1st Cycle Higher Professional Study Programme

The basic aim of the study programme Engineering and Vehicles is to educate graduates who will be able to find employment and be competent to carry out tasks in all structures of economy in the field of production, technology, development, overall quality, maintenance and marketing. A graduate will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to work on technical engineering field. He/she will acquire technical, technological, information, organisational and economics knowledge and knowledge of methods of research and development work.
3 years
6 terms
180
ECTS

There are three modules students can choose from.

Professional title

Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

abbreviated to dipl.inž.str. (VS)

Type of programme and place

Full and part-time studies, Novo mesto | distance learning

Content

  • technologies,
  • materials,
  • designing,
  • automobilism,
  • environment management,
  • information technology and communication,
  • commercial law and property,
  • logistics,
  • marketing, production, technology and development,
  • business communication and relationships,
  • quality and business excellence,
  • appliance maintenance,
  • work safety.

Enrolment requirements

The first cycle professional study programme Engineering and Vehicles can be entered by someone

  • who has passed the general matura examination,
  • who has passed the vocational matura or final examination according to a relevant programme for attaining secondary technical education: electro technician, construction technician, chemical technician, ship mechanical technician, metallurgical technician, navigation technician, mechanical technician, electronic communications technician, mechatronics technician, computer technician,
  • who has completed secondary education prior to 1 June 1995.

In case of limited admission, candidates will be selected according to

  • general academic achievement in their final examination, vocational matura or general matura examination (60% of points),
  • general academic achievement in the 3rd or 4th year of secondary school (40% of points).

Enrolment to a higher year of the first cycle professional study programme Engineering and Vehicles is possible if

  • the candidate for enrolment meets the conditions for enrolment to Year 1 of the first cycle professional study programme Engineering and Vehicles (PS*), i.e.
  • the candidate for enrolment is transferring from a study programme, which upon the completion of studies, ensures the acquisition of comparable competences or learning outcomes,
  • the candidate for enrolment in the transition is recognized at least half of the ECTS obligations from the first study programme, which relate to the compulsory courses of the first cycle professional study programme Engineering and Vehicles (PS),
  • the candidate for enrolment in the recognition process at the time of transition will be recognized at least as many ECTS credits as to meet the conditions for enrolment to a higher year of the first cycle professional study programme Engineering and Vehicles (PS)
    • for enrolment to Year 2: 45 ECTS,
    • for enrolment to Year 3: 100 ECTS, of which all 60 ECTS for Year 1.

Direct admission to Year 2 is possible for those who have completed a two-year higher education programme, adopted prior to 1994, and those who have completed a professional higher education study programme adopted after 1994. The adequacy of the programme is assessed by the Commission for Study and Student Affairs. Enrolment to Year 2 is also possible for students and graduates of higher undergraduate study programmes who meet the enrolment conditions. According to the transfer criteria among study programmes the candidate for enrolment is required to fulfil the missing obligations if he wants to advance to Year 3.

Direct admission to Year 3 is possible for students and graduates of higher undergraduate study programmes who meet the enrolment conditions. According to the transfer criteria among study programmes the candidate for enrolment is required to fulfil the missing obligations if he wants to graduate in the new study programme.

The enrolment conditions are also met by a candidate who has completed a comparable study programme abroad and is granted the right to continue education in the first-cycle study programme in accordance with the applicable legislation on the evaluation and recognition of education.

In case of limited admission to a higher year, candidates will be selected according to the achieved grade point average in the first study programme.

