Why choose Mechanical Engineering?

Just look around you. How much of what you see has been manufactured? Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of everything, from cars to airplanes. Many recent medical advances have been made as a result of work done by engineers: from brain scanners to the drug dispensers used by asthma sufferers. If you want to be an informed member of society, able to understand modern technology as well as the infrastructure on which our society is built, then there can be no better training than that given to mechanical engineers at University of Belgrade. Graduates of the Faculty have benefited from education that enables them to make a real difference to the world outside while, at the same time, pursuing successful and rewarding careers.
Since its start as an independent faculty, in the past period 1948-2005, at UB-FME the system of studies was: integrated 5 years for Dipl.-Ing., additional two years of study for Mgr (old MSc) and just research and thesis defense for PhD. Studies were in Serbian, while for PhD - English was also preformed. In such a system, 260 international students from 26 foreign countries received the Dipl. Ing. degree, 46 got the Mgr degree and 26 defended PhD theses.
Since 2005 up to date, the system of studies on UB-FME is: 3 years for BSc, 2 years for MSc (Dipl.-Ing.) and studies of 3 years for PhD (in fact old studies for Mgr plus research and PhD defense). In such a system, besides studies in Serbian, the UB-FME organizes studies in English on all levels.

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International students follow essentially the same procedures as all domestic students in applying for admission. The admissions procedure ensures that applicants fulfill the necessary requirements to study at the high est level at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Belgrade. A candidate’s cultural background and international experiences are highlighted positively in the selection process, as Faculty continues its historic commitment to cultural diversity. Undergraduate and post-graduate international students are strongly advised to have a minimum of €5,200 per annum in addition to tuition fees. Possession of these financial resources is essential for each full calendar year a student spends in Belgrade. The Faculty will not be able to finance students if for any reason their funds from overseas are restricted before the end of their course.

Study as a Guest Student

International students are not invited just for studying the whole prrogram in English at the Faculty, but also for the part of it. After getting international accreditation and EUR-ACE label, UB-FME is strongly off ering to European students the possibility of studiyng one semestar in Belgrade, through fully recognizable ECTS system and programs internationally accredited. In accordance with the Bologna principles, students from European countries have the opportunity to spend one or more semesters at the UB-FME, attend lectures and take exams, learn the local culture and habits. The international cooperation is accomplished through the ERASMUS MUNDUS and CEPUS programs, which imply the exchange of students and academic staff . There were several such students in the past (mostly due to fi nancial restrictions and prejudices), but this activity is now expected to be much more broadened.

Students studying on UB-FME have also the possibility to study abroad through the same exchange programs, and also to fi nish the internship through well-established IAESTE program. Also, some departments organize national and international excursions for students, thus making them acquainted with industry colleagues and facilities. Skill praxis (internship), as a part of study program, may also be performed in such manner.

Belgrade as part of an ERASMUS

Students at partner universities can study for one or two semesters at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Belgrade as part of an ERASMUS or direct exchange program. The Erasmus Programme ("EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students"[1]) is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987.[2][3] Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, is the new programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014.

General Entry Requirements for a Bachelor's degree

1. secondary school-leaving certificate (also known as High School Diploma, Matura, A Levels, Bachillerato, Atestat, baccalauréat)
2. Proof that student have passed the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering entrance examination
3. Serbian: Bachelor’s degree courses are only thought in Serbian, and students are required to prove that they have an adequate knowledge of Serbian. Students can do this by taking Serbian language proficiency tests (please contact our admission department for additional information on Serbian language preparatory courses).

Bachelor Studies - ECTS-180

In Diploma certificate of B.Sc. studies, the title: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. from the Latin Baccalaureus Scientiæ) in Mechanical Engineering – three year studies will be stated.

A Diploma Supplement will contain a list of courses the student has attended and passed exams in, and possibly the name of a specialization area when student has earned it by choosing a prescribed group of courses. A student may or may not have a certain specialization area. Abbreviations: B.Sc.ME or BSc ME.

Master of Science degree and PhD programmes:

Applications to M.Sc. and Ph.D. tracks are accepted from persons who have completed a B.Sc. degree for entrance into the Master’s program or a M.Sc. degree for entry into the Ph.D. program. Most incoming students have a degree in mechanical engineering or related branch of engineering. However, the Faculty’s admission criteria are not specific and capable students with backgrounds in various branches of engineering or in sci ence may gain entry.

Living Expenses

How much people spend as a student will be, to some extent, up to them and will also be affected by what they study and for how long. For a 38 week (approx 10 months) period, an undergraduate should think in terms of the following rough guide based on 2013/14 costs:

Rent room in University of Belgrade residence €1,000
Food at (€200 per month) €2,000
Personal Toiletries €50
Laundry & Housekeeping €90
Clothes €270
Travel (local and outside Belgrade e.g. home) €775
Leisure/Social/Sport at (€25 per month) €250
Telephone (landline & mobile) €270
Contingencies (unexpected bills) €90
Contents Insurance (€3,000 belongings & €1,000 laptop) €105
Books, materials, photocopying & equipment €300
TOTAL: €5,200

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