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16.05.2013. - 15:26
About Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

About the Department

The time in which contextual society asserts its dominance over information and post-industrial society requires specific competencies and skills to manage work processes, which are acquired through educational procedure at the Department of
Industrial Engineering and Management, under the given settings carefully coordinated process of research, education and its application in the economy, development, design, organization and management.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management have evolved from the Department of Industrial Production Advancement which was established in 1960 as a part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Novi Sad. Prof. Dragutin Zelenović obtains the greatest credit for its academic establishment. Today, it is one of the most important departments at the Faculty of Technical Sciences with over ninety employees and the largest number of students on study programmes that are organized.

Since the establishment of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management the degrees are obtained by 951 engineers, 1.629 engineer - Master, 147 Master of Science, 104 Doctor of Science, 140 MBA and 134 professional Specialist.
A large number of graduate students from the Department now work in small, medium and large systems, but also in their own companies in a very responsible position, which is a sufficient indicator of successful educational activity of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.


Three different study programmes are organized and carried out at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management:

1. Industrial Engineering
2. Engineering Management
3. Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation

Studies at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad are divided into academic and professional studies. Academic studies are organized in three cycle degree studies.

FIRST CYCLE STUDIES - Undergraduate studies (Bachelor with Honours), that last four years (eight semesters), with the obligation to acquire 240 ECTS (European system of transferable credits), including the graduation thesis. During the registration procedure a student enrols one of three Study programmes:

Industrial Engineering – after enrolling the 4th year of studies a student chooses one of the following fields of study:

• System Design, Organization and Management;
• Automation of Work Process;
• Information-Management and Communication Systems;
• Quality and Logistics

Engineering Management – after enrolling the 4th year of studies a student chooses one of the following fields of study:

• Enterprise organization and management;
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
• Project Management;
• Investment Management;
• Information Management;
• Quality Management and Logistics;
• Risk and Insurance Management;
• Industrial marketing and media engineering;
• Human Resource Management.

Mechatronics - after enrolling the 4th year of studies a student chooses one of the following fields of studies:

• Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation
• Mechatronics in Mechanization

SECOND CYCLE STUDIES - Graduate academic Master’s studies, last one year (two semesters) and are the sequel of undergraduate studies (worth additional 60 ECTS). Upon completion, the student acquires a total of 300 ECTS. In addition to the study groups that are present at undergraduate academic studies, Department for Industrial Engineering and Management organizes three new study programmes: Development and Product Lifecycle Management, Advanced Engineering Technologies and Logistic Engineering and Management that are developed within the international Tempus projects.

THIRD CYCLE STUDIES - Doctoral studies last three years (six semesters with a total of 180 ECTS) and they are open to applicants who have gained 300 ESTC during their prior education in the appropriate fields. Doctoral studies are organized through three study programmes: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and Mechatronics.

SPECIALIST ACADEMIC STUDIES last three semesters and upon the graduation student acquires 90 ECTS. The studies are organized through two study programmes: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Upon the completion of specialist academic studies a student is permitted to continue his higher education at doctoral studies. Student can also enrol in professional studies. Specialist professional studies are organized in the field of engineering management specializing in the field of E-Business, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Controlling and Internal Audit, Insurance and Risk, Media Management, Investment Management, Actuarial and Management and Public Procurements. They last one year and upon graduation student obtains 60 ECTS.

Two-year international specialized studies in the field of Business Management - MBM - Master of Business Administration provides the necessary knowledge to solve specific problems of the business environment and raising competence in the field of management system and its elements. They are implemented in cooperation with UBI – United Business Institutes,
Brussels. Upon graduation, student obtains Joint Degree at the University of Novi Sad and United Business Institutes, with the actual 120 ECTS. Studies at the Department are supported by the platform of distance learning, which allows combined learning in class-rooms and laboratories, as well as through the Internet, which provides a high level of availability of teaching materials.

First students firm was formed at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, in order to establish a realistic environment in which students acquire knowledge and work experience (learning by doing) in real work processes.


