On the Master’s study programme the department guarantees an interesting course in machine engineering which has many years of tradition in this country and a good reputation around the world. This is the field of Construction of Machines and Facilities focuses on textile machinery. This line of study provides the student with comprehensive theoretical and specialised knowledge of machine construction, while the course focuses on the use of the latest computer-aided design methods (CA-technology), on the experimental verification of findings acquired and the diagnostics of mechanical complexes. During their studies students learn about the fundamentals of construction technology. The department teaches students to work independently and creatively with the ability to quickly react to new stimuli and put new ideas into practice when resolving constructional and technical problems. Graduates successfully apply the general knowledge and skills they have acquired in different engineering work and other such fields. The department prepares design engineers, design analysers, engineering development and trade managers, research workers and production engineers to work in all lines of business at differing levels of management.
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, MSC.Adams, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, 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 textile and single-purpose machinery laboratory, which can be used to perform a variety of experimental measurements and operating tests. Students can monitor the real-time behaviour of machines and facilities at high speeds using recordings from the digital high-speed camera the experimental laboratory is equipped with. The department's measuring instruments allow experimental analysis of the important kinematic and mechanical variables involved in constructing machines.
The department works closely with a number of industrial enterprises (such as Rieter a.s., Uniplet Třebíč, Saurer, etc.). These industrial companies offer department students excursions, work experience, residencies, grants, theses and employment prospects. One of the department’s partners for research work is the Textile Machinery Research Institute in Liberec, which is one of the leading research institutes working with textile machinery. This institute has gained international renown, for instance, with the invention of a pneumatic and hydraulic weaving machine and its continuous development for modern-day applications in the textile industry.
The Department of Textile Machinery aims to prepare you for work as an all-round mechanical engineer with the corresponding knowledge of machine construction, construction computations, planning and design methodology, focusing on textile machinery, with the corresponding computer-aided design skills and knowledge of computer hardware and management. We try to make this course more generalized, allowing graduates to put their skills into practice in other fields. There are 5 subjects which particularly focus on textile machinery. The other subjects are more generally focused on construction and engineering. You should not worry about the course being too challenging, as our students have a virtually 100 % success rate upon completion.
More than 700 students have successfully graduated from our department. These graduates have found work mostly in the following professions: design engineer, technical development manager, technical economist at all levels of management, trader, designer and research worker. Our graduates also find work in other fields of construction and engineering.
The department works extensively with industry, with textile engineering companies, the automotive industry, etc. One major area the department has long focused attention on and which we in the faculty consider to be of primary importance is that of CA-technology (CAD, CAM, CAE, FEM) for computer-aided design. If interested, students can familiarize themselves with the latest versions of the top CAD systems. Students working with these systems can use the computer laboratory, equipped with powerful workstations and the requisite data output facilities.