Politeknik Elektronika & Telekomunikasi, in short: PET (1988 to 1992).
Although EEPIS officially opened in June, 2,1988 by the President of Indonesia at that time, Suharto its history dates back to 1985 when JICA preliminary Study Team for grant aid and technical cooperation came to EEPIS. The head of the team was Prof. Y. Naito (Tokyo Institute of Technology) came. At that time they were also supported by JICA Curriculum Study Team. Then, in 1987 JICA Technical cooperation started, after observed the possibility of cooperation (1986). This time, The first group of 5 lecturers were sent to colleges of technology in Japan. In March, 15, 1988 EEPIS building and educational equipment were officially granted to Indonesian Government and officially opened in June, 2, 1988. Since this year, our first class has started and then many lecturers were sent to colleges of technology in Japan. Many groups of Japanese Expert also arrived to support us. In 1988, EEPIS was named Politeknik Elektronika & Telekomunikasi, in order to meet the demand of technicians of middle management level, who can give guidance in handling operation, control, maintenance and proper application of new technology and equipment.

Politeknik Elektronika Surabaya, in short: PES (1992 to 1996)
In June, 1991 Ministry of Education and Culture started to arrange all Polytechnic in Indonesia which was grown in Institutes and Universities in Indonesia. Then it was renamed Politeknik Elektronika Surabaya (PES) which is a part of Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.

Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, in short: PENS (1996 to date)
In 1996, this polytechnic was renamed Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Currently, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology had 5 faculties and 2 polytechnics. Each Faculty was headed by a dean, and each Polytechnic is headed by a director. Because of historical reason, those two polytechnics are managed separately based on independent and autonomous scheme. EEPIS runs a full-time 3 years course namely DIPLOMA 3 and a full-time 4 years course namely DIPLOMA 4.

Director of EEPIS :

  1. Ir. Susanto (1988 - 1997)
  2. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Nuh, DEA (1997-2002)
  3. Dr. Ir. Titon Dutono, M.Eng ( 2002 to 2009)
  4. Ir. Dadet Pramadihanto, M.Eng, Ph.D ( 2009 to 2013)
  5. Dr. Zainal Arief, ST, MT ( 2013 to date)


  1. EEPIS Vision is to be a ‘center of excellent’ of professional engineering education in electric-related field nationally and internationally as well.
  2. EEPIS Mission are:
  3. To produce professional and open-minded engineers, ready to compete in global market, by providing an exellent academic atmosphere to the student.
  4. To actively involved in development and enhancement of Indonesian Polytechnic Education system as EEPIS being the National Resources Polytechnic
  5. To carry out an applied oriented research which actually solve the industrial problem and community services to the society; both of them are the synergetic activities of EEPIS as professional education provider.
  6. To develop and implement the academic moral ethic values


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) plays an important role in Japan’s Official Development Assistance by providing the developing countries all over the world with technical cooperation and grant aid cooperation. This institution, EEPIS was financed by 1,895,000,000- yen grant from JICA under Japanese Government (first phase, 1988). And in the second phase (2002), EEPIS again was granted 1,822,000,000- yen, also from JICA under Japanese Government. All grant is for the building construction and educational equipments.

EEPIS building has a floor area of approximately 25.000 m2, located in a 6 ha area and it is a part of ITS campus in Surabaya. The EEPIS buildings consist of administration offices, labs, workshops, final project rooms, lecture and seminar rooms, libraries, a student dormitory, a canteen. EEPIS is also supported by a large parking area & Small Mosques (musholla). In line with its target to produce skilled and knowledgeable middle management technicians, EEPIS is fully equipped with sophisticated study facilities, for all practice and theory purposes. The modern labs have up-to-date equipment, like a full range of standard measuring instruments, electronics-related trainers and demo tools, communication equipment currently used in the industry, micro computers, over-head and video projectors, and also data projectors.

EEPIS offer a full-time 3 years course namely Diploma III (four weeks in plant training in industry) and a full-time 4 years course namely Diploma IV (teaching staff of polytechnic). We also run many trainings for many purposes.
Both Diploma III and Diploma IV have 4 departments, they are: Electronic department, Telecommunication department, Electro-Industry department and Information Technology department.