Master's degree programme M2I

Branch: Mechanical Engineering Design

Academic year: 2019/20

Guarantor: prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.


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Characteristics of the branch

The main aim is to provide students with principles of machine design and design methods, which are vital for development of new products and machines in the wide range of fields of mechanical engineering. The purpose is not just to acquire theoretical knowledge, but to master application of engineering approach and teamwork. It is based on project oriented learning, which leads students to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. The scheme of the semester is following:

  • 1st to 7th week - block courses. Students acquire knowledge of project management, engineering analysis, computer-aided design, condition monitoring, machine and process control, tribology, prototype design and it's testing.
  • 7th to 13th week – project oriented learning. Students are working in teams on assigned projects.
  • Examination period – defence of the projects.

In the first semester projects are meant to verify generally known principles in practice using theoretical knowledge (e. g. behaviour of truss structures, system dynamics or verification of hydrodynamic lubrication theory). In the following semesters the tasks are focused on realization of complex interdisciplinary problems and development of student's abilities to interpret the results. Students, at all stages of project-oriented learning, work in laboratories and consult the subject under the guidance of a professional guarantor.

Study plan and the courses reflect new and fast developing technologies and interdisciplinary disciplines such as:
  • 3D digitization and reverse engineering,
  • engineering analyses and simulations,
  • additive technologies for production of metal and plastic prototypes,
  • emerging sciences and technologies, machine and process control.

Important part of the study is the diploma thesis. Students work on it throughout the whole study. Diploma theses reflect current research projects and industrial cooperation. The outcome of the thesis is a functional prototype or a scientific article. Personal stories of graduate students can be found here: study KI.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students obtain complex knowledge needed for design of machine parts and units. When they graduate, they are able to create and use 3D digital data for design, simulation and production of final products. They are able to apply advanced approaches to reverse engineering and condition monitoring in the process of machine parts innovation. Project-oriented teaching gives them experience with multidisciplinary problems including experimental verification and validation of outcomes.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Brno University of Technology or in a degree program with corresponding course structure at another faculty or university.
  • Passing written part of entrance examination (if is not waived).
  • Passing entrance interview, where is discussed motivation of the applicant to study Mechanical Engineering Design.
  • Applicants from other faculties are reqiured to send a motivation letter.
  • Final state examination marking, quality of the thesis and study results in the course of bachelor’s study are taken into consideration in admission procedure.

Career prospects

Graduates can work as mechanical engineers and designers, project managers, development specialist, researchers and engineering businessmen. Those, who are interested in scientific research or deepening their education, can continue in doctoral study programme.

Advanced courses

Students interested in scientific research or in deepening their knowledge, can continue in doctoral study programme. Doctoral study is based on solving of theoretical problems and their experimental verification. PhD students can ackquire own research projects. Internships and international conferences are part of the doctoral study.

Study stays abroad, international cooperation

Students can participate within the Erasmus plus programme in internships at foreign technical universities (University of Malta, Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Maribor, Montanuniversitat Leoben, Graz University of Technology, Aalborg University). Institute of Machine and Industrial Design cooperates with many significant companies like Koyo Bearings, DAIDO METAL, Honeywell, ABB, GE Aviation, GCE, INA, Bosch- Rexroth and Škoda auto.

Special offer

Institute of Machine and Industrial Design offers well equipped classrooms, laboratories and workshops. Fully equipped student's workshop and laboratory of 3D print are available to students for realization of the projects within the courses. Each student has her/his computer available for the duration of the study. Facilities for students include relaxation room. Before the first semester students take part in three-day event, where they get to know each other. They are also introduced the study, projects and topics of diploma theses there. For those, who are interested, the Institute offers summer jobs or additional research activities.

Study adviser:

Ing. Radovan Galas, Ph.D., tel: (+420) 541 143 239,