Studies at the University
THE SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA offers university education mainly in: technical, technological, technical-economical, technical-information and technical-artistic fields of study.
There are around 17,000 national and foreign students studying at all grades and forms of studies at the 7 faculties and 1 university institute based in
Complex accreditation of the operation of STU has been completed in 2009. Based on the declaration of the Accreditation Commission, the counselling body of the Government of the Slovak Republic, STU continues to be classified as a university-type college. According to Article 84, Section 5 of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on universities, on amendments and supplements to certain laws as amended and upon the declaration of the Accreditation Commission, the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic has conferred a right to STU to grant relevant academic titles to graduates of study programmes in study branches.
The studies at the STU are performed at 3 levels:
1. the bachelor's degree study programme
2. the engineer's or master's degree study programme
3. the PhD. (doctorate) degree study programme
1. The bachelor's degree study programme
is focused on the acquirement of theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge based on actual state of science and art and on the mastering of the use of this knowledge at work or in the continuation of the consequent university studies. The standard length of studies for the bachelor study programme is 3 or 4 years. One of the conditions of the successful completion of the studies is passing a state examination - defence of bachelor thesis and passing another state exam from subjects (if prescribed by the study plan). The graduates are granted the academic title "bakalár" ("Bc." in abbreviation).
The graduated student of the bachelor study programme can continue in the second degree of studies.
2. The engineer's and master's degree study programme
is focused on the acquirement of theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge based on actual state of science and art and on the development of a creative use of this knowledge at work or in the continuation of the consequent university studies, according to the doctorate study programme. The standard length of studies is 2 or 3 years. One of the conditions of the successful completion of the studies is passing a state examination - defence of diploma (master) thesis and passing another state exam from subjects (if prescribed by the study plan). The graduates are granted the academic title "inžinier" ("Ing." in abbreviation), "inžinier architekt" ("Ing. arch." in abbreviation) or „magister umenia“ (Mgr. art).
During the studies of the second degree the student can perform additional pedagogical studies at the Department of Technical Pedagogy of the Institute of Lifelong Learning, which allows him/her to acquire a pedagogical qualification to teach technical subjects at all types of secondary schools.
The graduated student of this degree can continue in the third degree of studies.
3. The PhD. (doctorate) degree study programme
is focused on the acquirement of knowledge based on the actual state of scientific and artistic knowledge and mostly on the individual contribution of the student to this knowledge, which is a result of a scientific research and individual creative activity in the field of science or technique or an individual theoretical and creative activity in the field of art. The standard length of the doctorate study programme is 3 years in full time form and 5 years in external form. Condition of the successful completion of the studies is passing a dissertation examination and defence of doctoral dissertation. The graduates are granted the academic title "doktor" ("philosophiae doctor", "PhD." in abbreviation) or "doktor umenia" ("artis doktor", "ArtD." in abbreviation).
THE STUDY AND INFORMATION CENTRES (libraries) are parts of the faculties of STU and by means of the special and scientific book stock, the information, bibliographic and documentary activity, these centres can create for the students and university employees good conditions for successful studies and scientific work. Apart from the faculty libraries, students can study in other libraries of
Accommodation and catering of the students are assured by the STUDENT HOUSES AND CANTEENS.
The doctors in the YOUTH AND DENTAL CLINICS take care of the student’s health.
The students and university employees have at their disposal sports facilities – playgrounds, gymnasiums, swimming pools, tennis-courts, fitness centres etc.
The University has its own university artistic ensemble TECHNIK which has 3 parts – a chamber orchestra, a choir and a folklore dance group. The members of the ensemble are mostly the students of the university.
Centrum kariérneho poradenstva - CKP (Careers Advisory Centre) in contact with various companies helps students to find their future job. The Centre also offers part-time jobs, internships, participation in cooperation in projects and thesis topics proposals for all STU students.
SvF Faculty of Civil Engineering of STU
SjF Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of STU
FEI Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of STU
FCHFT Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of STU
FA Faculty of Architecture of STU
MTF Faculty of Materials Science and Technology of STU based in Trnava
FIIT Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of STU
UM Institute of Management
CKP Centrum Kariérneho Poradenstva (Careers Advisory Centre)