The Department of Telecommunications was formed in 1962, with the establishment of a full-time study of electrical engineering within the Technical Faculty in Banja Luka, when the first generation of students was enrolled at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. A very significant contribution in the initial phase of the development of the Department was made by prof. dr Aleksandar Damjanovic, prof. dr Tomislav Tomic, prof. Dr. Georgije Lukatela, prof. Dr. Milan D. Savic, prof. dr Ilija Stojanovic and prof. Dr. Velimir Jovanovic. Special importance in the work and development of the Department was given by prof. Dr. Djemal Kolonic, the best student of the first generation (1962) in the study of electronics and telecommunications and the first graduate engineer of the then Technical Faculty in Banja Luka. Prof. Dr. Djemal Kolonic has been employed at the Department since 1966, first as an assistant, since 1974 as an assistant professor, and since 1984 as a professor. Prof. Dr. Djemal Kolonic was for many years the head of the Department of Telecommunications, and vice-dean and dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering for two terms. In the realization of teaching and scientific research activities at the Department in the initial period of its work, cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb was of special importance, and later with the Faculty of Electronics in Nis and the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. The development of telecommunication technologies is essential for the progress of every society, because audio-visual communications are based on the existence of telecommunication networks and systems. The ability to network equipment and devices, as well as a whole range of new wireless technologies, has significantly improved traditional forms of human communication. The activities of the Department of Telecommunications, in addition to educational within the implementation of teaching in the I, II and III cycle of studies, include research in the broad field of wired and wireless telecommunications technologies. Course contents and teaching process are adapted to the needs of the telecommunications market for narrower specialties and different interests of future engineers. The focus of the Department's educational and research activities is network architectures and communication protocols based on IP (Internt Protocol) technologies, wireless sensor networks and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, mobile positioning techniques, design and implementation of radio frequency (RF) circuits and systems. planning and optimization of radio networks, electroacoustics and audio signal processing, etc.
In the realization of teaching and scientific activities at the Department in the initial period was very important very good cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb, and later with the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Nis and the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.
Educational activities at the Department of Telecommunications are realized in the framework of classes in BSc, MSc and PhD studies, which cover wide areas of wired and wireless telecommunication technologies. The subject contents and teaching process are adapted to the needs of the telecommunications market for the narrower specialties and different interests of future engineers. The focus of the educational activities sre the fundamental principles of telecommunications, network architecture and communication protocols based on IP technologies, wireless sensor networks, mobile positioning techniques, design and implementation of radio frequency circuits and systems, planning and optimization of radio networks, electroacoustics and processing of audio signals, etc.
In addition to educational activities, the Departments's activities include research in the following areas:
Lecturers and associates at the Department were engaged in a number of scientific and research projects realized in cooperation with business and telecommunication industry partners.
The function of the head of the Department, in the third election, is performed by Dr. Gordana Gardasevic, full professor.
Laboratory for Telecommunications, Laboratory for Radio-Communications and Laboratory for Electroacoustics and Audio Technique.
Lectures and associates who have contributed to the work of the Department in the past period:
Currently part-time teachers and associates:
Currently full-time lectures and associates: