Bachelor’s degree programme 6.050501 Applied Mechanics

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor in Applied Mechanics
Level of qualification : 
Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: 
None: enrolment is held on general terms of entry.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
None
Profile of the programme: 

Students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for designing the modern automation, control and robotic complexes and systems. Specialists in applied mechanics have the necessary expertise in the development of modern robotic and computer-aided equipment for a variety of manufacturing processes implementation using modern methods of materials processing, regulations and standards in effect, etc. to provide the required quality level products; and necessary skills for creating standard and new computer-aided machines and robotic systems, their diagnostication, maintenance and repair of such equipment in the enterprises of different industries. The sphere of their activities includes enterprises, institutions and organizations of various fields — engineering, automobile industry, transportation, light, processing, chemical, electronic and other branches of industry. Specialists can calculate, design and develop modern computer-aided technology equipment, industrial robots, robotic systems and complexes, using the latest computer technology and software application for design and calculations (Solidwork, AutoCAD, Compas, Delcam, MathCAD and MathLAB and others).
The total credit load of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including social and humanitarian modules — 28 cr., fundamental, natural science and general economic modules — 78 cr., modules of professional and practical training — 134 cr.

Key learning outcomes: 
  1. Knowledge and understanding
    • basics in the methods of design area, engineering methods of calculation and selection, in the sphere of the classic and modern designs of machine parts, assemblies and control used in modern automation equipment, robotic systems and complexes and other equipment for a variety of technology processes;
    • main groups of construction materials, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys, non-metal powder materials, plastics and other latest materials, their physical and mechanical, chemical and technological properties, methods and the ways of blanks forming. Basic knowledge in foundry, metal pressure working, welding; the areas of materials use, the basic knowledge of the optimal material selection taking into account the technological processing ways, providing a low metal consumption, high reliability and duration of exploitation;
    • methods of the machine parts processing, the design basics of technological processes of standard machine parts processing, the main types of metal-cutting lathes, the main lathe constructions;
    • basic types and principles of calculation, selection and design of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, vibrating and other gear types mechanisms for automated equipment and industrial robots;
    • basic automation principles and means of the manufacturing, technological processing, orientation, transportation and loading products processes;
    • modern methods of equipment diagnostic and the basic concepts of interchangeability, standardization and technical measurements. Fundamentals of exploitation and maintenance of industrial robots and automated technology equipment;
    • methods of synthesis and optimization of automated and robotic equipment structural schemes and designs, methods of manufacture and assembly technological processes optimization, exploitation modes and scheduled equipment maintenance standardization;
    • methods of design and CAD of modern electronics, automation and control systems of robotic systems and automated equipment information devices;
    • programming languages and development principles of NC lathes control programs and microprocessor control systems of the industrial robots and the other automated equipment;
    • software and hardware, basic functions and principles of the CAD using in computer design, construction, calculation and modelling of the products, equipment and technological processes in machinery construction and other industries;
    • basic ergonomics concepts and principles of industrial robots, robotic systems, automated lines and complex equipment design;
    • fundamentals of products lifecycle management.
  2. Intellectual (thinking) skills
    • ability to use professionally profiled knowledge and practical skills in fundamental disciplines for designing and technological preparation of manufacturing products in mechanical engineering and other industries;
    • ability to apply knowledge and the acquired skills in order to solve qualitative and quantitative tasks in tangible production;
    • ability to design and synthesize structural and fundamental analytical models of equipment and create computational ones, compose and design components of units, assemblies, mechanisms, machines made of individual parts and products;
    • ability to create high-quality designing and technological documentation in compliance with the standards in effect;
    • ability to use the modern engineering computer graphics and three dimensional modelling with the subsequent calculation and analysis in the development of the modern robotic and automated equipment in various industries construction;
    • ability to evaluate and interpret the output data, to apply the basic concepts of interchangeability, standardization and technical measurements for the synthesis of the new products, equipment and technological processes;
    • skills of verbal and written representation of the practical developments.
  3. Practical skills (subject-specific):
    • skills in manufacturing and functioning organization of workshops and subdivisions of machinery construction and other industry branches;
    • ability to develop technological and design documentation;
    • ability to install and use specialized software and modern computer techniques for computer-aided design of products and special calculations for the equipment;
    • skills of working with modern mechanical and electronic means of measurement and control;
    • ability to use the existing standards for design, exploitation, repair and maintenance of the appropriate technological equipment and tools in certain industries.
  4. Key/transferable skills (generic):
    • ability to take into consideration the basic economic laws, ecologic principles and apply the elements of social and cultural competence;
    • ability to take into account the processes of social and political history of Ukraine, legal basis and ethical standards in industrial and social activities;
    • the computational skills;
    • ability to apply knowledge in practice;
    • ability to self-education and professional development continuation;
    • the communication skills, including oral and written communication in Ukrainian and two common European languages;
    • skills of interaction with others and team work;
    • skills of individual activities organizing and efficient time management.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 

The activity objects of the Bachelor in Applied Mechanics are modern automation devices, robotic systems and complexes, computer-aided equipment and facilities for the implementation of various technological processes and their control systems, methodology of systematic and analytical investigations and engineering calculation methods of automated and robotized equipment components and units, synthesis and optimization methods of computer-aided equipment structural schemes and designs, methods of production, implementation, exploitation and repair organization. The specialists practice marketing, perform the production mangers and organizers functions, do their professional activity as designers, technologists, production managers, marketing specialists in professional support of introduction, implementation, automated and robotized equipment at production, design, science and research enterprises and institutions in various fields: mechanical engineering, automobile industry, transportation, light, processing, chemical, electronic industries and other branches.

Occupation: a specialist in robotic systems and complexes

Designs modern means of automation, industrial works and robotic systems and complexes for the implementation of various technological processes computer-aided design and calculation systems; develops control system of computer-aided equipment, and executive programs of benches with NC; conducts the diagnostic, exploitation and repairs of the equipment and facilities in the enterprises.

Access to further studies: 

Bachelor in Applied Mechanics may continue his/her studies at the university at the second cycle degree (Specialist, Master) majoring in Robotic Systems and Complexes and in Computer-Aided Equipment Design minor.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 

Provisional Regulation on knowledge evaluation and recognition of students’ rating in the credit-modular system of the educational process.

Graduation requirements: 

Completed curriculum with credit load — 240 credits, achieved and defended bachelor’s thesis.

Mode of study: 
Full-time
Programme director: 
Ph.D., associate professor Lanets Oleksii