The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Koszalin University of Technology was founded in 1968 and is of the eldest of seven faculties currently existing at Koszalin University of Technology. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has a large number of scientific and educational personnel. Currently, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the primary workplace for 72 scientific-educational and educational employees, including 33 independent employees and 28 DSc students. The faculty hold an educational space of total area over 6,000 m2. It is divided into 3 groups: lecture rooms, classrooms and laboratories. The faculty also has an auditorium that can serve as a conference room. Most of the lecture rooms are equipped with audio-video devices allowing for use of the multi-sense educational content. There are also 29 classrooms available for the students and the Faculty Computer Centre that provides access to the on-line content. A significant part of the educational infrastructure of the faculty are the laboratories and workshops. During the educational process, the students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering make use of 50 specialized laboratories and workshops operated by the educational units of the faculty. Our educational buildings are fully prepared to accommodate the disabled students as well.
The faculty hosts around 1,000 students (including around 60 DSc students) on 6 BSc level fields of study: Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry Engineering, Management and Production Engineering, Food Engineering and Human Nutrition, and Transport; 4 MSc level fields of study: Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry Engineering, and Management and Production Engineering; and 2 DSc fields of study: Machine Design and Operation, and Agriculture Engineering. The faculty received the right to grant the DSc degree in 1987 (Machine Design and Operation) and in 2009 (Agriculture Engineering).
In 2000, the faculty received the right to grant the post-doctoral degree in the field of Machine Design and Operation.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering consist of 6 departments: Departments of Control, Mechanics and Design; Department of Power Engineering; Department of Production Engineering; Department of Technical and IT Systems Engineering; Department of Agro-bio-technology; Department of Technology for Food Industry; 1 Division of Transport; and Centre for Unconventional Hydro-stream Technologies.
Within the scope of research conducted at the faculty, there are many international, national and regional research programs carried out. It includes research grants, MNiSW projects (NCN, NCBiR), projects and expertise for the state and regional administration, and the statutory research that aims to develop new young scientists. The characteristic of the faculty determines the scope of research: abrasive treatment, outer surface properties, technological processes in agriculture engineering, unconventional hydro-stream technologies, artificial intelligence in control and safety systems, production technologies, micro-biological safety in food industry, utilization of agro and food waste, food processing, polymeric materials; and simulation, analysis and synthesis of machine design using the CAD/CAE software.
Currently, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, due to its educational and research activities, plays an important role in polish higher education system and contributes to the development of the Pomerania region and the community of Koszalin city. In our agenda, a special attention is given to guarantee a high level of the academic education and the research as well as rising the next generation of engineers and further education of our graduates. Within the scope of educational activities, the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering established the Board of Employers as an advisory body.