Profile and structure of the Security Engineering

The history of the Faculty of Security Engineering began in 1952 when the Faculty of Railways at the Military Technical Academy (VTA) in Brno was founded. Due to the reorganisation of the university system in the year 1953, the VTA was incorporated into the Technical College of Railways in Prague and named the Military Faculty. The University moved to Žilina in 1961 and it was renamed the University of Transport, later on the University of Transport and Communications. In 1998, the Military Faculty was renamed the Faculty of Special Engineering of the University of Žilina and the military studies were ended towards the year 2004. All these changes influenced the structure of educational programmes offered by the Faculty. The courses aim mainly at solving natural, ecological, economic, social and other crisis situations, civil security and rescue services.

The Faculty of Security Engineering is oriented towards the managerial and technological studies. The Faculty offers university education in accredited fields of study at all levels, i.e. in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees as well as in lifelong education. The Faculty develops scientific and research activities in those fields. University education and scientific and technical research activities contribute considerably to the economic and social development of the Slovak Republic and the Žilina region. The Faculty cooperates with many institutions, develops international scientific research and
pedagogical relationships, and shares publication activities with foreign universities.

The FEE’s Departments are listed below:

-       Department of Fire Engineering,

-       Department of Security Management,

-       Department of Technical Sciences and Informatics,

-       Department of Crisis Management,

-       Department of Security and Safety Research.

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