Faculty of Engineering and Economics

Levels of study

Diplomas and degrees

Major fields of study

Agricultural economics, food science and production, accountancy, finance, banking and investment, human resources/ personnel management, business administration and management, food technology and human nutrition

Fields of Study: management and production engineering

Bachelor level

Degree course in management and engineering of production

Masters level

Degree course in management and engineering of production – specializations:

Faculty authorities

Dean
dr hab. inż. Zbigniew Garncarek, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for Full-time Studies
dr inż. Anna Cierniak-Emerych

Deputy Dean for Part-time Studies
dr hab. inż. Tomasz Lesiów, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for Development and Promotion
dr hab. inż. Irena Szczygieł, prof. UE

Structure

The faculty consists of 15 departments grouped into 2 institutes:

Major research areas

Research at the Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology

Solid state chemistry, investigation of rare-earth elements, phosphates as optical materials (lasers, luminophors), thermal barrier coatings and compounds characterized by fertilizing, magnetic or electrical properties; phase equilibria in examined two- and multicomponent systems of oxides, investigation of new synthesis methods of inorganic nanomaterials. Physicochemistry of heterocyclic compounds; vibrational and electronic excited states of pyridine derivatives; non-linear optical materials; electric conductors with optical memory; complex metal compounds with organic ligands. Identification of new organic compounds for potential application in lasertechnology (Raman laser crystals) and optically nonlinear materials; explanation of the mechanisms of the energy transfer between metal ions and organic ligand in complex compounds of the d- and f-electron elements and heterocyclic derivatives for potential application in luminescence sensors, luminophors and photosensors; studies of azo- and hydrazocompounds possessing photochromic properties that can be applied as active materials in optical memory systems; introduction of new synthesis methods of organic nanomaterials, formed between the heterocyclic amines and organic- or inorganic acids that exhibit ferroelectric properties – significance of these studies lies in examination of structural and physicochemical properties of materials in nano-, micro- and macrodimension. Influence of chemical, physical and biological factors on functional properties and nutritional value of meat and proteins; quality of meat products, elaboration and adaptation of analytical methods used in evaluation of meat quality. Chemically reactive polymers; complex forming power, redox, halogenation, bactericidal prosperties of new ionities, sorbents, and new type resins, green chemistry. Synthesis, examination of properties and application of reactive polymers, with focus on wide problematics of environmental protection in line with the sustainable development principle. Quality improvement and design technologies for new generation food production: of new cereal, baking, confectionery, and meat products, as well as conformity assessments of technologies employed in relation to health safety standards (GMP, GHP, HACCP), functional properties of the so-called ecofriendly and health foods. Materials engineering, involve: hydrodynamics and kinetics of drying and cooling processes of dispersed and granulated materials in modified fluidized, pulsofluidized, and air-fountain systems, and development of new sliding materials with improved mechanical properties.

Biotechnology, with focus on products and biomass obtained through fermentation and biosynthesis, including design and improvement of technologies for production of citric, lactic, acetic, and gluconic acids; production of other bioproducts (yeasts, enzymes, dyes, aromatic substances) and biotechnology of environmental control (yeasting of agricultural and industrial waste).

Biosynthesis of organic acids (citric, gluconic, coic, oxalic, lactic), production of biomass through bioutilization of agricultural and industrial waste, microbiological synthesis of food additives and naturally fermented food products, and synthesis and secretion of enzymes. kinetics of enzymatic reactions in biosynthesis of organic acids and processes of biodegradation, biotransformation and detoxication of xenobiotics and natural toxic compounds, mildew toxins in agricultural products and food, and controlling metabolic activities of microorganisms through online computer technology. Oxygen biodegradation of stocks through mixed cultures of thermo- and mezophillic bacteria, controlling yeast culture growth, and application of sulphate-breathing bacteria for purification of agricultural and food-production wastes.

Research at the Institute of Economic Science

Financial instruments of company value management, investment efficiency appraisal, company valuation, analysis of intellectual capital management, management of financial fluidity of small and medium-sized companies, management of projects and innovation processes (especially with respect to controlling), settlement systems for energy industry, and cost budgeting. Economics, environmental economics, renewable energy sources (with a main focus on wind energy and its impact on the environment), market theory, social theories, the role of the state in an economy (with respect to support for agriculture and water resource management.

Agribusiness theory and application, food and agricultural commodities trade, marketing, economics of Environmental protection (with focus on agriculture), development of company entrepreneurship and competitiveness, effectiveness of progress and innovation, logistics and storage management, economy, and organization of catering.

Information technology in management systems, organization of integrated IT management systems, organization and cross-linking of production record systems and accountancy systems, organization of IT systems for accounting, and legal aspects of IT management systems. Mathematics and statistics, with detailed studies on positional statistics, taxonomy, network effects, mathematical economics, graph theory, the capital market, and econometrics. Identification of problems in efficient implementation of employee participation in Polish companies, presenting barriers for implementation of EU standards and potential for elimination of obstacles, identification of factual and postulative actions of employees in the context of IT labor market (especially in relation to meeting the demands of the market), creating working conditions and workplace standards, employee interests and protection, security and quality of employment, organizational culture in response to globalization of enterprises, image of a company as an employer, employee motivation, and assessment of employee satisfaction. Another important field of study is the analysis of factors that influence company productivity, also in relation to EU integration processes. Improving cost accounting for economic entities per type of activity (production, services, trade), methods and applications of management accounting, design of controlling solutions fitted to type of economic activity, managing company value, cost accounting, and controlling in public health enterprises. Evolution of management methods, problems resulting from changes in management paradigm, new trends in management, and short-term and long-term management problems in relation to company size.

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