Professors are experienced in science but not practice. The problem is the lack of industry which means a lack of requirements for the program I am talking about the aerospace program. It depends on you to find your niche. You have to be really sure you love aerospace even then maybe just enrol in Euroavia from some other faculty than the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture aerospace program.View more
There is a lot of hard work and many sacrifices that need to be made but the quantity and quality of knowledge are extraordinary. In the end, you are extremely prepared for any possible situations and problems and considered to be a respectful engineer in the whole world.View more
I finished my master’s studies of aeronautical engineering last year at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. Professors at the Department of Aeronautical Engineering were extremely helpful and considerate during my master’s and my involvement in extracurricular activities. There is a new Research flight simulator at the facilities, but the rest could do with an update of the equipment.
The student life in Zagreb is amazing, with a lot of places to go out, a great food scene and a lot of sports to play.
I have been studying aeronautical engineering at the Faculty of mechanical engineering and naval architecture. The whole programme at the faculty level is outdated and outbalanced, while the faculty is one of the hardest in the country. Some courses (Design elements 1,2) are sometimes especially hard to pass due to bad professors and their (un)willingness to cooperate and help students. Around 50% of students quit the faculty in the first 3 years, and 95% of students prolong their studies for at least 1 year. Regarding the aeronautical programme, professors and assistants are excellent. However, some courses are repeating themselves through the years and you end up listening to the same thing twice or thrice. The infrastructure and equipment are outdated and mostly irrelevant to modern applications.
There are plenty of options to join student associations (EUROAVIA Zagreb, FSB Racing Team, etc.) and sport sections. Generally speaking, student life is exceptional in Zagreb.
To sum up, the faculty and programme are really hard to finish, but once you do there are not many good employment options, as the industry in Croatia (aerospace sector) is almost non-existent. I believe it is not worth it unless you are happy with maintenance jobs in airlines and the military. However, student life is excellent and you will have the time of your life.View more
Although the first year you get most information, the further you go the less information you get from your professors and it is easy to see they don’t care anymore they just do the classes and then you need to leave them alone.
There are a few members of the faculty that will help when asked and those are the ones you wish to meet.
Although you usually make your student life great no matter what, there are many things that could be better on this Uni. Food quality in cantine is not the best, you don’t really have a lot of public places to study at, there are professors that teach old, outdated technology/knowledge and the wages after/during your study here (if you’re working) are not high enough.
But, on the other side, if you try hard enough and know what you’re doing, you can get a lot from the University of Zagreb! You just have to fight for it.
I studied at the Faculty of Economics and Business, so I can only talk about my experience there. The program is good and some teachers are very nice, but some seem to be a bit confused and unorganized. They do not require students to continuously study during the semester but mostly just during the exam period. However, some classes, such as marketing ones were a bit more challenging (and more fun in my opinion) and required pre-readings, group projects and so on. One of the drawbacks were people working in the student offices, which are very rude and do not seem to do their job. Most faculties have their own student restaurants where you can buy cheap food if you are an EU student, which is awesome. Gets a bit crowded sometimes, but the food is okay. Overall, I would rate this university 3/5.View more
My master Agroecology is really interesting with lots of useful subjects, I recommend it to future master students in this field. Professors are always willing to help. Faculty building is not so far from center and its well connected with tram.View more
The University of Zagreb is scattered all over the city of Zagreb. It consists of various faculties which aren’t connected very well; thus, I can give opinion only about Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). FER is considered most solemn and well-organized faculty at the University of Zagreb. The first year is most difficult for students because they aren’t used to the pace of studying. At each course, you can collect 100 points through exams, homework, projects or laboratory exercises. You have to collect at least 50 points to get the passing grade; also, some courses have special conditions for getting the passing grade. For example, one course has allocated 20 points for laboratory exercises; that is 20% of total grade. If you don’t collect at least 10 points through laboratory exercises, you have to take that course next year and pay 140 HRK * the number of ECTS points. That can be very frustrating because otherwise you could easily study during summer and pass the course during Autumn exam period. Lectures are useless because it takes less time to study through YouTube videos (for example MIT open courses), officially published materials or written materials made by students. ____On the other side, I really like the freedom that you have. Attending lectures isn’t mandatory; that gives you the opportunity to manage your own time. Professors can be attentive if you ask them to; if you want to learn everything yourself, no one will bother you.View more
Each faculty has a big autonomy and because of that there are big differences between them. I am sharing my experience about Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
Organization is quite good. Every relevant information can be found on faculty website where every subject has it’s own page. Most of the teachers are professional and easy going. It’s ok to contact them for every problem or question.
Classes are ok, although there are too much unnecessary information in some of them.
Only problem I have with university is its administration. It is influenced by politics too much! Also, there’s big lack of transparency when spending money from government grants. This is not affecting students directly but it’s lowering the quality of institution.View more