During the aerial bombardment of Miskolc in 1944 a lot of families found shelter in cellars around the town. My own parents were hiding on Csermoke, the hill above the present university campus, where they hid me, too. The then uninhabited and romantic Dudujka valley with the surrounding hills and mountains were depicted in several paintings by the Miskolc colony of artists, followers of the Nagybánya school.
Nobody would have thought then that the traditions of another town, Selmecbánya, which at that time had also belonged to a foreign country for decades, would also be adopted and cherished in Miskolc. As well as the older faculties, that of Mechanical Engineering was established 50 years ago. During this period the Faculty has been constantly growing, changing and developing - now in a mutually supportive environment to which faculties of arts and social sciences also belong. Some of the founding professors are still with us and many of our alumni attend the student reunions held at the end of August each year. These meetings, as well as the traditions based on those of Selmec and the departmental parties where graduates are presented with their memorial rings, all form a long-lasting link between engineers who graduate from Miskolc.
The transformation of the world triggered by the information technology revolution has given decisive importance to the free movement of the workforce in addition to the free flow of information, capital and goods. Technical sciences, especially information sciences, mechanical and electrical engineering, together with managerial expertise, have the undeniable advantage that the basic laws and acquired skills can be utilised in the same way in any country. In other words the knowledge acquired at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is perfectly convertible. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that it can be utilised almost irrespective of the actual geographical location, and on the other hand it provides a thorough professional grounding for the engineer to depend on with regard to lifelong learning - whether in the form of full-time, part-time or distance learning courses. Even now we have numerous examples of our recent graduates gaining secure positions and experiencing the delights of creative work with multinational and Hungarian companies either abroad or here at home.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering provides you with an excellent opportunity to shape your future. Take it!
Dr. Döbröczöni Ádám
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
(Founded in 1949)
The objective is to make students of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, technical management and energetics engineering capable of performing engineering tasks by giving them substantial basic professional knowledge and by teaching them the methodology of their chosen specialisation.
University level programmes
Mechanical engineering: The educational objective is to train engineers who possess substantial knowledge in natural sciences and the fundamentals of technology, and who, adapting skills developed through the specialisation, will be able to design the production and service processes and systems of machines and equipment, and to perform controlling, testing and development tasks. Sub- specialisations: Material flow and logistics, electronics-automisation, the mechanics of machines and structures, machine design, welding technology, engineering mathematics, material sciences, energetics, mechanical engineering technology, information processing, mechatronics, technical management, mechanical engineering in the silicate and in the chemical industry.
Information technology: The objective is to train engineers having a wide range of knowledge in information technology. In the different specialisations our students acquire the skills which enable them to solve problems at a high level, in mechanical engineering, energetics, measurement technology and production-logistics, as well as problems arising in other fields of technology, which require different aspects of information technology expertise. Sub-specialisations: the information technology of production processes, the information technology of design processes, systems technology.
Technical management (a course jointly conducted with the Faculty of Economics): The educational objective is to train experts who, having a relatively broad grounding in both natural and social sciences, are able to prepare, run, direct and develop companies and other corporate organisations, by applying their technical, information technology, logistics, economic and management knowledge. Sub-specialisations: Machine engineering, information technology, environment protection.