Welcome to IPROD

This is the official site of project Improvement of Product Development Studies in Serbia And Bosnia and Herzegovina, No 530577-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-RS-TEMPUS-JPCR. This project has been funded with support from European Commission, within TEMPUS IV programme.

Schedules Events:

International and National accreditation

Monday, 07. April 2014. 12:18

Approval and Recognition of University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

In order to improve competency, authority, and credibility of available study programmes, accreditation system of high education institutions in Republic of Serbia has been introduced for the first time in the year of 2005, by the new Law on Higher Education. For the University of Belgrade, process effectively started in the year of 2007th and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (UB-FME) was the first one to apply and get accreditation from CAQA (National Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, http://www.kapk.org/). Certificates for the institution and for all three study programmes (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., all in Serbian) were issued on May 19, 2008th.

At that time CAQA was not the member of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, http://www.enqa.eu/) and its certificates were not fully recognized internationally. That was one of the main reasons why the UB-FME applied for the TEMPUS Project on International Accreditation of Engineering Studies and successfully finished it by getting it’s B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs in English accredited with ASIIN (Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e.V., Germany, http://www.asiin.de/), and also gaining EUR-ACE label (European Accredited Engineering Programme, http://www.enaee.eu/eur-ace-system). Participation and help of foreign partner institutions in that and other TEMPUS projects (TU München, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ICL - Imperial College London, UPC - Polytechnical University Catalonia Barcelona, GUC - German University in Cairo) was ever since gratefully acknowledged - as in ongoing TEMPUS IPROD Project.

In the second round of National accreditation, UB-FME was also the first institution to apply and get renewed accreditation on March 8, 2013, for all study programmes (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) but now both in Serbian and English, and with national CAQA now being recognized as a full member of ENQA from April 25, 2013.

Beside previously mentioned national and international accreditations, the study program in Naval Architecture Department got additional international verification by being accredited by RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, http://www.rina.org.uk/) in the year of 2009th and in the year of 2014th RINA accreditation was successfully re-established.

Taking into account mentioned facts, the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will continue to provide superior education and exceptional knowledge to its students, not only in terms of their intellectual growth and development, but also in terms of growth and development of their human qualities and ethical values, and inspiring their wish and inclination to be leaders; moving the boundaries of knowledge and higher education, promoting intellectual surroundings which cherishes and honors true values, respect and accepting people’s differences and devotion to knowledge, development and human values. The gallery from this event can be found here.