Master’s degree programme 8.05050105, Logistics Systems Engineering

Qualification awarded: 
Research engineer (Applied Mechanics)
Level of qualification : 
Specific admission requirements: 
None; enrollment is held on general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
Recognition of Bachelor's qualification programme 6.050501 in Applied Mechanics
Profile of the programme: 
Students acquire the necessary knowledge for professionally-oriented and socio-economic training, sufficient for: self-solution scientific and applied, research, design, engineering and manufacturing issues in design, engineering, project conception, test and certification, diagnostics and support manning, operation and maintenance of automated logistics systems, which are designed for providing the loading and off-loading, load handling, shipping and other industrial and logistics activities, also for technological-process's automation and storage/retrieval activities in other industrial fields.

Mastering new program capacity gives the opportunity effectively and economically feasible to develop, maintain and optimize the operation of automated manufactured industry-transporting systems oriented on application of logistics methods. These skills enable graduates to apply to engineering techniques, analytical and numerical methods of calculation for analysis of established and developing new machinery, units and complex of equipment engineering logistics systems, develop research and engineering projects and working documentation on designed machinery, units and equipments with utilising advanced engineering automated systems, 3d-design systems and numerical methods of modelling, simulated software. Masters can plan and conduct experimental researches in load handling, shipping and other equipments of logistics systems, set the parameters and characteristics of operating mechanisms, apply mathematical processing methods of investigational results, analyze introduced errors and find ways to avoid them, develop and implement administrative and technical measures (technology training) for equipment manufacturing engineering logistics systems, its appurtenances, calculate the manufacturing requirements in materials, parts, technological equipment for its production, composition, number of employees, using simple technoeconomic calculations. Masters can carry out diagnosing equipments; develop administrative and technical measures for support manning logistics systems and its appurtenances.The total credit load of the curriculum is 90 ECTS credits, including social sciencies and humanities modules 51 credits, fundamental, natural science and economics 6 credits, professional and practical training 45 credit; variative subjects 39 credits (professional and practical training 39 credits).

Key learning outcomes: 

1. Knowledge and comprehension

  • fundamental subjects principles(Physics,Chemistry,Further Mathematics,Strength of materials,Analytical mechanics,theory of machines and mechanisms,Electrical engineering and Motor controller,Control system) that are needed to solve engineering and manufacturing,design-and-engineering tasks;
  • professionally-oriented subjects in the major, essentially technological and design fields and also humanities and social-ecomical subjects, which show modern level of economical, historical, phylosophical, politological, social disciplines;
  • to know business Ukrainian language fluently as part of study program;
  • economy, work and manufacturing organisation principles;
  • Occupational safety and health principles , human rights protection, main constitutional laws and citizen's responsibility;
  • basics of vital functions safety in emergency and also ecological principles;
  • programming , computer skills at user’s level;
  • national and world science and technic achievements in relevant subjects;
  • methods of searching and using special sci-tech and patent literature, abstract and communication publications, standards and other guidance materials appertaining to development and execution of technical documentation, as well as other sci-tech information sources;
  • methods and facilities for experemental research, mathematic simulation ,project development, engineering design and computing;
  • equipment used for production automation planning methods of mechanisation and production automation; main requirements to the constructions being developed;
  • assignment and usage, constructions and work principles, construction conditions and technological exploitation of lift- and-carry vehicles, technological means and equipment for mechanical aids and automatic production, automatic complexes and automatized mains, flexible industrial and transport-depot logistics network;
  • technology and materials for single details, connection joint, mashine machanism and lifting and shipping technic equipment;
  • methods of engineering level analysis for technical objects and technology;
  • methods of economic efficiency determination of mechanic means and automatic production induction;
  • technical aesthetics, human factors and ergonomics, styling design principles.

