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About Faculty
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The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture is the oldest and the largest faculty in the field of mechanical engineering in Croatia. Since the first lectures held at the Royal Technical College in 1919 the Faculty has been providing state-of-the-art education in its mechanical engineering and naval architecture courses and then since 1995 in the aeronautical engineering course too, successfully combining general and expert knowledge. The development of the Faculty is based on the developments in the fields
of design, materials, energy engineering, production and organization. The concept of the studies and the designed course syllabi are similar to the curricula of such studies at the prestigious European universities, which contributed
directly to the fact that the Faculty is one of the leading engineering faculties both of the University of Zagreb and in Croatia.

The Faculty provides teaching excellence in engineering sciences educating future engineers for different industries. It offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in three courses of study: mechanical engineering, naval architecture and aeronautical engineering. Graduate students may pursue a professional or scientific career in many areas, such as design and production, process management, exploitation and maintenance of production systems and design and operation of manufacturing systems across industries.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, taught by highly qualified teachers from 14 departments and 41 chairs, practical knowledge is an important component of the education at the Faculty and it can be acquired both in
51 laboratories and through intensive collaboration with industry. Numerous selective courses offer plenty of opportunity for professional training in all the courses of study.

The Faculty has approximately 400 staff, 215 of them are teaching and research staff, from full professors to junior researchers and research assistants. There are now over 2300 students enrolled in the study programmes.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture offers

  • lectures and practical exercises held in modern halls, classrooms and laboratories
  • the use of modern engineering software tools and applications on computers, connected in a gigabit network, in 15 classrooms with approximately 300 seats, open to students from 8 am to 9 pm
  • the Faculty library open to students from 8 am to 6 pm
  • e-learning starting with the 1st year courses
  • a modern canteen
  • a mentoring programme – each 1st year student is paired with one exclusive mentor to get the study-related information, advice and guidance
    international student exchange programmes
  • student training programmes in Croatian companies and abroad
  • a diploma recognized throughout Europe
  • employability upon graduation.

The researchers of the Faculty undertake comprehensive research in national and international research projects and projects carried out in collaboration with industry.

Students studying mechanical engineering are trained and prepared for a range of careers in the fields of design, construction, operation and maintenance of plants, machines, tools, devices and equipment, as well as design and management of thermal, energy conversion and production processes. They also acquire specialized knowledge of materials, automation, robotics, quality assurance, measurement, and production and work organization
development. This comprehensive education and the freedom
students have to pursue their interests and fulfil their ambitions are provided first in the courses teaching the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and then by the courses taught in nine specializations, 19 sub-specializations
and a number of elective courses.

Students of naval architecture are trained for careers related to ship design, ship structures, ship production engineering and organization of shipbuilding process, for careers in the area of ship classification and survey, in shipbuilding, ship management, maintenance and service, model testing,
as well as for jobs in consulting companies and inspection authorities related to all types and sizes of vessels and offshore structures.

Students of aeronautical engineering acquire in the first semesters the basic knowledge in mechanical engineering which is followed by teaching the specialized knowledge in the fields of structures, propulsion, aerodynamics,
flight mechanics and control as well as flight vehicle design,
equipment and devices, aircraft manufacturing technology and organization, and aircraft maintenance. They are trained for careers in the field of maintenance of aircraft and helicopter structures and equipment as well as their modification and design, and for the preparation of documentation issued by government agencies and institutions.

Specializations and sub-specializations in the mechanical engineering course are:

  • Design (Medical Design, Product Design and Development, Mechanisms and Robots, IC Engines and Motor Vehicles)
  • Process and Energy Engineering (Thermal Engineering, Process Engineering and Energy Engineering)
  • Production Engineering (Production Automation, Machining Systems, Quality Assurance, Manufacture and Assembly, Welded Structures)
  • Marine Engineering
  • Engineering Modelling and Computer Simulation
  • Computer Engineering (Intelligent Assembly Systems, PolymerProduct Manufacture, Computer Modelling of Tools and Dies,Computer-Based System Management, Computer-IntegratedProduct Development, Modern Machining Systems and Processes,Quality Management, Foundry)
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics.

There are no specializations in the naval architecture and the aeronautical engineering courses.


Undergraduate studies

The undergraduate studies of the Faculty are:

  • the Mechanical Engineering course – seven semesters long, the undergraduate degree equates to 210 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is BEng (mechanical engineering)
  • the Naval Architecture course – seven semesters long, the undergraduate degree equates to 210 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is BEng (naval architecture)
  • the Aeronautical Engineering course – seven semesters long, the undergraduate degree equates to 210 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is BEng (aeronautical engineering)

Graduate studies

The graduate studies of the Faculty are:

  • the Mechanical Engineering course – three semesters long, the graduate degree equates to 90 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is MEng (mechanical engineering)
  • the Naval Architecture course – three semesters long, the graduate degree equates to 90 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is MEng (naval architecture)
  • the Aeronautical Engineering course – three semesters long, the graduate degree equates to 90 ECTS credits, the academic title awarded is MEng (aeronautical engineering).


The graduate study in mechanical engineering has the same specializations as the undergraduate study programme.


Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate doctoral study

The postgraduate studies are based on the principles of the Bologna Declaration implying staff and student mobility. The assessment of postgraduate students’ performance is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which is an eligibility requirement for the participation in the student mobility programmes. PhD is the academic title awarded by the University of Zagreb upon completion of the doctoral degree. In line with the Regulation on Fields of Science
Definition („Official Gazette“, 118/09) the doctoral studies in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, aeronautical engineering and metallurgy belong to the field of engineering sciences. Based on the Ordinance for doctoral studies, the postgraduate doctoral studies of the Faculty are related to the scientific fields of mechanical engineering, naval  architecture, aeronautical engineering, rocket and aerospace engineering, fundamental engineering sciences and metallurgy.

The Faculty offers the following doctoral programmes:

  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Process and Energy Engineering
  • Design Theory
  • Measurement in Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering

Additional information is available online at doktorski.fsb.hr.


Postgraduate professional study

The postgraduate professional study lasts one year (two semesters) with an annual total of 210 hours. Upon completion of the study students are awarded a specialist degree.

The Faculty offers the following postgraduate professional study programmes:

  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural analysis and design
  • Assembly and Packaging
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Offshore Structures
  • Product Lifecycle Management

Since 1924 The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture has awarded

  • 11851 graduate engineer degrees
  • 1648 master’s degrees
  • 2199 bachelor’s degrees
  • 913 master-of-science degrees
  • 508 PhD degrees
  • 26 university specialist degrees

Website: www.fsb.unizg.hr





 
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