Study Programs

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is accredited for the three study programs (levels at the same time) in the field of mechanical engineering (in Serbian language):

  • Study program of bachelor (basic, undergraduate) academic studies in duration of 3 years (180 ECTS),
  • Study program of master (diploma, graduate) academic studies in duration of 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Study program of doctoral (Ph.D., Dr.-Eng.) academic studies in duration of 3 years (180 ECTS)

How our programmes work

Programmes are modular, consisting of self-contained units taught and assessed on a semester basis. As student progresses through each semester and passes the examinations, he/she will earn credit for the courses that he/she has successfully completed. Therefore, throughout programme the student will have a clear indication of his/her academic progress. All programmes are composed of core and optional units, giving to the student a lot of flexibility and op portunities to shape his/her studies and to develop his/her own interests. It will take 60 ECTS per year.


ECTS credits are assessed individually, with methods of assessment varying according to the nature of the subject. Most subjects com bine continuous assessment, such as projects, lab work, orals and written examinations.


The academic year is divided into two semesters; each semester consists of a teaching period followed by exams. The year begins in October and ends in June, with the usual Christmas, Easter and Summer vacations. There is an additional examination period in September.


There is a variety of teaching methods, combining the traditional lectures with seminar teaching, team-based group projects and laboratory-based practicals. The Faculty is proud of its relatively small group teaching methods which help to develop analytical, presentation and communication skills. All of these are highly valued by employers throughout the world. In addition to classical teaching methods, more and more courses on UB-FME introduce computer and electronically assisted teaching methods through Moodle, video conferencing and other contemporary learnign tools.

Study Mobility

Opportunities to live, study and work in another culture expand students horizons and increase his/her pportunities of employment in various companies. European exchanges take place under the well-established Tempus and Socrates Programmes of the European Commission. As Faculty fully implements the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), qualifications gained at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are easily recognized and understood in other European countries, and vice versa. Of course there is lots of demand for many of these places, so whilst we’ll do our best we cannot guarantee places in specific countries or at specific universities.

If you have any questions, contact the department to which you are applying for further information.

The Faculty has strong links with business and industry and it is keen to build on this and encourage an entrepreneurship culture among students and staff.