analytical and interpersonal skills of service systems manager. Financial and cost analysis of service processes. Ethics and integrity in service systems management and provision of services.


ME_S23: English as a Foreign Language (2)
6 ECTS, Exercises

Content: Enhanced language skills related to: innovations, design, systems, procedures, processes, planning, developments, incidents, agreements, testing accidents & evaluation. Selecting & analysing sources of information. Preparing a scientific paper. Preparing a grant application.


ME_S24: Modern Engineering Materials
5 ECTS, Lectures & Labs

Content: General information about engineering materials, main material families (Metals, Polymers, Elastomers, Ceramics, Glasses, Hybrids with Composites) including self-healing materials, hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. Chemical composition, treatments, microstructure, properties of materials. Characterization techniques of material structure and properties (for example : SEM, TEM, AFM, AES, XRF). Aspects of surface engineering (surface layer, possibilities of surface layer modification).

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