The University of Belgrade. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Doctoral Academic Studies

Title Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. from the Latin Philosophiæ Doctor) will be stated in Diploma certificate of Doctoral studies. A Diploma Supplement will contain date of enrollment, specialization area, a list of courses the student has attended and passed exams in, the data on student’s teaching experience, papers published and projects’ participation, and finally, the date of Ph.D. thesis defense, thesis title, name of Supervisor, and names of Ph.D. committee members. Abbreviations: Ph.D.ME or PhD ME.
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Goals

Applying the acquired knowledge and methods in order to solve the given tasks within the chosen field. The task refers to studying the problem, its structure and complexity, and coming up with adequate solutions. The student acquires knowledge on the manner, structure and form of writing a projectreport which refers to the activities undertaken within the given topic of the Final course. The student acquires the adequate level of knowledge, skills and competences referring to the problem field, implemented methods and obtained results. The student also acquires the ability to publicly present the results of independent work, organised in an appropriate form.
3rd level of studies

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Academic Studies

Mechanical Engineering, ECTS 180

The study programme of Doctoral (Postgraduate) academic studies is performed within the curriculum framework schematically presented below.
1st semester
2nd semester
4th semester
  • Elaboration of Ph.D. thesis proposal 4.2.22 17 ECTS
  • Research & publication – IV 4.1.8 8 ECTS

5th and 6th semester

  • Ph.D. thesis 5.60 30 ECTS

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Enrollment requirements for Doctoral studies are defined by Article 7 and the enrollment procedure by Article 11, Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (available only in Serbian language). Maximum number of graduates enrolled in Doctoral studies is 50, according to the National Accreditation.
Doctoral studies have got ECTS 180, and have to be finished within maximum 6 years, including the PhD thesis defense. They comprise attending and sitting the exams in 4 obligatory courses (subjects) and 5 elective ones from the list of offered courses, where the selection of courses is not bound to its position. White boxes – obligatory courses, colored boxes – elective courses. Numeric code below the course title in this table consists of three digits: the first digit is the number of the semester, the second is the position of the course, and the third is the number of ECTS credit points.
3rd level of studies

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Academic Studies

Mechanical Engineering, ECTS 180

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University of Belgrade (UB-FME) systematically and effectively plans, carries out, supervises, evaluates and upgrades the quality of its study programme in mechanical engineering at Bachelor of Science (BSc) level.
The BSc (undergraduate) study programme in mechanical engineering lasts three years of study with 180 ECTS and fully complies with the basic tasks and objectives in mechanical engineering.
Each course lasts one semester, equals ECTS 5 and has 35 lecture hours of active teaching with additional consultations and knowledge tests as arranged with the subject teacher. Percent of points assigned to courses is (9x5=45) 45/180=25%. Students are not allowed to choose any elective course without the advice of their potential supervisor. Students are eligible to attend maximum 3 courses taught by one professor. Besides, apart from the maximum of 3 courses, students may choose courses not offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering but courses from the lists offered by other technical faculties of Belgrade University.
Exams results and accomplished research and publication of its findings, including the Project of conception for writing a dissertation which shall be done under the phase of elaboration of Ph.D. thesis proposal (position 4.2.22), are assessed and verified by a corresponding exam application form. Research and publication (I-IV) and the Project of conception for writing a dissertation are a preparation for creating a doctoral dissertation, totaling ECTS 75, i.e. 10+15+20+8+22=75.
Potential supervisor submits a brief report (not longer than one page), along with the exam application form with a registered grade, specifying doctoral candidate’s research and professional activities followed by a corresponding number of credit points, whose sum equals the foreseen number of ECTS credit points for a corresponding box in the table provided. The report on defended Project of conception for writing a dissertation (one-page long) is signed by three members of the Committee with an exam application form attached. In the reports on doctoral candidate’s research and publication activities, the number of ECTS credit points is used to evaluate:
Laboratory investigations related to a preliminary subject of doctoral dissertation as presented in the research plan. Work on projects and other research-scientific activities within the field of advanced training. A descriptive title of performed laboratory work and/or investigation is provided with assessed number of ECTS credit points.
Teaching at undergraduate and graduate studies equals ECTS 1 per hour weekly and per semester (2 hours weekly during one semester equal ECTS 2). This activity, registered in all four reports, can bring ECTS 30 in total, regardless of the number of hours taught. The reports must also include the course title and its curriculum position as well as its ID number in the Course Catalog, number of hours taught, and number of ECTS credit points.

