Duration of studies
During this four-year study programme there is a total of eight semesters which last for fifteen weeks, including lessons and colloquia. Each semester carries 30 ECTS credits. In the eighth semester, students are required to write their final graduation papers which carry 12 ECTS credits. The academic year starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 30th of September the following year.
Courses and exams
All courses last for one semester. In addition to courses, there are also practicums which are smaller in their workload and are focused on practical application and expansion of knowledge which comes from the core courses. There are also several courses from the field of humanities and they correspond to practicums in their workload.
Course requirements involve homework, colloquia and final exams and they all count towards the final grade. At least 30 and maximum 70 points can be acquired through activities and testing during the semester. The total number of points, which is 100, consists of pre-exam and exam tasks. Final exams are taken in exam terms which take place in January, February, April, June, July, August, and September. Conditions for enrollment in the following year are expressed in the number of obtained ECTS credits which are prescribed by the Law on Higher Education.
Along their course of studies students choose their study paths, each of which represents one module. The choice is made at the end of the semester ahead of which there are multiple study paths. Students make a list of their preferences. They are admitted to a module not only on the basis of their preferences bud also on the basis of their academic success coefficient.
The academic success coefficient is calculated when exam grades are multiplied by the coefficient which reflects the exam term in which the student passed the exam (the coefficient is different from zero for the first two available terms only in the year when the student takes the course). The sum of these figures is divided by the total number of exams in the given year (regardless of the number of exams). The academic success coefficient drops if the student repeats the first year.
At the end of the first year students who study Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering choose one of the following study modules for the second year:
- Computer Science and Information Theory
- Signals and Systems
- Telecommunications and Information Technology
- Physical Electronics
At the end of the second year students of Power Engineering, Telecommunications and Information Technology and Physical Electronics opt for more specialized modules.
Module opions for students who previously opted for Energetics:
- Power Systems
- Power Converters and Drives
Module opions for students who previously opted for Telecommunications and Information Technology:
- System Engineering
- Radio Communications
- Audio and Visual Technologies
- Microwave Engineering
Module opions for students who previously opted for Physical Electronics:
- Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics and Laser Technology
- Biomedical and Eco Engineering
A graduation paper is an independent work of a student at the end of the study programme after passing all exams. The topic needs to be from the area of the module that the student is enrolled in. The list of topics and teachers who supervise graduation papers are determined by the department which is in charge of the study module. The student can be supervised by a teacher from their study module or a teacher who comes from another study module bur whose subject the student has passed.
The student submits a written form requesting paper defense to the Student Service for approval. The defense of graduation papers is public, and is carried out on school premises in front of an evaluation committee made up of at least two members, one of which is the supervisor, and the other one teacher in the area of the graduation paper topic. Grades range from 5 to 10. After the paper is defended the Student Service assigns 10 ECTP points to the student.
Upon completion of the study programme students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. With this degree can move on to a Master's study programme.
All students with completed secondary education can apply and take the entrance exam. The entrance exam for Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering study programme consists of maths and physics tests, while the entrance exam for Software Engineering consists of a maths test only. The selection of students is done on the basis of their entrance exam test results and previous academic record (high school grades).