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The report was accepted by TEMPUS office and the project has been successfully finished. (July, 2008)

The complete report of the Project was submitted to TEMUS office in Brussels on 31 March, 2008.

 The official end of the Project is 31 January, 2008.



 
Background    
  • This project has an intention to be part of the reformation process and overall activities in higher education system in Republic of Macedonia, in connection with the activities for introduction of the European standards (following Bologna Declaration directives) at the two oldest universities in the country, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and St. Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola.

  • The main aim of the project is to help recent changes in the study programmes at Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) in Skopje and Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) in Bitola, through the reform of content, teaching methodologies and structure of the new and up-dated courses. Starting from 2004/05 academic year FEE introduces new study programme for four years undergraduate study which is followed by one year of postgraduate study, two-cycle system. Another novelty introduced on the FEE undergraduate study is that 60% of the subjects are obligatory and 40% are elective subjects from different directions in FEE, so the students can make their own choices according to their interests and affiliation. FTS also introduces new four years study in electrical power engineering and three years study in informatics.

  • On the FTS in Bitola there are five departments that offer two and four year study programs in: Mechanical engineering, Traffic engineering, Electrical engineering and Graphics engineering and three year study program in Informatics. On the department of electrical engineering there are: two year undergraduate study programme and recently introduced four year undergraduate study programme in the fields of electrical power and electrical machines engineering, designed to fulfil the ECTS standards.

  • The basic subjects in the field of electrical measurements are tought as obligatory in the second year at the FEE-Skopje and on the department of electrical engineering at the FTS-Bitola. All students from FEE (approx. 300 students) are going through these courses, while on the FTS only students enroled in electrical engineering (approx. 100) are taking part. Very important part of these courses are the laboratory exercises, where future electrical engineers learn fundamental practical skills, how to use multimeters, oscilloscopes, different methods for measuring voltage, current, power, analog and digital measurements, etc. The subjects in the third and the fourth year are more specific and are explaining and considering measurement problems in different fields of electrical engineering, like: computers, power systems, telecommunications, electrical machines, etc. The students from appropriate directions are going through these courses. The biggest number of students, which is between 130 and 150 in the third and fourth year, has the direction for Informatics and Computer Engineering as most popular.

  • The present situation with the laboratories is ringing alarm bells for immediate reconstruction and modernization, which is very important task of the project. Some pieces of the equipment are old more then two decades and practically the students do not see modern instrumentation, so at the exercise lessons they are learning only principles of electrical measuring methods. Modern laboratory equipment and exercises are corner stone for quality, contemporary education in electrical engineering.