Since its inception in 1952, the department was entrusted with teaching subjects Engineering Drawing, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Theory of mechanisms and machines and parts of machines with the fundamentals of design. Gradually, the Department also began to teach subjects Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. In response to the emergence of new disciplines department conceived teaching of subjects Applied Thermodynamics, Applied fluid mechanics and Strojnictví.V field of scientific activities the department has in recent years focused on research of mechanical and physical properties of exotic seeds of oilseeds (jatropha and palm oil). Based on the results of the verification are not only domestic companies designed processing technologies. The research department is directed into the field of energy. In the field of energy utilization of small water resources department participates in research rediscovered the bladeless turbine. Also developing cooperation with practice when dealing with the implementation of hydrodynamic pump in turbine mode.