The master´s study programme Computer Aided Design and Simulations in Mechanical Engineering graduates are able to creatively use methods of calculation, simulation and verification of model solutions in the design of mechanical systems and their constructions. The main emphasis is put on their readiness and ability of independent development, elaboration and practical application of engineering approaches when solving technical problems in the field of linear and nonlinear response of constructions. The graduates are able to perform static, kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and constructions, to assess lifetime and reliability of the investigated objects. They are capable of analysing thermal stress, to solve technical tasks of flow, thermodynamics, heat and material transfer. The graduates receive adequate knowledge of information technology, foreign languagesand economic as well as legal aspects of the field. They are able to properly formulate technical problems, to analyse and solve them. They have an overview of general and scientific approaches and methods. They are able to comprehensively assess and recognize what is essential in the design and diagnostics of mechanical systems and constructions not only in relation to the problem, but also to the environment. They master modern numerical methods of computational dynamics in order to identify and analyse fields such as methods of finite and infinite elements and passports, marginal elements and others. They are employable in the field of optimal structural design of machines, constructions and industrial products, technological units and equipment. In their work they are able to use software aided engineering tools such as: AutoCAD, Inventor, Pro/Engineer, Mechanical Desktop, Solid Edge, Ideas, Catia, MATLAB, Mathematica, MathCAD, Maple, ANSYS, ADINA, Marc, Nexis, SYSWELD, ADAMS, and others. The graduates are able to model, simulate and analyse different types of fields separately or in their interaction as a bound problem be it the subject of macro-mechanical systems or the micro- and nanostructures. The graduates are able to programmes a formulated technical problem into a computer programmes and transform it into design. They acquire basic knowledge in the field of experimental mechanics. The graduates are employable mainly in the field of designing, evaluation and innovation of construction of machines and technological equipment.

Prospects of graduates

The graduate of the study programme "Computer Aided Design and Simulations in Mechanical Engineering" creatively applies calculation methods, simulations and verifications of model solution in designing mechanical systems. The main emphasis is put on preparedness and ability to independently develop, elaborate and practically apply engineering approaches in the solution of technical issues in the field of linear and non-linear responses of structures. The graduate is able to perform static, kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms and structures, assess the lifespan and reliability of examined objects. They are able to analyse heat stress, solve technical tasks of flow, thermodynamics, transmission of heat and substance. They have a command of computer tools of mechanics such as the method of finite elements or the method of bound elements and is able to apply them for the solution of engineering tasks. In their work they use software engineering tools such as: CAD systems: AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer, Catia, Ideas, etc.; software MKP: ADINA, ANSYS, MSC MARC,  and others. They have adequate education in information technologies and have a basic command of programming languages C, FORTRAN and MATLAB in the environment of operating systems MS Windows and Linux. The graduates shall find their application mainly in the field of designing, assessment and innovation of the machine constructions, technological equipments and constructions.

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Conditions of admission


1. The fundamental prerequisite of being accepted to the graduate study programme (second degree) is full completion of the undergraduate study of the first degree (Higher Education Act, n.131/2002 Coll.).

2. Health certificates the faculty does not require any confirmations of health status and accepts all the applications without any health certificates for all degrees of the university studies


1.  No entrance exams

  • all the applicants have to pass the selection procedure.

2. Selection Procedure

  • selection procedure is carried out in a form of an interview in order to ensure that the accepted candidates dispose of the necessary skills and abilities.
  • within the selection procedure, the results achieved during the undergraduate study, the result of the state examination and the passed undergraduate study programmes in the same or similar field of study will be evaluated. No entrance examinations take place.

Conditions for international students

The same terms and conditions of admission are applicable as for the applicants from abroad as for the applicants from Slovakia.

Foreign students who study in a foreign language(i.e. not Slovak), pay the tuition fee as stated in § 92 Subsection 8 (Higher Education Act). The tuition fee is specified by the UNIZA directive for the respective academic year, which can be found on the university website.

