Faculty of Technical Sciences (Novi Sad)
|University of Novi Sad
School of Engineering Sciences
|Факултет техничких наука
Универзитета у Новом Саду
|Location||Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia|
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University of Novi Sad School of Engineering Sciences commonly known as Faculty of Technical Sciences (Serbian: Факултет техничких наука; Fakultet tehničkih nauka, short FTN) is a higher educational institution located in Novi Sad, the capital of the Serbian province Vojvodina and is a school in University of Novi Sad. It was founded in 1960 and today, with 700 employees and 9,000 students, it is one of the largest faculties in the region. The word Faculty in Europe stands for an academic institution, the sub-unit inside the University.
Faculty of Technical Sciences was founded on May 18, 1960 by decision of the Serbian Parliament as Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Novi Sad as part of University of Belgrade. With Novi Sad's charter as a University on June 28, 1960, the faculty became an integral part of it.
Faculty of Technical Sciences began its work with seven teachers and ten assistants in the modified Technical School. The first dean of the newly opened faculty was Evgenije Čupić, and the first Chief of FTN council was Marko Bačlija.
All the studies were in two levels and lasted four years. Lectures followed the educational plan of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
In 1962 the faculty acquired the Pedagogical Center building, where higher courses of studies were held. For a time, the Pedagogical Center belonged to the Faculty of Law; later it was returned to the Faculty of Technical Sciences. Today it is known as the "F" Block. An additional 890 m2 of laboratory and cabinet space was built for the Department for Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
The year following the Institute of Mechanical Engineering's completion in 1965, the faculty adopted a new plan of studies, raising the course length to five years.
The building of the teaching block and Rectorate building were completed in 1968. In 1971, the faculty introduced courses in Electrical, Electronics, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Signal Processing, Instrumentation, Automation and Computer Science as sections of existing faculties in Belgrade.
On April 22, 1974 the Vojvodina’s Assembly upgraded the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering into a Faculty of Technical Sciences, with Departments of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering. The dean at that time was Živojin Ćulum.
Needing greater facilities, in 1979 the city of Novi Sad gave the Faculty the use of the former Factory of Mechanical Parts (TMD).
In the academic year 1978/79 the Department of Mechanical Engineering began courses on production mechanical engineering, and in the same year organized lectures in Kikinda, majoring in Production Engineering. The following year the Institute for Hydraulics and Traffic Engineering initiated the studies of Traffic Engineering at the Faculty. In 1987, the Large Systems Control Center was founded under the patronage of UNESCO.
Studies in Architecture and Urbanism began in the academic year 1996/1997. Studies in Graphic Design and Engineering, Postal Traffic and Teletraffic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Safety Engineering and Environmental Engineering began in academic year of 1999/2000. Studies of Mechatronics as interdisciplinary studies started in the academic year 2002/2003.
Faculty of Technical Studies is located in seven buildings over an area of 29,000 m2 in the middle of the University campus in Novi Sad. It consists of 38 chairs, 13 institutes (departments), six scientific centers and six administration offices.
Undergraduate studies are offered in nine fields with 38 majors in the Serbian language and two fields in the English language. Specialization studies are organized in eight majors, while the Masters degree studies are organized in 47 majors.
The Faculty was the first one in the former Yugoslavia to certificate its quality control system according to the international standards ISO 9001 at the SFRY Federal Bureau for Standardization and at the International Certificate Organization RWTÜV from Essen, Germany. The system has been re-certificated according to the changed standard ISO 9000 – 2000.
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