Higher education curriculum in electrical engineering was first established in Osijek in 1978. In 1993, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Osijek (ETFOS) was founded as a public institution of higher education. From year 2000 Faculty offers programs in computing as well, and in 2016 it changed its name to Faculty of electrical engineering, computer science and IT Osijek (FERIT Osijek).
The FERIT Osijek implements study programmes in the scientific fields of electrical and computer engineering. Currently, ten study programmes are being delivered, i.e., two undergraduate university study programmes (in electrical engineering and computer engineering), three graduate university study programmes (in electrical engineering, computer engineering, automotive computing and communications), one postgraduate doctoral study programme, three postgraduate specialist study programmes and one professional study programme.
Our faculty, most of whom are also business practitioners with extensive industry knowledge and experience, ensures that AUTOCOM students receive an unparalleled hands-on learning experience. Strong links to industry offer students unprecedented exposure to the right industry and excellent networking opportunities, providing a strong foundation for nearly any career path.Furthermore, in order to gain experience in scientific research, students can join FERIT's research groups for:
The Faculty’s research groups have participated in numerous domestic and European projects as either heads or associates. Cooperation with the economy, encouragement of entrepreneurship and transfer of knowledge and technologies are fundamental indicators of the Faculty’s development. The Faculty successfully cooperates with the most important electrical engineering and ICT companies. Furthermore, in collaboration with the economy, professional and development projects, studies and elaborations are carried out.For example, in order to provide students with knowledge and skills required to succeed on the global market, the AUTOCOM study programme is developed in cooperation with the following partner companies - AVL AST, GlobalLogic, Institut RT-RK, Rimac Automobili, Xylon, Yazaki.
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The International Office assists new international FERIT students during the enrolment procedure and is closely involved in advising and welcoming incoming international students. The office is the first on-campus contact for all non-Croatian students and it provides a wide range of services aimed at helping international students adjust to living in Osijek and studying at FERIT. It forwards important information about the start of the semester and key steps that need to be taken upon arrival in Croatia.The International Office also coordinates directly with other relevant departments and organizations providing student assistance, such as the Student Office and the Accommodation Services. Staff at the International Office are keenly aware of the challenges surrounding international student mobility, potential visa-related hurdles and culture shock issues. Their aim is ensure that all international students feel welcome at FERIT from the very beginning.
The largest city in Slavonia, Osijek, which is located on the Drava River, is an interesting tourist destination with numerous parks, cultural monuments and entertainment possibilities. Osijek is a student town in a full sense of the word. It is a city where you can find happy and kind people who enjoy the benefits Osijek provides everywhere. Geographically, Osijek lies at the epicentre of Slavonia and Baranja and is bordered by three countries - Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia.
The library has more than 30 000 bibliographic units. 62% of books are from the field of electrical engineering, 27% from the field of computer engineering accompanied by the ones from the fields of physics, mathematics, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias. Additionally, the library has 34% of journals from the field of electrical engineering and 26% from the field of computer engineering.
All students have free of charge Wi-Fi access in both Faculty buildings. Also, IT support is provided for all students.
Faculty has 2 buildings, both located in town Osijek. Distance between buildings is around 1.3km, so they are in the walking distance. You can find student canteen and cafes nearby.
There are two places to go to if you want to have a swim. One of them is “Gradski vrt”, swimming pools located in the southern part of Osijek, with outdoor and indoor swimming pools. The second one is on the north side of the Drava River, with only outdoor swimmingpools. Most of the locals swim in the Drava River or just enjoy lying down on a sandy beach. Near the main faculty building, There are running tracks, football fields, basketball and volleyball courts as well as outdoor fitness equipment. It is free of charge. If you like playing tennis, there are several tennis courts all over the city, and one of them is located in one of the most beautiful park in Osijek, Perivoj Kralja Tomislava. Also, there are many other activities like: Escape room Osijek, bowling, cinema, theater, go-kart, Museum Night, Osijek Summer of Culture, Beer Days, Paintball, BBQ, Pannonian Challenge and many others
The Welcome Day is organised at FERIT at the beginning of winter semester, one week prior to the beginning of lectures (in October), and it gives students the opportunity to interact with International Office staff, “buddies” and other international students new to FERIT. They can also find out everything they need to know about the essential steps and activities required with regard to immigration formalities, campus services and Croatian bureaucracy before starting their studies. Every year, Student Office organizes “Freshmen party” to welcome all newly enrolled students.
Accreditation given by Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (https://www.azvo.hr/en/).