The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) was founded in 1919 as a unit of the Technical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. The main mission of the Faculty is the education of electrical engineering experts and research work, which are closely intertwined. The field of electrical engineering has come a long way from being simply the science of electrical current and voltage. Today, alongside electronics and power engineering, the Faculty is also active in the fields of telecommunications and automation. All fields are integrated with computer and IT sciences, including the most up-to-date communications tools, Internet developments and multimedia solutions.
Regular undergraduate studies consist of the university and higher professional education study programme (1st cycle Bologna programme). Upon completion, graduates can continue their studies in the Masters programme (2nd cycle Bologna programme), as well as a doctoral study programme (3rd cycle Bologna programme). Besides these study programmes the Faculty of Electrical Engineering also provides further professional training and supplementary education for experts from various technical fields. For these purposes it organises and implements shorter seminars of a few days’ duration. Special attention is devoted to the education of junior researchers who – under the guidance of university professors – are introduced to research and teaching work.
To date, over 12,000 engineers, diploma engineers and university diploma engineers have completed undergraduate studies within the Faculty. Postgraduate studies have been completed by over 1,168 Masters students and 722 Doctoral students. Each year approximately 500 students enrol into Year 1 of all study programmes. On an annual basis we see undergraduate studies being completed by 211 students and postgraduate studies being completed by 88 students.
The research activities of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are very diverse. There are 33 active research labs at the faculty, undertaking 14 research programmes, 1 infrastructure programme and 33 research projects of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS); i.e. 22 fundamental projects and 10 applicative projects.
Furthermore the Faculty participates in 12 projects of the HORIZONT 2020, 4 projects of the European Communities 7th Framework Programme and 30 projects of other EU programmes (14 COST, 1 TEMPUS, 2 EMRP, 4 EMPIR, 6 ERASMUS+, 1 INTERREG EUROPE, INTERREG SLO-AT and NATO). The Faculty has 47 young researchers, funded through the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). The Faculty participates also in 1 project, led by postdoc researchers, funded through the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
The Faculty also participates in 12 bilateral projects with 6 countries and 100 commercial projects for domestic and foreign companies.
The FE currently employs 119 teaching staff, 123 scientific workers and researchers and 47 young researchers.