Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

Duration of BSC studies: 3.5 years (7 semesters)

Duration of MSC studies: additional 2 years (4 semesters)

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering founded in 1949 has been renowned for excellence in research and education throughout the years of changes in the scope of engineering. Over this period, the faculty has earned a wide-spread international reputation for its high academic standards and scientific achievements. Spearheading the movement to establish a modern education system, it has offered a comprehensive English curriculum since 1984. In 1992 the name of the faculty was changed to Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics in order to give recognition to the growing importance of computer science. The education programs in English include a 3.5-year BSc, a 2-year MSc and a 3-year PhD program in the fields of electrical engineering and engineering information technology.

The undergraduate BSc programme aims at providing a comprehensive knowledge with sound theoretical foundations in two areas: (1) Electrical Engineering including more specific studies in electronics, computer engineering and power engineering; and (2) Engineering Information Technology dedicated to the major domains of computer science. The major specializations in Electrical Engineering are infocommunication systems, embedded and controller systems and sustainable electric energetics. Studies in Engineering Information Technology include specialization in infocommunications and software engineering. Each specialization contains four courses focusing on the field of interest followed by a laboratory course and a project laboratory. In order to pursue studies in a given specialization the number of students must exceed a certain threshold, otherwise the interested students are kindly directed to another specialization.

The MSc program advances the knowledge in the following fields: (1) Electrical Engineering, offering specializations in (i) embedded systems, (ii) multimedia systems and services, and (iii) electric power systems; and (2) Engineering Information Technology, offering specializations in (i) applied informatics, and (ii) internet architecture and services. The post-graduate PhD program is available in all domains offered in the MSc program.

Since research and development requires innovative engineering expertise, one of the major concerns of the faculty is to endow students with high level mathematical skills in modeling complex engineering systems. Several strategies have been designed to help students develop high level skills in mathematics, physics, and computation. Besides theoretical knowledge they need to carry out design and development activities in the field of communication, instrumentation, and power industries to further perfect their practical skills. The curriculum also includes solving tasks in the fields of production and operation. Scientific groups are formed to encourage the students to do independent but supervised laboratory work. Project laboratory is one of the core parts of the studies which are dedicated to independent problem solving with the armoury of modern work stations and software packages. The expertise of handling these tools are inevitable in pursuing an engineering career. In order to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and know-how between the university and industry, the faculty maintains close contact with well known multinational companies in the field of communication and computer industry. As a result, many industrial experts offer their experience and knowledge as part-time lecturers, project supervisors, members of examination committees.

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