Order of the Minister of Education and Higher Education No. DT-04-010/1/69 of June 13, 1969, with effect from June 15 of this year, and published in the Official Journal of the Minister of Education and Higher Education on November 29, 1969, lists in the structure organizational structure of the Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, including the Department of Descriptive Geometry, the Department of Technical Physics and the Department of Applied Mathematics. The Faculty was established by merging two Departments of Physics, four Departments of Mathematics and the Department of Descriptive Geometry operating at different faculties of the University. It was one of the first faculties of this type at technical universities.
When the Faculty was established, the Dean’s Office and the Department of Applied Mathematics were located in Gliwice at ul. Zwycięstwa 42. The remaining units were located in the buildings of other departments. In 1993, the Dean’s Office and the Institute of Mathematics moved to the Main Library building at ul. Kaszubska 23 and left the old headquarters at ul. Zwycięstwa 42.
The Organizing Dean and the first Dean of the Faculty was prof. Ph.D. Aleksander OPILSKI, and the Vice-Dean is doc. Dr. Jerzy LEŚ.
As a result of organizational changes in the academic year 1971/1972, a new structure of the Faculty was introduced, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Mathematics were established, in which the Department of Descriptive Geometry was incorporated as a Department. In 1974, the Institute of Theoretical Mechanics was established at the Faculty, and in 1981, on the basis of the Department of Descriptive Geometry, which was excluded from the Institute of Mathematics, the Institute of Descriptive Geometry was established, as the only institute of this type in the country.
In 1992, the Institute of Theoretical Mechanics was excluded from the structure of the Faculty and transferred to the Faculty of Civil Engineering, and in 1995, the former Institute of Descriptive Geometry, but with the rank of the Center for Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics, was transformed into the Inter-Faculty Center for Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics, which also was excluded from the structure of the Faculty. On September 1, 2010, the Institute of Physics was transformed into a non-faculty unit called “Institute of Physics – Scientific and Teaching Center of the Silesian University of Technology” and was also excluded from the structure of the Faculty.
By resolution of the Senate of the Silesian University of Technology No. XXVIII/237/10/11 of May 30, 2011, as of September 1, 2011, the former name of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics was changed to the Faculty of Applied Mathematics.
Currently, the scientific, teaching and organizational activities of the Faculty are concentrated in the Institute of Mathematics, which consists of four Departments: Department of Algebra, Department of Analysis and Topology, Department of Computational and Industrial Mathematics and Department of Computer Science. Scientific research conducted at the Institute of Mathematics is basic research and concerns various fields of mathematics and its applications.
The education of students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics began in the academic year 1970/1971 in the field of Applied Mathematics and in the field of Technical Physics with a specialization in physics and electronics. 28 people started studies in the field of Technical Physics and 27 people in the field of Applied Mathematics. After 5 years of study, 14 physicists and 9 mathematicians received diplomas with the professional title of Master of Science in Engineering. From the very beginning, the focus was on the quality of education. Study plans and programs were designed so that graduates obtained a thorough education in physics and mathematics, basic engineering knowledge and appropriate specialist preparation. Shaping an engineering mentality, enabling the application of knowledge from basic subjects in practice, was a significant difference between the education of physicists and mathematicians at technical universities and universities.
In the academic year 1974/1975, in place of the Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics majors, the Fundamental Problems of Technology major with specializations: technical physics, applied mathematics and applied mechanics was established. This field of study was closed by an administrative decision by the Ministry in 1992. From the academic year 1992/1993, education was provided in the fields of Technical Physics and Mathematics. In the academic year 2001/2002, the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, engineering studies with a specialization in optoelectronics and fiber optic technology, was established at the Faculty, and in the academic year 2008/2009, the field of Computer Science was established.
The Electronics and Telecommunications field and the Technical Physics field were closed in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Currently, the Faculty offers two fields of study: Computer Science – first and second cycle studies and Mathematics – first and second cycle studies.
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