Students from abroad who study in the Slovak language do not have to pay the tuition fee. The applicants from the Czech Republic who want to apply and study in Žilina can use the application form available in the Czech Republic. The applicants who do not actively speak Slovak or Czech are required to attend the language training. (It is possible to attend the Slovak for Foreigners courses at UNIZA).

For foreign applicants who were accepted on the basis of international agreements or Slovak government grants, terms and conditions stated in respective agreements are applicable.

Without entrance examinations

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

Základná podmienka prijatia

Základnou podmienkou prijatia na inžinierske štúdium (študijný program druhého stupňa) je získanie vysokoškolského vzdelania prvého stupňa (Zákon o vysokých školách č.131/2002 Z. z. v znení neskorších predpisov). V prípade zahraničného
uchádzača alebo študenta, ktorý ukončil štúdium v zahraničí, predloží k prihláške na vysokoškolské štúdium najneskôr k zápisu na štúdium, rozhodnutie o uznaní dokladu o absolvovaní vysokoškolského vzdelania prvého stupňa príslušnou inštitúciou v SR, resp. požiada UNIZA o uznanie dokladu o vzdelaní.

Ďalšie podmienky prijatia

1. Bez prijímacej skúšky
Všetci uchádzači o štúdium prechádzajú výberovým konaním.

2. Výberové konanie
Prijímacie konanie sa uskutoční formou výberového konania s cieľom zabezpečiť, aby na štúdium nastúpili uchádzači s potrebnými schopnosťami a predpokladmi.

Pravidlá výberového konania

Vo výberovom konaní sa posudzujú študijné výsledky dosiahnuté počas Bc. štúdia, výsledky štátnej skúšky a absolvovaný Bc. študijný program. Prijímacie skúšky sa nekonajú.

Coordinator for students with specific needs

doc. Mgr. Branislav Ftorek, PhD. tel.: 041/513 2519, 4950


General information on the admission exam

Application forms are to be submitted for individual study programme.

In case the applicant is interested in more study programme, it is necessary to apply for each one individually, including payment of the respective admission procedure fees.

Applicants have to fill in the form Prihláška na vysokoškolské štúdium - 2. Stupeň or they can also use an electronic application form that can be found on the university website: or on the education portal: https:// 

Even in case of electronic application form, it is required to print it, sign it, enclose other required documents including the proof of payment of the fee and send it to the address SjF UNIZAwithin the stipulated deadlines.

Incomplete study application or application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

In the absence of or failure of entrance exams, the faculty does not refund the admission fee.

If an applicant wants to take part in entrance exams at more faculties of UNIZA, the application forms have to be sent separately to each faculty and the respective admission procedure fees paid separately to each faculty.

Enclosures for the master´s degree programme (to be sent with application forms):

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Payment confirmation statement,
  • copy of the Diploma.

 Admission fee:

Send 20 € to:                                                          

Žilinská univerzita, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina

Bank: Štátna pokladnica

IBAN: SK34 8180 0000 0070 0026 9861

const. symbol: 0308

variable symbol: 10232 - inžinierske štúdium


Payment method: payment can be paid by bank transfer or postal order to the account above.

Payment confirmation statement: is to be sent to the Faculty with the application form.

With payment of the admission fee from the EU member states, the EES countries, territories that are considered a part of the EU (Treaty of Rome, Section 299) and SEPA countries,  it is necessary to use BIC: SPSRSKBAXXX, IBAN: SK34 8180  0000 0070 0026 9861.

Form of entrance exam

Selection procedure



  • Open day


  • Apply the application for study


  • Performance of the entrance exam

    29.06.2021 - 29.06.2021

  • Send certificate to


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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form, electronic form)
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (paper form, electronic form)
  • CV (paper form, electronic form)
  • doklad o úhrade poplatku za prijímacie konanie (paper form, electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 450 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 20 €
E-application form: 20 €

Billing information

Žilinská univerzita, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina

Bank: Štátna pokladnica

IBAN: SK34 8180 0000 0070 0026 9861

const. symbol: 0308

variable symbol: 10232 - inžinierske štúdium

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Detail of the study program


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Last update: 21.09.2020 13:40

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