Electrical sciences were included in the Electromechanics specialization curriculum of the Polytechnic School of Timișoara, since its establishment in 1920. In 1933, this section/specialization became the Faculty of Electromechanical Engineering. The Polytechnic School of Timișoara becomes the Polytechnic Institute with four faculties in the year 1948, marking an important point in the development of higher education in Timisoara. The four faculties were: Electrotechnics, Mechanics, Construction and Industrial Chemistry Engineering. The increase of interest in the electronic field is proven, among others, by the creation of a group of specialization in electronic computers in academic year 1964/1965.
At the semicentennial in 1970, the Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara took the name of Traian Vuia, an emblematic personality for the technical skills of Banat inhabitants. In the same year, within the Faculty of Electrotechnics Engineering, a section of electronics was set up, supported by the Applied Electronics Department. During the next two decades, the specialization in the electronic field (the first of this profile in the province) has undergone a continuous development. In the academic year 1975/1976, the new building of the Faculty of Electrotechnics Engineering was finished. The teachers from "Electronics and telecommunications" have done efforts for conceiving teaching materials and technical books, setting up and equipping didactic and research laboratories as well as obtaining remarkable results in leading fields (signal and image processing, industrial robots, medical electronic equipment). Thus, in 1990, the Department of Applied Electronics had 25 teaching labs and 4 research labs and from the teaching staff, 32 teachers had obtained the PhD degree title (31 doctoral theses in the field of electronics, telecommunications or related areas elaborated before 1989, are listed in Annex). Moreover, 5 young teachers were enrolled in PhD studies. Under these conditions, the department had the capacity to train more than 1000 students enrolled in electronics and telecommunications.
With enough teaching and administrative staff and well equipped laboratories, the Applied Electronics department became the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (ETc) in 1990. This transformation was sustained by the increased need of specialists in the field.
The new faculty was approved on the basis of Order of Ministry of Education No. 26692 / 03.02.1990, of the Senate and by the rector of the "Traian Vuia" Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara. The Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications has three departments: Department of Applied Electronics, Department of Measurements and Optical Electronics as well as the Department of Communications.
The faculty changed its name to Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies in 2017, considering the rapid changes in the field, through Government Decision no. 140 / 16.03.2017. At this moment, the following curricula exist: Applied Electronics (in Romanian), Telecommunications Technologies and Systems (in Romanian and English). The specialization of Telecommunications Technologies and Systems is also provided in the form of distance learning.
Professor Anton Policec obtained the first PhD degree in 1960, among all teaching staff from the Applied Electronics department. The thesis title was " The study of the high frequency discharge in water vapor at reduced pressure", scientific adviser prof. Alexandru Cisman.
|Thesis author||Title of PhD thesis||Scientific adviser||Year|
|1. Tiberiu Mureşan||Design and realization of transistorized comparators with reduced response time||Brno University||1963|
|2. Vasile Stoica||The electromechanical characteristics of the DC motor with the series excitation connected by a rectifier bridge||Mihai Braşovan||1968|
|3. Eugen Pop||Possibility of using some electro-optics effects in measurement and logic elements techniques||Alexandru Rogojan||1970|
|4. Ioan Braşovan||Contributions to the study and calculation of current transformers in permanent regime with the saturation of the ferromagnetic core||Constantin Şora||1971|
|5. Doina Ţepeneag (Drăgulescu)||Research on the tendency to crack in the effective (hot) crystallization interval of metals deposited with indigenous welding materials||Traian Sălăgean||1972|
|6. Iosif Hoffman||Computer based command of some linear stochastic systems with applications in energetics||Traian Sălăgean||1973|
|7. Mircea Ciugudean||Algorithms and cellular logic structures for binary logarithms and anti-logarithms for floating point arithmetic devices||Alexandru Rogojan||1976|
|8. Corneliu Toma||Specialized cellular logic structures for multiplying and dividing binary numbers||Alexandru Rogojan||1976|
|9. Sever Crişan||Contributions to the study of electro-optical phenomena in the KDP crystal and some applications to the realization of light modulators||Marius Borneas||1977|
|10. Emil Petriu||Contributions to correlation based measuring systems||Eugen Pop||1978|
|11. Ioan Nafornita||Contributions to Digital Measurement of Active Power And Energy||Eugen Pop||1980|
|12. Gheorghe Ciocloda||Contributions regarding the measurement and processing of biological potentials through automatic analysis of heart rhythm disorders||Eugen Pop||1981|
|13. Viorel Popescu||Model of the electrical activity of the heart and its use when interpreting the measured electrocardiographic signal||Eugen Pop||1981|
|14. Mihail Tănase||Study of current magneto optical converters. Improving the performance of the primary transducer||Eugen Pop||1981|
|15. Virgil Tiponuț||Studies on the application of sampling to measuring devices||Eugen Pop||1981|
|16. Gheorghe Gherman||Contributions to the numerical calculation of the quasi-stationarynmagnetic field||Ioan De Sabata||1982|
|17. Vladimir Harea||Possibilities for increasing accuracy of analog-to-numeric conversion||Eugen Pop||1983|
|18. Miranda Nafornita||Contributions to Digital Measurement of Reactive Power and Energy in Nonsinusoidal Regime||Eugen Pop||1983|
|19. Marian Dancau||Problems of industrial testing of RAM with integrated circuits||Eugen Pop||1983|
|20. Marius Otesteanu||Possibilities of implementation of microprocessors in the industrial testing of energy meters||Eugen Pop||1983|
|21. Liviu Toma||Contributions to spectrum analysis methods||Eugen Pop||1984|
|22. Florin Breabăn||Contributions to laser distance measurement||Eugen Pop||1985|
|23. Mircea Chivu||The study and the analytical calculation of the characteristics of the magnetoelectric instrument with mobile magnet||Eugen Pop||1985|
|24.Alimpie Ignea||Contributions to thecalibration of ultrasonic measurement transducers using the pulse self-reciprocity method||Eugen Pop||1986|
|25. Ioan Jiveț||Systems and methods for programming by training of industrial robots||Tiberiu Mureșan||1986|
|26. Vasile Gui||Study of the optimal playback of images by numerical processing of the video signal||Eugen Pop||1986|
|27. Sabin Ionel||Contributions to the correlation analysis of non-stationary electrical processes||Constantin Șora||1987|
|28. Mihai Nemeş||Contributions to the numerical calculation of the electromagnetic field in moving conductive environments. Applications to the induction meter||Ioan De Sabata||1987|
|29. Dan Stoiciu||Transient measurements in energetic systems||Eugen Pop||1987|
|30. Eugen Mârza||On the possibility of generating signals with programmed form by analogue-numerical conversion methods||Eugen Pop||1988|
|31. Andrei Câmpeanu||Contributions to the detection and localization of acoustic emission events||Tiberiu Mureșan||1988|