About the Faculty
Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka was organized from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Technical Faculty in Banja Luka, founded in 1962. In the late 70s and early 80s, the growing needs for engineers led to establishment of the Department of Electrical Engineering as a separate faculty. On February 12, 1975, the community of employees of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Technical Faculty in Banja Luka issued the Decision on separation of the Department from the Technical Faculty. The Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed the Decision on March 28, 1975.
On November 24, 1962 the People's Committee of the Municipality of Banja Luka issued the Decision on establishment of the Technical Faculty with the Department of Electrical Engineering. This is considered as the date of foundation of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka. The following year the Department of Technology was established. During that academic year (1962/63), 113 students were enrolled of which 48 graduated. Later on, the number of enrolled students increased, with the average of 200 students per year.
The curricula of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering changed with time, and adapted according to the needs of market and science developments. The study process was taking place on two departments: Department of Electronics and Communications and Department of Computer Science and Automatics. As of 1994/95 the Department of Power Engineering was also established.
The study process at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering is organized according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), on three study cycles. Study programs of the I. and II. study cycle are:
- Computer Engineering and Informatics
- Electronics and Telecommunications
- Power Engineering and Industrial Systems
Study program of the III. study cycle is:
- Information and Communications Technologies
From its foundation until today, the number of enrolled students varied between 120 and 550, while over 2000 students graduated. The study process is led by more than 40 full-time teachers and assistants of the University of Banja Luka, along with many teachers from Faculty of Electrical Engineering in East Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, University of Paderborn, Mälardalen University, and many other faculties and universities.