Mechanics of Vehicles and Construction Machinery (in English)

Education in the Mechanics of Vehicles and Construction Machinery (automotive and construction machinery engineering) field of study enables to gain comprehensive engineering knowledge of general machine design, as well as the expertise, concerning the design, production, safety, control and exploitation of "the faculty objects of interest", i.e. vehicles (cars, tractors, railway vehicles) and construction machinery (building and road machines, cranes, conveyors, etc.).

The graduate of the Mechanics of Vehicles and Construction Machinery field of study possesses extensive general knowledge connected with basic subjects and specialist knowledge of machinery and vehicle construction. The graduate is also able to use modern tools of computer-aided design, production and exploitation process, which are applied in contemporary design offices.

This results in the interdisciplinary, systemic approach to solving technical problems as well as in taking other challenges in their work, including those related to intensive development of science and technology.

The Mechanics of Vehicles and Construction Machinery field of studies consists of the first-cycle studies (undergraduate) for Engineer’s degree, and the second-cycle studies (postgraduate) for Master’s degree, available as a full-time study modes (3 semesters).

For the second-cycle (MSc) studies, the Mechanics of Vehicles and Construction Machinery field of study is available in English. The latter is provided in the Double Degree System in cooperation with the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”.

 

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First year/Semester 1

No Subject Type of course Point ECTS
L E Lab Pro
1 Complex analysis 30 15 0 0 4
2 Applied mathematics 30 0 0 30 6
3 Mechanics 30 30 0 0 5
4 Integrated production systems 30 0 15 0 3
5 Applied physics 15 0 0 30 4
6 Automatic control 15 15 0 0 2
7 Computer programing 15 0 0 45 6
8 P.E 0 30 0 0 0
  SUM 165 90 30 105 30

 

 

First year/Semester 2

No Subject Type of course Point ECTS
L E Lab Pro
1 Numerical methods in mechanics 15 0 0 15 2
2 Structural optimisation 15 0 0 15 2
3 Thermodynamics of heating machines 30 15 0 0 4
4 Modelling machines and vehicles 30 0 15 15 6
5 Machine diagnostics 15 0 15 0 2
6 Elective course 1 30 0 0 0 2
7 Elective course 2 30 0 0 0 2
8 Elective course 3 30 0 0 0 2
9 Elective course HES 30 0 0 0 2
10 Interim project 0 0 0 75 6
  SUM 255 15 30 120 30

 

 

Second year/Semester 3

No Subject Type of course Point ECTS
L E Lab Pro
1 Elective course HES 2 30 0 0 0 2
2 Elective course HES 3 30 0 0 0 2
3 Elective course 4 30 0 0 0 2
4 Elective course 5 30 0 0 0 2
5 Diploma seminar 0 30 0 0 2
6 Master of science thesis 0 0 0 270 20
7 Practice diploma 4 weeks 4
  SUM 120 30 0 270 30

 

 

  Elective courses
1 Design of automotive suspensions
2 Drive control
3 Computer modelling in engineering practice
4 Design theory
5 Combustion and catalysis
6 Genetic algorithms and neural networks
7 Car body design
8 Smart materials
9 Numerical calculations in Ansys
10 Technological systems safety
11 Object-oriented programming
12 Local models of layered structures
13 Active control of vehicle vibrations
14 Computer aided manufacturing II
15 Finite Element Methods
16 Applied gas dynamics and turbocharging systems for internal combustion engines
17 Advanced mechatronics systems design
18 Driving and engine test cycles
19 Application of intelligent materials in vehicles
20 Fluid flow computer modelling
21 Powertrains of ecological vehicles 
22 Electromechanical hybrid drives
23 Advanced geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing methods

 

 

  Elective courses HES
1 Technology Transfer
2 Selected regulations for the exploitation of commercial vehicles
3 Engineering problems solving