Electrical Engineering in Traffic

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 Electrical and Computer Engineering.


After completing basic applied studies, a student acquires the title of Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BASc in ECE). 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 study program Electrical Engineering in Traffic aims to enable students to perform jobs in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, and new computer technologies in railway traffic.

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

  • transfer knowledge and skills in the field of telecommunications, power plants, signaling and safety devices, and new computer technologies in railway traffic;
  • to integrate basic technical and computer information knowledge and in accordance with the needs of production and service activities in architecture;
  • create a basis for further development of creative abilities and knowledge necessary for work, monitoring of innovations in the given field;
  • train students for teamwork and work in a highly multidisciplinary railway environment.

By mastering Electrical Engineering in Traffic study program, the student acquires general and subject-specific skills:

  • to master general and specific knowledge in the field of traffic engineering (telecommunications, signaling and safety, energy systems and computer systems specific to railways);
  • to master and apply the latest knowledge, skills, and abilities in the implementation and maintenance of devices and systems in the field of telecommunications, signaling and security systems, energy systems, and new computer technologies on the railway;
  • o acquire the basis for further training and practical work in the profession, as well as to transfer this knowledge in its environment to workers of lower qualifications;
  • to know and apply the principles of environmental protection, safety at work, and protection of means and devices in a safety-demanding railway environment.

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 Electrical Engineering in Traffic 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
117001 Algorithms and Programming elective 5
117025 Business English 1 compulsory 5
117037 Engineering Mathematics 2 compulsory 6
117056 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering compulsory 7
117061 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering elective 5
117088 Computer Application in Engineering design compulsory 7
Total ECTS credits per year 60
Second year
3rd semester
117020 Electrical Measurements compulsory 7
117023 Electrical materials elective 6
117026 Business English 2 compulsory 5
117038 Internet Technologies elective 6
117057 Electric Machines and drives compulsory 7
117084 Telecommunication Systems 1 compulsory 5
4th semester
117002 databases compulsory 5
117021 Electronics 1 compulsory 7
117034* Railway Telecommunication, Control, and Signalling devices compulsory 7
117082 Traffic Control and Signalling Systems elective 5
117083 Railway Power Supply Systems elective 5
117085 Telecommunication Systems 2 compulsory 6
Total ECTS credits per year 60
Third year
5th semester
117097 Web programming elective 5
117113 Information Systems elective 5
117007 Motive Power - Electrical Part compulsory 5
117022 Electronics 2 compulsory 6
117075 Computer Technologies in Traffic and Transportation compulsory 5
117100 Excursion/Workshops in Real Railway Sector compulsory 5
6th semester
117010 Applications of GIS in Traffic elective 5
117080 Remote Control Systems in Traffic elective 5
117048 Microprocessor Systems compulsory 6
117073 Radio and Optical Telecommunication Systems compulsory 6
117074 Computer Networks compulsory 7
117105 Student Internship compulsory 3
117110 Bachelor Final Thesis compulsory 7
Total ECTS credits per year 60