Duration of the programme: 4 years (8 semesters) 

Medium of instruction: English 

Programme description: 

The program is primarily focused on modern theoretical (cognitive) and practical (applied) issues in mechanical engineering, in particular: power and thermal engineering, efficient and ecological energy systems, operation diagnostics of marine combustion engines: diesel and turbine, Stirling engines powered by low temperature sources, energy storage to optimize the operation of energy generation systems (including heat, cold and electric power storage) using, among others, phase change materials, machine dynamics and mechatronics, multibody systems dynamics, systems for ship industry and power engineering, ships, boats and off-shore constructions, hydraulic drives, gearboxes and pumps, application of mechatronic solutions,  biomedical engineering and biomaterials, biomechanics, surface electromyography, rehabilitation devices, implants, biological reactions, friction and wear, tribology, experimental bearing research, hydrodynamic lubrication, environmental degradation of engineering materials, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methods to monitor the equipment structure state, manufacturing techniques, rapid manufacturing and rapid tooling, fracture mechanics, abrasive machining and flat grinding, computer aided manufacturing and process planning, bio-machining.  

The program is designed to prepare the PhD student for independent research and to give him the opportunity to learn about the latest research results in the field of mechanical engineering. The program includes obligatory and facultative classes as well as lectures led by visiting professors. One of the most important elements of education is individual contact with a supervisor and participation in research conducted under his leadership. 


Career opportunities

Graduates of PhD studies acquire unique knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering. Graduates of PhD studies will be qualified to work in industry as unit leaders or to continue research as experts in the field of mechanical engineering. 

Key words:
  • heat and mass transfer,
  • electricity storage and production,
  • waste energy management,
  • renewable energy sources,
  • machine dynamics,
  • mechatronics,
  • finite element methods,
  • vibrations,
  • robotics,
  • turbines,
  • ship design,
  • biomechanics,
  • rehabilitation devices,
  • exoskeleton,
  • biomaterials,
  • implants,
  • friction and wear,
  • advanced bearing materials,
  • unconventional lubricants,
  • materials degradation,
  • surface engineering,
  • manufacturing systems,
  • fabrication methods,
  • rapid manufacturing and tooling,
  • process selection and sequencing,
  • bio-machining.

Research areas: 

Current admission - Gdańsk Tech

Current admission - IMP PAN