Information for incoming foreign students

Dear friend,

Department of Mechanics (KME in Czech), belonging to Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS or FAV in Czech), which is part of University of West Bohemia (UWB or ZČU in Czech) offers foreign students the possibility to come to Pilsen and study within the Erasmus+ or Free-movers programmes.

The courses guaranteed by our department cover the fields of classical mechanics (kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems, noise and vibration analyses), mechanics of materials (stress-strain, fracture), mechanics of fluids, and biomechanics. These courses belong to several Bachelor, Master, and also Doctoral study programmes. Students can use professional software (e.g. Abaqus, Adams, Ansys, Matlab, MSC.Marc, optiSLang, NX Siemens etc.) for wide scale of numerical simulations (finite element analysis, multibody simulations, optimization tools) or virtual prototyping (CAD/CAE) and also to participate in laboratory experiments within certain selected courses.

All courses for mobility students offered by the five departments of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (including Department of Mechanics) are conforming with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Look for the courses designated with KME. You can, of course, select courses from all other departments (Mathematics, Cybernetics, Physics, and Computer Science & Engineering), if you like and if it complies with your study programme at your home institution. Also, check the available language of instruction!

Detailed information about active bilateral (inter-institutional) agreements and contacts to all faculty coordinators is maintained by our faculty team. Your institution is not listed and you think it should be? Try to contact your local Erasmus coordinator and tell him about our department. We’ll get in touch and perhaps prepare a new agreement. The main coordinating unit at our university is the International Office.

Please, consult also with the International (or Erasmus) Office of your home institution whether you are eligible to study in Czech Republic and under which conditions (such as VISA requirements). Another opportunity to visit Pilsen and our Department before coming to study is the International Summer Language School (ISLS) held every July since 1990. It offers intensive language courses at various levels and it is a great chance to get in touch with local students or researchers from our Department in an informal way.

Looking forward to seeing you in Pilsen!