(offered jointly with the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics)
The Faculty of Energy and Fuels combines tradition and innovation. It reaches far into the future while still being firmly grounded in the present. Insofar as energetics cannot exist without fuels, renewables cannot function properly without traditional energetics. It is almost impossible to fathom the continued technological and cultural development of societies without satisfying the growing demand for energy and fuels, whose quality is becoming more and more foregrounded. It is important to synthesise energy acquisition with taking care of the environment and human health. The Faculty of Energy and Fuels faces these challenges head on.
The Faculty of Energy and Fuels was established through the merging of the Faculty of Fuels and Energy with the Interfaculty School of Power Engineering. The AGH UST Senate made the decision to join the two units in December 2008. The research and educational activity of the Faculty is carried out in six organisational units.
The education offer at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels is designed to address the current challenges and demands of the job market. What distinguishes the programmes of study at the faculty are the practical subject blocks in the fields of IT, renewable energy sources, designing power systems, chemical and fuel technologies related to conventional fuels, as well as alternative fuels, and waste management. To a large extent, our students can choose the subjects themselves, making the study process extremely individual. The faculty boasts 16 student research clubs that operate vigorously and organise interesting and ambitious initiatives. These efforts are frequently recognised by university authorities, which manifests itself in financial support. Our teaching staff is an excellent collective of specialists in numerous fields: acquisition of energy carriers, transferring, converting, storing, and using them in fuel chemical technology and sustainable power development, based on pure, green, and renewable energy and its effective uses. There are also specialists in the fields of nuclear energy and innovative issues related to the development of hydrogen power systems and e-mobility. The faculty focuses on finding methods to improve air quality, which is why our staff actively supports local authorities and the activists from Krakowski Alarm Smogowy [Krakow Smog Alert] in the search for cutting-edge solutions to tackle this problem.
A strong connection with industry, both in terms of educating students and conducting research, as well as the organisation of student work placements within the scope related to the programmes of study, internationalisation, opening up to the world, and innovation, are the assets of the Faculty of Energy and Fuels.
The faculty has been collaborating with renowned Polish and foreign universities in terms of educational programmes, research projects, and student and teaching staff exchanges. Each student of the Faculty of Energy and Fuels has the opportunity to study at one of more than 100 foreign partner universities with which we continuously cooperate.
Interdisciplinary study programmes ensure that our alumni find plenty of job opportunities. Power engineers can find employment in companies in the energy sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy sources. Graduates of the programmes of study in chemical sciences are specialists in the manufacturing and use of fuels in all states of matter: solid, liquid, and gaseous.
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