Faculty of Materials and
Formerly: Faculty of Metallurgical Engineering (Founded in 1735)
The first materials engineer in Hungary graduated from the Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering of the University of Miskolc and it is the only faculty in Hungary which is entitled to issue degrees for qualified metallurgical engineers and PhD titles in the academic field of metallurgy. The palette of undergraduate training has been widening since the very beginning aiming to give a sufficient grounding about the structure, properties and processing of materials.
Currently, 330 students are taking part in full-time undergraduate training at the Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and 25 PhD students are working on their theses. The training is provided by 12 departments of 5 institutes. The number of teaching staff is 50. The wide spectrum of engineer education ensures our graduates a wide range of job opportunities. Our undergraduate programmes are divided among three specialisations:
Materials engineering: The main objective of the specialisation is to train
engineers well-versed in every branch of material sciences, i. e. in the
structure of materials, in the physics of solid bodies, as well as in material
testing and material technologies. Sub-specializations: Materials design,
Materials technology and Materials diagnostics (in cooperation with the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering).
Miskolci Egyetem Anyag- és Kohómérnöki Kar
Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Telephone: +36 46 565-090, 565-091
Fax: +36 46 565-408
In the history of mankind the production of metals, glass, brick, ceramics and later plastics and polymers has developed in complicated ways on the basis of empirical observations, independent of one another. It is a development only of recent decades that education has adopted the scientific finding that the behaviour and the production potentials of the different materials can be studied on a common theoretical basis. That is the reason why, since the 1980s and the 1990s, there has been an `epidemic' sweeping metallurgical faculties all over the world from the USA through Japan to Western Europe, urging these institutions to change their names along with their profiles. Nowadays at the faculties of materials sciences (previously those of metallurgical engineering) in the technologically advanced countries, students study the production technologies of ceramics and polymers alongside metals on a common theoretical basis. This world trend justified the renaming of the Faculty of Metallurgical Engineering with a 200-year history as the Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
Besides mastering materials sciences the future engineers should possess a wide range of skills - they must acquire a fluent knowledge of English, they must be able to handle the computer with confidence and must also have the necessary legal, economic, management and PR knowledge enabling them to work as company leaders. Beyond all these, as modern Europeans they are required to have a professional way of thinking fully imbued with the demand for quality control and environment protection.
In co-operation with the uniquely varied expertise of its sister faculties, the Faculty is able to provide its students with opportunities to become engineers capable of fully meeting the above mentioned demands of the third millennium.
Dr. György Kaptay