Dean

  • Professor Marcin Górny

Vice-Deans

  • Associate Professor Katarzyna Major-Gabryś
  • Associate Professor Magdalena Kawalec
  • Associate Professor Jarosław Jakubski

Departments

  • Department of Foundry Processes Engineering
  • Department of Engineering of Cast Alloys and Composites
  • Department of  Moulding Materials, Mould Technology and Cast Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Department of Chemistry and Corrosion of Metals

Fields of study

Foundry Process Engineering

Computer Aided Engineering Processes

Materials and Technologies for Automotive Industry

Materiały i Technologie dla Energetyki i Lotnictwa

(studia II stopnia) – nowy kierunek w ofercie 2022/2023

Technologie Przemysłu 4.0

(studia I stopnia) – nowy kierunek w ofercie 2022/2023

The Faculty of Foundry Engineering was established in the academic year 1951/1952 as a result of dividing the Faculty of Metallurgy.

The faculty offers two specialisation paths: casting and technology, as well as machinery and mechanical engineering. Currently, the faculty educates specialists for the entire casting industry and is the only faculty with this profile and scope of teaching in Poland and Europe.

Contemporary casting is moving towards improving the quality of castings, reducing energy consumption and the use of materials in production processes, as well as reducing the environmental impact of foundries. It is achieved by reducing the amount of waste materials and creating closed-circuit systems for material distribution and energy flow.

Our graduates are well prepared to meet the requirements of contemporary industry and are successful in designing and introducing new technologies, as well as managing production plants. The faculty maintains regular contact with companies operating in the field of foundry engineering with regard to work placements and work experience for students, as well as employment opportunities for graduates.
 
Along with the development of new technologies, the educational profile also changes. In the academic year 2011/2012, in collaboration with the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, the faculty launched a new field of study – Virtotechnology, which in the academic year 2017/2018 changed into the Computer Aided Process Engineering programme of study, offered independently by our faculty. Graduates of this study programme, thanks to acquired knowledge and skills in the fields of metal processing, materials technologies, computer science, economics, and environmental protection, stand out with their creative approach to issues connected with the virtualisation of technological processes and the unconstrained use of IT tools for the purpose of solving technological problems. The increased availability of 3D technologies has resulted in supplementing the curricula of study programmes with issues related to reverse engineering.

In response to market needs, in the academic year 2019/2020, the faculty launched a new programme of study, Materials and Technologies for the Automotive Industry. The rapid development of the automotive industry and the specificity of this manufacturing sector require even more specialised engineers to be educated. New, rapidly developing, and frequently changing materials used by the automotive industry, i.e. new alloys, composites, plastics, and the associated development of technologies related to the production of components for motor vehicles in which, to a large extent, advanced casting technologies are used, create demand for new specialists and engineers. This sector is already implementing the vision of Industry 4.0, which is based on the application of information technologies to the execution, monitoring, and supervision of manufacturing processes.

The employees of the Faculty of Foundry Engineering collaborate extensively with several Polish and international scientific research centres, universities, and scientific institutions. The Faculty of Foundry Engineering collaborates with industry on various levels, and the map of foundries locations and enterprises with which the Faculty of Foundry Engineering has collaborated covers practically the whole territory of Poland.