Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy - History
The Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy originated from the Department of Metallurgy, established in 1966 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.
On June 12, 1967, by Rector’s order, a branch of metallurgy was established in Katowice, transferring the Department of Metallurgy there and opening the newly launched major of engineering for the steel industry. Those activities lead to the foundation of the Faculty of Metallurgy, by the decision of the Minister of Higher Education of June 13, 1969. At that time, the Faculty consisted of three Departments: the Department of Raw Materials Metallurgy; the Department of Materials Science and Materials Technology; the Department of Steel, Alloys and Plastic Processing. It was also the beginning of activity of the Katowice branch, transformed into the Silesian University of Technology Science and Didactic Centre in Katowice. The centre systematically developed, and soon it consisted of three Faculties: the Faculty of Metallurgy, the Faculty of Transport and the Faculty of Production Management.
In 1988, the Faculty changed its name into the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy. It reached its current shape in 2013, after the modernization of its structure, curriculum and research programs.