University Study Programmes

University Study Programme Chemistry

Programme Details

The first-cycle academic study programme in CHEMISTRY lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is worth a total of 180 credits.
 
Graduates are awarded the title of:
•    diplomirani kemik (UN) (for male holders)
•    diplomirana kemičarka (UN) (for female holders) or
•    dipl. kem. (UN) (abbreviated title)

Main study field: (44) nonliving nature sciences.
KLASIUS-P classification: Chemistry (4420).
KLASIUS-P-16 classification: Chemistry (0531).
FRASCATI classification: Natural sciences/mathematics (1).
Level of qualification: first-cycle academic bachelor study programme (SQF level 7, EQF level 6 and EHEQF level First cycle).

The main objectives of the academic study programme in Chemistry is to qualify experts who will:

  • Have a good and broad knowledge in the main fields of Chemistry, supported by solid knowledge of Mathematics and Physics, and supplemented with basic knowledge of Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering;
  • Have basic knowledge in computer science and bioinformatics;
  • Develop practical skills for laboratory work in order to be able to work individually or in teams in chemical laboratories;
  • Use the context of chemistry to develop general skills which are useful also in numerous other fields;
  • Acquire a high standard of knowledge, competencies, and study skills which are necessary for independent further studies;
  • Meet the conditions for first employment in a general position, including positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
     

Ability to apply knowledge in practice;

  • Numerical and computational skills such as error analysis, order-of-magnitude approximation, and correct use of measurement units;
  • Ability to manage primary and secondary information, including interactive computer search;
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and make decisions;
  • ICT skills such as text editing, using spreadsheets, data recording and storing, target-oriented Internet use;
  • Planning and time management skills;
  • Ability to work with others and working in teams;
  • Ability to collect and interpret relevant scientific data and make decisions which involve the consideration of ethical standards related to the social and natural environment;
  • Study skills necessary for lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

The gained knowledge will provide students with in-depth understanding of certain other specialist courses. They will learn about the main mathematical concepts and skills which are necessary for understanding professional literature and successfully performing one’s work. (For a natural scientist or technician, these are as inevitable as multiplication tables in everyday life).

[Enrolment in the university study programme in CHEMISTRY is available to candidates who have:
a) Passed the matura examination;
b) Passed the vocational matura examination in secondary school programmes (chemical technician, environmental technician, electrotechnician, electronic communications technician, computer technician, mechanical engineering technician, technician of mechatronic, glass technician, wood technician, food processing technician, nature protection technician, agricultural enterprise technician, horticultural technician, construction technician, metallurgical technician, pharmaceutical technician, medical laboratory technician) and an exam in one of the general matura subjects, with the chosen subject not being a subject that the candidate had already passed for the vocational matura examination and must be either Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics or Biology;
c) Completed any four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995.

There are 70 enrolment slots for full-time study, 14 enrolment slots for Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign nationals, and 2 enrolment slots for parallel studies. No part-time study is possible.

Selection criteria in the event of enrolment restrictions:

For candidates under item a)

  • General academic performance in the matura examination – 50%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the chosen matura subject of Chemistry or Physics or Biology – 20%.

For candidates under item b)

  • General academic performance in the vocational matura examination – 40%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the additional general matura subject of Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics or Biology – 30%.

For candidates under item c)

  • General academic performance in the final examination – 30%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the subject of Chemistry in the final examination or in the 4th year of secondary school – 20%;
  • Academic performance in the subject of Physics or Mathematics in the final examination or in the 4th year of secondary school – 20%.

The knowledge that the student has previously acquired through various forms of education may be recognised if it corresponds to the study content of the courses taught in the programme in Chemistry. The recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills is subject to the decision of the Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate. The student should submit a written application and provide certificates and other documents evidencing the successfully acquired knowledge and adequate content.

The Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate shall consider the following criteria when deciding on the recognition of knowledge acquired prior to enrolment:
•    Adequacy of admission requirements for the programme (required education necessary for admission to the programme);
•    Comparability of the scope of the programme (number of hours of prior education with regard to the scope of the course) to be recognised;
•    Adequacy of content of the programme with regard to the content of the course to be recognised.