Obligatory Courses

Title Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. from the Latin Philosophiæ Doctor) will be stated in Diploma certificate of Doctoral studies. A Diploma Supplement will contain date of enrollment, specialization area, a list of courses the student has attended and passed exams in, the data on student’s teaching experience, papers published and projects’ participation, and finally, the date of Ph.D. thesis defense, thesis title, name of Supervisor, and names of Ph.D. committee members. Abbreviations: Ph.D.ME or PhD ME.

3rd level of studies

Lists of elective​​ courses

List of elective courses at the position 1.4 – 37 courses

Analitical mechanics; Epistemology of science and technique ; Tensor calculus ; Experimental data acquisition and processing; Ship dynamics; Explosive applications; Management of production; Theory of hydrodynamic stability; Oscillations of mechanical systems; The dynamics of a viscous incompressible fluid; Boundary layer theory; Modelling of thermalhydraulic transients; Fuels and selected topics in combustion; Surface engineering; Management of innovation; Structure testing methods; Computational modeling in mechanical engineering; Decision theory; Synthesis of mechanisms; The integration of aeronautical systems and avionics; Selected topics in wind turbines; Artificial intelligence of motor vehicles; Load distribution – analysis and synthesis – 1; Load distribution – analysis and synthesis – 2; Theory of elasticity; Computer based measurements; Basic principles of fracture mechanics; Ecodesign and sustainable logistics; Optimization of thermal power plants; Aircraft flight dynamics; Selected topics in bionics; Selected topics in aircraft composite structures; Airfoils and lifting surfaces of aircraft; Selected chapters of biomechanics of tissue and organs; Stress and strain measurement; Nanomechanical characterization of materials; Turbulent flow measurements.

List of elective courses at positions 2.2 – 37 courses

Vehicle mechatronics – special chapters; Anisotropic plates and shells; Ship waves; Maintenance and quality management system; Dynamics of a system of rigid bodies; Power transmission of locomotives – control and optimization; Contemporary trends in ship structural design; Turbomachinery flow phenomena – design of cascades and impeller blades; Product development in mechanical engineering; Intelligent automation; Numerical simulation of welding processes; Biofluid mechanics – advanced course; Mass, momentum and energy transport phenomena; Aeronautical maintenance and support; Modern combustion appliances; Structural analysis of material handling machines; Analytical methods for engineering design; Mechanics of locomotor system; Special algorithms of mechatronic; CAD/CAM systems and integration of product and manufacturing design; Machine dynamics; Selected topics in aircraft armement systems; Adaptive structures; Selected topis in structural analysis of flying vehicles; Selected topics in machine elements – A ; Selected topics in machine elements – B; Finite element method; Selected topics of terminal ballistics; Advanced linear systems; Numerical simulation of IC engines processes – advanced approach; Regimes and energy efficiency of thermal power plants; Integrated technical systems – actuators; Special topics in applied aerodynamics; Selected topics of strength of constructions; Composite materials mechanics; Aerodynamics and flight mechanics for autopilot and guidance system design; Biologically inspired optimization algorithms.

List of elective courses at positions 2.3 – 36 courses

Modelling, optimisation and forecasting in industrial engineering; Stability of motion of a system; Propulsion of projectiles; Man – machine interface; Thin-walled structures; Mathematical methods in fluid mechanics; Advanced thermal power cycles; Structural integrity and life; Specific topics in ship hydrodynamics; Non-linear strength problems of rail vehicles; Combustion modeling; Lubrication theories; Dynamics and strength of mining and construction machines; Cutting theory; Autonomous systems and machine learning; Selected chapters of mechanics of robots; Environmental aspects of combustion; Technical legislation – directives and standards; Operating systems in mechatronics; Quality engineering techniques; Substitution of manual tasks in food industry; Helicopter rotor aerodynamics; Selected topics in computational aerodynamics; Optimization of aerospace structures; Selected topics in aeroelasticity; Computer modeling and structure calculation ; Advance techniques in IC engines – selected topics; Lubrication theory; Advanced fuzzy control systems; Fractional calculus with applications in engineering; Mechanics of variable mass systems; Special chapters from the flight dynamics of the aircraft; Selected topics in machine elements V; Thrust vector control systems; Guided missiles navigational systems; End-of-life vehicles.

