Department of Power Engineering

Studying energy engineering at the Brno University of Technology has a long tradition. The proof is the permanent and close interconnection of the university with important companies of energy engineering not only in the Brno area but in the whole Czech Republic. Experts from these companies were and are also important teachers at the Department of Power Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology. Energy engineering, although a difficult and theoretically demanding field of study, is an attractive field for technically apt students.

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Why study energy engineering?
  • the sustainable development of society requires the environmentally sound use of energy resources while meeting the increasing needs for electricity and heat
  • students in all forms of study will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills enabling them high flexibility in finding employment in a wide range of engineering disciplines
  • the continuous development of energy engineering constantly requires new professionals, which gives our graduates an advantageous position in gaining employment
  • graduates have the opportunity for further professional growth in the doctoral program
  • and various forms of lifelong learning programmes
What is the study content?

Lectures and seminars will provide our students with a broad overview of thermal and power engineering. Here they will learn about the construction and operation of both conventional thermal energy sources, i.e., boilers, heat turbines and other heat appliances, as well as nuclear sources.

What we offer?
  • study stays and excursions in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • establishing cooperation with industry
  • the prospect of finding good employment
  • computer room and extensive software conveniences
  • modern department laboratories
Possibilities and forms of study:

The Department of Power Engineering provides education in the field of thermal energy engineering in the following forms:

Bachelor’s degree programme – Energy Engineering (B-ENE-P) – graduates will gain theoretical knowledge and acquire necessary practical skills in the field of energy. This will allow them to be widely employed as designers or technicians in the energy, chemical and food industries and institutions dealing with environmental issues of various technical processes.

Master’s degree programme in Power and Thermofluid Engineering - specialization Power Engineering – this specialization covers the entire range of thermal engineering and energy, i.e., the technology of transformation of useful energy with minimal impact on the environment. The course includes mainly conventional and nuclear energy, i.e., construction and operation of boilers, heat turbines and components of thermal and nuclear power plants, design in energy, heating, small energy sources, simulation calculations in energy engineering, introduction to renewable and secondary energy sources - solar and wind energy, use of biomass and waste, heat pumps. Considerable attention is paid to environmental technologies in energy engineering and the impact of energy equipment on the environment.

Doctoral study programme Power Engineering - study of scientific disciplines focused on the construction and operation of thermal energy and nuclear facilities. These are applied scientific disciplines based on thermomechanics, mass and heat transfer, hydromechanics and nuclear physics. The topics of doctoral theses are focused on boilers, steam and combustion turbines, components of nuclear power plants, heat exchangers, renewable sources, energy use of biomass and waste and thermal cycles of power plants. All specific topics are based on the needs of industrial practice and can be used primarily in the departments of energy and energy engineering.

Scientific and research activities of the department:

The department is engaged in scientific and research activities in a number of areas, in which it also offers cooperation and services for those interested in the industrial and public spheres and has an extensive experimental base in the laboratories of the Energy Institute.

  • gasification of biomass and waste
  • incineration of biomass and waste
  • heat exchangers and condensers
  • numerical modelling and simulation
  • research into the properties of biofuels
  • research and development of Stirling and steam engine
  • tertiary circuits of nuclear power plants
  • research into absorption cycles
  • more in the tab Scientific, research and experimental activities