A bit of history
The Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, known in Poland as a strong research center with major achievements in research and teaching, is one of the youngest faculties of the Lodz University of Technology.
It was founded as the Institute of Chemical Engineering with the rights of the faculty on September 1st, 1970. It was created by the merger of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Food Chemistry Department and the Department of Chemical Industry Equipment of the Mechanical Department. The enrollment of candidates for the first year of studies began with the creation of the Institute. The Institute was transformed into the Faculty of Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering in 1992 and operates under that name today.
The Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering is one of the unique technical departments in Poland.
It has the right to grant doctoral and postdoctoral degrees in two fields: environmental engineering and chemical engineering.
The ambition of the faculty is to educate versatile engineers, equipped with the basics of knowledge and skills of many engineering disciplines. A broad interdisciplinary education and specific engineering skills coupled with the acquired social competences mean that our graduates are in demand in the labor market, they can quickly adapt to new conditions as well as use and implement new technologies. All training programmes take into account the best international practices and opinions of graduates and employers, which ensures obtaining the qualifications sought in the labor market.
The faculty offers education at three levels: first-cycle studies (3,5 to 4 years) leading to the professional title of a inżynier(Engineer), second-cycle studies - Master's degree programme (1.5 to 2 years) and third-cycle studies - Doctoral degree programmes (normally 3 to 4 years).
The faculty offers four areas of study:
- Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (first and second cycle studies, full-time studies)
- Environmental Engineering (first and second cycle studies, full-time and part-time studies)
- Occupational Safety Engineering (first cycle studies, full-time and part-time studies)
The faculty also conducts studies of the third degree (PhD) via Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (IDS) at Lodz University of Technology which provides innovative and individualised doctoral training and offers multiple and unique prospects for development for doctoral candidates of all nationalities.
In addition, the Faculty offers the following postgraduate courses:
- Safety and Occupational Health;
- Safety of Industrial Processes;
- Management of Municipal Waste;
The teaching staff of the faculty comprises 65 people, including 30 holders of the title of professor or D. Sc. degree. Currently here are about 540 students studying full-time and 150 part-time students at the faculty.
Market driven knowledge
All study programmes conducted at the faculty are a priority for the needs of the labor market and the competitiveness of the economy. Studies in Environmental Engineering were selected by the Ministry as commissioned technical studies. The support for the project "Environmental engineering- investment in the future".
The Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering was one of the awarded units by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as the faculty pursuing education at the highest level. The field of study: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ENGINEERING was awarded in a "contest for a million" as one of the best study programmes which adapts education to the needs of the labor market.
In addition to mandatory courses, the faculty offers a number of opportunities for supplementary knowledge. There are very active scientific student associations: OKTAN, BioActive and SUKCES. By participating in their work, it is possible to carry out own projects, to organize scientific conferences and student integration parties. For many years the Baltic University Centre in Poland has been very actively coordinating more than 200 universities from 14 countries of the Baltic Sea region. The Baltic University Program focuses on the issues of sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region and offers its members participation in seminars, conferences, summer camps, and cruises on the Mazurian Lake District and the Baltic Sea.