List of elective courses at positions 3.1 – 42 courses

Model and prototype testing of hydraulic machinery; Turbulent flows; Aero-hydrodynamics of sailing yachts; Numerical methods in ship hydrodynamics; Rehabilitation biomechanics; Multiphase flows D; Advanced methods for maintenance of railway vehicles; Systems of artificial neural networks; Intelligent industrial robots; Continuum mechanics; Wave induced loads on ships; Microchannel fluid flow; Computational multi-fluid dynamics; Energy efficiency in buildings; Testing and optimization of machine tools; Industrial robots modelling and simulations; Optimization methods of mechanical systems; Aircraft production technology; CFD in combustion; Failure diagnostic; Dynamics of material handling and conveying machines; Efficiency and reliability of weapon; Sliding and rolling bearings; Computation theory; Production planning and control systems; Mechatronic systems design; Selected topics from propulsion; Aerodynamic shape optimization; Fatigue and life estimation of aeronautical stuctures; Selected topics in fluid structure interaction; Advanced techniques in IC engine testing; Selected topics in design and construction – A; Application of fracture mechanics to structural integrity; Thermoelasticity; Mechanics of ballistic systems; Mechanics of bipedal gait; Digital processing of non-stationary signals; Experimental aerodynamics; Inverse analysis in material characterization; Optimal control of mechanical systems; Risk management; Isogeometric analysis.

List of elective courses at positions 3.2– 46 courses

Performance analysis of manufacturing systems; Magnetohydrodynamic flows; Modeling of turbulent flows; Advanced course in numerical methods for ship strength analyses; Turbomachinery flow phenomena – computational fluid dynamics; Water waves; Aerodynamics of thermal turbomachinery; Mechatronics systems and adaptronics; High speed crafts; Dynamic problems of rail vehicles; Selected topics in operations research; Measurement techniques in combustion; Numerical structural analysis; Power transmission units reliability and dynamics; Selected topics in material handling, constructions and logistics; Digital forensics; Mechanics of nonholonomic systems; Impact mechanics; Theory of gyroscopes; Theory and simulation of the machining process; CAI models; Advanced robotics-selected chapters; Especial chapters of theory of machines and mechanisms; Integration of smart actuators and sensors; Computational fluid dynamics of buildings and vehicles; Quantitative research methods in aviation; Planetary gear train; Selected topics in design and construction – B; Tribology of machine elements; Computational fracture mechanics; IC engines dynamic problems; Selected topics in projectile design; Advanced systems in intelligent buildings; Cognitive robotics; Stochastic dynamics; Selected topics in aerodynamics; Modern concepts of organizations; Modelling of composite material micromechanics; Advanced topics of missile guidance; Special topics in computational aerodynamics; Advanced gasdynamics; Alternative vehicle drives; Thermal comfort and indoor environmental quality in buildings; Non linear finite element methods; Advanced intelligent control systems; Selected topics in missile design and launchers.

List of elective courses (subjects offered only in English, without strictly defined position) - 48 courses

Planning, performing & controlling projects; Research and development methodology; Advanced numerical methods; Analytic methods for engineering design; Finite elements methods in applications; Software tools for project management; Engineering management; Industrial design; Artificial intelligence & machine learning; Advanced manufacturing systems; Advanced gas dynamics; Computational fluid dynamics; Fatigue of thin walled structures; Queuing systems – theory and applications; Competitive manufacturing management; Engineering anthropometry; Human – machine interface 1; Introduction to operations research; Nonplanar lifting surfaces; Advanced computer aided design; Design of aerospace structures; Advanced airframe structural analysis; Actuating systems – selected topics; Aerodynamics of turbocompressors; Combined cycles with gas turbines & steam turbines; Design of steam turbines; Gas turbines – selected topics; Information management; Neural networks and fuzzy systems; Statistical process control; Steam turbines – advanced course; Thermal power plant engineering; Thrust vector control systems – selected topics; Topics in thermodynamics of thermal energy conversion; Advanced course in pumps, fans and turbocompressors; Advanced course of hydromechanical equipment in hydro-energy systems; Advanced topics in warhead design; Fluid measurements; Measurements in hydro-energy systems; Missile guidance control systems; Selected topics in programming tools; Strapdown inertial navigation systems; Turbulence in turbomachinery; Advanced nuclear reactors; Gas-liquid two-phase flow and heat transfer; Methods of energy planning; Nuclear power plants safety; Thermal-hydraulics of steam generators;

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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.

