Politehnica University Timisoara

Introduction

Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT) is one of the biggest technical universities in Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1920 as an answer to the need for engineers in the context of the post WW1 economic recovery. During its over 95 years of existence, Politehnica University Timisoara produced over 123 000 engineers, greatly appreciated on the national and international level for their competence.

The study programmes are organized according to the Bologna system. Over 12000 students are registered on various levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral), while approx. 700 teaching staff and approx. 500 administrative and auxiliary staff work within its framework.

Politehnica University Timisoara has 10 faculties : Faculty of Architecture and City Planning; Faculty of Automation and Computing; Faculty of Civil Engineering; Faculty of Communication Sciences; Faculty of Electrical and Power Engineering; Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology; Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering; Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Faculty of Engineering in Hunedoara.

Politehnica University Timisoara owns an educational and research infrastructure – buildings and equipments – comparable with the most prestigious European universities. Important investments were made during the last years. The students of Politehnica University Timisoara have at their disposal a modern student campus, comprising two cafeterias and 16 student residences offering over 5 500 accommodation places. All 1800 student rooms are furnished, have Internet connection and cable television.

The university has over 250 bilateral Erasmus+ agreements and more than 100 framework cooperation agreements with universities from all over Europe, but also from Asia, Africa, North and South America. Every year more than 200 students do a study or industrial placement abroad, while over 100 students from partner institutions come to study or do an industrial placement under the supervision of an UPT coordinator.

You will have at your disposal an extensive range of campus facilities to make your stay at UPT as pleasant and productive as possible.

VISA SUPPORT. The Department for International Relations provides information and supports your application for obtaining the visa and the residence permit.

ACCOMMODATION. We guarantee affordable university accommodation for all international students. Rooms have Internet, TV cable, a fridge, furniture and bed linen, and are shared by 2 or more students. Bathrooms, laundry rooms, reading rooms and kitchens are shared as well. All residences are within walking distance from UPT buildings and the city centre. Accommodation in the residences can be provided at the earliest 4 days before the beginning of the academic year.

DINING SERVICES. Students can buy meal vouchers for the student cafeterias. Each voucher ensures one meal at a price of approx. 2 EUR. In the student campus you will also find a supermarket, various grocery stores and a wide variety of restaurants. Most student residences have vending machines.

MEDICAL CARE. The Student Polyclinic is located in the Student Campus, and provides free of charge medical checks and treatments in general medicine, internal medicine and echography, dermatology, family planning, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology. Students can also get referred to specialists in other areas when necessary.

SPORTS CENTERS. There are two sports centres available for UPT students and staff. You will have access to the fitness hall, open-air football fields, running track, covered mini-football fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with sauna and fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, bitumen and tartan tennis fields.

LIBRARY. The Central Library of Politehnica University of Timişoara has an extensive collection of books and publications, as well as relevant scientific databases. Reading spaces, small group-work rooms, computer-work areas and related services are available to library card holders. One study hall of the library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WELCOME EVENTS. Exchange students are expected to arrive a week before the beginning of the academic year. The welcome activities help students discover the city and university, the services and the opportunities they can use while being enrolled at UPT. International students should attend the opening of the academic year and the welcome meeting organised in their faculty, as well as the events organised by the Department for International Relations.

OTHER SERVICES for UPT students include: academic mentors for the whole duration of the studies, career counselling services and career fairs, an e-mail address which can be used to log in to eduroam (allowing free Internet connectivity in 74 countries), free public transportation in Timisoara for students under the age of 26 and for PhD students under the age of 30, free train tickets within Romanian, discounts for cultural events.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE UPT:

  1. Value for money. Tuition fees for both Romanian and international students are reasonable and affordable. Scholarships based on academic achievement, or financial need are also available.
  2. Excellent infrastructure for teaching and research. The university makes constant investments to update its infrastructure.
  3. Wide choice of study programmes. UPT offers study programmes taught in several languages in a wide variety of fields.
  4. High-quality EU degree. Accredited, internationally recognised study programmes taught in English, German, or French.
  5. High employability of graduates. We have strong links with the business environment and offer professionally relevant study programmes with great career prospects after graduation.
  6. Full support during your studies. Free access to all the facilities of the university, academic mentoring and career counselling.
  7. Compact, friendly, centrally-located campus. Student residences, cafeterias, sports centres, the library, the lecture halls and labs are all situated in a compact area in the proximity of the city centre.
  8. Great location. Timişoara is a safe, fun and culturally diverse city, with a vibrant artistic life and a dynamic business community. Over 40000 Romanian and international students study here to achieve their career goals.
  9. International outlook. We welcome students and guest lecturers from a wide variety of countries, and offer our students the opportunity to receive a grant to study or do an internship abroad at one of our partner institutions.
  10. Strong student associations. The student associations organise many social, academic and career events. Student representatives are involved in the decision-making processes of the university.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Romanian

