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16.05.2013. - 10:00
AboutProduction Engineering

About the Department

At the Department of Production Engineering 1274 students have graduated, where 68 have obtained a bachelor’s degree,
128 have obtained a master’s degree, and 1078 have graduated from the previous study programmes. Also, 54 students have obtained the title of the graduated engineers-Masters and 31 students have obtained a doctoral degree at this Department. There are currently around 250 students studying at the Department.


The studies at the DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING at the Faculty of technical Sciences in Novi Sad are divided into three cycles:

FIRST CYCLE STUDIES – UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC STUDIES last four years (eight semesters) and students are obliged to obtain 240ECTS (European system of accreditation points), including the final paper, which is worth 6 ECTS.

SECOND CYCLE STUDIES – Graduate Academic-Master’s Studies last one year (two semesters) and are the continuation of the undergraduate academic studies (worth additional 60 ECTS). After completing the second cycle of studies each student has obtained no less than 300 ECTS.
In the course of the second cycle studies, the student can choose between 5 modules (study groups):

• Computer Aided Technologies
• Modern Technologies in Metal Forming
• Modern Technologies in Plastic and Wood
• Precision Engineering
• Software for Mechanical Engineering

THIRD CYCLE STUDIES - Doctoral Studies last three years (six semesters) and are the continuation of the Graduate Master Studies. The student is obliged to obtain 180 ECTS, so that after completing the Doctoral studies the student has obtained at least 480 ECTS in total.

The Goal and Result of the Production Engineering
Study Programme

The goal of the programme is to educate and enable experts in the field of production engineering to work in different and ever-changing demands of the profession. The study programme is constructed to give students different levels of ability when it comes to designing and constructing, maintaining and exploiting production lines and machinery. The programme also familiarizes the students with the necessity to develop the appropriate programme tools and equipment for their functioning, simulation, connecting and coordination. This goal is achieved by studying at the academic studies in two cycles of study: Undergraduate Academic Studies – Bachelor with Honors: students have obtained the required level of understanding the most important principles and methods in the field of production engineering and the ability to independently advance their knowledge. The knowledge of the students who have completed the undergraduate academic studies is equivalent to ‘the textbook knowledge’ (to the information they can obtain by learning from a textbook), but they also become familiar with some more complex aspects of the subject, based on the up to date research in certain fields of production engineering. Graduate Academic Studies – Master: the students who have completed this cycle of studies should have the level of knowledge and understanding of the subject which will enable them to develop and pass on their own original ideas and solutions via research and the application of that knowledge in practice. At the end of the studies, students have a broad, detailed and comprehensive level of knowledge and understanding in one or more specialized fields of production engineering.

Organization of the Department

The Department for Production Engineering is, organization wise, divided into five sub-departments:
• Chair of Machining
• Chair of Computer Aided Technological Systems and Design
• Chair of Materials and Joining Technologies
• Chair of Forming Technologies and Surface Engineering and
• Chair of Metrology, Quality, Equipment, Tools and Ecological-Engineering Aspects

The department has several laboratories at its disposal:

• Laboratory for Conventional Processing Methods
• Laboratory for Technological Processes, Optimization of
Technological Processes and Virtual Design
• Laboratory for Machine Tools
• Laboratory for Tribology, Maintenance and Cutting Tools
• Laboratory for Metrology, Quality and Equipment
• Laboratory for CIM Systems
• Laboratory for Material Testing
• Laboratory for Joining Technologies
• Laboratory for Thermal Processing and Surface Engineering
• Laboratory for Casting
• Laboratory for Plastic Deformation Technology
• Laboratory for Virtual and Rapid Prototype Design

Department Staff

At the Production Engineering Department there are currently
59 employees:
22 professors
14 associates
13 researchers
8 laboratory assistants
2 administrative workers
Out of those there are:
22 doctors of sciences
11 masters of technical sciences
13 graduated engineers- masters

Such expert potential is the most important base for the current and future work at the Department in all fields of its activity.


16.05.2013. - 09:53
Scientific and Research Work

Scientific and Research Work

Within the scientific-research work at the Department of Production Engineering, over 200 scientific-research projects have been carried out to this day and more than 1600 scientific and expert papers have been presented in the country and abroad.
The scientific-research work is carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Development of the Republic of Serbia, Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, and with international institutions and associations. The following projects are currently being carried out:

1. Technologic development projects:

• Physics and Chemistry with Ion Beams (the project manager: Professor Damir Kakaš, Ph.D.)
• Application of the Artificial Intelligence Method in Research and Development of Production Processes (the project manager: professor Pavel Kovač, Ph.D.)
• Modern Approach in Development of Special Solutions for Bearing Assemblies in Mechanical Engineering and Medical Prosthetics (the project manager: Milan Zeljković, Ph.D.)
• Research and Development of the Methods of Modeling and Procedures of Production of Dental Restorations by Application of Modern Technologies and Computer Aided Systems (the project manager: Janko Hodolič, Ph.D.)
• Micromechanical Damage and Fracture Criterion (the project manager: Katarina Gerić, Ph.D.)
• Design, Development and Application of New Generation ADI Materials (the project manager: Leposava Šiđanin, Ph.D.)
• Development and Application of Multifunctional Materials Based on Domestic Raw Materials by Modernization of Traditional Technologies (the project manager: Leposava Šiđanin, Ph.D.)