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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.

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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 Engineering. In addition to the thorough learning of the matter, students acquire knowledge from other mechanical engineering disciplines, so that they can involve in other domains of mechanical engineering, if necessary.

The study specialization in hydropower engineering is the only one in the country with contemporary teaching programmes at all three levels of studies – BSc, MSc, PhD. Research potential is based on modern laboratories and equipment. Students are very actively involved in all research projects with industry, other faculties and institutes, wherefrom a significant number of results is published in literature and applied in industry.

The Department prepares students to become practicing proffessional engineers who participate fully in activities of design, operation, production, maintenance, safety, marketing, sales and administration. Particular strength of the Department includes complex and warranty measurements in pumps, compressors, fans and water turbines, as an independent national laboratory.

Obligatory courses for MSc:

Thermal Science Engineering
1.1.5 Steam boilers elements and equipments
1.2.5 Refrigeration equipment
2.1.5 Steam boiler processing
2.2.5 Refrigeration systems
2.3.5 Air-conditioning fundamentals
3.1.5 Thermal power plants and heat plants
3.2.5 Heat pumps
3.3.5 Air conditioning systems
4.1 Skill praxis M - TTA
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics
1.1.5 Facility layout and industrial logistics
1.2.5 Computer aided design in material handling practice
2.1.5 Structural and stress analysis
2.2.5 Transport and logistic systems design
2.3.5 Conveying and material handling machines
3.1.5 Mining and construction machines
3.2.5 Cranes design
3.3.5 Eco design
4.1 Skill praxis M - TKL
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Thermal Power Engineering
1.1.5 Steam turbines 1
1.2.5 Power steam boiler 1
2.1.5 Steam turbines 2
2.2.5 Thermal power plants 1
2.3.5 Gas turbines
3.1.5 Energy planning
3.2.5 Themal power plants 2
3.3.5 Steam generators
4.1 Skill praxis M - TEN
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Weapon Systems
1.1.5 Physics of explosive processes
1.2.5 Flight dynamics and aerodynamic of projectiles
2.1.3 Missile propulsion
2.1.2 Fire control systems
2.2.3 Interior ballistics
2.2.2 Automatic weapons
2.3.2 Missile guidance and control
2.3.3 Projectile design
3.1.3 Artillery weapons design
3.1.2 Launching theory
3.2.5 Missile design and launchers
3.3.3 Terminal ballistics
3.3.2 Optical devices and optoelectronics
4.1 Skill praxis M - SIN
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Weapon Systems module provides a rich environment for Master and Doctoral studies, supported by stimulating education and research projects applied to defense technology. The Weapon Systems Department offers comprehensive education in areas of classical weapon and rocket/missile systems, as well as in relevant scientific disciplines essential for study and research in this complex multi-disciplinary field.

Good cooperation with other Departments within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and numerous military and civilian research and development institutions provides high quality academic foundation for education in the field of defense technologies and weapon systems.

The Weapon Systems module is the place where new technologies in the broadest sense are being studied, providing to the students multi-disciplinary knowledge in the field of weapon design, enabling choices within the variety of teaching subjects, allowing studies in smaller groups, offering good employment opportunities and other benefits.

The Department and its associates are engaged in numerous projects dealing with current issues in areas of weapons and defense equipment design. Courses / research fields:

Control Engineering
1.1.5 Computer control
1.2.5 Automatic control
2.1.5 Dynamic systems modelling, identification and simulation
2.2.5 Nonlinear systems 1
2.3.5 Linear systems synthesis
3.1.5 Bioaumatics
3.2.5 Industrial process control
3.3.5 Nonlinear systems 2
4.1 Skill praxis M - SAU
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Study module involves teaching activities focused on the development of methodologies, algorithms and software for modelling, simulation, control and automation of complex apparatus and systems, plus their applications in many diff erent areas. The theoretical and applied research carried out at the department, has a signifi cant impact on teaching process. Research is concentrated on systems for identification, prediction and control of complex systems, along with their applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors, on new technologies for multi-company logistics, on software for simulation and robot control. Within computer engineering, our research spans a wide range of areas from computer networks to computer graphics, from voice recognition systems to the architecture for arithmetic calculation, from databases to software engineering, from electronic circuit design to CAD instruments which assist in planning

