Electrical Engineering in Traffic

General information

All students` activities are rated according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Each year is awarded 60 ECTS credits. The master applied studies last for two years (four semesters), and they award 120 ECTS credits. The studies are conducted in the form of class-based teaching (face-to-face) in Serbian. The study program is realized within the field of Technical and Technological Sciences. The subfield is Electrical and Computer Engineering.


After completing the master applied studies, a student acquires the title of Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc in ECE). According to the National Framework of Qualifications of the Republic of Serbia (NFQS), the completion of master applied studies leads to the seventh level; sub-level one (level 7.1). The requirement for acquiring this level is previously achieved level 6.1 of NFQS, i.e. finished basic applied studies of 180 ECTS credits.

Teaching and exams

Classes are held in a one-semester subject pattern. Student activities during the semester (pre-examination obligations), such as colloquiums, seminar papers, and other activities are scored. The proportion of the number of points obtained in the pre-examination obligations and on the exam is determined for each subject individually, whereby the pre-examination obligations participate with at least 30 and up to 70 points. The final exams are taken at the School in the appropriate exam terms, which are: January, April, June, September, and October. By fulfilling the pre-examination obligations and taking the exam, the student can achieve a maximum of 100 points, whereby a score of at least 51 points for a grade of 6, a score of 61 points for a grade of 7, a score of at least 71 points for a grade of 8, a score of at least 81 points for a grade of 9, and a score of at least 91 points for a grade of 10.

Goals and outcomes

The study program Electrical Engineering in Traffic aims to enable students to perform jobs in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, computing, telecommunications, signaling and safety systems, and new computer technologies in railway and other modes of transport.

The goals of the study program Electrical Engineering in Traffic are:

  • to train professionals in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, computing, telecommunications, signaling and safety systems and new computer technologies in actions during procurement, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of equipment, systems, and plants in transport companies and other organizations;
  • to develop the ability to understand complex systems, networks, and modern technologies, which are in the service of safety, and undisturbed railway and other modes of transport;
  • to develop creative abilities, skills, and knowledge for solving specific and tasks with liability and to master specific practical skills necessary for performing this profession with the application of innovations in practice;
  • to enable students to teamwork and work in a highly multidisciplinary railway environment with specific safety and security requirements.

By mastering the study program Electrical Engineering in Traffic, the student acquires the following competencies:

  • development and application of general and specific knowledge related to procurement, construction, supervision in the construction and maintenance of systems and networks (electrical, electronic, telecommunications, signaling and security, computer systems and networks) in the field of electrical engineering in traffic;
  • effective further development of creativity and inclination towards teamwork in a multidisciplinary railway environment;
  • independent further training and practical work in the profession, as well as the transfer of knowledge to workers of lower qualifications in their environment efficient organization of work processes in the railway environment, organization of maintenance processes;
  • knowledge, understanding, and application of all principles of environmental protection, safety at work, protection of railway traffic, and protection of means and devices in a safety-demanding railway environment.
Curriculum accredited in 2019.
Course code Course Статус ECTS credits
First year
1st semester
218001 Analytic approach to Automatic Traffic Control Systems compulsory 8
218016 Methodologies for Traffic and Transportation Research compulsory 8
218026 Telecommunication Networks in Traffic and Transportation compulsory 8
218029 Computer Simulation compulsory 8
2nd semester
218017 Object-oriented Programming compulsory 8
218018 Traffic Safety - Selected Chapters compulsory 8
218022 Reliability of Signalling and Telecommunication Systems compulsory 8
218035 Student Internship 1 compulsory 4
Total ECTS credits per year 60
Second year
3rd semester
218004 Technical diagnostics of Railway Power Supply Facilities elective 9
218006 European Train Control System (ETCS) elective 8
218007 Computer Networks Security and Protection elective 9
218008 Intelligent Transport Systems elective 8
218010 Quality Control of Railway Power Supply Facilities elective 8
218027 database Programming elective 8
218038 Student internship 2 compulsory 4
4th semester
218032 Simulation of Railway Power Supply Systems elective 8
218033 Modeling and Simulation of Telecommunication Systems elective 8
218012 Master Final Thesis compulsory 12
218024 Applied Research Work compulsory 11
Total ECTS credits per year 60