Railway Traffic and Transportation

General information

All student activities are scored according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Each year carries 60 ECTS credits. The basic applied studies last for three years (six semesters) and carry 180 ECTS credits. The studies are realized in the form of class-based teaching (face-to-face) in the Serbian language. The study program is realized within the field of Technical and Technological Sciences. The subfield is Traffic and Transportation Engineering.


After completing the basic applied studies, a student acquires the title of Bachelor of Applied Science in Traffic and Transportation Engineering (BASc in TTE). According to the National Framework of Qualifications of the Republic of Serbia (NFQS), the completion of basic applied studies leads to the sixth level; sub-level one (level 6.1). The requirement for acquiring this level is previously achieved level 4 of NFQS, and passed general, professional, or artistic graduation.

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, tests, 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 50 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 main goal of the study program Railway Traffic and Transportation is to adequately present and transfer knowledge of new techniques, technologies, and achievements applied in the railway transport sector in Europe and worldwide.

The specific goals of the study program Railway Traffic and Transportation are to:

  • enable students for an independent and teamwork in a highly multidisciplinary railway environment, transfer theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for the development of abilities of students for creative thinking and decision making in solving specific operational problems in traffic and transportation, and fulfilling responsible tasks following railway safety standards;
  • integrate theoretical and practical knowledge as a basis for further development of creative abilities for work and knowledge improvement.

By mastering the Railway Traffic and Transportation study program, the student acquires general and subject-specific skills and competencies for:

  • organisation and planning of railway traffic and transport operations;
  • railway traffic exploitations;
  • railway passenger and freight transport organisation and planning;
  • analyses and dimensioning of railway station capacities; railway traffic monitoring and control;
  • railway station operations planning;
  • railway safety analysis;
  • traffic logistic;
  • application of national, European, and international regulations and standards for the railway sector;
  • application of multidisciplinary knowledge in practical work in real railway traffic and transportation sector.

Continuation of studies

After completing basic applied studies, a student can enroll in specialist applied studies or master applied studies within higher education institutions in applied studies. Master applied studies of Traffic and Transportation engineering is organized within the Railway School of Applied Studies

Curriculum accredited in 2017.
Course code Course Статус ECTS credits
First year
1st semester
117036 Engineering Mathematics 1 compulsory 7
117060 Fundamentals of Traffic and Transportation compulsory 5
117066 Bussines Economy in Transport Sector elective 5
117076 Computer Science and Informatics compulsory 7
117081 Sociology of Work elective 5
117086 Technical Physics compulsory 6
2nd semester
117013 Ecology elective 5
117025 Business English 1 compulsory 5
117037 Engineering Mathematics 2 compulsory 6
117056 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering compulsory 7
117088 Computer Application in Engineering design compulsory 7
117091 Transport Characteristics of Goods elective 5
Total ECTS credits per year 60
Second year
3rd semester
117017 The Exploitation of the Railways 1 compulsory 6
117026 Business English 2 compulsory 5
117030 Railway Tracks compulsory 5
117034 Railway Telecommunication, Control, and Signalling devices compulsory 7
117054 Railway Freight Transport Organisation and Planning 1 compulsory 7
117067 Business Ethics elective 4
117079 Traffic and Transportation Law elective 4
4th semester
117006* Urban Rail Systems and Train Dynamics elective 5
117018 The Exploitation of the Railways 2 compulsory 6
117031 Railway Stations compulsory 5
117035 Industrial Transport elective 5
117053 Railway Passenger Transport Organisation and Planning compulsory 5
117055 Railway Freight Transport Organisation and Planning 2 compulsory 5
Total ECTS credits per year 60
Third year
5th semester
117032* Railway Tariffs 1 elective 5
117052 Transport of dangerous Goods elective 5
117005 Train Traction compulsory 5
117019 The Exploitation of the Railways 3 compulsory 5
117078 Innovative Freight Transport Technologies compulsory 6
117098 Excursion/Workshops in Real Railway Sector compulsory 5
6th semester
117010 Applications of GIS in Traffic elective 5
117041 Railway Marketing elective 5
117003 Railway Safety compulsory 5
117033 Railway Tariffs 2 compulsory 7
117090 Transport Logistics compulsory 7
117103 Student Internship compulsory 3
117108 Bachelor Final Thesis compulsory 7
Total ECTS credits per year 60