Polytechnic University of Timișoara

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"Politehnica" University of Timișoara
Seal of the Politehnica University of Timișoara
Motto "It's not the walls that make a school, but the spirit living inside."
    King Ferdinand I, 1923
Established 1920
Type Public
Rector Viorel Aurel Șerban
Admin. staff Over 1,100
Students ~14,000
Location Timișoara, Romania
Campus Urban
Former names Polytechnic School
Traian Vuia Polytechnic Institute
Website www.upt.ro

The "Politehnica" University of Timișoara (Romanian: Universitatea „Politehnica” din Timișoara) is a public university founded on November 11, 1920. Located in Timișoara, Romania, it is one of the largest technical universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

In the recent years, the University through its Regional Centre for Open and Distance Learning has begun to offer open and distance education in different areas and in different languages, supported by new technologies.

The university's research and scientific training is based on the strategy of promoting multidisciplinary research and the priority given to new technology.

The University offers a wide range of facilities (the "Politehnica" University Library, Teleuniversity TV, Politehnica Publishing House, Politehnica Hotel, Hostels, Canteen, sport bases). Each faculty has its own Students' Union that provides support, activities and entertainment (student organizations: LigaAC, LSFEE, LSFETc, LSFMT, LSCT, LSFMPT, OSH, OSTL and the professional student organization BEST - Board of European Students of Technology), which hosts the annual JobShop job fair.


According to the Scimago Lab, based on data collected between 2007 and 2011, Politehnica University of Timișoara ranked 1251 in the World, 68 regionally and 6 in the country by number of publications. [1]


In more than 90 years of its existence, the Polytechnical University of Timisoara, graduated over 100 000 engineers, highly qualified in Romania, as well as internationally.

In present, the university is organized in 10 faculties and 4 independent departments, where are studying and working, over 15000 students and 800 teachers, joined by approximately 900 administrative employees.


The Architecture faculty, is the youngest within the university. counting 20 years of activity. In all this time, over 15 prizes and mentions were earned by the graduates, within national and international contests.

The architecture school is composed, now, of two specializations: Architecture and Furniture and Interior Design

The study duration is of 12 semesters/6 years, the admissions being, earlier based on contests of Mathematics and Free and Technical Drawing. From 2014, the math test was eliminated. The 2014 admission program as well as some test examples, can be found on the official site of the faculty.

The final exam is being represented by a dissertation, held in front of a delegated committee.

The administrative management has the following organization:


Conf. dr. arh. Ioan ANDREESCU

Vice Dean

Conf. dr. eng. Marius MOSOARCA

Department Director

Assist.drd.arh. Catalina BOCAN




Secretary [2]

Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering[edit]

This faculty is one of the most known, in Eastern an Central Europe. having signed 20 national and international collaboration contracts.

From 2013, the faculty offers 7 licence programs from the following domains:

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Food Engineering

Mater degrees:

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

and 3 doctorate domains, in both, Romanian and English languages.

The admissions are based on the common methodology available on the official site of the university.

The faculty management:


Prof. PhD. eng. Nicolae VASZILCSIN

Vice Dean

Ş.l. PhD. eng. Gabriela-Alina DUMITREL

Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering[edit]

ETC, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering's activity consists in forming specialists in engineering and research in telecommunications. Having two main directions of study: Applied Electronics and Telecommunications and audio-video and multimedia technologies, the faculty provides graduate programs for professionals working in research, industry and education.

From 2006, the admissions for the licence cycle, are based on a Mathematics test, only. The student can obtain from 0 to 100 points.

As master degrees, the following programs are proposed:

Intelligent Electronic systems (Romanian)

Electronics Advanced Techniques (Romanian)

Electronic instrumentation (Romanian)

Bio-medical Electronics (Romanian)

Telecommunications Network Engineering (Romanian)

Signal Processing (French)

Multimedia Technologies (Romanian)

Communication Networks (CN) )English)

Advanced Electronics in Intelligent Systems (AEIS) (English)

Within ETC, doctorate programs are also available.

Faculty Council Office:


Prof.dr.eng.Ivan Bogdanov

Vice Dean

Prof.dr.eng.Florin Alexa[3]

Hunedoara Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering of Hunedoara started its activity with university year 1990-1991, by transformation of the Institute of Technological Engineering.

Starting university year 2005-2006 our Faculty started delivering higher education courses under the BOLOGNA system, more exactly, the duration of studies was cut down from 5 years to 4 years, known as CYCLE I or the LICENSE cycle.

The faculty is divided into the following departments:

Department of Engineering and Management Laboratories (25 labs)

Department of electrical engineering and industrial computer laboratories( 38 labs)

The complete studies offer, can be found right here.




Vice Dean








Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The ME faculty is the begun its activity from the very existence of Polytechnic School, since 1920.

From 2009, the faculty is divided into 4 departments:

Department of Mechatronics

Department of Materials Engineering and manufacturing

Department of Mechanics and Materials Strength

Department of Mechanical Machinery, Equipment and Transport

As educational programs, according to the BOLOGNA system, the faculty offers the 3 cycles:


-Master's degree

-Doctor (title)

Faculty Management:


Prof.Dr.Ing. Inocențiu MANIU

Vice Dean

Prof.Dr.Ing. Liviu BERETU

Vice Dean

Conf.Dr.Ing. Eugen GHITA

Automation and Computers[edit]

The Automation and Computers faculty is one of the newest from the existing 10.

The studies are organized accordingly to BOLOGNA educational system, and all the 3 cycles are available: Licence, Master's degree and Doctorate.

The faculty is composed of 3 departments:

Computers Department

Automatics and Applied Informatics Department

Computer Sciences

The admissions admissions occur on a contest basis, independently organized, by the management of each department.

The faculty management:


Prof.dr.ing. Horia CIOCÂRLIE

Vice Dean

Prof.dr.ing. Radu-Emil PRECUP

Vice Dean

Prof.dr.ing. Vasile STOICU-TIVADAR

Civil Engineering[edit]

Electrical and Power Engineering[edit]

The beginnings of superior electro technical education in Timișoara, merge with the beginning of the polytechnic school of Timișoara. November 15, 1920 is the Establishment date of the Polytechnic School of Timișoara. Initially, the Polytechnic School in Timișoara had two departments specialized in: Electro mechanics, Mine and Metallurgy, functioning with a teaching staff of 15 and 117 students.

The faculty is divided into 2 departments:

Electrical Engineering

Electroenergetics Engineering

The admissions occur on the contest basis. The 2013 offer can be checked here.

Faculty ManagementItalic text:


Conf.dr.ing.Sorin MUŞUROI

Vice Dean:

Conf.dr.ing.Doru VĂTĂU


Management in Production and Transportation[edit]

Communication Sciences[edit]

Alumni and professors[edit]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Scimago Institutions Rankings
  2. ^ http://www.arh.upt.ro/?cat=13
  3. ^ http://www.etc.upt.ro/
  4. ^ http://www.et.upt.ro/index.php?link=1&lang=ro
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Coleta de Sabata, Ioan Munteanu - Remember: Profesori ai Școlii Politehnice Timișorene, Timișoara: Editura Helicon, 1993, ISBN 973-9133-44-4, p. 4

Coordinates: 45°44′44″N 21°13′48″E / 45.74556°N 21.23000°E / 45.74556; 21.23000