Welcome to the department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering as Technical University of Sofia is one of the largest and most advanced departments in Bulgaria.

Mechanical engineering and Mechatronic systems continues to play a key role in developing, operating and manufacturing new machines, devices and processes to benefit mankind. Mechanical engineers apply their creative imaginations and professional skills to combine both theory and practice in a variety of situations. For this, they need an in-depth understanding of scientific principles and engineering processes. They also need to be able to develop solutions to real-life problems in the face of conflicting requirements. Mechanical engineers in the commercial world combine technical and management skills to retain the competitive advantage for their companies.

Mission statement

The overall mission of the Department is to deliver world-class scholarship, education and research in Mechanical Engineering, with particular regard to their application in industry, healthcare and commerce.

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering we encourage you to shape our future as we try to influence and enhance yours. This, and a drive for excellence, is important to us. Follow the links to find out more about what we offer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Sofia.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, and operate systems that extend our physical abilities. A mechanical engineer’s work is seen every day in anything that moves. This includes designing an aircraft, planning a building’s ventilation system and improving a car’s fuel economy. Mechanical engineering also saves lives through bioengineering technologies. The world’s first artificial heart was partially designed, manufactures and implanted using mechanical engineering principles.

As a mechanical engineer, you are an innovator. You’re interested in the physical principles involved in a product’s design, its manufacture and assembly, its safe operation and final disposal. You must also consider appearance and ease of use, the costs of design, manufacture, operation and effects on the environment of your product. Robotics, automation for manufacturing, environmentally responsible power generation or any form of transportation are just some of the areas where your product can be used. In fact, it would be hard to find an area or object in everyday life that is not in some way affected by a mechanical engineer.

Should you become a Mechanical Engineer?

Here are some common traits:

  • Enjoy physics and math.
  • Problem-solve creativity.
  • Like to understand how and why things work.
  • Have an interest in bioengineering, aerospace or robotics.
  • Are curious about the use of alternative fuels and energy.
  • Want to use their ideas to help solve global problems.

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Contact Us

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Room 3242, Technical University of Sofia
Sofia 1756
Phone: (+359 2) 965 2288
E-mail: omileva@tu-sofia.bg