The beginning of Power Engineering Department dates back into 50-ies of 20th century. Three faculties including Faculty of Mechanical Engineering were founded at VŠB – Technical University in 1951. The Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering was established at that time as a foundation for future Department of Power Engineering. Prof. Ing. Kořínek was in charge with its leadership. The department provided tuition for energy machine in metallurgical and mining companies (compressors and energy management) at all three faculties at VŠB. Some employees of General Engineering Department (tuition for hydro and thermo mechanics, power machines, measurement and regulation) became the staff of this department in 1955. The department was later renamed Department of Power Engineering, prof. Kořínek remained responsible for its leadership. The department has operated at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the same name till now except the period from 1956 to 1957 when it joined Department of Electrotechnics. In 1955 undergraduates of Power Engineering Department graduated from Mechanical Equipment of mines and ironworks. In 1970 a new specialization called Power Machines and Equipment was initiated from which 10 students on average graduated every year. In 1957 prof. Dr. Ing. R. Dolezal was appointed head of Power Engineering Department. At the end of 1959 he left for Czech Technical University in Prague and doc. Ing. J Dobrozemsky was nominated for a new head of the department. He ran it till 1972. From 1972 to 1976 prof. Ing. F. Patrman was the head, from 1976 to 1984 doc. Ing. F. Hradil,CSc. and then till 1986 doc. Ing. V. Podhorný. In 1986 prof. Ing. J. Dobrozemsky came back and ran the department till 1991 when he was replaced by prof. Ing. P. Kolat, DrSc. who was in charge till 2010. From 2010 to 2016 was the head of the department prof. Ing. Dagmar Juchelkova, Ph.D. Between 2016 and 2018 was the head of the department doc. Ing. Kamil Kolarcik, CSc. Since 2018 doc. Ing. Stanislav Honus, Ph.D. has been head of the department.