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16.05.2013. - 11:45
About Energy and Process Engineering

About the Department

At the Faculty of Technical Sciences, in the areas of energy and process engineering, i.e. at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, over 1,019 students have completed their studies (including 48 Bachelors with honors in engineering and 92 Masters in engineering) so far; the total of 40 master’s (for getting Master of Science degree) and 26 doctoral (PhD) theses have been defended.

At the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, at undergraduate and graduate academic studies, a total of 191 students are currently studying. Eight doctoral candidates are currently attending doctoral academic studies.


The studies at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad are organized such as follows:

FIRST CYCLE STUDIES - undergraduate academic studies last four years (eight semesters), with the obligation to acquire 240 ECTS (European system of transferable credits), including the final paper which is worth 15 ECTS;

SECOND CYCLE STUDIES - master academic studies are the continuation of the undergraduate academic studies, last one year (two semesters) and are worth additional 60 ECTS. Upon completion of the second cycle studies, a student obtains a total of 300 ECTS.

Starting with the third year, students can focus on some particular areas, by choosing among 5 packages of optional subjects:

• Thermal power engineering;
• Process engineering;
• Hydro-pneumatic engineering;
• Gas and oil engineering;
• Energy Flow Control

After successful defense of the master’s thesis, a graduate student fulfills the first necessary condition for getting two of three existing licenses (license 330 and 332) for mechanical engineers in Serbia.

THIRD CYCLE STUDIES - doctoral academic studies are the possible continuation of master studies. These studies last three years (6 semesters); after the realization of the curriculum, additional 180 ECTS are awarded. Having completed the doctoral academic studies, the student obtains a total of 480 ECTS.

Department organization
The Department of Energy and Process Engineering consists of three chairs, namely:
• Chair of Thermal Engineering;
• Chair of Process Engineering;
• Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Hydro-pneumatic Systems.

Each chair consists of one or several laboratories. The Department initiated the foundation of the Provincial Centre for Rational Management of Energy, which is officially established at the Faculty of Technical Sciences.


The research in the Department includes investigation and scientific method development which are being realized through the respective projects. The projects are financially supported by the funds of national and international organizations. The domestic funds are mainly initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia and the Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of Vojvodina.
The Department has been engaged in their development since 1968, which resulted in:
• 66 fundamental research projects in which the Department is a holder;
• About 120 short-term technological and development projects (for industry);
• The total of 1,020 bibliography units were published (indeed, 280 abroad): books, scientific papers or reports, and one recognized technical solution; out of which two monographies for international publications and 72 papers in SCI journals.

The Department experts have participated in the projects design, managing over 40 EU and numerous international projects. These projects were financed with EU funds and some international organizations. The six-year UNDP / UNIDO project (since 1982) entitled “Industrial Energy Conservation Network” was one of the most comprehensive . The Department was the holder and coordinator of project section devoted to the rationalization of energy consumption in the food industry, with the participation of Bulgaria,(ex) Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and Romania. The Department is currently implementing an immense project - “iNTeg-Risk” from the European Framework Programme FP7. This is one of the biggest projects in the overall Framework Programme FP7. The whole project, “iNTeg-Risk”, encompassing all European participants is managed by an expert in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. In addition, experts in the Department are members of numerous scientific and professional associations in Serbia and abroad - in the USA and in Germany and some of them are registered as EU experts.

Cooperation with industry

The Department has been a partner to our industry, supporting its development programmes for many years, more exactly since 1965. During that period, research and development support of the Department to industry was implemented through:

- Fieldwork experimental measurements, including: guarantee testing, functional testing, determining the value of energy and technological characteristics and indicators, energy review of buildings. A part of these activities is illustrated by enclosed figures.
- Programmes for rational energy consumption and increasing efficiency of energy use (for parts of plants or plant as a whole, buildings, etc.);
- Technical studies and feasibility studies, conceptual and major projects (or parts of plants as a whole);
- Projects audit (from the level of individual factories to the whole industry in Vojvodina);
- Engineering tasks (preparation, planning, conducting surveillance activities over construction, commissioning of the factory as a whole);
- The application of their own solutions and patents.