Branch Details

Process Engineering

Original title in Czech: Procesní inženýrstvíFSIAbbreviation: M-PRIAcad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Mechanical Engineering

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 1.9.2004Accredited until: 31.12.2020


The study of process engineering is a starting point for an engineer, concerned with development of processes, their control and design, as well as equipment design.

Graduates may find jobs in the following industrial areas:

  • food industry
  • power generation
  • oil and gas processing industry
  • chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • engineering for environmental protection

Thanks to existing accreditation of the study branch, graduates may acquire title EUR ING – euroengineer. By delivering this title, FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations) acknowledges basically that its holder has absolved such a course at a technical university that provides education at a comparable European level.

Key learning outcomes

Process engineering is a very broad field necessary for various industries, municipal sphere and conceptual power industry. It concerns process development, its optimum conduct, effective design and implementation. Students enroll for “Process Engineering” in the first year of the second grade of their master’s studies where they acquire theoretical background necessary for successful mastering of basic process engineering disciplines. Students employ their theoretical knowledge in the final year where they focus on subjects of wide scope such as implementation of investment plans, project management, design and control of processes, etc. Studies include methods of reduction and/or optimization of energy consumption with minimum emission production, risk assessment of complicated process equipment, and waste treatment.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

It is not an overstatement to say that graduates from process engineering have exceptional and perspective prospects for their future professional careers. This is a consequence of widely applicable knowledge which they have acquired throughout the study of process engineering. Such an approach to teaching assuring great flexibility of the graduated engineers is very useful if not necessary, as it enables to react to any changes (even those that are hard to foresee) in the industrial production, business and so on.

  • power industry
  • food industry
  • oil and gas processing industry
  • environmental units and operations, environmental protection (waste water treatment plants, thermal and non-thermal waste treatment, units for treatment of emissions from industrial and power generation sources, etc.)
Unique career prospects of process engineering graduates may be assigned to broad application sphere of knowledge in various types of industry. This includes design, implementation, construction, reconstruction and modernization, creation of support software tools, project and production management, optimization, consultancy, business activities, representation and jobs in foreign companies, etc. Graduates are highly wanted by Czech, foreign and international companies.
One of main assets of Process engineering is a systematic care for gifted students. Institute provides professional supervision over students’ bachelor’s thesis, diploma’s thesis and students’ functioning as postdocs. Supervision is done by college teachers, researchers (who perform research within highly strategic research projects with great results) and professionals from industrial sphere.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
KBPBalancing of Process and Energy Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KHLHydraulic Processescs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KS1Thermodynamic Engineeringcs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KKPConstruction of Process Equipment I.cs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KTP-AHeat Transfer Processesen6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
1. year of study, summer semester
KEE-AEnergy and Emissionsen6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KKRConstruction of Process Equipment IIcs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KMPMechanical Processescs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KS2Technological Units for Processing Industrycs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
K3DBasics of 3D Modellingcs4summerCompulsoryGCryes
KCDCAD Process Simulationscs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
KFEIntroduction to FEM and CFDcs4summerCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
0PPKIndustrial Project (M-PRI)cs3summerOptional (voluntary)GCryes
2. year of study, winter semester
KBPBalancing of Process and Energy Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KNPDesign of Process and Power Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KELProcess and Power Engineering and Legislationcs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KPJDesign and Control of Processescs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KRRYear-class Projectcs6winterCompulsoryGCryes
KT0CAD Projection of Heat Transfer Equipment for Processes and Power Systemscs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
K20Application of CFDcs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
KAMApplication of FEMcs4winterCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
LC0Refrigeration and Heat Pumpscs0winterOptional (voluntary)Cryes
2. year of study, summer semester
KD5Diploma Project (M-PRI)cs6summerCompulsoryCryes
KRZImplementation of Investment Plans and Troubleshootingcs4summerCompulsoryGCryes
KD6Diploma Seminar (M-PRI)cs4summerCompulsoryCryes
KSZDesign of Equipment for Process Industrycs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KS3System Approaches for Process and Power Industrycs6summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
KODWaste Treatment and Recyclingcs4summerCompulsoryGCryes
2. year of study, both semester
7AZEnglish - Exam B1en0bothCompulsoryExyes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
1 1 KT0, K20, KAM
1 1 KCD, KFE