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Curricula and courses

Subotica Tech – College of Applied Sciences has five accredited study programs: Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechatronics, Informatics and Technical Communication Management. All study programs are fully accredited in two languages, Serbian and Hungarian.

You can find the study programs here:

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We offer mobility students English language supervision of the diploma work process in all study programs. We especially encourage students to use the mobility program to do their project works or write their diploma works supervised or co-supervised by one of our professors and use our facilities and well-equipped laboratories. Close cooperation and intensive communication between the graduating student and supervising professor (often called ‘mentor’ in Serbian) is key to the creation of a high-quality final work, as the basis for the successful defense of the diploma work and graduation.

While not accredited to be held in English language, the subjects listed below are offered in the form of consultation and small-group mentoring.

There are four English courses offered: English Language 1, English Language 2, Business English Language, Technical Communication English.

The technical subjects include: Integrated product development; Sensors and actuators, Object-Oriented Programming, Advanced object-oriented techniques, Visual programming.

To promote easier integration into the novel environment and smoother communication, the College also offers courses in Serbian language for incoming mobility students, held by professional language teachers.

All study-related issues are dealt with on institution level by the Vice-Dean for Education, and on study program level, by the study program coordinator, while the International Relations Coordinator may offer any necessary background assistance to mobility students.

Details on the subjects are given below:

Integrated product development(ECTS credits: 6)

Course description:

The course covers some aspects of interdisciplinary approach in the process of developing new, or redesigning existing products on the market. The product is everything (it can be a chair, a computer, but also software or some service). It also introduces some organizational aspects of the development process in distributed environments (virtual factory).

This short course would cover the following nine topics, considering the Integrated Product Development: 1. lecture - Introduction 2. lecture - Identifying Customer Needs 3. lecture - Functional Requirements and Decomposition 4. lecture - Design parameters and Engineering parameters (Functional Analysis) 5. lecture - QFD (House of Quality) 6. lecture - Concepts and Embodiments 7. lecture - Design for Excellence DFx  8. lecture - Product lifecycle 9. lecture - IPD in internet surroundings.

Aims:

The goals are the following: - The students should accept the idea that the whole lifecycle of the product and the product’s surroundings (social, environmental...) have to be considered during the development process, not just the product alone; - The students should be able to identify without any assistance the necessary steps in the product development process; - The students should be able to analyze an existing product and to suggest possible improvements (in general, not in detail) considering the whole lifecycle of the product and its surroundings.


Sensors and actuators (ECTS credits: 3)

Course description:

The course contains the main structural aspects of sensors and actuators, as well as their application in mechatronic devices. The course focuses on both application and integration: optical sensors, capacitive sensors, induction sensors, sensors for force and acceleration, flow and pressure sensors and other related fields. The other part of the course is focused on actuators, such as pneumatic, electric and hydraulic actuators. In the classes held at the laboratory, students work with real devices in real mechatronic environment.

Aims:

The aims of this course include that the students will learn how to integrate commercially used sensors and actuators in real mechatronic systems. The expected learning outcome of this course is that by the end of the semester, students should be able to choose, customize, configure and embed sensors and actuators in an industrial system.


Object-oriented programming (ECTS credits: 7)

Course description:

The course covers some aspects of programming, introducing the students to the programming language C++ and object-oriented paradigm. During the class, students are encouraged to perform smaller tasks of programming console applications. The topics included in the lecture are: basics of C++, dynamic programming with pointers, dynamic structures (stack, queue, tree), sorting algorithms, OOP model: abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. In class, the students cover the theoretical background, but the focus is on the practical application of the covered topics.

Aims:

The aims of this course include: The students should learn to solve programming tasks, build solutions using object-oriented concepts.


 


Advanced object-oriented techniques (ECTS credits: 6)

Course description:

The course covers advanced techniques of programming in the use of object-oriented paradigm. During the class, students perform tasks of programming windows and web applications in JAVA programming language. The covered topics include building swing applications, designing graphical user interface, creating optimal user experience.

Aims:

The goals of this course include that the students will learn to create complex windows applications, evaluate and optimize the user interface and take into consideration the preferable user experience models.


 


Visual programming (ECTS credits: 6)

Course description:

The topics discussed in this course revolve around creating native Android applications. During the class, students are introduced to the Android operating system, Android Studio development environment. The covered topics include designing user interface with layout managers, using multiple activities, debugging, asynchronous communication, application using multimedia elements, using geolocation, and also using sensors, deploying application.

Aims:

The goals of this course are: the students will be able to develop an application for Android operating system, develop an interface suitable for mobile devices, create applications taking into account the limitations of the mobile devices. By successfully completing this course, as a learning outcome, the students should be able to develop an application which communicates with the server.


