Postgraduate Master’s study programme – 2nd cycle

The aim of the postgraduate Master’s study programme in Engineering & the Automotive Industry is to educate highly educated professionals to work in research abnd development in the field of development engineering, development of products and technologies, marketing, as well as automotive energy. Graduates will be able to work on complex and strategic work in the fields of development, technology and production methods of product development, processes and innovations as well as concurrent engineering.
2 years
4 terms
120
ECTS

Title at graduation

Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

Majors

The programme does not have majors, but a choice of 3 modules

Type and location of studies:

Novo mesto – part time studies and distance learning (e-learning)

Content

  • Technology
  • Production
  • Quality
  • Research activities
  • Strategy and diagnostics of activities
  • Development
  • Development of modern materials
  • Innovation
  • Automation and robotization of technological processes
  • Logistics
  • Energy systems
  • Automotive mechanical systems

Entry Requirements

Enrolment in Year 1

Candidates eligible for entry into year 1 of the Master’s study programme Engineering and Automotive Industry must have completed:

a) 1st cycle study programme in the relevant professional fields: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, energy systems, computer science, municipal engineering, water engineering, civil engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, or any study programme comparable to the above;

b) 1st cycle study programme in the fields other than those specified under a) above. Prior to enrolment, the candidate has to successfully complete a 14-credit ECTS bridging programme, (this includes subjects of the 1st cycle of professional higher education and university study programmes Engineering and Vehicles: Technology, Technical Documentation and Mechanical Elements). The bridging programme preparations and bridge exams will be organised in September and October;

c) Professional higher education study programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in the relevant professional fields: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,  energy systems computer science, municipal engineering, water engineering, civil engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, or any study programme comparable to those listed above;

d) Professional higher education study programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in fields other than those mentioned under c) above. Prior to enrolment, the candidate has to successfully complete a 14-credit ECTS bridging programme (this includes subjects of the 1st cycle of professional higher education and university study programmes Engineering and Vehicles: Technology, Technical Documentation and Mechanical Elements). The bridging programme preparations and bridge exams will be organised in September and October;

Criteria for Entry by Transfer

Transfer between study programmes (hereinafter referred to as the transfer) enables those who have studied at another institution to continue their studies at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering Novo mesto (hereinafter FINI Novo mesto).

In accordance with the statute of FINI Novo mesto, candidates who meet the entry requirements to enrol into year 2 of the Master’s programme Engineering and Automotive Industry can do so through the transfer process.

Information about the requirements and procedures for entry by transfer is available from the Faculty.

Candidates wishing to enter into year 2 of the Master’s programme through entry by transfer should apply via the eVŠ web portal.

Enrolment Restriction

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, candidates will be selected according to their grade points in undergraduate studies (80% average grade, 20% diploma thesis grade).

Curriculum

Year One

No.
Course
1st Semester
2nd Semester
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS
1. Selected Topics in Mechanics 45 45
8
2.
Methods of Scientific Research 30
45
7


3.
Advanced Materials Development 45
30
7


4.
Selected Topics in Mathematics 45
45
8


5.
Experimental Methods


30
45 7
6.
Automation and Robotisation of Technology Processe


45
45 8
7.
Business Process Management with Project paper


45
30 7
8.
Elective Course


45
45 8
Total
165 165 30 165 165 30

Year Two

No.
Course
3rd Semester
4th Semester
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS
9. Electromechanical Systems for Maintenance 45 30
7
10.
Module Course 1 (Module I, II, or III) 45
45
8


11.
Module Course 2 (Module I, II, or III) 45
30
7


12.
Elective Course II 45
45
8


13.
Master’s Thesis



30
Total
180 150 30 0 0 30

*The total number of lessons of laboratory work and seminars in the 4th semester depends on the choice of elective course. Regardless of the choice, the total number of laboratory practice and/or seminar are 45 hours of organized student work.

Elective Modules

No.
Course
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS

Elective MODULE I: Development Engineering in Industries





1.
Sustainable Development of Products, Processes, and Innovations 45
45
8


2.
Design Methods 45
30
7


Total
90 75 15

No.
Course
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS

Elective MODULE II: Intelligent Systems and Mainterance Processes





1.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 45
45
8


2.
Advanced Maintenance of Processes and Devices 45
30
7


Total
90 75 15

No.
Course
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS

Elective MODULE III: Automotive Energy





1.
Energy Systems in Vehicles 45
40
8


2.
Information and Electronics Control Systems in Vehicles 45
30
7


Total
90 75 15

Elective Courses

No.
Course
L
LW
ECTS
L
LW
ECTS
1. Thermal processes 45 45
8
2.
Vechicle software equipment 45
45
8


3.
Virtual Technologies 45
45
8


4.
Strategic management 45
45
8


5.
Microprocessor systems in vehicles 45
45
8


6.
Development of Logistics Processes 45
45
8


7.
Power Transmission and Drivetrains
45
45
8


8.  Chemistry of fuels and polymers 45 45 8
9.  Pharmaceutics for engineers 45 45 8

Competences

General competences

In the Master’s programme Engineering and Automotive Industry students will acquire the following general competences: strategic orientation, i.e. ability to develop strategies, ability to project-team work, ability to development work, ability to undertake research, ability to manage technological processes and implementation of contemporary methods, ability to manage development and technology and implementation of innovations, ability to use research methods and their application in practice, knowledge and  implementation of the mission, strategy and vision within the industry and in society.

  • Ability to analyse and solve problems in the field of technology
  • Ability to design and use contemporary methods and tools
  • Strategic orientation, i.e. the ability to develop strategies
  • Ability of project-team work
  • Ability to development work
  • Ability to undertake research
  • Ability to manage technological processes and implementation of contemporary methods
  • Ability to manage development and technology and implementation of innovations
  • Ability to use research methods and their application in practice
  • Knowledge and implementation of the mission, strategy and visions within the industry and in society

Subject-specific competences

  • Ability to understand and create innovative solutions in the field of energy and information systems in vehicles
  • Understanding, application and synthesis of different types of knowledge
  • Ability to create information programmes  
  • Ability to implement and use information programmes
  • Ability to create a virtual product
  • Ability to development work
  • Ability to develop and manage overall quality
  • Ability to create diagnostics and continuous progress
  • Ability to implement automation and robotization in technological processes
  • Management and implementation of development engineering in industry
  • Knowledge of microprocessor systems in vehicles and
  • Knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence.  

Terms of Progression into Year 2

A student advances to year 2 if he/she has acquired the knowledge prescribed by the programme and completed the obligations of year 1(lectures, laboratory work, project assignments) and has collected at least 42 credit points according to ECTS.

A student can re-enrol in year 1 if he/she fulfils more than 1/3 of obligations (20 credit points) of the current study year and if he has not yet used the possibility of re-enrolment.

Study is completed with preparation for and oral defence of a Master’s thesis.

Graduates of FINI are society's developmental potential.