The independent European accreditation of the educational program "Dynamics and strength of machines"

The expert group of the Accreditation commission conducted independent European accreditation of the educational program "Dynamics and strength of machines" on the department of dynamics and durability of machines and resistance of materials of Mechanical Engineering Institute in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in accordance with the requirements of the European system of evaluation of quality of engineering education on the 24-26th June, 2019. This expert group was from Accreditation Commission of Universities of Techno­logy, KAUT( Poland ).

The educational program "Dynamics and durability of machines" is worked out on the department of dynamics and durability of machines and resistance of materials of Mechanical Engineering Institute in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Its aim is to provide a preparation of specialists on calculation and experimental researchers of construction durability, to longevity and reliability of aviation and space-rocket technique, transport, power and other machines, devices and equipment with application of modern information technologies. The preparation is going in collaboration with the row of partners. "Progresstech - Ukraine" the system of dual education is realized on the base of LTD. Students of master's degree are involved in double degree program with Poznan University of Technology (Poland) and Otto von Guericke University (Germany).

The accreditation was conducted within the framework of realization of course on integration of Ukraine to European Union and is one of directions of introduction of the European norms and standards in education, scitech, presentation and distribution of own cultural and scientific and technical achievements in EU.

The form of "Report from a self-appraisal" was defined by KAUT, a language of documents is English. "Report…" contains the description of aim and maintenance of the educational program, list of partners, productive practice is provided and employment of graduating students, requirement comes true to the entrants, analysis of accordance of organization of educational process. Among additions is actually the educational program, educational and working curricula, normative documents in relation to the systems of double diplomas, list of teachers of department and courses envisaged after them, list of themes of master's degree works.

V.Bidunkevych entered in the complement of expert group and A.Tytko, Z.Klos, H.Lvov, B.Ozeryansky and A.Fialkovsky were part of this expert group.

B. Duda,V. Holyavko and V.Pasichnyk (the employees of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute) participated in the preparation and realization of examination.

The members of expert group learned documentation and materials from the methodical providing of educational process, became familiar with the qualifying master's degree works executed on a department, examined educational audiences, laboratories of department. The considerable attention was spared to introduction in the educational process of English and multimedia facilities of studies, and at the review of laboratories - by the question of inhibition and control of norms of safety. During the visit of dean's office experts learned the system of account of success and scholarship provision.

An evaluation was conducted for the receipt of the certificate, envisaged by "Standards and recommendations in relation to providing of quality in European space of higher education", ministers that is responsible for higher education accepted in 2005, on the suggestion, prepared by the European association of providing of quality of higher education (ENQA) jointly with the European union of students (ESU), European association of higher education (EURASHE) and European association of universities (EUA).

Experts estimated positively a teaching level on the program "Dynamics and durability of machines", its methodical providing and organization of educational process, and also its quality of laboratory and material and technical base of department.

The further procedure of accreditation envisages the stowage of report, its criticizing experts other members of KAUT and decision-making about accreditation of the educational program on the session of KAUT. Approximately procedure must come to an end in November 2019.

S.Pyskunov