Previously acquired knowledge can be recognised if admission requirements for the previous programme were similar to the admission requirements for the programme in Chemistry, if at least 75% of the scope of the course is covered by prior education, and if at least 75% of the teaching content correspond to the course to be recognised. If the Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate establishes that previously acquired knowledge may be recognised, this is allocated the same number of ECTS credits as for the course.

In order to advance to the next year of studies, students have to pass all study obligations for the particular year.  Furthermore, these additional requirements shall be met:

  • The candidate has to accumulate 60 credits to advance to the second year.
  • In order to advance to the third year, the candidate has to fulfil all obligations from the first year (60 credits) and accumulate 60 credits from the second year.


The FKKT body defined in the school’s regulations may exceptionally approve advancement to the next year to a student who has obtained a minimum of 50 ECTS credits in the previous year and has

  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the second year successfully passed the following courses: Mathematics, Physics, General Chemistry, Laboratory Practice in General and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry I;
  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the third year successfully passed all courses from the first year and the following courses: Organic Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry II, Physical Chemistry, and Spectroscopy;

if the student can provide justified reasons. Justified reasons are stipulated by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Students may reenrol in the same year if they have obtained 20 credits required for that particular year.

Students may repeat a study year once during their studies or change the study programme once due to failure to fulfil the obligations under the previous study programme.

In accordance with the law and the Statutes, a student may ask for an extension of the student status for no more than one year if justified reasons are provided.

Course Syllabus UN Chemistry

1st Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Meden, Turel

General Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Počkaj

Laboratory Practice in General and Inorganic Chemistry*

 

 

30

45

 

 

75

5

150

Novinec

Molecular Fundamentals of Life Sciences

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

 

General Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

180+i

45+i

90+i

60+i

 

 

450

30

900

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Meden

Inorganic Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Počkaj

Laboratory Practice in General and Inorganic Chemistry*

 

 

30

45

 

 

75

5

150

Golobič

Structure and Properties of Solids

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Prosen

Analytical Chemistry I

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

195

75

90

90

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 1st Year

375+i

120+i

180+i

150+i

 

 

900

60

1800

*The subject is year-round. A prerequisite for carrying out excercises in the 2nd semester are conducted excercises in the 1st semester, credit points are fully recognised once the student successfully carries out the final partial exam.

 

 

2nd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

3rd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosen

Analytical Chemistry II

40

35

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Kralj Cigić

Practical Course in Analytical Chemistry

 

 

15

60

 

 

75

5

150

Svete

Organic Chemistry I

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Jamnik

Physical Chemistry

50

25

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Urbič

Structure of Atoms and Molecules

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Moškon

Introduction to Programming

45

 

 

     30

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

225

120

15

90

 

 

450

30

900

 

4th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Svete

Organic chemistry II

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Kranjc

Practical Course in Organic Chemistry

15

 

 

60

 

 

75

5

150

A. Jamnik

Physical Chemistry

50

25

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Lah

Practical Course in Physical Chemistry

 

 

15

60

 

 

75

5

150

Košmrlj, Modec

Spectroscopy

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

 

Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

140+i

85+i

15+i

135+i

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 2nd Year

365+i

205+i

30+i

225+i

 

 

900

60

1800

 

 

General Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Štumberger

Developing Communication Skills in Slovenian language

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Jurko

Technical English

15

30

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Courses from Other Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

 

3rd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

5th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Štefane

Organic Chemistry III

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Košmrlj

Organic Analysis

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Reščič, Tomšič

Instrumental methods

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Gunčar

Biological Chemistry

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Pompe

Instrumental Analysis

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Kralj Cigić, Tomšič

Practical Course in Instrumental Methods and Instrumental Analysis

 

 

 

75

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

210

105

 

135

 

 

450

30

900

 

6th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krajnc

Introduction to chemistry engineering

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Diploma Work

 

 

 

 

 

225

225

15

450

 

Total

60+i

15+i

i

i

 

225+i

450

30

900

 

Total 3rd Year

270+i

120+i

i

135+i

 

225+i

900

60

1800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total all years

1010+i

435+i

210+i

515+i

 

220+i

2700

1800

5400

 

 

Professional Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Lavrenčič Štangar

