Faculty of Technical Sciences in Bitola is one of the oldest higher education institution within the University "St. Kliment Ohridski", established in 1961. Considering the large number of students (around 7400 graduated engineers) and numerous academic staff (53 professors), the Faculty practically represents a polytechnic university with six departments:
- mechanical engineering,
- electrical engineering,
- trafic and transport,
- graphical engineering and design,
- industrial engineering and management and
The study program of traffic and transport engineering was introduced in 1972 and from then, the Department is characterized with unique academic offer in all cycles in this field in the country. Therefore, it offers several programs in all study cycles: first, second and third. So far, around 2350 students had graduated at programs offered in the first cycle, 63 in the second cycle, as well as 19 in the third cycle. Also, a first and second cycle study programs (in English) accreditation is currenly being in progress. Additionally, the activities within the Department are based on a broad research experience and the modern study programs are planned focusing on the interdisciplinary aspect of traffic and transport problems and their solutions.
Within this department, 16 professors are working in different fields of expertise, covering a wide range of academic research and applied research in traffic and transport. With its researchers and its laboratory, equipped with software for transport planning on macro and micro scale, safety in transport, transport economy and environmental impacts, the Department has experience and reputation as well as continuing interest and perpetuation of activities and efforts.
Apart od educational activities, an applicative and scientific research is also conducted. The Department has strong project portfolio, including projects granted by TEMPUS, FP6, FP7 and other international and national grants.
In order to strengthen international cooperation and to upgrade its own scientific potential, the Department dedicates significant attention to bilateral cooperation, as well as to mobility exchange of academic staff and students.