Process Engineering and Environment Protection
1.1.5 Transport phenomena in process industry
1.2.5 Mechanical and hydromechanical operations and equipment
2.1.5 Heat transfer operations and equipment
2.2.5 Biotechnology
2.3.5 Chemical and biochemical operations and reactors
3.1.5 Design, construction and operation of processing systems
3.2.5 Mass transfer operations and equipment
3.3.2 Air pollution control
3.3.3 Waste and wastewater management
4.1 Skill praxis M - PTH
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Production Engineering
1.1.5 Manufacturing automation
1.2.5 Industrial robots
2.1.5 Manufacturing systems design
2.2.5 Computer integrated manufacturing systems and technology
2.3.5 Production information systems
3.1.5 New technologies
3.2.5 Quality management
3.3.5 Intelligent manufacturing systems
4.1 Skill praxis M - PRO
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Production Engineering Department has created a contemporary school of production engineering that consists of three study programs: BSc, MSc and PhD studies. The curriculum covers three basic areas of production engineering with scientific content in the domain of techniques, technologies and cybernetics. Production techniques relate to a wide spectrum of tool machines, robots and robotic systems, automatic assembly systems, measurement and control machines, flexible technological systems, working systems and other components and elements. Production technologies are based on a wide spectrum of different technologies, including computer technologies for process simulation and process design. Production cybernetics includes CAD, CAM, CAE systems in the engineering design area of products and production, organization, planning and numeric control.

Programs of study are well rounded and balanced units, embracing methods of study and knowledge tests, study results and student competencies. Department has at its disposal the facilities and equipment necessary for performing all forms of education at very high quality levels: Amphitheatre, Classrooms, Laboratories, Library area…

Food Industry Engineering
1.1.5 Product aestetics
1.2.5 Refrigeration in food technologies
2.1.5 Engineering condition monitoring
2.2.5 Design of mechanisms and manipulators in the food industry
2.3.5 Conveying and material handling machines
3.1.5 Packaging machines
3.2.5 Food processing machines
3.3.5 Plant and process design and energy systems
4.1 Skill praxis M - PRM
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Study programes on Master and PhD levels are research oriented and require theses to be completed. A typical master program contains lots of course work, with the second year devoted to research and thesis, plus additional courses. The PhD program in food industry engineering sets the scientific standard. This doctoral program generally emphasizes courses for 3 semesters, after which the focus switches to a research needed for dissertation. Since food industry engineers work at the interface between food materials and engineering, they must be knowledgeable in both disciplines. This mixture of engineering and food or biology is the distinguishing feature that makes food industry engineering unique among the engineering disciplines and provides the additional dimension of an understanding of life sciences.

