General information

English name: The Academy of Applied Technical Studies Belgrade

Full legal name: Akademija tehničkih strukovnih studija Beograd

Address: Katarine Ambrozić 3, Belgrade, Serbia

Description of the institution (including type and status)

The Academy of Applied Technical Studies is the institution of tertiary education, founded in September 2019 by the Government of Republic of Serbia. It was formed by integration of four Higher Education Institutions – College of Professional Studies – Belgrade Polytechnic, College of Professional Engineering Studies ‘’Tehnikum Taurunum’’, College of Professional Technical Studies ‘’Novi Beograd’’ and College of Professional Technical Studies ‘’Požarevac’’. All these HEIs had a long tradition in Higher Education and they successfully passed three cycles of accreditation (in 2007, 2012 and 2017), in accordance with the Law on Higher Education in Serbia.

The Academy is organised in four Units – Belgrade Polytechnic College, College of Computer and Mechanical Engineering, College of Traffic, Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering, and College of Applied Engineering Sciences. The three colleges are located in Belgrade and the College of Applied Engineering Sciences is located in Požarevac.

The Academy offers professional education in 13 specific areas through 22 undergraduate study programmes, two specialist programmes and six programmes at master professional level. Variety of study programmes enables the Academy to respond growing needs of industry and society at all levels.

In addition to good theoretical background that Colleges offer to their students, they have built strong cooperation with the industry in terms of student practical placement, internship, training courses, as well as collaboration in many professional activities.

In this moment, the Academy is preparing to establish Quality Management System (QMS) based on the experience that the Belgrade Polytechnic College has had since 2009. The Belgrade Polytechnic College established QMS according to ISO 9001:2008 and certified by YUQS and IQNet in the field of Higher Education (re-certified in 2018 according to ISO 9001:2015). Additionally, the Academy strives to hold the good practice of the Belgrade Polytechnic College in the sense of international cooperation. The Belgrade Polytechnic College obtained the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) in 2018.

Academic authorities

President: Ph.D. Marina Stamenović, Professor of professional studies

Academic calendar

The classes are organized in two semesters – fall and spring, six days per week. The academic year commences on 1 October and ends on 30 September.

Calendar for academic year 2020/2021

DURATION OF SEMESTERS  AND HOLIDAYS

Date

Event 

Monday, 5 October 2020 

Fall semester classes commence (for the students of the first year of study) – online learning

Monday, 19 October 2020

Fall semester classes commence (for the students of the second and third year of study) – online learning

Wednesday, 11 November 2020  

The national holiday – day off 

Thursday, 31 December 2020 – Saturday, 9 January 2021 

New Year and Christmas (Orthodox) break – days off 

Thursday, 14 January 2021 

Fall semester ends 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Saint Sava Day – general school holiday

Monday, 15 February – Tuesday, 16 February 2021 

National holiday – days off 

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 

Spring semester commence 

Friday, 30 April – Tuesday, 4 May 2021 

Easter (Orthodox) break – days off 

Saturday, 1 May – Monday, 3 May 2021 

Labor Day – days off 

Friday, 21 May 2021

Day of Academy – day off

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Spring semester ends

July – August, 2021 (start and end dates can be different among Colleges)

Summer break 

EXAMINATION TERMS

The Belgrade Polytechnic College

Six examination terms during academic year – January, February, June, July, September and October (the detailed schedules are available at College web page)

The College of Computer and Mechanical Engineering

Six examination terms during academic year – January-February, March, April, June, September and October (the detailed schedules are available at College web page)

The College of Traffic Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering

Five examination terms during academic year – January-February, April, June, September and October (the detailed schedules are available at College web page)

The College of Applied Engineering Sciences Požarevac

Five examination terms during academic year – January, April, June, September and October (the detailed schedules are available at College web page)

ECTS credit allocation policy and grading system

Information about ECTS credit allocation policy and grading system can be seen and downloaded here.

Arrangements for academic guidance

Students have necessary academic and non-teaching support during the whole study period. The staff of the International Office provides information and assistance in solving academic problems, taking care about the implementation of ethical norms among students, etc.

List of tutors:

BELGRADE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE:

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:

COLLEGE OF TRAFFIC, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SAFETY ENGINEERING:

COLLEGE OF APPLIED ENGINEERING SCIENCES:

Darko Stojićević (darko.stojicevic@vts-pozarevac.edu.rs)