Department of Computer Engineering and Automation

The Department’s mission is to educate students through university and professional study programmes in the fields of automation, robotics and process computing. Moreover, we intend to educate highly professional staff able to follow changes in technology and to apply acquired knowledge to solving engineering problems. 

 

The Department of Computer Engineering and Automation performs educational, research and processional activities. The Department’s mission is to educate students through university and professional study programmes in the fields of automation, robotics and process computing. Moreover, we intend to educate highly professional staff able to follow changes in technology and to apply acquired knowledge to solving engineering problems. 

This education is based on research and professional activities performed by the staff, which also forms the basis for cooperation with other academic and economy partners in Croatia and abroad, all with the aim to increase the technological level of production systems in the region and to enhance the competitiveness of Croatian products on the European and global market. To fulfil and develop our mission, the Department plans to:   

  • Continually make progress in education and research,
  • Become recognizable by excellence of its engineers who have acquired their knowledge through the teaching process at the Department;
  • Become relevant support and service to production systems in the region by finding better solutions to technical problems concerning control, robotics and signal processing.

In order to attain the set objectives, it is necessary to conduct various activities aimed at the following: broadening the knowledge of teachers at the Department, advancing the teaching process by conveying fundamental and technology-related knowledge to students, improving the Department’s laboratories, establishing cooperation with the industry and other subjects from the economy, popularizing our scientific field among younger generations, etc.    

Furthermore, to enable quality education of experts in our field, the Department of  Computer Engineering and Automation has developed a new study programme at the graduate studies (branch: Industrial Automation), which will enable an effective integration of new knowledge related to automation, robotics, signal processing and artificial intelligence  into the teaching process.   The main objective is to achieve high compatibility of this study programme with those performed at other important and renowned faculties and universities. Additional quality of this knowledge transfer will be provided by involving the best graduate students (potential research assistants and assistants) in research work and activities concerning cooperation with the economy.

Regarding the progress in research work, the Department will continue to work on the improvement of its teachers through doctoral and postdoctoral study programmes, mobility of researchers and specialist trainings. The final objective is to form specialist teams able to deal with special technical problems. Furthermore, the Department intends to forge the bonds with other researchers and research institutions and will encourage cooperation with economy subjects and potential users of our research results.  Moreover, we plan to apply for more EU research projects, as well as research and technology projects supported by the Republic of Croatia.  The projects will contribute to better research conditions, enhancing the knowledge of our Department staff, which will lead to an increase in the number of published papers in relevant international scientific journals.