Internal Combustion Engines
1.1.5 Еngine working processes
1.2.5 Mixture formation and combustion in IC engines
2.1.5 IC engine design 1
2.2.5 IC engines mechatronics
2.3.5 Supercharging of IC engines
3.1.5 IC engine design 2
3.2.5 IC engine testing
3.3.2 3.3.3 Еngine design project Ecology of mobile power sources
4.1 Skill praxis M - MOT
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Since internal combustion engines are one of the most complex and dynamic machines, studies demand multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, we at the Department of Internal Combustion Engines (ICED) dedicate ourselves to provide BSc, MSc and PhD education for the students interested to enter the field of engineering which continually grows and develops faster than ever in its 120 year long history. The study programmes at ICED rely on fundamentals in mathematics, fluid and thermal sciences, with focusing issues on combustion, heat transfer and gas fl ow. We further provide students with in-detail knowledge and advanced approach in fields of engine process, its modelling and simulation, mixture formation, turbo charging and engine mechatronics. Acting with a sense of social and ecological responsibility, we apply special attention to lectures concerning pollutant formation and control and evaluation of alternative power sources. Study of Internal Combustion Engines is hardly imaginable without extensive laboratory practice. For this reason, we at ICED, apply special attention to practical training in instrumentation and measurement techniques in general, highlighting very interesting topics in special techniques of stationary and dynamic measurements on engines. ICED, widely recognized for development of its own high-tech measuring and acquisition equipment and application of advanced high quality instrumentation, encourages students to involve in experimentation as a basic tool in engine development. World wide recognized practice to involve students to participate in research projects during their thesis work, use of large laboratory facilities, modern equipment, problem-solution oriented lectures and almost individual approach to each student, are some of the main benefits of studying at ICED.
Motor Vehicles
1.1.5 Vehicle design
1.2.5 System effectiveness
2.1.5 Vehicle propulsion and suspension systems
2.2.5 Automotive friction systems
2.3.5 Vehicle mechatronics
3.1.5 Vehicle body structure
3.2.5 Vehicle testing
3.3.5 Vehicle maintenance
4.1 Skill praxis M - MOV
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
The Motor Vehicle Department prepares students for a wide range of careers in a fast growing, rapidly changing automotive industry through BSc, MSc, and PhD educational levels. The demand for skilled, educated, and honest professionals continues to intensify as the complexity of the modern automobiles increases. Students will be provided with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve their potential. They will be shown how to produce an idea for product development or how to make decisions related to possible ways for product improvement. Students will learn to use sophisticated methods to design and develop new or improved vehicles and/or components. To achieve this, students will be encouraged to develop the skills and attitudes needed to work effectively in a multidisciplinary design team. As an automotive industry deals with the com plex products, processes and constraints, engineer’s approach to motor vehicle development cannot be based on the simple strategy of specifying “good quality” components. Designing and assembling of motor vehicles with confidence involves quantifying the function and performance of systems and subsystems. Working in the modern automotive industry cannot afford to ignore system approach in the process of vehicle and/or its components development. Accordingly, the motor vehicle courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that links the bottom level component design to the top level objectives, such as customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness.
Mechanical Engineering & Information Technology
1.1.5 С/С++
1.2.5 Object oriented paradigm
2.1.5 Algorithms and data structures
2.2.5 Programmable control systems
2.3.5 Data exquisite in mechanical engineering
3.1.5 Designing software for mechanical engineers
3.2.5 Methods of optimization
3.3.5 Numerical methods in continuum mechanics
4.1 Skill praxis M - MIT
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Rapid dissemination of digital technologies has been accompanied by the development of high-performance intelligent machines, such as next generation mobile devices, hybryd cars and robots. These products and services are made possible by the integration of various technologies through digital technology. In response to current trends, the study module of Information Technologies (MIT) produces engineers who can utilize advanced equipment and information technology in a broad range of fields from product development to the construction of intelligent information services.

MIT produces human resources and technology that will integrate mechanical engineering, the foundation of design and manufacturing, with information engineering. This in turn is supposed to have a major impact on society. MIT off erseducational programmes to impart the basic knowledge and practical application ability in those areas of dynamics essential to equipment design, cartography and processing technology. We lecture subjects required for manufacturing products, control theory and computer control for machine and equipment control, and information-related subjects such as knowledge processing, and the Internet, all of which are es sential for the creation of viable computer models as well as the application of these technologies. In addition, students are given opportunities to conduct actual research through participation in joint projects with business enterprises in such areas as high-performance intelligent equipment, design and manufacturing technology and computer network technology.

Our students master the latest technology and research methods required for careers as researchers or engineers. The module program provides training in mechanical, digital and software technology to produce engineers with strengths in both information and mechanical engineering, and consequently, regardless of the surrounding economic conditions, graduates are sought after by businesses in a broad range of fields, including not only the manufacturing industry but also semiconductor and information system related businesses.

Mechanics
1.1.5 Analitical mechanics
1.2.5 Continuum mechanics
2.1.5 Theory of elasticity
2.2.5 Fluid mechanics 1
2.3.5 Multiphase flows M
3.1.5 Mechatronic robotics
3.2.5 Computational fluid mechanics
3.3.5 Theory of finite element method
4.1 Skill praxis M - MEH
4.3 M.Sc. thesis
Industrial Engineering
1.1.5 Operations research
1.2.5 Engineering statistics
2.1.5 Industrial logistic
2.2.5 Ergonomic designing
2.3.5 Database systems
3.1.5 Production and operations management 2
3.2.5 Organization design
3.3.5 Industrial management
4.1 Skill praxis M - IIE
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Today, industrial engineers are employed in all types of industry to design, improve and install systems using the methods and procedures of man, machine and materials. Mostly, they are concerned with production, although the analytical fact finding approach used today is applicable to almost any business or service enterprise.