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Integrated degree (Bachelor and Master) in Architecture

Campus Full time 6 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

With a 6-year study period, the integrated bachelor and master degree in architecture offers a holistic view of the complex parameters that define the architectural practice. During the 12 semesters, students gain theoretical, esthetical and technological knowledge in both architecture and urban design, as well as from the related and complementary fields of fine arts, human sciences, engineering and technology, all of which provide adequate knowledge to match the demands of the future clients. [+]

General information Requirements: Baccalaureate (or equivalent) Duration: 6 years (12 semesters) Teaching language: Romanian Form of studies: Full time Professional title for the graduates: Architect Architecture With a 6-year study period, the integrated bachelor and master degree in architecture offers a holistic view of the complex parameters that define the architectural practice. During the 12 semesters, students gain theoretical, esthetical and technological knowledge in both architecture and urban design, as well as from the related and complementary fields of fine arts, human sciences, engineering and technology, all of which provide adequate knowledge to match the demands of the future clients. The theoretical information gained during each year is linked with real practical activities during summer, when the faculty offers a wide array of choices: different field trips, architecture or urban planning workshops, short term internships in architectural offices or on selected building sites. All these activities aim to give students a first, unmediated contact with the realities of the architectural field. Students may also apply to study at partner universities or to do internships in offices within the European Union under the Erasmus programme. The Faculty of Architecture and City Planning in Timisoara emphasizes the interaction and dynamic relationship between teacher and student, focusing on formative education and encouraging individual creativity. The Diploma project can tackle either a general complex architectural design, a rehabilitation or restoration of an existing building / site or an urban design project. This full time campus based study programme is taught in Romanian. Applicants unfamiliar... [-]

Master in Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The “Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures” (ADS) Master Course is a two year English taught study programme, which focuses on providing attendees the engineering ability and know-how to design and construct safe steel, composite steel and concrete structures including environmental aspects, enhancing the sustainability and the competitiveness of the industry. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures The “Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures” (ADS) Master Course is a two year English taught study programme, which focuses on providing attendees the engineering ability and know-how to design and construct safe steel, composite steel and concrete structures including environmental aspects, enhancing the sustainability and the competitiveness of the industry. The ADS Master Course trains high-level specialists according to the needs and requirements of the international labour market. The programme builds upon and completes the prior bachelor degree studies of the students with advanced analysis and design methods applied to steel, composite steel and composite structures, addressing topics such as the robustness of structures, fire safety, or the use of new structural materials. The programme also prepares students for research activities. The study programmes in civil engineering offered by Politehnica University Timisoara have been classified as A-level study programmes by national authorities. Courses First semester: Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity Advanced Finite Element Analysis Research and Design Assisted by Testing Life Cycle Analysis for Building Structures Second semester Robustness of structures under extreme actions Performance Based Seismic Design Advanced Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Structures Introduction to Fire Design Third semester Advanced Fire Design Elective 1: Cold-formed Steel Structures, or Steel and Composite Steel-Concrete Bridges Elective 2: High-Rise Steel Buildings, or Structures for Buildings with Large Spans Elective 3: Aluminium Structures, or... [-]

