Graphic Communication Engineering

Rapidly developing industry of graphic communications (media) and other creative branches connects modern and intensive scientific technologies. This study programme is designed for those people who evolve creatively and improve their knowledge about the modern technologies through the use of advertising and graphic media based on the design, information, laser and nanotechnologies, and solve public, electronic and integrated communications, as well as press and green engineering issues.

Entry requirements
Code 6211EX016
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle Second cycle
Field Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
  • University of Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Stuttgart Media University (Germany)
 

Values

Studies

Interdisciplinary study programme

The modern industry of graphic communications and other creative branches cannot exist without diverse education. A specialist, working in this field of activity, has to be familiar with various media technologies, design, environmental impact of technologies, management of innovative projects, and creative activities.

Lecturers

A team of young and experienced lecturers

Knowledge is shared by the famous local and foreign professors, competent producers and curious lecturers who began their scientific carrier.

Skills

Practical application of skills during the studies

During the studies, students can demonstrate their disciplinary and creative skills by taking an active part in various competitions organised by the social partners.

Environment

Close links with social partners

Close and sincere cooperation with the social partners provides an opportunity to improve professional skills by participating in the practical workshops and scientific research in the base of the manufacturing companies. The one-time scholarships, established by UAB “Aurika”, a group of printing companies “Repro”, UAB “Panoden” and others, encourage students to achieve good study results.

Demand on the labour market

A guaranteed place of work

Traditional and electronic publishing, printing of books, newspapers, magazines, packages, labels, and other printed products take a solid 5th place among the most important industries in Lithuania (data provided by the Department of Statistics of the Republic of Lithuania). Therefore, it is not surprising that specialists working in the field of graphic communications are constantly in great demand in the labour market.

 

Skills

Media – advertising, press and design
Technologies – 3D and 4D printing, nanotechnologies, smart materials, and green engineering
Communication – public, mass, and integrated
Research – biodegradable and smart materials, printing products, electronic preparation, press, and advertising processes
Knowledge of various means of media and their technologies Creation of technological process by assessing the environmental requirements Use of new materials for technological processes Economical assessment of innovations

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

Contacts

Department of Study Quality Assurance and Development 

dr. Jurgita Vizgirdaitė

K. Donelaičio Street 73 – 412, LT-44029, Kaunas, Lithuania

+370 37 24 92 26 I +370 620 76 841

jurgita.vizgirdaite@ktu.lt

ktu.edu

 
 

Recommended MA+ competences

Testimonials

Jurgita Nikliauzaitė

Head of Quality and Technologies of Design and Publishing Company AB “Kopa”

 

Today, printing companies are facing a number of various challenges. The increasing global competition and market decline due to the influence of digital media encourages us to focus on the solutions, related to the marketing, production efficiency, and quality problems. At the same time, requirements for the qualification of young printing specialists are also changing. Nowadays, technological knowledge is necessary, but insufficient. The Master’s study programme “Graphic Communication Engineering” perfectly supplements knowledge obtained during Bachelor studies and forms broader understanding about the today’s business environment of printing, as well as develops future specialists for the middle and higher chain.

Rasa Tuskėnaitė-Prėnienė

Administrator of Prepress Department at UAB “Aurika”

 

Currently, I work as Administrator of Prepress Department at the promising flexographic printing house “Aurika”. It is the largest producer of labels in the Baltic countries. I was satisfied with the studies because it was a great opportunity to acquire diversified education and after the graduation it provides an opportunity to understand various media and their technologies. The Master studies helped me to improve and develop my knowledge, as well as form an analytical approach to the problems and try to solve them creatively. Good press specialist is always welcome in many national printing houses. Meanwhile, practice and experience is acquired while working. However, knowledge obtained during the studies, helps to integrate into the labour market and find your place in it. The university not only provides the necessary knowledge, but develops personality.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Understand scientific and fundamental principles for analysis, design of graphic communication engineering systems, project implementation and management of these systems.
– Applies advanced software and numerical computerised analysis methods for research and design of polygraph products.
– Plans and performs experimental research related to polygraph, packing materials, polygraph products, electronic preparation and printing technologies.
– Designs publications, packages of various purposes, graphic elements for document protection and other polygraph products, performs their electronic preparation and selects modern materials and printing method, as we as process technology corresponding to the special requirements defined by normative documents.

Student’s skills:
– Able to apply technical and scientific literature for performance of design tasks, prepare alternative solutions and assess them in terms of technical, economic, green engineering and sustainable development aspects.
– Able to combine traditional, new and original solutions, integrate technical innovations and scientific achievements in the areas of materials, printing and packaging technologies.
– Able to conduct and organise engineering activities in the field of graphic technologies with consideration of legal, commercial and environmental aspects.
– Able to individually plan and organise professional activities, making decisions regarding selection of content, forms and methods.

 

 

You may become

– Assessment and improvement of technologies;
– Development and installation of new technological processes;
– Technological discipline control, quality assurance in the manufactured production.

– Supervision, assurance and installation of technological processes;
– Organisation of the work of subordinate personnel;
– Assurance of production quality and deadlines for orders.

– Organisation of the work of subordinate personnel;
– Production planning and control of plan implementation, control of production indicators;
– Preparation, management and supervision of documentation.

– Development of the company’s operational strategy;
– Management of the organisation;
– Making and implementation of production development policy.

– Performance of scientific research works with appropriate application of theoretical models, experimental/laboratory equipment and machinery, and announcement of the results;
– Implementation of experimental development projects and dissemination of results;
– Participation in expert, educational activities, preparation of specialists.