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The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering is next to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, whose history begins with the establishment, in 1913, of the School of Electricians, which later became the Electrotechnical Institute of the University of Bucharest. By the decree law promulgated in 1921 by King Ferdinand, the Polytechnic School of Bucharest is established, with 4 sections, one of which being Electromechanics. It became the Faculty of Electrical Engineering through the Education Reform in 1948, when the Polytechnic School was reorganized as the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute. The faculties of Electronics, Automation and Energy are later separated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering became the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FIE) in 2006, in order to better illustrate the broad spectrum of student training in the Bachelor-Master-Doctorate study cycle. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering is a founding member of the Romanian Consortium of Electrical Engineering faculties – a national academic network for all 17 electrical faculties.
In 2012, as a result of Law no. 1/2011, the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering (SD-IE) is established, part of IOSUD UPB. SD-IE is the continuator of FIE in doctoral training and ensures the cycle of doctoral studies in the field of Electrical Engineering. The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering ensures the continuation of the Bachelor-Master studies cycle, offered by FIE, through doctoral studies in the field electrical engineering, which allow the development of theoretical and practical skills in the field of electrical engineering, through the training of scientific, technical and computer skills for research, design, innovation, use and creation of dedicated software. Master’s programs in Electrical Engineering such as: power electronics and intelligent electrical drives, computer science in electrical engineering, advanced electrical systems, advanced instrumentation and measurement systems, engineering of electrotechnical products, nano- and microsystems electromagnetic, engineering of electrical systems integrated in automobiles, which find their natural continuation through the proposed theme for the doctoral cycle provided by SD-IE. It includes both the classical thematic areas of electrical engineering (electrical engineering, machinery, electrical materials and drives and power electronics, measurements, electrical appliances, electrothermal, electric vehicle, electric traction, electrical systems, etc.) and multidisciplinary thematic areas, in which electrical engineering is established, retains its identity (electrical engineering for medicine, conversion of energy and sources, electromagnetic compatibility, etc.), in accordance with the competence and experience of doctoral supervisors. The doctoral study programs in the field of Electrical Engineering offered by SD-IE are developed based on the analysis of the offer of European and US universities, consultations within departments, with students, representatives of graduates and employers with partners from the Consortium of Electrical Engineering. The educational offer develops the traditional line, which represents fundamental landmarks in the field of electrical engineering on which the national and international reputation was built and consolidated, combining the tradition of the Romanian electrical school with the current tendencies of automation and computerization, extension to multidisciplinary. recognized both nationally and internationally. An important number of modern, highly topical topics, which define the current profile of electrical engineering mainly as doctoral topics. It is worth noting the important number of doctoral supervisors, 37, of which one member of the Romanian Academy and 4 members of ASTR.
The doctoral training activity is carried out within SD-IE, which collaborates with the three departments of the faculty: the Department of Electrical Engineering (ELTH), the Department of Electrical Machines and Electrical Drives (MMAE) and the Department of Measurements, Electrical Devices and Static Converters ( MAECS).
- In the NAOA pilot project of ARACIS with a similar body in Bulgaria, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was subjected to external evaluation by a joint commission of experts from Romania and Bulgaria and proposed the accreditation of the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering with the grade “high degree of confidence” (https://upb.ro/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/raport-aq-2006-2007.pdf).
- SD-IE benefits from the resources of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, which, in addition to the three mentioned departments that also serve other faculties in UPB, has seven research centers and a Student Computing Center.
- The Council of the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering (CSD-IE), the highest level management structure of SD-IE is composed of 5 elected representatives, of which 2 students. The CSD meets at least monthly, being chaired by the Director. The CSD-IE also includes 6 personalities in the field of Electrical Engineering and Technical Sciences, honorary members, including a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award. The director of SD-IE is a member of the Executive Bureau of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (BEF), consisting of the dean, four vice-deans. BEF is the executive body of the Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, which carries out its decisions and activities scheduled according to the faculty’s strategy. The CSD has associated an expanded structure by co-opting the three directors of the faculty departments.
- The CSD sets up working groups on projects – commissions, chaired by the members of the CSD who have specific attributions established by the decision of the Director.
- The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering mainly carries out its activity within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, which has an important material base, realized mainly through European programs, research programs within PNCDI, PN2, CNCSIS grants, having 42 laboratories in which carries out teaching and research activities. The study programs harmoniously combine teaching activities with applications (seminar, project, laboratory) and internships in industrial units and research institutes in the field of electrical engineering.
- In the laboratories equipped with electrical, electronic and data acquisition equipment, modern knowledge is obtained, and the Student Computing Center, with Internet access, allows a quality scientific research and the elaboration of projects and theses in appropriate conditions. Students and doctoral students are encouraged to carry out scientific research activities within the research contracts carried out in the research centers of the faculty, or to participate as assistants in the didactic activities with the students of the bachelor and master programs.
- The Doctoral School benefits from the FIE’s own libraries, with a valuable book fund and reference specialized magazines, which allow the improvement of teachers, the documentation and the self-training of doctoral students. Students can also consult books in the reading room of the UPB Central Library, and benefit from access to scientific databases through the UPB Central Library, ANELIS Plus program.
- The SD-IE Secretariat ensures the management of the current situations and activities, and the Chief Administrator of the FIE has responsibilities regarding the patrimony and financial management of the SD-IE.
- PhD students in the province benefit, through the FIE, from places in modernized dormitories (P7 and P24) where all rooms have access to the Internet.c. Doctoral studies in Electrical Engineering.
- Within the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering there are accredited doctoral studies in the field of Electrical Engineering, the form of full-time education, taught in Romanian or English. The doctoral programs in the field of Electrical Engineering provide doctoral students with the acquisition of advanced knowledge and development. applied research skills that would allow them access as specialists and researchers in the field of Electrical Engineering, in the current competitive environment, national and European.
- The doctoral programs in the field of Electrical Engineering train specialists with skills of analysis, research, design and investigation of electricity distribution and conversion equipment, modern power electrical systems, electrical power and lighting installations for industrial and residential areas, advanced measurement and instrumentation systems, advanced control, monitoring and / or diagnostic systems for electric drive systems, command and control systems for various industrial applications, in order to design, implement and operate them efficiently, in the context of compliance European and international rules on environmental protection and sustainable economic development.
- The field of doctoral studies in Electrical Engineering has as desideratum:
- training of PhD engineers in the design, construction and efficient operation of modern power equipment and electrical systems, low and high voltage electrical installations;
- · Training of competitive engineers in the field of highly dynamic, high technicality and with multiple elements of interdisciplinarity, modern electrical drives, advanced measurement and instrumentation systems;
- · Training of PhD engineers with competencies in mathematical modeling of electrical engineering problems, use of computer systems dedicated to electrical installations, as well as electrical drives, electromagnetic compatibility, database management, use of software development techniques, design of artificial intelligence algorithms, and administration computer networks;
- · Training of engineering doctors competent in the use or development of widely applicable computer techniques and computer methods used in electrical engineering;
- · Training of engineering doctors with research-development and innovation competencies of electrotechnical products and equipment.
- · Training of engineering doctors capable of conducting research in multidisciplinary fields – energy conversion and sources, biomedical, etc.
The graduates of the doctoral program are compatible with the requirements of the current economic-industrial space. Thus, engineering doctors are provided with the appropriate framework for high-level theoretical and applied research, which will contribute to raising the level of quality of education, but also to the acquisition of superior skills in the field of engineering and beyond.