16.05.2013. - 15:24
Scientific and Research Work

Scientific and Research Work

At the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management the scientific and research work take place in the following main areas:
• Research of technological production, organization and management of industrial structure system;
• Research in the field of mechatronics, robotics and automation;
• Research requirements of application of information and communication technology in work processes;
• Research in the area of quality, effectiveness and systemintegrated support and logistics;
• Research in the field of engineering management;
• Research in the field of identification technologies.

Scientific and research work are carried out through one year or long-term projects funded by the Republic Ministry of
Education, Science and Technological Development and the Provincial Secretariat of Science and Technology APV, as well as through numerous international projects. The following remarkable achievements should be pointed out: general model flow of materials in production systems, general model of information and management systems in enterprise, automated procedure of modelling production structures (APOPS-08), multifinger flexible robotic pincers, IML robot and DRINKOMAT (Machine for selling drinks). Since 2010 the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management publishes an international journal: «International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (IJIEM) that is present in the SCOPUS database. Since 1975 every third year International Scientific Conference «Industrial Systems» is organized with main goal to exchange information on scientific research and knowledge in areas of interest. Its scientific international cooperation is accomplished through Tempus, WUS, CEEPUS and FP7 projects.

Department organization

Department for Industrial Engineering and Management is divided into four Chairs:

1. Chair of Production Systems, Organization and Management,
2. Chair of Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation,
3. Chair of Information and Communication Systems,
4. Chair of Quality, Effectiveness and Logistics.

The Chairs have at their disposal the following laboratory word:

• Laboratory for Production and Assembly Systems,
• Laboratory for Production Systems Management,
• Laboratory for Distance Learning,
• Laboratory for Media Systems,
• Laboratory for Catastrophe Risk Management
• Laboratory for Application of Programmable Logic Controllers and Movement Control
• Laboratory for Robotics,
• Laboratory for Mechatronics,
• Laboratory for Automation,
• Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Artificial Intelligence
• Laboratory for Computer Integrated Systems,
• Laboratory for the Implementation of Automated System,
• Laboratory for Identification Technologies,
• Laboratory for Information Management Systems
• Laboratory for Quality, Logistical Support and Maintenance.

This allows students to receive practical knowledge of high quality.

Economy Support Programme

In addition to its educational activ¬ity, potentials of the Department for Industrial Engineering and Man¬agement are used for domestic and international professional projects. Vocational and technical activities with companies and service organiza¬tions, the Department organizes in cooperation with research and development units: RTC - Research and Technology Centre and CAM Engineering. In addition, the Department performs these activities through its own centres: Centre for Human Resources Development, Youth Entrepreneurship Centre, Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Centre for Products Development and Management and Centre for Identification Technology. Vocational and technical activities include the development of new products, feasibility studies and consultancy services of the following types:

• Projects of enterprise production structure
• Projects of production programme development,
• Projects of technological structure of industrial systems,
• Projects of machinery and produc¬tion management,
• Projects of systems monitoring, data management and exploitation,
• Projects of material handling (stor¬age and transport systems),
• Projects of integrated system sup¬port structure,
• Projects of organizational structure
• Projects of management informa¬tion system
• Projects of capital appraisal,
• Projects of management system introduction:
- Quality (ISO 9000)
- Environmental (ISO 14000)
- Health and employees safety (BSI OHSAS 18000)
- IT Services (ISO 20000)
- Safety in food production (ISO 22000)
- Information security (ISO 27000)

Special part of its work programme represents knowledge innovation through seminars organized for the participants from different enter¬prises. Seminars are organized in all areas of the Department. In 1980 the Department, together with the company FESTO in Germany, established a joint laboratory of the Centre for didactics in the field of process automation. Under the influence of trends in business, the Centre for Competitiveness and Clusters Development was founded in 2007, and in 2009 CISCO Entrepreneur Institute, Training Centre Serbia with the support of CISCO Systems Company, to explore the conditions for the application of information technology and the Internet in their own business, small and large systems, based on the knowledge formed in a joint work with Stanford and Cornell Universities in the United States.