The department curriculum is programmed to provide students with the skills required by modern industrial engineers, including analysis of product design to determine the optimum manufacturing process, selection of equipment and design of layout, design and installation of systems for controlling production, inventory, quality or cost, job design and methods improvement, design of material handling systems, manpower utilization and work measurement and operations research. In addition to disciplinary content, the Department also encourages students to attain expertise in the use of modern information technologies and take part in professional and extracurricular activities. As a result, our students are able to stand out in many international contests and activities. Altogether, the goal of this department is to produce efficient industrial engineers with a high rate of technical ability, including practical as well as theoretical knowledge, in order to attain secure and responsible positions in competitive arena of industrial and service enterprise.

Engineering of Biotechnical Systems
1.1.5 Tractors and self-propelled agricultural machines
1.2.5 Refrigeration in food technologies
2.1.5 Design of agricultur machines and equipment
2.2.5 Special techniques and technology of drying process
2.3.5 Processing technology of agricultural products
3.1.5 Geoinformation and remote control of biotechnic systems
3.2.5 Managing food safety and quality
3.3.5 Design of plants and process and energy systems
4.1 Skill praxis M - IBS
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Agricultural Engineering task is to apply technological tools to increase the agricultural production and effiency, improve product quality of the improvement. These problems will be even greater concern in the future. Courses unify the learned concepts into a practical ability to solve a broad range of engineering problems encountered in agriculture, biotehnology and food processing. The main concept of education, research and direction of this department development is precision farming which concerns modern technologies, such as computer design and construction, computer simulation, control and navigation, GPS and DGPS tehnologies, CAN bus systems, etc.

Engineering of Biotechnical Systems module educates highly qualified engineers capable of designing, constructing, researching mainteneance of agriculture machines, facilities and equipment. That is conducted throught bachelor, master and PhD studies. Diploma work refers to the actual problems of agricultural machineries, primarily projects essary for producers and users of agricultural machines and equipment. Graduates have a variety of career options, depending on their area of specialization. Employers include government agencies, civil engineering firms, food companies, machinery companies, and many other. Most of our students are offered positions immediately upon graduation.

Welding and Welded Structures
1.1.3 Engineering materials 3
1.1.2 Fuel, lubricants and industrial water 2
2.1.5 Welding metallurgy
2.2.5 Design and construction M
2.3.5 Construction optimization
3.1.5 Welding technology
3.2.5 Reliability of structures
3.3.5 Fracture mechanics and structural integrity
4.1 Skill praxis M - ZZK
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

Following the new world trends in the field of welding, necessary for fulfilling the requirements for trained specialists, starting from the academic year 2005/6, the Department for Engineering Materials and Welding, Tribology, Fuels and Combustion along with the Department for General Machine Design, and with the support from “Messer Tehnogas”, a.d. Belgrade, have jointly created the new elective module (profile) of academic studies within the master of science degree, called – Welding and Welded Structures (WWS).

The WWS module is designed to cover four major fields in the science of welding, compiled both in obligatory (compulsory) and selective courses of the M.Sc. academic studies:

  1. Welding processes and equipment, including both conventional and unconventional processes, as well as related processes.
  2. Materials and their behaviour during welding, focused on the weldability of all important structural materials.
  3. Design of welded structures, including strength and strain analysis and the structural integrity of welded joints; their reliability, remaining life assesment and quality assurance and quality control.
  4. Fabrication, application and welded joint engineering, with a special accent on non destructive testing methods and in-service behaviour. Failure analysis and repair welding procedure specifications with practical examples complete this topic dealing with the behaviour of welded joints at conditions of creep, fatigue, friction, wear, and corrosion.
Railway Mechanical Engineering
1.1.5 Rail vehicles 1
1.2.5 Theory of traction
2.1.5 Locomotive 1
2.2.5 Rail vehicles 2
2.3.5 Brakes of rail vehicles
3.1.5 Locomotive 2
3.2.5 Railway vehicles maintenance
3.3.5 Fundamentals of rail vehicle dynamics
4.1 Skill praxis M - ZEM
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

To be able to successfully work in the field of Railway Mechanical Engineering you should learn several things. First the wheels on rail movement and the guidance principles. Then we need to know different components of moving resistance. The power needed for train movement and resistance overcoming make difference in types of locomotives which are moving power transforming plants. Diesel-engine or electric power from the catenary needs to be transformed into mechanical energy. Pure mechanical gears can do this for low power locomotives only. In most other cases, electric or hydrodynamic gear is needed. But there are lot of variations and each of them needs appropriate control system. Unfortunately technical systems are not ideal, and some energy dissipation is always present. Cooling system of the locomotive has the task to bring out excessive heat generated by this cause. For the train, we need auxiliary power sources, like compressed air for the brake system and other devices. Compressor system on the locomotive should master that. And when we put the train in the movement, the dynamical forces and accelerations arise. What are the possible consequences, what are the acceptable limits, and what an engineer can do to keep all dynamical phenomena in acceptable limits, should be learned, too.

