The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering
The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering is associated with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, whose history begins with the foundation in 1913 of the School of Electricians, which later became the Faculty of Electrotechnical Institute of the University of Bucharest. By the decree law promulgated in 1920 by King Ferdinand, the Polytechnic School of Bucharest was established, with 4 sections, including Electromechanics. By reorganising the Polytechnic School as the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, as a result of the Education Reforms of 1948, Electromechanics becomes the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The faculties of Electronics, Automation, and Energy from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are gradually detached as the engineering domain and its supporting industries increase and diversify. The Faculty of Electrotechnics became the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) in 2006 to properly illustrate the wide spectrum of student training within the Bachelor-Master-Doctorate EE study cycle. FIE is a founding member of the Romanian Consortium of Faculties of Electrical Engineering (RCFEE) – a national academic network for all 17 faculties with electrical profiles.
In 2012, under Law no. 1/2011, the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering (DS-EE) was established as part of IOSUD UPB. DS-EE is the successor of FEE in providing doctoral studies.
The current educational offer develops the traditional line of fundamental landmarks in EE, on which the tradition of the Romanian electrical engineering school was built and consolidated to meet and merge the current tendencies and multidisciplinary extensions of EE.
The proposed topics for the doctorate in EE continue and enlarge, including multidisciplinary, ongoing MS programs targeting both the classical areas of EE (EE, electrical machines, materials, power electronics, measurements, electrical appliances, electrothermal, electric vehicle, electric traction, electrical systems, mathematical modeling, electromagnetic compatibility, database management, software development techniques, design of artificial intelligence algorithms, IT techniques and methods widely applicable in EE etc.), as well as multidisciplinary areas, in which EE is established and preserves its identity (EE for medicine, conversion of energy and sources, electromagnetic compatibility, etc.), following the doctoral supervisors’ competence and experience.
DS-EE offers accredited “full-time” doctoral studies in Electrical Engineering. These are meant to ensure that doctoral students acquire advanced knowledge and develop applied research skills and competencies that may allow them access as specialists and researchers in EE. The programs are drawn based on the analysis of the offer of European and USA universities, consultations within the FIE departments, with students, representatives of graduates and employers, and with partners from RCFEE. They develop competencies and skills in compliance with European and international standards for environmental protection and sustainable economic development.
The doctoral training activity is carried out in collaboration with the three departments of FIE: Electrical Engineering (ELTH), Electrical Machines, Materials and Drives (MMAE), and Measurements, Electrical Apparatus, and Static Converters (MAECS), which, in addition to the three departments of FIE serve other faculties in UPB. This consortium has seven research centers and a Student Computing Center – 42 teaching and research laboratories with an important material base, carried out mainly through European programs, national research programs, and UEFISCDI grants. Students and doctoral students are encouraged to carry out scientific research activities within research contracts and to participate as teaching and research assistants to the license and master programs. SD-IE can access a valuable book fund and reference journals through the UPB Central Library and the ANELIS Plus project.
DS-EE has twenty-six active Ph.D. supervisors in Electrical Engineering, including one from the Romanian Academy and two from the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences.
The doctoral training at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was subjected to external evaluation starting with the NAOA pilot project of ARACIS in 2007 when the “high degree of confidence” was proposed. In 2021 the ARACIS accreditation renewed this qualification.
SDIE — The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering