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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From the Editor

I’m pleased to say that the FME Transactions journal has been accepted for indexing in ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

This means that the journal will now be discoverable via the Web of Science database, alongside any other Web of Science indexed journals. From the Web of Science database, we are now able to see full citation counts, author information and other enrichment on the journal. Articles in ESCI indexed journals will be included in an author’s H-Index calculation.

Being ESCI listed is the first step to obtaining an Impact Factor. We will be able to analyse the data provided by Web of Science to give a more detailed understanding of the journal’s citation performance, and apply for an Impact Factor listing as soon as we are confident that citations are at a level high enough to be accepted by the Science Citation Index (SCI).

ESCI listing should act as a significant incentive for submitting authors, and so please share the news with your networks!

Publishing Ethics & Policy

The journal FME Transactions follows ethics norms accepted by international scientific community. It makes all efforts to prevent any infringements of the norms. This publication ethics statement, based on guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), includes respective responsibilities of authors, reviewers, and editors. The FME Transactions does not charge any manuscript processing and/or publishing fees.

Digital copies of the journal are archived in the Digital Repository of the National Library of Serbia.

The journal FME Transactions follows ethics norms accepted by international scientific community. It makes all efforts to prevent any infringements of the norms. This publication ethics statement, based on guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), includes respective responsibilities of authors, reviewers, and editors. The FME Transactions does not charge any manuscript processing and/or publishing fees.

Digital copies of the journal are archived in the Digital Repository of the National Library of Serbia.

Editorial Responsibilities

The Editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the FME Transactions will be published. The Editor is guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The Editor must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles he considers for publication. The Editor has a responsibility to protect the anonymity of reviewers as per the highest academic standards. The Editor will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Authors' responsibilities

Authors warrant that their manuscripts are their original work that has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors also warrant that the manuscript is not and will not be published elsewhere (prior and after the publication in the FME Transactions) in any language without the consent of the copyright holder.

It is posible that the selected papers from conferences organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade or the scientific institutions that cooperate with it on the joint European projects (such as Tempus, Adria-Hub, Horizon 2020, etc.) can be published in the FME Transactions journal after a complete reviewing process. The name of the conference and the name of the conference organizer should be clearly indicated in the Acknowledgment of the published paper. At the same time, the conference paper should be removed from the conference site if it is exposed in its entirety.

Authors warrant that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authors must make sure that only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.

Authors should ensure that they clearly cite, reference and acknowledge all instances where they have used or been influenced by the work of others, including their own previously published articles and research material.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the FME Transactions are written with ethical standards in mind and that they do not contain plagiarism. Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.


Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
  • Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.

Peer review

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process (single-blind peer review). The purpose of peer review is to assist the Editor in making editorial decisions. Through the editorial communications with the author it may also assist the author in improving the paper.

The reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.

The reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.

All of the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors before, during and after the evaluation process.

All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the Editor may assign additional reviewers. The Editorial board shall ensure reasonable quality control for the reviews. With respect to reviewers whose reviews are convincingly questioned by authors, special attention will be paid to ensure that the reviews are objective and high in academic standard. When there is any doubt with regard to the objectivity of the reviews or quality of the review, additional reviewers will be assigned.

Open Access Policy

The FME Transactions is an Open Access Journal. All articles can be downloaded free of charge and used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Serbia (


The journal FME Transactions allows authors to deposit Author’s Post-print (accepted version) and Publisher’s version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories, such as arXiv or to publish it on Author’s personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate,, etc.) and/or departmental website, at any time after publication. Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged and a link must be made to the article’s DOI.

Self-archiving Policy

Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors shall transfer the copyright to the Publisher. If the submitted manuscript is not accepted for publication by the journal, all rights shall be retained by the Author(s).

The Authors grant to the Publisher the following rights to the manuscript, including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements there of:

  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript in printed form, including print-on-demand;
  • the right to produce prepublications, reprints, and special editions of the Manuscript;
  • the right to translate the Manuscript into other languages;
  • the right to reproduce the Manuscript using photomechanical or similar means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute these reproductions;
  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript electronically or optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers such as hard drive, CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), Mini-Disk, data tape – and the right to reproduce and distribute the Article via these data carriers;
  • the right to store the Manuscript in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Manuscript in all technical systems and modes;
  • the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.
Aims and Scope

The journal FME Transactions publishes original papers (reviewing and contributed papers, and short communications) from all fields of Mechanical Engineering, which is, as a branch of Engineering, considered in the journal in its broadest possible sense. Thus, the articles are welcome from: Applied Mechanics, Fluids Engineering, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Robotics, Material Science, Tribology, Combustion, Mechanical Design and Machine Dynamics, Productional, Industrial, Agricultural, Aerospace, Processing, Railway, Biomedical and Control Engineering, Mechanization, Hydro- and Thermo-power Systems, Internal Combustion Engines and Vehicle Dynamics, Energy Resources Technology, Military Technology, Naval Architecture, and Applied and Industrial Mathematics.

Theoretical, experimental and computational analyses of various problems of Mechanical Engineering are equally welcome and acceptable for publication. In addition, there will be published book reviews, announcements of symposia, and in special issues, proceedings of selected papers from symposia organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade.

Reviewing papers will be published by invitation only. One volume consists of four numbers.

  • Paper category: M21 15 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in leading international journal

  • Paper category: M22 14 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in distinguished international journal

  • Paper category: M23 13 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in international journal

  • Paper category: M24 10 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in international journal verified by a special decision

  • Paper category: M51 10 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in leading national journal

  • Paper category: M52 8 ECTS

    Explanation: Paper published in national journal

  • Paper category: M33 6 ECTS

    Explanation: Presented paper published as a whole in proceedings of an international conference

  • Paper category: M34 4 ECTS

    Explanation: Presented paper published as an extract in proceedings of an international conference

The list of international journals can be accessed by using Kobson database at this link

If the paper has more than one author, the number of credit points is divided by n-1, where n is the number of authors. The total number of credit points gained for this activity cannot exceed, in sum, 40 points in all four reports, irrespective of the number of papers. The report must contain the title of the paper with all references and the number of credit points assigned.

Hydropower Engineering
1.1.5 Theory of turbomachinery
1.2.5 Pumps
2.1.5 Hydraulic turbines
2.2.5 Machine design of pumps, fans and turbocompressors
2.3.5 Fans and turbocompressors
3.1.5 Hydropower plants and equipment
3.2.5 Hydraulic power transmitters
3.3.5 Hydropower measurements
4.1 Skill praxis M - HEN
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Hydropower plants, machines and equipment, have various applications in many industrial areas such as: electro power industry, turbo machines production industry, hydro power plants, water supply factories, oil industry, chemical industry, turbo machines management and many others where applied fluid mechanics is important.

This points out that the necessities for hydropower engineers are evident and that is why there is a strong interest of students to study the specialization in Hydropower En