The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (UM FERI) is an internationally recognised, ambitious technical faculty, which successfully transfers top technical knowledge into industry. It is the largest faculty of the University of Maribor with about 1900 full-time students, over 9000 students have graduated and almost 300 PhD theses defended.
The constant development and supplementation of study programmes represents a dynamic process addressing new social challenges, societal needs and scientific advancement. Programmes implemented under all three cycles facilitate the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and relevant professional competences ensuring excellent career prospects at home and abroad.
Bachelor (first-cycle) programmes encompass compulsory industrial placement enabling students to acquire the knowledge required for independent problem solving. Master’s and doctoral students may participate in basic and applied research conducted by internationally recognized scientists working at FERI. Students may enrol either in vocational programmes focusing on practical training and early employment or internationally comparable academic programmes facilitating the transition to Master’s (second-cycle) and doctoral (third-cycle) programmes.
Irrespective of the type of study, contents of programmes conducted by FERI encompass the most popular disciplines of modern technological development in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, media communications, telecommunications and mechatronics. As FERI is well aware of the importance of close ties with the economy and industry, annual meetings of Programme councils are organised in order to obtain information regarding the development activities of employers and their expectations concerning the professional competences of graduates. FERI is also actively cooperating with the wider international academic community through various exchange programmes for students and teaching staff.