In the first two years, graduates of the study program Production Devices and Systems will gain knowledge of basic natural science, technical and technological disciplines, business management and quality, all related to mechanical engineering. Another area in which students get the basic knowledge is the field of informatics, where there is a marked focus on the application of these tools in the use of modern computer-related technology. This knowledge is continuously enriched and applied in other areas, mainly during the second and third years when studying of profiling subjects, especially in the field of mechanization and automation, industrial robots and manipulators, programmable logic controllers, parts and mechanisms of machines, production technology, tools, jigs and technological devices of production machines, etc., and all this with a special emphasis on practical skills and abilities. Education focused on the field of production technology is supported by the profile subject Computer Aided Design, which is divided in three semesters. By connecting the study of natural sciences, economics, and management disciplines with the study of technical, technological and computer disciplines, it is necessary to create the prerequisites for graduates to apply themselves in practice.
The study program Production Devices and Systems provides professional theoretical as well as practical training with regard to the ever-increasing requirements due to the development of machine automation, production technique, production machines and robotization of production systems. Theoretical and professional training consists of selected parts of mechanics, pneumatics, industrial robotics, and automation technology. The bachelor's degree graduate is prepared to comprehensively understand the connections between automated and robotic production systems. The professional readiness of the graduate of the study program enables effective professional communication and cooperation with specialists from the fields of industrial production. The range of acquired knowledge and skills enables graduates to continue their education, to be interested in the development in their field by studying professional literature and periodicals in the classic printed and electronic form. Besides, the acquired education enables the graduate to use rational methods of techniques and knowledge. The graduate will have knowledge in the reading and use of technical documentation of production technique, as well as on the independent creation of technical and technological documentation.
The graduate is able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in solving work problems in engineering and related fields, logically thinking, able to work independently, creatively, prudently, while is also able to decisively act in accordance with the legal standards of society. He is able to work in a team, actively participate in the organization and management of the workplace, continuous education, constant interest in the development of knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering. He is able to use rational methods of work, apply modern methods, technologies, logical thinking, independence, responsibility, and initiative. Its ability to independently develop and study in the field on the basis of acquired knowledge at the bachelor's degree level is assumed. The graduate should acquire knowledge and skills enabling employment in the labour market in the Slovak Republic, but also within the EU or the rest of the world.
The prerequisite for achieving these goals is the use of teaching methods and approaches that support the development of scientific, systemic, critical, and creative thinking through innovative organizational forms of teaching.
Graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems:
- has cross-sectional knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering with a focus on their application use corresponding to the current state of knowledge,
- has a broad knowledge and understanding in the specialized field of production technique, production devices and systems, including knowledge of practical contexts and relationships to related fields of mechanical engineering or cybernetics, which serve as a basis for practice or research.
The graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems has general mechanical engineering knowledge and knows how to:
- characterize and apply the basics of mechanics,
- characterize technologies in mechanical engineering and metal production,
- characterize, define, and describe the fields of materials science and their properties (metals, plastics),
- characterize the types of production machines and devices,
- characterize the principles of creation of technological processes of metal production,
- apply the principles of technical drawing in mechanical engineering,
- apply general knowledge of economics and management in mechanical engineering,
- describe the types of production processes in mechanical engineering,
- describe the course and links of individual production activities in mechanical engineering,
- determine the technical parameters of machines, devices and their components needed for production,
- can describe the methods used in mechanical metrology,
- understands the system and quality standards in mechanical engineering and metal production,
- define occupational health, safety, and fire protection in mechanical engineering,
- can characterize the technical and economic evaluation of mechanical engineering constructions.
The graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems has specialized knowledge focused on the field of production technique and knows how to:
- create and use technical documentation, instructions, and diagrams in mechanical engineering,
- characterize systems, norms and quality standards in mechanical engineering and metal production,
- use software for the design of 3D models of the devices,
- apply the design methodology and its principles,
- characterize structural parts of machines and machine mechanisms,
- monitor the latest states and trends in the development of production technique and technology,
- characterize tools, jigs, and gauges in mechanical engineering,
- characterize the types of machines and devices used in mechanical engineering,
- characterize numerically controlled production machines and flexible production systems,
- explain the degrees of automation in mechanical engineering,
- describe the basics and principles of designing of the hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms,
- describe the basics of electrical engineering,
- define PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control software in mechanical engineering,
- characterize the construction, operation and programming of industrial robots and manipulators,
- characterize the principles of sensory systems,
- describe technical diagrams of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic machines and devices,
- characterize automated production control systems and CAD / CAM,
- define the principles of Industry 4.0 in automation.
The graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems has the skills and knows how to:
- actively obtain information and use it to solve practical tasks in the field of mechanical engineering,
- to solve practical tasks in the field of mechanical engineering using the usual research and development procedures, with a critical assessment of their suitability and adequacy,
- be familiar with the engineering standards ISO, EN and STN and in the technical documentation of machines, devices, and instruments (reading, understanding, if necessary, execution),
- create the necessary technical documentation on a specified example, perform a design calculation,
- perform technical calculations and define general, dimensional and geometric tolerances of machine parts and surface quality,
- process the technical preparation for the production of model devices,
- analyse, evaluate the problem in engineering production and design a solution using computer technology and compare with the technical specifications,
- apply the principles of setting hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms, setting production machines, devices, industrial robots and manipulators, lines, jigs, grippers, tools and gauges,
- apply the principles of creation (online and offline programming) and program corrections for an industrial robot, programmable logic controller or control unit,
- use professional software applications, use graphics and calculation programs in mechanical engineering (CAD),
- process data and create documents in computer office suites and masters the basics of working in Windows operating systems,
- apply the principles of safety and health protection at work, occupational hygiene and environmental protection in the process of mechanical engineering.
The graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems has competences and is characterized by:
- independence in solving professional tasks and coordination of partial activities, has a certain imagination, creativity, determination and is able to use practical and flexible thinking,
- autonomy and responsibility in decision-making and is able to analyse and solve problems, be able to adapt to the situation (adaptability, flexibility, improvisation skills),
- the ability to take responsibility for the results of the team and in the performance of individual work tasks and the readiness to work in a team on various types of tasks and projects, to cooperate and motivate, or to lead people,
- the ability to recommend and defend one's own opinion and decision when solving a problem,
- the ability to plan their own education, constantly educate themselves and gain new information and knowledge in the field of production technique innovation,
- the ability to present their own opinions in an appropriate, professional way, to present and defend their own work in a cultured way and to use various forms of presentation,
- the ability to identify and evaluate the ethical, social and other contexts of the issues addressed,
- the ability to independently organize and plan work so as to minimize the cost component and adhere to the employer's schedule or customer,
- the ability to communicate professionally and in a cultured way with other team members, experts or customers in written and oral speech, or in a foreign language,
- features such as digital, technical and manual skills and information literacy,
- the ability to identify, quantify and assess the social and environmental impacts of problem-solving.
INTEGRATION ON THE LABOR MARKET
The graduate of the study program Production Devices and Systems is ready to continue at the follow-up engineering degree of the university study after the successful completion of the bachelor's degree. The graduate can use the acquired knowledge and skills to directly continue their studies in the follow-up engineering study program in the field of Mechanical Engineering called Computer Aided Design and Production and in the module Production Devices and Systems, or in the module Computer Aided Design and Production.
Most graduates of the bachelor's study program Production Devices and Systems continue directly in the engineering study program Production Devices and Systems, where graduates are prepared for the indicated professions, focused on various areas of engineering, including automotive production. According to the internal analysis and external databases of graduates of the study program Production Devices and Systems of Their Applicability (https://www.trendyprace.sk/sk, https://uplatnenie.sk) , two directions of future professions are indicated. The first field and profession is a process engineer focusing on automated production systems, their operation, logistics, operation and maintenance and the second profession is a project engineer focusing on design, innovation, planning, construction or integration of automated or robotic systems, production devices, production machines into production systems and production processes.
Process / Project Engineer in production devices and systems has the potential to apply in the following professions according to the System of Occupations https://sustavapovolani.sk/ , resp. according to the national system of qualifications https://www.kvalifikacie.sk/ :
- process specialist in engineering and automotive production,
- engineering specialist, designer, automation and robotics engineer,
- mechanical maintenance specialist (maintenance engineer, maintenance manager),
- engineering specialist in research and development, in the field of quality,
- independent entrepreneur in engineering services.
Employment of graduates with specific employers (Integration on the labor market)
Based on the evaluation of graduates' feasibility, it can be stated that the vast majority of graduates continued in engineering studies, while the study program Production Devices and Systems (formerly Technological Devices and Systems) educated a large number of successful graduates during its 21 years of existence. commercial sphere or some of them in the academic sphere. For the commercial sphere, it is possible to mention, for example, the following graduates: Ing. Martin Krivý (graduate in 2014) - Manufacturing Engineer, Volvo Cars, Gothenburg, Sweden, Ing. Denis Cintula (2019) - Project Engineer, DS Systems, Ing. Jakub Frťús (2019) - application engineer, ABB, s.r.o., Ing. Marek Sedlák (2018) - Project Engineer, BOGE Boge Elastmetall Slovakia a.s., Ing. Ondrej Bašovský (2017) - Technical Project Coordinator, ZF Slovakia, a.s., Ing. David Michal, PhD. (2016) - Co-Founder, Advanced Engineering s.r.o., Ing. Tomáš Hrudka (2015) - Project Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions, Ing. Mário Rapant (2009) - Manufacturing Engineering Final Assembly Manager, Jaguar Land Rover. In the academic sphere these are the members of the study program board: doc. Ing. Roman Ružarovský, PhD. (2006), doc. Ing. Radovan Holubek, PhD. (2009), Ing. Radovan Zvolenský, PhD. (2005), Ing. Miriam Matúšová, PhD. (2000).
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