2. Provincial projects:

• Continuous Quality Improvement of Products and Processes During the Entire Life Cycle, 451-1924 (the project manager: Janko Hodolič, Ph.D.)
3. International projects:
• Conversion Courses for Unemployed University Graduates in Serbia – CONCUR, TEMPUS IV (the project manager: Miroslav Plančak, Ph.D.)
• Innovative eco-friendly metal processing solutions, EUREKA E!5005 (the project manager: Miroslav Plančak, Ph.D.)
• The platform for building the network of LCA centers and R&D institutes from central and Southeastern Europe, Multilateral project, project nr. 114-451-3774/2011-01 (the project manager: Janko Hodolič, Ph.D.)
• ADVANCES IN MACHINING - innovation trends for joint education and research, CEEPUS III project nr.: CIIITheSK-0067-08-1213 2012-2013 (the project manager: Pavel Kovač, Ph.D.)
• Renewable energy resources, CEEPUS III project nr.: CIIISK- 0405-04-1213 2012-2013 (the project manager: Pavel Kovač, Ph.D.)
• Concurrent Product and Technology Development Teaching, research and Implementation of Joint Programs Oriented in Production and Industrial Engineering, CEEPUS II, project nr.: CII-HR-0108 (the project manager: Miroslav Plančak, Ph.D.)
• Modern Methods of the Constitution and Measurement of Geometrical Surface Structure-Stage II, CEEPUS III, project nr.: CIII-PL-0007 (the project manager: Janko Hodolič, Ph.D.)
• Applications of Rapid Manufacturing in Biomedical Fields, CEEPUS III, project nr.: Cll-SI-0206 (the project manager: Miodrag Hadžistević, Ph.D.)
• Knowledge Bridge for Students and Teachers in Manufacturing Technologies, CEEPUS III, project nr.: Cll-CZ-0201 (the project manager: Igor Budak, Ph.D.)
• From preparation to development, implementation and utilization of joint programs in study area of Production Engineering - contribution to higher flexibility and mobility of students in Central European region, CEEPUS III, project nr.: CIII-SK-0030 (the project manager: Djordje Vukelić, Ph.D.)
• Teaching and Research of Environment-oriented Technologies in Manufacturing, CEEPUS III, project nr.: CIIIRO- 0013 (the project manager: MSc. Boris Agarski)
• Applications and diagnostics of electric plasmas, CEEPUS, CII-AT-0063-02-0607. 2006-2012 (the project manager: Branko Škorić, Ph.D.)
• Bilateral project: Intergovernmental programme of scientific- technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia in 2012-2013., nr. 651- 03-1251/2012-09/10 Application of artificial intelligence in sustainable development, (the project manager: Milenko Sekulić, Ph.D.)
• Bilateral project: Intergovernmental programme of scientific- technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and Slovak Republic in 2012-2013., nr.: SK-SRB-0031-11, (680-00-140/2012-09/08), Application possibilities of artificial intelligence in monitoring precision machining, (the project manager: Marin Gostimirović, Ph.D.)
• Bilateral project: Intergovernmental programme of scientific- technological cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and Slovak Republic in 2012-2013., nr.:SKSRB- 0045-11, (680-00-140/2012-09/04), Capability analysis of monitoring the spindle of the machining tools, modeling and simulation of machining processes, (the project manager: Pavel Kovač, Ph.D.)
• Bilateral project: Intergovernmental programme of scientific- technological cooperation between the Republic of
Serbia and Russia in 2012-2013.: Constitutive equations for intensive plastic deformation (the project manager: Dragiša Vilotić, Ph.D.) Department of Production Engineering issues international journals: The International Journal for Technology of Plasticity and The Journal of Production Engineering. Department of Production Engineering has up to this day organized 11 international conferences in MMA Flexible Technologies.

Programme of Economic Support

Department of Production Engineering has carried out 500 projects in cooperation with different economic entities:
• Design of factories, and factory lines concerning the field of production engineering
• Developing technologies for manufacturing of new products
• Revitalization of the existing technology and equipment
• Development and application of modern software design solutions
• Management and improvement of production processes from the quality aspect
• Service quality control
• Testing metal characteristics
• Expert work related to particular production problems, machine break downs etc.
• Conducting forensic analysis for the needs of the Court and other organizations in the economy.