2. Knowledge and comprehension:

  • develop new conveying machinery, automated and robotic logistic systems and technical equipment complexes, provide technological support of industrial production, modernization, machine and equipment exploitation;
  • design kinematic, wiring and other schemes of different assignment, calculate the required parameters and admeasurements. Make up descriptions of structure and operating prnciples of devices and objects that are designed;
  • justify technical decisions;
  • exploit elements of equipment constructions , uncomplicated technologies of details produsing, construct instruments, design and carry out machinery, apparatus and equipment manufacture process, exploit and recondite them;
  • orientate in the relations between the industrial ans socio-cultural spheres – implement the elements of sociopsychology and pedagogy for understanding of peoples' mentality peculiarities in different situations, as well as legislation and basics of law, market economy, ecology and life safety;
  • carry out search, processing, analysis and systematization of scientific and technical information due to the topic (task);
  • work out specialized scientific and technical literature and information about the achivements of domestic and world science and technics in this area, generalize experience and results of researches and technical decisions of the leading scientists;
  • carry out technological elaborations, aimed at new technics and technologies development, existing technologies improvement, output of production that complies with the best domestic and world samples;
  • prepare and make up applications for an inventions and discoveries;
  • carry out works in implementation of complex mechanization and automatization that promote performance standards and workforce productivity, cost reduction, quality improvement and increase in output, as well as provide favorable work conditions and safety;
  • perform the necessary experiments and measurements, bench and industrial testing of equipment that is being designed, use and carry out adjustments and regulations of the modern testing equipment, place and prepare equipment while research and experiments conducting, make the necessary calculations, analyze and generalize results, make technical accounts and prepare operational information on the basis of them;
  • exploit planning and working technical documentation, draw up reports after finishing design works;
  • implement developed technical decisions and projects, provide technological help and carry out supervision after the manufacturing, assembling, adjustment, testing, and exploiting processes process of the object that are being designed;
  • analyze manufacturing processes aiming to draw up districts, main and auxiliary works and operations, which are subjects to mechanization and automatization of time-consuming handworks, lifting and transporting , handling and warehouse operations, exploit reconstruction measures of technical retooling and declining of the expenditure on the hard handwork;
  • develop technical tasks and and carry out project definitions and engineering designs for mechanization and automatization means producing, carry out technico-economical foundations of developed constructions;
  • calculate and analyze the effectiveness of applied mechanization and automatization means, there usage indicators, prepare proposals for revealed defects elimination, transferring to the more advanced constructions or separate composing units;
  • take measures in reliability assurance and non-stop work of mechanization and automatization means;
  • make up technical passports of the developed equipment and machinery, exploitations instructions repairing and safe working while maintenancing of lifting and transporting equipment and means of mechanization and automatization of logistic systems, make up other technical documentations;
  • provide instructions and help for workers while familiarization with the new mechanization and automatization means constructions, organize work in improving their technical knowledge;
  • carry out technical control after compliance with exploitation rules and servicing of the equipment and machinery of logistical systems.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
Examples of the graduates' professional profiles: Masters can carry out such professional jobs and hold primary positions:
  • 1222.2 – head (other chiefs) and foremen of manufacturing divisions //production departments (units) in the industry (in particular: production laboratory director, manufacturing director, production manager, head of the laboratory of production control, machine-shop manager);
  • 1312 – directors of small businesses without industrial managerial apparatus ( in particular: director (head) of the small industrial business) (firm).
2145 – professionals in the mechanical engineering:
  • 2145.1 – research engineer in mechanics ( in particular: junior research associate (mechanical engineering), research engineer (mechanical engineering), research consultant( mechanical engineering);
  • 2145.2 – machine engineer ( in particular: instrument engineer , equipment configuration engineer , engineer in mechanization and automatization of manufacturing processes, engineer in mechanization of labour intensive , design engineer (mechanics), mechanical team-lead engineer, Engineering technologist (mechanics), chief engineer).
2149 — Specialists in other engineering fields:
  • 2149.2. - Engineers (other engineering branches): (in particular: Engineer; System Control and Maintenance Engineer;‎ Engineer Assembly Equipment; Maintenance and Test Engineer; Objective Control Engineer; Operation and Maintenance Engineer; Patents and Inventions Engineer; Pre-production Engineer; Mechanical Design Engineer;‎ Maintenance Engineer; Calculations Engineer; Engineer for the Introduction of New Technology; Research Engineer; Design Engineer; Production Engineer; Laboratory Engineer; Implementer (other engineering branches); Expert (in a particular engineering branches); Expert in Energy Saving and Power Efficiency.
2310 - Faculty member and teaching in higher education institutions:
  • 2310.2 – Other faculty member and higher education institutions (in particular: Assistant; Faculty member);
  • 2320 – Teachers in secondary educational institutions (particularly in Childcare Institutions and Vocational Schools).
Access to further studies: 
Master majoring in Logistical systems engineering may continue their training at postgraduate study at the Lviv Polytechnic National University at the MAE department or at other universities majoring in Engineering (05.02.02.), Machinery dynamics and reliability (05.02.09), Automation of technological processes (05.13.07.).
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional Regulations on knowledge assessment and students’ rating in the modular degree system.
Graduation requirements: 
Curriculum with the credit load of 90 credits completed and master's thesis defended.
Mode of study: 
Programme director: 
Sc.D. , Prof. Kuzio I.V.