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About Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology is one of the four faculties that 70 years ago gave rise to the University, and at the same time is one of over 30 faculties that provide education in the field of Civil Engineering in Poland. The Faculty has full academic rights to award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees in Civil Engineering. For over a dozen years, the Faculty has implemented a modern, three-level study system, for which the Faculty received, among others, The Great Award of the President of the Chamber of Civil Engineering.

The headquarters of the Faculty is located in Gliwice. Until 2014, education in two specialties was also carried out at the Engineer Training Center in Rybnik. Currently, the Faculty offers the possibility to study full-time and part-time studies in Gliwice in the following specializations:

building and engineering structures

engineering of construction processes

road engineering

structural engineering (studies in English, full-time only)

construction and architectural (1st degree full-time only)

The faculty has a good base for teaching activities, which include, among others, Building Laboratory which is one of the largest  laboratories in Poland, classrooms mostly equipped with multimedia projectors and computer laboratories. Wireless Internet is available in the Faculty building as part of the "eduroam" network. The Faculty is active in the Student Self-Government and Scientific Circles.

Research and teaching staff

The Faculty employs 106 academic teachers. This group includes 5 titular, full professors, 16 habilitated doctors as associate professors of the Silesian University of Technology, 1 habilitated doctor and 80 doctors (including 3 architects), 4 masters.

The Faculty's research and development activities include:

development of the theory of structures (in particular, structures exposed to the effects of mining),

mechanics of continuous media and dynamics of mechanical systems in non-classical terms,

reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel and timber frame and large-panel structures,

research of soil, foundations and building structures,

new technologies in bridge structures, development of methods and software for designing bridge structures, taking into account their optimal and aesthetic shaping,

design, construction and operation of municipal infrastructure, communication construction at mining terrain subsidies,

technologies and testing of building materials and products, applied rheology, testing the durability of building materials and structures,

basics of forming ecological buildings,

organizational, IT and decision-making systems and management systems for construction companies,

creating a scientific basis for operation, renovation and renovation.

The Faculty's research activity also covers the latest special issues of construction engineering, with particular emphasis on:

computer simulation of structure behavior under load using FEM and MEB,

modeling structural materials and soils with the use of advanced material models,

applied rheology of three-phase media, mainly mortars and concrete mixtures,

ecological building,

probabilistic methods and the theory of stochastic processes in the analysis of design problems,

artificial intelligence systems using the theory of fuzzy sets, genetic algorithms and neural networks,

dynamic, seismic and para-seismic influences on structures.

In the last few years, the Faculty's employees have obtained several dozen grants for the implementation of research projects with funds from the European Commission (REPROCITY, LEPOB, AsiaLink INSYSM, REMINE), POiG and NCN, NCBiR and industry. The results of the conducted research have been extensively published in the form of books, monographs, papers in foreign and domestic scientific and technical journals and conference materials.

International cooperation

 International cooperation in the field of educational activities is being intensively developed. Faculty students participate in the ERASMUS PLUS student exchange program, which enables them to complete a semester of study at a foreign university. The Faculty cooperates with dozens of universities from the European Union and beyond.

The cooperation with foreign research centers is equally rich, including Vysoka Skola Banska-Ostrava, Universidade da Beira Interior-Covilha-Portugal, University of Porto, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, University of Fourier (Sols, Solides, Structures-Risques), University of Montpellier (Mecanique et Genie Civil laboratory).

Offer of technical services

The Faculty maintains close contact with the building industry, due to its location, mainly from the Upper Silesia region. The technical offer of the Faculty includes:

development of expert opinions and technical opinions on all types of building and engineering structures,

assessment of the impact of mining ground deformations on structures, designing protection of structures against the impact of mining deformations,

supervision and consulting in the field of construction design,

designing the reconstruction, strengthening and modernization of civil engineering structures and structures,

designing transport systems in urban areas,

traffic engineering and environmental protection,

transport infrastructure in areas of mining influence,

tests of building materials and elements: strength, durability, other physical properties,

utilization of waste materials,

research, assessment and design of thermal and acoustic insulation.

Current industrial partners include the Consortium of Producers of Silicate Elements, HOCHTIEF Polska, Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji "AKWA" Sp. z o.o. in Nysa, Górażdże Cement S.A. Budimex S.A., Infrastructure Management Board in Kraków, Sika Polska, Basf Polska, Centrum Technologiczne BETOTECH Sp. z o.o. , CUPRUM Shopping Center in Lubin, VW Motor Polska Factory in Polkowice, Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Cargotec Hudiksvall (Sweden), NV Bekaert SA, Xella Technologie, Energoprojekt- Katowice, Polskie Sieci Energetyczne, Consolis Polska, Ergon, Fidia SLR (Italy) . Fisipe (Portugal), PRINŻBUD-5 Świętochłowice, General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways Katowice Branch, Transprojekt Kraków, Transprojekt Katowice, Biuro Projektowo-Konsultingowe Complex Projekt Katowice, Menard Polska Sp. z o. o., Keller Polska Sp. z o. o., Uniserv SA Katowice, BSiPCE "PROJCHŁOD" Sp. z o.o.

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