STUDIES BY EUROPEAN STANDARDS
In accordance with the reform of the curriculum of the Faculty of Forestry, according to the Law on Higher Education of the
Republic of Serbia and on the basis of acceptable change initiated by the Bologna process, study programs in the TMP department
are based on the principle of 4 + 1 + 3 years of study.
The level of study is a comprehensive study program, in which students obtain certain qualifications.
Appropriate number of credits belongs to each level of study in this context.
Study programs in the TMP department are:
• Undergraduate studies – 4 years (240 ECTS)
• Master academic studies – 1 year (60 ECTS)
• PhD studies – 3 years (180 ECTS)
• The Program of Vocational Studies – lasts for 3 years (180 ECTS)
• Specialist studies in Timber and wood products trade, which can be entered after master studies that last for 1 year (60 ECTS).
After completion the engineers get the academic title Specialist forestry engineer in the field of timber and wood products trade.
Depending on their preferences and wishes undergraduate students can opt for one of three educational streams:
• The stream technologies of furniture and wood products
• The stream management furniture and wood products production
• The stream design of furniture and wood products
The total number of subjects at the undergraduate level in the TMP department is 37 (29 compulsory subjects, 8 elective subjects).
All subjects are one semester courses and the exmas are taken partially through tests or term papers.
After passing all exams, students acquire the prerequisite for the production and defense of the final paper.
Teaching in the third and fourth years follows the 12 + 3 model, which means that students have 12 weeks of lessons at the Faculty and 3 weeks of professional training in companies engaged in furniture and wood products production.
This model provides a high level of expertise and competence to graduate engineers and allows them to be prepared for professional work already upon graduation from undergraduate studies.
The aim is to train professionals to conduct technological processes, wood preservation, modelling and design of products of wood, interior,organization of production, management and marketing in companies for the production of furniture and wood products, efficient and professional work in the field domestic and foreign trade in timber, wood products and furniture and management of companies.
Undergraduate studies: 4 years (8 semesters, 240 ECTS)
Number of subjects: 37 (29 compulsory subjects + 8 elective subjects)
The competence acquired through the completion of undergraduate studies includes full professional qualifications of engineers to work in the fields of technologies,management, production and design of furniture and wood products.
Through a system of modular teaching students further specialize in professional activities in the field of technologies, design and construction of wood products, management and marketing of wood products.
Academic title: Graduate engineer of technologies, management and design of furniture and wood products.
12 + 3 CONCEPT OF TEACHING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES, MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN OF
FURNITURE AND WOOD PRODUCTS
Following the modern requirements of companies engaged in furniture and wood products production that future engineers gain more practical knowledge and specific experience during their studies,theTMP department adopted a new concept of teaching called the “12 + 3 CONCEPT “.
What is the 12 + 3 concept of teaching?
The concept of teaching 12 + 3 means that during one semester a student has 12 weeks of lessons at the Faculty
(lectures, exercises, workshops), and 3 weeks of practical training in chosen companies engaged in the manufacture of furniture and wood products in Serbia.
The classes are held in well-known companies in Serbia with which the TMP department and the Faculty of Forestry concluded agreements on strategic partnership with the aim of education of the engineering personnel.
Which subjects include the “12 + 3 concept” of teaching?
Teaching by the 12 + 3 concept is performed in all vocational subjects at the TMP department from the second to the fourth year of study.
How is the 12 + 3 concept conducted in practice?
During their stay in selected companies, students have the opportunity to verify in practice the acquired theoretical knowledge to gain new knowledge and practical skills and introduce themselves to future employers.
During their stay in selected companies, students receive work assignments for making their term papers in which they score a number of points, and as such are part of the testing activities.
What are the main benefits of the “12 + 3 concept “?
This concept achieves a double effect – the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills, but also opens the opportunities for a rapid employment of students upon graduation. Such a teaching concept is unique at the Faculty of F