Chemistry for Sustainable Development

15

30

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Perdih

Modern Approaches in Inorganic Chemistry

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Gros

Practical Approaches in Analytical Chemistry

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Iskra, Jereb

Principles of Green Chemistry

15

15

 

45

 

 

75

5

150

Grošelj

Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Šarac,

Bešter Rogač

Physical Chemistry of Liquids and Solutions

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Kogej

Surface and Colloid Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Lukšič

Macromolecular Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Perdih

Inorganic Synthesis

 

30

 

45

 

 

75

5

150

Požgan

Organic Chemistry Synthesis

15

15

 

45

 

 

75

5

150

Prosen

Chemistry of the Environment

30

20

 

25

 

 

75

5

150

Kralj Cigić

Chemical analysis of foodstuffs

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Gazvoda

Practical Training

 

 

 

 

 

150

150

5

150

 

In order to complete the studies, the student has to fulfil study obligations in all courses of the programme and prepare and successfully defend their diploma thesis in accordance with the Rules on Diploma Theses adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

Transitions between study programmes are deemed as the termination of studies in one study programme in which the student has enrolled and continuation of studies in a new study programme. Transition of students of other academic and higher professional study programmes to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemistry is possible if a minimum of 50% of obligations can be recognised from the candidate’s previous study programme.

1.    Transitions from academic study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle academic study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemistry
The programme is open to students of other comparable academic study programmes. This means that students, who received their education in other academic study programmes, can enrol in the programme. The request for transition to the academic study programme in Chemistry should be made by written application with evidence of fulfilled obligations in the previous study programme and evidence of fulfilled admission requirements. Students can enrol in the year for which they meet the transition requirements for this programme after passing all the exams specific for this programme. Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana or a body appointed by the Senate.

2.    Transitions from higher professional study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle higher professional study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemistry
Students of the higher professional study programme in Chemical Technology, who meet the conditions for enrolment in first-cycle academic study programmes, can transfer to the corresponding year of the first-cycle academic study in Chemistry on the basis of submitted evidence. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete in order to graduate in the new programme, are determined. In case of transitioning from a study programme for acquiring higher professional education to this study programme, the candidate also has to meet the enrolment requirements for the first year of the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemistry.

3.    Transitions from higher vocational study programmes adopted prior to 1994 to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemistry
Graduates of the higher vocational study programme in Chemical Technology adopted prior to 1994 who have 3 years of work experience can transition to the third year. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete prior to enrolment, are determined. Enrolment is available to candidates who have completed any four-year secondary school programme.
Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology or a body appointed by the Senate.

 

Student performance in individual courses is assessed by knowledge and skills testing for each individual course. The forms of knowledge assessment are determined in the course syllabi of individual courses. Assessment and grading procedures are regulated by the Rules on Study and Examinations of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, which have been adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.
Students are assessed against the grading scale in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

  • 10 = exceptional knowledge with negligible faults
  • 9 = outstanding knowledge but showing some faults
  • 8 = solid knowledge
  • 7 = good knowledge but showing some major faults
  • 6 = knowledge meeting minimum criteria
  • 5 = knowledge not meeting minimum criteria

The grades from the grading scale are translated into ECTS grades as follows:

  • 10 = A
  • 9 = B
  • 8 = C
  • 7 = D
  • 6 = E
  • 5 = F (fail)

The new academic study programme in Chemistry will provide graduates with broad and high-quality competencies, which will in turn increase their employment opportunities in the economic and non-economic sector. Employment opportunities will be even better than those of previous graduates, even though they already easily find employment as reported by the Employment Service. The obtained competencies and improved communication skills will enable graduates to assume various important functions in companies. Furthermore, employment opportunities exist in research institutes, various educational institutions, auditing companies, consultancies, the state administration.

 

University Study Programme Biochemistry

Programme Details

The first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is worth a total of 180 credits.
Graduates are awarded the title of:
•    diplomirani biokemik (UN) (for male holders)
•    diplomirana biokemičarka (UN) (for female holders)
•    dipl. biokem. (UN) (abbreviated title)

Main study field: (42) living nature sciences.
KLASIUS-P classification: Pharmacology (4214).
KLASIUS-P-16 classification: Biochemistry (0512).
FRASCATI classification: Natural sciences/mathematics (1).
Level of qualification: first-cycle academic bachelor study programme (SQF level 7, EQF level 6 and EHEQF level First cycle).

