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Forerunner of the Fakultas Teknik Jurusan Elektro

Prior to the establishment of the FTJE in 1968, Satya Wacana Christian University (UKSW) had already established a Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FIPIA) in 1962.

One of the lecturers at the time was Rev. Evan Lewis, M.Sc, who was sent by the New Zealand National Council of Churches
Rev. Lewis taught Calculus in FIPIA during the period 1962-1965, prior to Rev. Fred van Emmerik’s arrival in November 1964

The establishment of FIPIA provided the foundation for the later founding of FTJE.

Excerpts taken from "Encounter" (Presbyterian Church of Australia newsletter)

In the July 1972 issue of "Encounter" Rev. Fred van Emmerik wrote:

" In order to fit in with existing Departments at nearby State Universities, and also to make the best possible use of our own Physics Department, it was decided to specialize in Eletrical Engineering. The greatest need seemed to be in that field. "