Faculty of Materials Engineering - History
Faculty of Materials Engineering originated from the Department of Metallurgy, established in 1966 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.
On June 12, 1967, by Rector’s order, a branch of metallurgy was established in Katowice, transferring the Department of Metallurgy there and opening a new major of engineering for steel industry. Those activities lead to the foundation of Faculty of Metallurgy, by the decision of Minister of Higher Education of June 13, 1969. At that time, the Faculty consisted of three Departments: Department of Raw Materials Metallurgy; Department of Materials Science and Materials Technology; and Department of Steel, Alloys and Plastic Processing. It was also the beginning of activity of new branch in Katowice, transformed into the Silesian University of Technology: Science and Didactic Centre in Katowice. The centre systematically developed, and soon it consisted of three Faculties: Faculty of Metallurgy, Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Production Management.
In 1988, the Faculty changed its name into the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy. It reached its current shape in 2013, after modernization of its structure, curriculum and research programs.