 

English Language 1 (ECTS credits: 6)

Course description:

This intermediate course is designed to help students to develop their English skills through both grammar and vocabulary practices. During the grammar practice, students will learn variety of basic grammatical concepts which enrich their language skills and comprehension in various communication situations. At the vocabulary practice part of the course, the emphasis is placed on the development of students’ technical and vocational vocabulary in communication situations through texts, pictures, and individual student work. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved grammar and vocabulary language skills for both participation and success within the particular topic area.

Aims:

  • to develop students’ basic grammatical skills

  • to extend students’ technical and vocational vocabulary

  • to develop the competence and confidence of the students to participate in various communication situations

Learning outcomes:

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate by written and oral means the comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts

  • effectively participate in activities and discussions based on vocational and technical topics

  • demonstrate improved proficiency, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy

  • understand scientific texts in English language


 


English Language 2 (ECTS credits: 5)

Course description:

This advanced course aims to help students to develop their English skills and abilities both orally and written in order to solve business and technical communication situations individually in a professional context. During the course, the emphasis is on acquiring the professional language skills that students need to be successful in the business world. Therefore, they will learn oral presentation skills and ways to make an effective Power Point presentation. Upon completion, students should be both able to understand and argue on technical and business texts in a professional context.

Aims:

  • to help students to acquire English skills in order to solve business situations in a professional context

  • to develop the suitable language skills to be successful in the business world

  • to develop suitable comprehension and text analysis strategies which are adopted for understanding business related texts

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • use appropriate style and tone of both writing and speaking for business purposes

  • make individual oral presentations based on business texts in a professional context

  • understand and acquire business communication strategies


 


Technical Communication English (ECTS credits: 6)

 

Course description:

This course aims to help students to strengthen both their written and communication skills necessary for successful engineering communication. During the course students will study grammar and ESP vocabulary practice implementing technical and vocational vocabulary in communication situations, therefore they will build both the vocabulary and grammar that are common for engineers. Upon completion, students should be both able to read and comprehend texts based on technical communication, and use basic language constructions that are necessary to describe ongoing technical processes.

Aims:

  • to both improve and develop students’ Technical English language in professional context

  • to develop students’ basic English knowledge in the field of communication

  • to develop suitable reading and comprehension strategies which are adopted for reading science related texts

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • use appropriate style and tone of both writing and speaking for technical purposes

  • use language constructions that are necessary to understand texts based on technical topics

  • understand and analysis of texts in the field of both technical and business communication


 


Business English Language (ECTS credits: 6)

Course description:

This course aims to improve students’ Business English language skills by developing their vocabulary and reading skills. During the course, students will also develop their understanding of tone, style and knowledge of communication methods in the field of business and office life through practicing and studying vocabulary, based on topics such as: business meeting, office life, business transactions, negotiation, retail and sales. Upon completion, students should be able to describe things and events, support their arguments, and use appropriate style according to the context of Business English.

Aims:

  • development and extension of the knowledge of English language in the field of business life

  • to improve students’ Business English speaking skills by developing their use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and spoken communication skills within a Business context

  • to develop the ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes

Learning outcomes:

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • use appropriate style and tone of both writing and speaking for business purposes

  • produce documents with an appropriate style for business communication purposes

  • understand both general and business texts in English language


 


Project Work (ECTS credits: 3)

Course description:

Students are ensured active mentoring and supervision during the research and writing process of a minor project work in their field of studies. The topic is defined by the supervisor based on discussion with the student. The student is given access to the necessary laboratory equipment so as to perform all the required practical work in the form of measuring, designing, projecting, and testing, accompanied by a solid study of the relevant theoretical background.

Aims and learning outcomes:

The student is enabled to increase his technical skills by individual work closely supervised by the delegated project supervisor.

The learning outcome includes the detailed presentation of the student’s work in the form of a minor defense and discussion with the supervisor, thus skills such as argumentation, supporting results with data gained during the research period are also enhanced.


 


Diploma work (ECTS credits: 12)

Task and aim:

The student work on a predefined technical topic relevant to the student’s field of engineering. Their work and progress is closely followed by a supervisor (‘mentor’). The student regularly presents reports to the supervisor on the work, research and general progress of the final work. The process of creating the diploma work is actively discussed with the supervisor, who offers feedback, theoretical background, suggestions on directions for advancement. The student is ensure access to the necessary laboratory equipment so as to perform all the required practical work in the form of measuring, designing, projecting, and testing, based on a thorough study of the relevant theoretical background.