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