The Bachelor’s degree hosted by the department offers a course in machines and facilities, focusing on machine construction. This orientation provides the student with selected theoretical and specialised knowledge of the construction of machines, while the course places a fair degree of emphasis on computer-aided design. Students are greatly familiarised with the principals and construction of selected nodes of machinery for the consumer industry and with the means of analysing and optimising them. During the course they will master how to use the latest CAD/CAM/CAE systems and will learn about the principals and options offered by computer modelling of machinery components and their configurations. Students taking this Bachelor’s study programme are trained for independent construction work using the latest computer-aided design methods and facilities.
The department has long been involved in the construction, analysis and optimisation of selected nodes of machines. It also focuses on the mathematical modelling of mechanisms with the aim of optimising the dynamic properties, shape and function of each individual part. The department also specializes in the development and research of new principals for mechanical machine nodes.
An important area that the department has long devoted itself to is digital prototype technology – CA-technology (CAD, CAM, CAE, CAT, FEM). Students on both study programmes at the department can familiarize themselves with the latest version of the top CAD/CAM/CAE systems Pro/Engineer, Pro/Mechanica, Catia, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, MSC.Adams, etc. Students working with these systems can use the Digital Prototype Laboratory, equipped with powerful computers and the requisite data output facilities.
For simulation, analysis and optimisation of construction, people working in the department can use computer software systems based on numerical methods, particularly on the finite element method. Here students can also gain a basic knowledge of these methods and some practical experience with using them to resolve construction problems. When verifying the results of theoretical analyses students can use the experimental laboratory, which is equipped with high-quality measuring apparatus and path, acceleration and force impact sensors. There is also a single-purpose and textile machinery laboratory, which can be used to perform a variety of experimental measurements and operating tests. Students can monitor how machines and facilities really behave at high speeds using recordings from the digital high-speed camera the experimental laboratory is equipped with.
The department works closely with a number of industrial enterprises, such as MUS a.s., Behr Czech, Bosch Jihlava, etc. These industrial companies offer department students excursions, work experience, residencies, grants, theses and employment prospects.
The field of study focusing on machine construction offers design engineers, engineering development and trade workers, research workers and production engineers practical experience which can be applied in all lines of business.