Another problem with the train in motion is how to stop the moving mass of several thousands ton? The brake system must be reliable, well coordinated within maybe hundred of vehicles in train, and safely controlled from the locomotive. We make the vehicles for people transportation and for freight traffic. They must be put in appropriate, strong enough structure. We need to learn how to design, calculate and afterwards to test the strength of structure. Something forgotten? Of course, we need to know how to maintain and repair these vehicles and… Lot of interesting things! Isn’t it?

Design in Mechanical Engineering
1.1.5 Structure modelling with calculation
1.2.5 Innovative design of technical systems
2.1.3 Ergonomic design
2.1.2 Bionics in design
2.2.5 Design and construction M
2.3.5 Decision-making methods
3.1.5 Software tools in design in mechanical engineering
3.2.5 Methods of optimization
3.3.5 Eco design
4.1 Skill praxis M - DUM
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

In this study module participation of several departments (General machine design, Production engineering, Aerospace engineering, Industrial engineering, Material handling, etc), ensures the needed multidisciplinary approach for this complex fi eld. Engineering design is combined with Industrial design, and enriched by bionics, ergonomics, aesthetics, ecology etc. Machine system, developed to provide function and user needs, is harmonized to human features, environmental and ecological needs. Machine systems are not supposed to disturb natural environment, but rather they should ennoble it.

Students have opportunity to perform numerous design activities such as Conceptual design (generate ideas – brainstorming), Embodiment design (design parameters defi nition, decision making, axiomatic and genetic methods, CAD shape modeling, FE methods application, simulations, etc). Additional activities comprise transformation of biological principals to technical systems (bionics), harmonization to human features (ergonomics) and to environment (ecology).

Aesthetic design is one of the main objectives which students can perform using CATIA software, 3D printing (rapid prototyping), etc. LECAD laboratory for Design in Mechanical Engineering is a member of International consortia for Engineering Design LECAD Group. Marija Paunov Graduate (MSc) student in Design in Mechanical Engineering Elective module, Design in Mechanical Engineering, trains mechanical engineers of general orientation with additional skills of new technical (mechanical) system development (Engineering Design); technical system harmonization with market needs (Industrial Design); harmonization with human being needs and natural environment. Mechanical engineer with listed skills has the main role in every expert team for product development in all branches of engineering.

Aerospace Engineering
1.1.5 Applied aerodynamics
1.2.5 Computational aerodynamics
2.1.5 Structural analysis
2.2.5 Flight dynamics
2.3.5 Composite structures
3.1.5 Aircraft control and systems
3.2.5 Aircraft propulsion
3.3.5 Aircraft design
4.1 Skill praxis M - VAZ
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

The mission of the Aerospace Engineering Department is to provide a quality undergraduate and graduate aerospace engineering education and to advance the engineering and science knowledge base through research. The educational programme is constantly updated to meet contemporary aerospace engineering demands and needs. The department offers coursework that fully prepares students to become members of advanced design teams prepared for the challenges of modern aerospace engineeringworldwide.

The goals of this programme

The educational objectives of the Aerospace Engineering programme are to produce graduates (after three or fi ve years of studying) whose expected accomplishments will be either successful careers in industry, private practice, government or research institutes or continuation to advanced postgraduate studies. After the faculty, the students will be skilled practitioners able to apply their knowledge and expertise when solving relevant engineering problems both in the aeronautical or related profession.

Naval Architecture
1.1.5 Ship resistance
1.2.5 Ship strength 1
2.1.5 Ship propulsion
2.2.5 Buoyancy and stability of ship 2
2.3.5 Ship structures 2
3.1.5 Ship design
3.2.5 Seakeeping
3.3.3 Marine engines
3.3.2 Industrial engineering methods and
techniques application in naval architecture
4.1 Skill praxis M - BRO
4.3 M.Sc. thesis

The main goal of study module is to provide advanced education and graduate engineers qualified to work successfully in the field related to various aspects of ships. Courses taught include ship buoyancy and stability, ship strength, ship structures, ship production, ship engines and equipment, seakeaping