Presentation of the West Pomeranian University of Technology

West Pomeranian University of Technology (ZUT) is a public university situated in Szczecin in North-West part of Poland. There are 17000 students and 1100 lecturers and researchers at ten faculties of the university, including technical and agricultural specialties. 

One of the faculties is the Faculty of Maritime Technology with a number of 800 students and 60 lecturers and researchers. The Faculty runs courses in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering, water- borne and land transport and safety engineering. Graduates of the studies of the first level (7 semesters) obtain B.SC. and the second (3 semesters) – M.Sc. The Faculty is composed of a number of departments including Department of Ship Design, Department of Ship Structures, Mechanics and Technology, Department of Logistics, Department of Ship Engine Rooms, Department of Air-conditioning and Refrigerated Transport and Department of Ship Protection. 

The research activity at the Faculty is focused on ship design, ship structural mechanics and optimization, management and organization in shipbuilding, ship machinery rooms, ship equipment, integrated water-borne and land transport, logistics and management in transport, transport of fuels and fire-protection safety engineering. The experimental facilities include laboratory of investigation of material fire properties, vibroacoustic laboratory, towing tank, welding facilities and engine room simulator. 

The Faculty has relations with many organizations including shipyards and shipbuilding-related enterprises, classification societies and scientific institutions including research centres and universities also within the EC projects.