Master in Advanced Electronics in Intelligent Systems

Campus Full time September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master Course Advanced Electronics in Intelligent Systems is a two year full-time English-taught study programme which focuses on producing highly-skilled engineers to cover the growing needs of the industry, both locally and globally. Students can enhance their training though internships, and by working on their master thesis in the many companies headquartered in Timisoara which are active in this field. At the same time, the programme develops the innovation and research skills of the students. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Advanced Electronics in Intelligent Systems The Master Course Advanced Electronics in Intelligent Systems is a two year full-time English-taught study programme which focuses on producing highly-skilled engineers to cover the growing needs of the industry, both locally and globally. Students can enhance their training though internships, and by working on their master thesis in the many companies headquartered in Timisoara which are active in this field. At the same time, the programme develops the innovation and research skills of the students. Courses First semester: Optimisation of Energy Converter Parameters Artificial Intelligence Metrology and Quality Control Elective 1 (choose 1 course out of 3 options): Modern Programming Techniques; PCBA Design and Manufacturing; Mathematical Morphology Second semester: Intelligent Drive Control Soft-Switching Techniques Graphical Programming Elective 2 (choose 1 course out of 3 options): Real-Time Systems; ASIC Design; Pattern Recognition Third semester: Systems on Chip Design Industrial Control Technology Elective 3 (choose 1 course out of 2 options): Low Power Systems, or Flexible and Adaptive Systems Elective 4 (choose 1 course out of 2 options): Advanced Multimedia Technologies; Spectral Analysis and Estimation Fourth semester: Practical Training/Research Master Thesis Elaboration Tuition fees, scholarships and deadlines Tuition fees: Citizens of the European Union, EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the Swiss Confederation: 3900 RON (approx. 850 EUR)/ academic year Citizens of all other countries: 2430 EUR/ academic year Scholarships: A list of scholarship programmes for prospective... [-]

Master in Automotive Embedded Software

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master in Automotive Embedded Software is a two year study programme taught in English which provides advanced knowledge in the field of automatic systems engineering applied to automotive embedded software. Graduates gain both a theoretical background in the field, and the methods of practical applications in order to offer complete solutions to practical problems in embedded systems. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Automotive Embedded Software The Master in Automotive Embedded Software is a two year study programme taught in English which provides advanced knowledge in the field of automatic systems engineering applied to automotive embedded software. Graduates gain both a theoretical background in the field, and the methods of practical applications in order to offer complete solutions to practical problems in embedded systems. They know and understand a wide range of technical applications, and they master advanced skills and competences in the design and implementation of embedded applications dedicated to high complexity automotive systems. Main professional competences acquired by students: Problem definition, solution identification and project management of embedded systems; Application of testing and diagnosis models and of quality engineering principles to software applications implemented in embedded systems; Development of hardware and software applications for automotive systems using up-to-date informatics technology; Innovative solving of core problems in inter-disciplinary co-operation and team-working. Graduates enter highly paid and high satisfaction employment, their jobs involving the management of complex tasks in the field and inter-disciplinary cooperation. In addition, graduates acquire innovation and research skills, and can focus on research and development of new products. Courses First semester: Embedded Systems I Software Project Management Software Engineering I Networks for embedded systems Second semester: Embedded Systems II Communications Skills Embedded systems testing Dynamic Systems and Stability in Automotive Control Third semester: Elective 1-2 (choose 2 courses out... [-]

Master in Communication Networks

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master in Communication Networks is a two years study programme taught in English, which provides the knowledge and skills required to understand and deal with the challenges faced by designers of next-generation communication networks, as well as to undertake applied projects, or do research in this area. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Communication Networks The Master in Communication Networks is a two years study programme taught in English, which provides the knowledge and skills required to understand and deal with the challenges faced by designers of next-generation communication networks, as well as to undertake applied projects, or do research in this area. The courses, laboratories and seminars treat modern technologies and challenges in the field of communication networks. Students acquire competences in analysing and integrating in an innovative way complex information regarding communication networks and connected fields, abilities in sharing ideas, in problem solving and project development, as well as in interdisciplinary research. Courses First semester: Antennas and Wave Propagation Advanced Topics in Signal Processing Selected Topics in Communication Engineering Elective 1 (choose 1 course out of 3 options): Modern Programming Techniques, PCBA Design and Manufacturing, or Mathematical Morphology Second semester: Pattern Recognition Networks Modelling Video Networks Elective 2 (choose 1 course out of 2 options): Network Planning, or Computer Networks Administration Third semester: Mobile Communication Networks Optical Communication Systems and Networks Elective 3 (choose 1 course out of 2 options): Resource Management in Wireless Networks, or Broadband Communication Networks Elective 4 (choose 1 course out of 2 options): Advanced Multimedia Technologies, or Spectral Analysis and Estimation Fourth semester: Practical Training/Research Master Thesis Elaboration Tuition fees, scholarships and deadlines Tuition fees: Citizens of the European Union, EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the... [-]

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master Course in Computer Engineering is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which provides students with advanced knowledge in computer engineering theory and practice, familiarizes them with the evolution of the current techniques, develop their research abilities and prepares them for successful careers as key contributors in computer development and research projects. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); foundations of Computer and Software Engineering Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Computer Engineering Computer technology is part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive and devices we use for communication, to the movies we watch and the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Studying computer engineering will provide students with valuable knowledge about how to find efficient and innovative solutions to increasingly complex and challenging problems of computer systems. Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction, a computing career having space for both collaborative work and individual effort. The Master Course in Computer Engineering is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which provides students with advanced knowledge in computer engineering theory and practice, familiarizes them with the evolution of the current techniques, develop their research abilities and prepares them for successful careers as key contributors in computer development and research projects. The study programme mixes advanced level courses in core areas of computer engineering: Cellular data networks, Advanced digital signal processing, Image processing and recognition, Smart sensor networks, with advanced electives which allow a choice of specialization from a variety of subjects: Evolvable hardware, Emerging systems, Advanced Artificial Intelligence. Directed research leads to a dissertation in the 4th semester. Courses First semester: Research topics in computer systems Electives 1, 2, 3 (choose 3 courses out of 11 options): Testing of... [-]

Master in Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master Course in Information Technology is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which focuses on producing highly-skilled engineers familiarized with the current techniques. Graduates have advanced knowledge of the main topics in the field of information technology, knowledge of the state-of-the-art technologies and the ability of selecting and applying them to advanced project development, innovation and research abilities, communication, inter-disciplinary co-operation and team project management skills. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); foundations of Computer and Software Engineering Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Information Technology Information Technology jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. Computing is very often associated with innovation, and developments in computing tend to drive innovation, therefore we insist on teaching research and development skills. The possibilities for future developments are expected to be even greater than they have been in the past. Computing career has space for both collaborative work and individual effort. The Master Course in Information Technology is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which focuses on producing highly-skilled engineers familiarized with the current techniques. Graduates have advanced knowledge of the main topics in the field of information technology, knowledge of the state-of-the-art technologies and the ability of selecting and applying them to advanced project development, innovation and research abilities, communication, inter-disciplinary co-operation and team project management skills. Courses First semester: Research topics in information technology Electives 1, 2, 3 (choose 3 courses out of 9 options): Distributed systems; Testing of computer systems; Data transmission, coding and compression; Smart sensors and sensor networks; Component based software engineering; Advanced digital signal processing; Emergent and collective intelligence systems; Advanced web programming; Advanced software technologies Second semester: Introduction to research Electives 4, 5, 6 (choose 3 courses out of 7 options): Advanced databases; Development of complex distributed applications; Information technology project management; Integrated information systems; Real time... [-]

Master in Software Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Timisoara

The Master Course in Software Engineering is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which focuses on imparting both the knowledge and the practical skills required for a productive long-term career. [+]

General information Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); foundations of Computer and Software Engineering Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Teaching language: English Form of studies: Full time Software Engineering Software has become a vital component of the infrastructure supporting our everyday life. Software systems are increasingly complex, and thus more difficult to build, yet they are subjects to increasingly strict standards of reliability, safety and security. At the same time, market pressure is increasing, development needs to be agile, and software must be built to evolve. All of this, coupled with the need for leading-edge applications make today’s software development an exciting technical challenge. Solid engineering principles are indispensable to delivering quality projects on time. The Master Course in Software Engineering is a two year full-time English taught study programme, which focuses on imparting both the knowledge and the practical skills required for a productive long-term career. Timişoara is a strong IT center, with both large multinationals and scores of medium and small enterprises. Application domains are varied, including automotive, telecommunications, printing solutions, security, enterprise applications, and many more. Graduates are well-positioned to take up leading roles and manage project development teams, and the directed research performed during the programme can be starting point for doctoral research. Courses First semester: Research topics in software systems Electives 1, 2, 3 (choose 3 courses out of 11 options): Advanced algorithms; Programming language design and analysis; Distributed systems; Component based software engineering; Compiler design; Pattern recognition; Advanced software technologies; Advanced web programming; Neural networks;... [-]

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