 PS* = Professional Study

Curriculum from 1. 10. 2024

Year One

CourseSemesterECTS
Mathematics with Applications I17
Materials16
Physics for Engineers16
Chemistry15
Engineering Mechanics 116
Mathematics with Applications II25
Electrical engineering25
Machine elements 125
Technical documentation and 3D modeling25
English for Specific Purposes24
Information and Communication Technology26

Year Two

CourseSemesterECTS
Tehnology17
Technical Thermodynamics17
Mechatronics16
Engineering Mechanics 216
Automotive14
Business Communication and Relations23
Economics23
Machine elements 225
Technical Measurement26
Engineering vibrations26
Computer Aided Engineering27

Year Three

CourseSemesterECTS
Total Quality Management and Business Excellence16
Renewable Energy Sources16
Module Course 1 (I or II or III or IV modul)16
Module Course 2 (I or II or III or IV modul)16
Module Course 3 (I or II or III or IV modul)16
Elective Course16
Professional Practical Training14
Diploma Thesis10

Elective Modules

MODULE I: Development of Processes and Products in the Automobile IndustryECTS
Product & Process Development for Automotive Industry6
Concurrent Engineering6
Reenigineering and Innovations6
MODULE II: Construction ProcessesECTS
Engineering design6
Reverse Engineering6
Virtual Prototypes6
MODULE III: Energy EngineeringECTS
Heat and Mass Transfer in Buldings6
Basic of HVAC6
Environmental protection6
MODULE IV: Management and Robotics TechnologiesECTS
Automation and robotics6
Concurrent Engineering6
Logistics6

Elective Courses

CourseECTS
Electric motor drives and electric equipment in vehicles6
Sensors6
Project planning and management6
Marketing6

Curriculum to 30. 9. 2024

Year One

No.
Course
1st Semester
2nd Semester
L
LW
S
ECTS
L
LW
S
ECTS
1 Mathematics with Applications I 45 60 7
2 Engineering Mechanics 45 45 6
3 Chemistry 45 25 5 5
4 Information and Communication Technology 45 40 5 6
5 Physics for Engineers 45 25 20 6
6 English for Specific Purposes I   30 30 4
7 Electrical Engineering and Electronics 45 10 20 5
8 Mathematics with Applications II 30 45 5
9 Materials 45 10 20 5
10 Technical Documentation and Machine Elements 45 30 30 7
11 Metholodgy of Project Work 30 30 4
Total
225 90 135 30 225 50 175 30

Year Two

No.
Course
1st Semester
2nd Semester
L
LW
S
ECTS
L
LW
S
ECTS
12 Tehnology 60 15 30 7
13 Mechatronics I 60 15 30 7
14 Technological Processes in the Automotive Industry 45 15 30 6
15 Business Communication and Relations 45 30 5
16 Organizations economics 45 30 5
17 Automotive 60 30 15 7
18 Labour Safety 45 30 5
19 Engineering Vibrations 45 15 30 6
20 Elective Course I 45 * * 6
21 Elective Course II 45 * * 6
Total
255 45 150 30 240 * * 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.

Year Three

No.
Course
1st Semester
2nd Semester
L
LW
S
ECTS
L
LW
S
ECTS
22 Total Quality Management and Business Excellence 45 45 6
23 Elective Module Course 1, (from I, II, or III Module) 60 30 15 7
24 Elective Module Course 2, (from I, II, or III Module) 45 30 15 6
25 Elective Module course 3, (from I, II, or III Module) 60 30 15 7
26 Ecology and Renewable energy 45 15 4
27 Professional Practical Training (10 weeks) 20
28 Diploma Thesis 10
Total
255 90 105 30 30

Elective Modules

No.
Elective MODULE I:
Development of Processes in the Automobile Industry
L
LW
S
ECTS
23 Product & Process Development for Automotive Industry 60 30 15 7
24 Concurrent Engineering 45 30 15 6
25 Reenigineering and Innovations 60 30 15 7

Zap. št.
Elective MODULE II:
Technologies and Production in the Automobile Industry
L
LW
S
ECTS
23 Computer-Aided Engineering 60 30 15 7
24 Production Management 45 30 15 6
25 Reenigineering and Innovations 60 30 15 7

No.
Elective MODULE III:
Maintenance of Production Equipment and Systems
L
LW
S
ECTS
23 Computer-Aided Engineering 60 30 15 7
24 Measurements and measurement equipment’s 45 30 15 6
25 Comprehensive production maintenance 60 30 15 7

No.
Elective MODULE IV:
Collaborative design, management and robotics technologies
L
LW
S
ECTS
23 Automation and robotics 60 30 15 7
24 Concurrent Engineering 45 30 15 6
25 Sensors 60 30 15 7

Elective Courses

No.
Course
L
LW
S
ECTS
1 Logistics 45 45 6
2 Design of Energetics Systems for Ecologic Private and Business Systems 45 30 15 6
3 Virtual Technologies 45 30 15 6
4 Commercial law and Property/td> 45 45 6
5 Marketing 45 45 6
6 English for Specific Purposes II 45 45 6

Competences

General competences

Students of the higher education study programme Engineering and Vehicles will acquire the following general competences:

  • ability of analysis and synthesis in problem-solving on technical field,
  • ability of managing modern methods, procedures and processes,
  • ability of critical judgement,
  • ability to use theoretical knowledge in practice,
  • ability to be independent at professional work,
  • knowledge of social systems in business world,
  • development of communication skills in domestic and international business with the use of Slovene and foreign languages,
  • ability to work in teams and manage projects,
  • ability to link and use knowledge from different fields,
  • ability to observe business ethics,
  • ability to implement constant business improvement,  
  • knowledge of professional terminology,
  • knowledge and use of information communication technology by using software, computer systems and electronic business,
  • knowledge of safety at work and environment protection,
  • knowledge of motivation and conflict-solving.

Subject-specific competences

Students of the higher education study programme Engineering and Vehicles will acquire the following subject-specific competences:

  • ability to understand and use modern theories of production, technology and development,
  • ability of mathematical understanding, particularly statistics, probability and technique, and their practical applications,
  • ability of interdisciplinary linking of knowledge of different subjects,
  • knowledge of technical characteristics of materials and products,
  • knowledge and use of information communication technologies,
  • knowledge and use of the methods of overall quality of products and services,
  • knowledge of technical and business legislation,
  • ability to manage work,
  • ability to communicate with suppliers, customers, competition, etc.,
  • ability to transfer knowledge to partners,
  • ability to learn about company operation,
  • knowledge of organisational structures and process organisation,
  • knowledge of marketing as a basic business process,
  • knowledge of work legislation,
  • ability to develop and implement new technical procedures and processes
  • ability to ensure compliance of products and processes with prescribed requirements
  • knowledge of product maintenance methods, 
  • knowledge of methods of following the sold product,
  • knowledge of specificity of automobile industry development, 
  • ability of diagnose and repair of production machines,
  • knowledge and use of energy machines and appliances.

Terms of advancement

To be promoted from the 1st into the 2nd study year students have to achieve at least 45 credit points in the 1st study year. To advance into the 3rd year a student has to fulfil all requirements from the 1st year and have at least 45 credit points from the second year. If a student enters into the 2nd year after finishing vocational college study programme, accredited after 1st January 1994, he/she has to pass all prescribed bridge exams before entering into the 3rd year.

The faculty can allow the entry into higher study year even if a student did no fulfil all requirements in case of special circumstances: motherhood, longer illness, special family and social conditions, participation in significant cultural, sport and professional events.

A student who does not fulfil requirements to enter higher study year can repeat a year once or change a study programme due to unfulfilled requirements of a study programme. The third year cannot be repeated as students have graduation year to fulfil missing obligations.

According to the current legislation a student can extend a student status for maximum one year if:

  • he/she does not enter into the next year due to justifiable reasons,
  • he/she does not graduate within 12 months after the end of last term due to justifiable reasons,
  • she student gives birth in the course of study.

Student can graduate before it is defined in the study programme.

Conditions for completion of study

Conditions for completion of studyare finished all study requirements defined by the study programme collecting 180 credit points according to ECTS.

A student of the 2nd year of the study programme Engineering and Vehicles that has successfully finished vocational college study programme, accredited after 1st January 1994, has to pass all bridge exams and fulfil current study requirements of the 2nd and 3rd year collecting at least 120 credit points.

If a student enters into the 3rd year after finishing vocational college study programme, accredited before 1st January 1994, he/she has to pass all bridge exams and fulfil current study requirements of the 3rd year collecting at least 60 points.

A study is finished with preparation and oral defence of a diploma paper.

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