Study program : Railway vehicles

STUDY BRANCH: 5.2.4: Motor vehicles, Railway vehicles, Ships and Aircrafts

Guarantor of study: prof. Dr. Ing. Juraj Gerlici
Study advisor: doc Ing. Dalibor Barta, PhD.

Graduate profil:
Graduates of second degree study program "Rail vehicles" are able to analyze, design, construct, operate and maintain large-scale technical systems of vehicles, especially in railway vehicles. They are able to use solutions with a high level of creativity, complexity, independence, and responsibility. Graduates must gained thorough knowledge of the basic theoretical disciplines of engineering (applied mathematics and mechanics) as well as in the construction and design of railway vehicles.

Graduates have required scientific approach, gain experience with the formulation of hypotheses, experimental design, testing hypotheses and analysis of the data. Graduates can build professional perspective in a variety of applications in which they apply advanced methods and techniques of design and development and operation of vehicles and their systems.

Thorough and enhanced knowledge of theoretical and specialized subjects, allow the graduates of Master degree study program "Rail vehicles"  find their own solutions to present problems in research, development, planning and design of vehicles, especially rail vehicles and their systems.

They are familiar with principles of modern systems department, they know analyze, diagnose and manage the operations. They creative apply knowledge gained in practice, critically analyze and apply the full range of concepts, principles and practices of field in the context of loosely defined problems, and demonstrate effective decision regarding to the selection and using of methods, techniques and resources. They can implement complicated technical solutions by using modern methods and facilities to solve problems.

Graduates of 2nd degree study program "Rail vehicles" are able to analyze and understand the technical, technological and operational processes from the site of the specific needs of rail vehicles. 

They are able to work on projects which involve problem identifications, analysis, designs and implementatiosn of large-scale solutions with testing with appropriate documentation, while they realize the individual aspects of quality using modern CA-X technologie. They are able to assert in the operation of railway vehicles, their diagnosis, maintenance and repairing.

They are able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the basic knowledge and theories of systems of vehicles together with the ability of critical judgment across the spectrum of of problems and situations.

Graduates of 2nd degree study program "Rail vehicles" are able to work effectively as individuals or as members of a team or as a team leader, cooperate with superior units, constantly upgrade their skills, including the development of technical and management skills, keep contact with the latest developments in their discipline, to follow appropriate practices according with the regulations and the professional, legal and ethical framework of branch.

Study program: Maintenance of Vehicles


Guarantor of study: prof. Ing. Peter Zvolenský, CSc.
Study advisor: doc. Ing. Dalibor Barta, PhD.

Graduate profil:

Graduates of study program Maintenance of vehicles are competent after completing a Master degree work as - Maintenance Engineer.

Maintenance engineer - understands methodology and procedures of deployment and operation of vehicles,, has knowledge in structure and operation of vehicles,has methodological skills of analysis and reliability assessment of technical and operational systems,and methodologies and sophisticated procedures of complex maintenance systems of vehicles deployed in production and non-production systems,methodology and procedures of designing and deploymenting the information systems of maintenance on managerial level (Computer Maintenace management systems - CMMS). Engineer has the knowledge and practical skills in methodological approaches and creating procedures of project management and operational control in the maintenance in the complex care equipment. Knowledge are complemented by simulation and verification of model solution of machine operation, taking into account the real interaction to the effects of the operation and the environment, management of technical methods and procedures of maintenance activities associated with the vehicles operation, on methods of technical diagnostics. Egineer has priority in the designing of complex systems of maintenance, management, organization and preparation of technical maintenance of vehicles, in the management, organization and technical preparation of service activities linked to the the operation of vehicles in the field of trade and services related to machinery and equipment, as well as independent entrepreneur (engineering) for the maintenance, servicing and sale of machinery.

General characteristics

Graduates ability  is given by knowledge and practical skills in the field of maintenance, systems theory, from the design principles and operational manifestations of vehicles, from the theory of methods and processes of management and programming of the theory of operational reliability of technical and operational systems, from fields of methods theory and procedures for their operation, maintenance and diagnostics, management of the production and operating systems, the exploitation of methods and resources of computer support and software products in this area.

Graduates are able creatively apply their sophisticated interdisciplinary knowledge in designing and designing application maintenance, service and operation of vehicles, as well as the design and application design, service and operation of complex operational systems, the organization, management and technical maintenance of such systems solution for their maintain in working order, the design and designing models the complex systems of care for the vehicles, the design and technical solution diagnosing vehicles.

Theoretical knowledges
The graduate will be equipped with enhanced (on an adequate scale) the theoretical knowledge and understanding especially in areas:
- general basis: learn the basic knowledge and principles of the theory of transport equipment, control theory and programming vehicles, theories and operational reliability of technical systems, transport equipment, theory of technical diagnostics of vehicles,
- Technical basis: gain benefits from knowledge-based engineering and construction of transport equipment, methods of operation and maintenance management, design methodology, maintenance and operation, technical methodology of creative workt

Practical skills and abilities
Graduate obtain with practical forms of studies practical skills and abilities in particular areas:
- design, projecting and deploying systems of maintenance of vehicles, as well as planning, designing and deploying model of the complex care for complex manufacturing and operating systems,
- designing, projecting and deployment of diagnostic models, diagnostic systems and equipment,
- development and implementation of methods and process control of production and non-production systems,
- drafting, designing and deployment of vehicles into operation,
- design, implementation and program preparation of computer technology for the particular application.

Additional knowledge, skill and abilities
Graduated obtain an additional knowledge, skills and abilities in the field:
- creating and using the systemic approaches to analyzing technical problems and formulation of tasks to solve them,
- creating and using an effective methods and procedures in the organization of system solution of a technical problem,
- organization and effective work management of realization team, according to professional, ethical and legal framework of the profession,
- organizing and managing effective processes in working with economic information,
- effective processes for the evaluation and analysis of operational data, systemic approaches to application-related standards and regulations,
- preparation and management of business of small and medium-sized companies.

Study program : Combustion engines, aircraft engines

STUDY BRANCH: 5.2.6: Energetic machines and mechanisms

Guarantor of study: prof. RNDr. Milan Malcho, PhD.
Study advisor: doc. Ing. Dalibor Barta, PhD.

Graduate profil:

A graduate of study programme is able to do a creative constructional activity, search, organise information and use it at designing new conceptual and constructional solutions, execute various experiments and measurements and evaluate measured data. The graduate is capable to practise all of these actions with the support of computer technique in the context with the environment and ergonomic solution requirements. The graduate is prepared for working in development constructional, operative, production, repair and business concerns, concerns for combustion engines of vehicles, aircrafts and stationary engines, in combustion engine laboratories etc. To an equal extent, the graduate asserts in repair factories and services, which dispose of mobile energetic means (cars, scoop loaders, road and construction machines, and rail vehicles) or more precisely they use stationary combustion engine as a source of energy (cogeneration unites, standby energy supplies etc.). Engineering study in programme of Combustion engines, aircraft engines continues in post gradual study in programme Energetic machines and mechanisms.

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