Study programme: Waste Management

PhD studies have at least 180 credits, with the previous total of at least 300 ECTS credits at the undergraduate and graduate academic studies, or 360 ECTS credits in the integrated primary and Master studies in the medical sciences. The doctoral dissertation is the final part of the study program of doctoral studies, except for the PhD in Art which is an art program.

The outcome of the learning process

Diploma – Scientific name: Students are awarded the title Doctor of Science – Industrial Engineering / Engineering Management

Item carries a certain number of ECTS, and the dissertation is 30 ECTS. The possibility for choosing electives exists.

The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities in engineering and management, or systems and engineering management, that qualify them as waste management experts.

The scientific knowledge covered in the subjects of the PhD program contains the elements necessary for independent research work. In addition, knowledge in the field of waste management provides students with a highly specialized qualification for practical work in the field of technical and technological sciences, industrial engineering and engineering management.

The study programme structure

The program of doctoral judges includes 3 compulsory courses, 4 elective courses (out of 8 offered students choose 4 courses). In addition, the curriculum includes 2 study research papers, 1 study research project and 1 scientific research project.

Based on the curriculum designed in this way, the student is able to access the research work, the part of the curriculum that aims to elaborate on the subject and purpose of the doctoral dissertation. After defending and publicly accepted study-research paper, the student begins to prepare and defend a doctoral dissertation – the most important part of the curriculum.

Method of  the studies: The studies are conducted in both Serbian and English language.


The First Year

Course name Sem. Status Hours SRP ECTS
Research methods of engineering management I C 4 2 4
Elective course 1 I E 4 2 15
Waste Management I C 4 2 7
Study – research paper 1 I C 0 5 4
Waste Recycling II C 4 2 6
Elective course 2 II E 4 2 6
Study – research paper 2 II C 0 8 9
Total number of hours of active lectures for a year:
20L + 23SRP = 43;
43 x 15 = 645
645 60

The Second Year

Course name Sem. Status Hours SRP ECTS
Elective course 3 III E 5 2 15
Elective course 4 III E 5 2 15
Study – research project III C 0 15 15
Scientific – research project IV C 0 15 15
Total number of hours of active lectures for a year:
10L + 34SRP = 44;
44 x 15 = 660
660 60

The Third year

Course name Sem. Status Hours SRP ECTS
Study – research paper on the doctoral dissertation V C 0 20 30
Development and defense of doctoral dissertation VI C 0 20 30
Total number of hours of active lectures in a study year:
40 SRP;
40 x 15 = 600
600 60

The elective courses

Course name Sem. Stat. Čas. APR ESPB
1. Geographic information systems and waste management

2. Selected chapters from waste management and clustering

I E 4 2 15
1. Modeling of the waste storage system

2. Sustainable development

II E 4 2 15
1. Nanotechnology and recycling

2. Medical and biological waste

III  E  5 2  15
1. Selected chapters from waste reduction in production processes

2. Nanotechnology and waste

III  I  5 2  15