All students activities are rated according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), so that each semester is awarded 30 ECTS credits. The basic applied studies last for three years, that is, six semesters and they award 180 ECTS points. 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 chemical engineering, particularly in the field of textile engineering.
Upon completing basic applied studies, a student is awarded the title of Bachelor of Applied Technology. According to the National Framework of Qualifications of the Republic of Serbia (NFQRS) the completion of basic applied studies is achieved at the sixth level, sub-level one (level 6.1). The condition for acquiring this level is previously achieving level 4 of NFQRS and passing a general, professional or artistic graduation.
Teaching and exams
The classes are organized within one-semester courses. Students’ activities during the semester (pre-examination obligations), such as class attendance, mid-term exams, turning in papers and homework, are scored. The ratio of the number of points earned in pre-examination and exams is determined for each subject individually, with the pre-examination obligations carrying at least 30 and up to 70 points. The final exams are taken at the School within the appropriate exam terms, which are: January, April, June (1 and 2), September and October (1 and 2). By completing their preliminary obligations and taking the exam, a student can earn a maximum of 100 points, with 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 basic goal of this curriculum is for students to obtain expert knowledge, competences and skills related to textile engineering, which in itself is achieved through reaching several other goals:
- development of creative and vocational abbilities, nurturing innovative thinking and a creative spirit;
- mastering specific and practical skills related to textile technology, apparel technology, management, textile and apparel design;
- achieving coherence between the curriculum and the basic tasks and goals of the School;
- providing the knowledge, skills and competences that enable graduates to work in the textile industry and in apparel companies.
The goal of this curriculum is also to provide the students with knowledge that would allow them to continue their studies and further improve themselves.
By mastering the Textile Engineering study program, the graduate acquires general and subject specific skills:
- to work as an engineer of applied technology;
- more specifically, on jobs related to textile and apparel manufacturing;
- to build a career in companies which produce textile and clothing, in laboratories, as well as in vocational highschools, as a demonstrator; they are also qualified to start a business of their own;
- to competently assess and choose conventional and/or modern approaches to production, starting with the choice of textile materials, pattern construction, garment modeling and grading, and up to finishing processes;
- to follow, monitor and analyze the production process in order to rationalize it and obtain the highest possible quality of the final products; to combine the knowledge of textile design, technology and management, using expert software for garment construction and managing processes in the production of clothing.
Continuation of studies
Upon completing basic applied studies, a student can enrol in specialist applied studies or master applied studies.