In 1992 sections of theoretical and technical mechanics embraced new department of applied mechanics. In November 1992, to this sections was incorporated the third one - the department of thermal and metallurgical mechanics. Y.I. Grdina (1871-1931) was assigned as the head of the Department, and headed it till
The Department of applied mechanics carried out research and educational & methodical work, which were confirmed for 1988-2001,by more then 140 scientific articles, 200 author's certificates, 7 protected candidate's and 2 doctoral thesises. The scientific and educational & methodical potential of the Department was realised in two departments: "Department of Automobiles and Automobile Economy" (2003 ) and "Department of Transportation Management" (2004).
On October 15th 2004 by order of the rector of the university №294 from 08.10.2004 in structure of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was established the Department of Transportation Management, which was headed by the assistant professor, candidate of the technical sciences Taran Igor Aleksandrovich.