Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEIE) is established in 1963 as a part of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Section. In 1976, this section is divided into the Mechanical Engineering Section and Electrical Engineering Section, thus marking the establishment of Electrical Engineering Department. As part of government regulation No. 5/1980, since 1981 the Electrical Engineering Section is known as the Electrical Engineering Track.
To accomodate the technological advances and our national needs, since 2006 the Electrical Engineering Track started to offer bachelor degrees in Information Engineering. The 2010 marks another naming change to better describe the range of program that is offered by our department, from the Electrical Engineering Track into Electrical and Information Engineering Track. Since 2015, the formal designation of \'Track\' in Universitas Gadjah Mada is converted into the designation \'Department\' as prescribed in the Rector Decree regarding the Organization and Governance of Colleges in Universitas Gadjah Mada, therefore triggering the latest naming change from Electrical and Information Engineering Track to Electrical and Information Engineering Department.
DEIE is a part of Faculty of Engineering together with the other 7 faculties. The campus of JTETI is located inside the Faculty of Engineering’s campus complex located at Jalan Grafika in the south side of Faculty of Engineering’s headquaters. With the total students of approximately 1200 person and 66 lecturer (on 2010), DEID is one of the biggest department in Faculty of Engineering.
To fulfill our vision statement of becoming a universal source of innovation in Electrical and Information Engineering Science, DEIE define its core knowledge as a manifestation of three interconnecting dimensions:
1. Energy Dimension, especially related to electrical power and energy. In the field of Electrical engineering, this dimension is further separated into three areas, namely : how this energy is generated through electrical machinery, how this energy is distributed through transmission and distribution process, and how this energy benefit the consumers of electrical power.
2. Signal Dimension, signal is described as a physical changes of an object that can be measured by external observers. The signal that we studies mainly concerning signals that can be generated by electrical devices (e.g sensors) and can be processed through electrical methods. DEIE manages the study of this dimension through 4 separate concentrations: 1) Signal Processing, Electronics and Biomedical Engineering, 2) Instrumentation and Control Engineering, 3) Telecommunication Engineering, and 4) Computer Engineering
3. Information Dimension, the information dimension of Electrical Engineering is manifested in the study of computer as information processing device.
The effort to develop these dimensions is represented by several teaching and research activities. In the teaching part, the Bachelor Programs are developed to put an emphasis on the mastery of industrial standard and best practices to prepare our graduate for an industrial career with sufficient fundamental knowledge for continuous learning. For the graduate program (i.e Master Program and Doctoral Program), the emphasis is given on providing a strong analytical skills to prepare our graduate to develop a comprehensive solution to contemporary problem in electrical and information engineering.