Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was founded in Selmecbanya in 1904 and in
Miskolc in 1950. The two Departments emerged in Miskolc in 1958. Former heads were: Bolemann
Géza (from 1904 to 1949, Selmecbanya, Sopron), Prof. Dr. Simonyi Károly (from 1947 to 1954,
Sopron), Vörös Imre (from 1954 to 1958, Sopron), Fischer György (1950, Miskolc), Dr. Csáki Frigyes
(1951, Miskolc), Uray Vilmos (from 1951 to 1976, Miskolc), Prof. Dr. Szarka Tivadar( form 1976 to
1979 and from 1995 to 1999, Miskolc), Prof. Dr. Szentirmai László (from 1979 to 1995, Miskolc).
The recent Head of the Department is Dr. Kovács ErnÅ‘ (from 1999).
The educational activity of the Department comprises wide range of electrical and electronic
engineering knowledge including electric energy supply, computer aided measurement and electronics
on four levels starting from engineer assistant education through BSc and MSc courses to PhD
courses. Some selected topics from the list of subjects: Theory of Electrical Engineering, Electricity,
Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electrical Motors and Drives, Power Electronics, (Analogue)
Electronics, Computer Aided Measurements, Computer Aided Electronic Design, Electronic
Manufacturing, etc. The Department is considerably involved in the education of the following BSc
courses a) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (specializations offered by the Department are:
Electric Energy Systems, Automotive Electronics, Electronic Design and Manufacturing); b) Energy
Management Engineering (spec. in Electric Energy Systems); c) Mechatronics Engineering; d)
Engineering Information Technology (specialization in Intelligent Measurement Systems). MSc
courses are offered for the Mechanical Engineer, Energy Management Engineer (specialization in
Electric Energy Systems), Mechatronics Engineer and Engineering Information Technology students.
Advanced courses are available for PhD students in Electronics and Measurement. English language
courses are provided for ERASMUS students. Nine, well equipped, special purpose laboratories are
available for the practical training of the students.
The Department is active in the field of international cooperation. In the past, the Department
established around thirty bilateral or multi-lateral co-operations with European universities. Many of
these co-opeartions are still active. In the 90’s the Department was involved in 6 TEMPUS projects
launched by the EU. In this decade the ERASMUS projects and the bilateral Research and Technology
projects were the most important platforms of the international relations. Leading academic staff
members are involved in the work of Steering Committees of recognized international conferences and
organizations and they are also members of the editorial boards of some printed and online
professional periodicals.
The research activities of the Department cover numerous fields of electrical engineering like a)
special electric motors and drives; b) investigation of electrical network disturbances; c) smart
measurement systems; d) modeling of electronic subsystems of mechatronic systems; e) conducted
and radiated low frequency electromagnetic disturbances. In the last five years, international
fundamental research projects were a) “Electronic systems of electromechanical actuators” (partner
Technical University of Cluj, Romania, 20052007); b) “Advanced remote control, condition
monitoring and diagnosis of rotational and linear
electromechanical actuators used in automated
industrial systems”, (partner Technical University
of Cluj, Romania, 2007-2009). National applied
science project was to develop test methods and
devices for automotive industry to improve the
effectiveness of the quality assurance, (EU financed
national Baross project 2009-2010). The
Department has strong and fruitful relationship with
the local industry through the industrial R & D. In
the past ten years 6-8 -from middle to large scaleprojects were successfully completed.
Measurement systems laboratory of the