The main objective of the first-cycle academic study programme in Biochemistry is to qualify experts with a sound knowledge base in all major fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, solid knowledge of chemistry and biology, and sufficient knowledge of biochemical informatics, mathematics, and physics and who will develop general, and during laboratory work also practical skills, which are necessary for independent routine and research work in biochemistry laboratories. This way, they will acquire a standard of knowledge and skills which will allow them to study in master’s programmes in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, and other life sciences.

 

  • Ability to communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions to a well-informed public;
  • Ability of analytical thinking;
  • Ability to implement tasks in an organised and detailed manner;
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and make decisions;
  • lanning and time management skills;
  • Sense of professional ethical and environmental responsibility;
  • Skills allowing them to meet the conditions for first employment in a general position, including positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Ability of independent learning in own field of expertise; study skills which are necessary for independent further studies.
  • The ability to apply standard methodology to solve known problems in biochemistry;
  • The ability to apply the acquired knowledge to solve known problems in biochemistry;
  • The ability to work safely in a biochemistry laboratory and to independently carry out risk assessments;
  • The ability to independently carry out biochemical analyses and experiments;
  • Understanding the limits of reliability of their experimental data;
  • The ability to carry out a small-scale project, whose outcome does not necessarily meet the criteria for publication.

Enrolment in the university study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY is available to candidates who have:
a) Passed the matura examination;
b) Passed the vocational matura examination in secondary school programmes (chemical technician, environmental technician, electrotechnician, electronic communications technician, computer technician, food processing technician, nature protection technician, agricultural enterprise technician, horticultural technician, pharmaceutical technician, medical laboratory technician, health care, veterinary technician, forestry technician) and an exam in one of the general matura subjects. The chosen subject cannot be a subject that the candidate had already passed for the vocational matura examination and must be either Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics or Biology.
c) Completed any four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995.

There are 45 enrolment slots for full-time study, 5 enrolment slots for Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign nationals, and 2 enrolment slots for parallel studies.

Selection criteria in the event of enrolment restrictions:
For candidates under item a)

  • General academic performance in the matura examination – 50%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the chosen matura subject of Chemistry or Physics or Biology – 20%.

For candidates under item b)

  • General academic performance in the vocational matura examination – 40%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the additional general matura subject of Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics or Biology – 30%.

For candidates under item c)

  • General academic performance in the final examination – 30%;
  • General academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school – 30%;
  • Academic performance in the subject of Chemistry or Biology in the final examination or in the 4th year of secondary school – 20%;
  • Academic performance in the subject of Physics or Mathematics in the final examination or in the 4th year of secondary school – 20%.

The knowledge that the student has previously acquired through various forms of education may be recognised if it corresponds to the study content of the courses taught in the programme in Biochemistry. The recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills is subject to the decision of the Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate. The student should submit a written application and provide certificates and other documents evidencing the successfully acquired knowledge and adequate content.
The Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate shall consider the following criteria when deciding on the recognition of knowledge acquired prior to enrolment:

  • Adequacy of admission requirements for the programme (required education necessary for admission to the programme);
  • Comparability of the scope of the programme (number of hours of prior education with regard to the scope of the course) to be recognised;
  • Adequacy of content of the programme with regard to the content of the course to be recognised.

Previously acquired knowledge can be recognised if admission requirements for the previous programme were similar to the admission requirements for the programme in Biochemistry, if at least 75% of the scope of the course is covered by prior education, and if at least 75% of the teaching content correspond to the course to be recognised. If the Study Committee establishes that previously acquired knowledge may be recognised, this is allocated the same number of ECTS credits as for the course.
 

In order to advance to the next year of studies, students have to pass all study obligations for the particular year. Furthermore, these additional requirements shall be met:

  • The candidate has to accumulate 60 credits to advance to the second year.
  • In order to advance to the third year, the candidate has to fulfil all obligations from the first year (60 credits) and accumulate 60 credits from the second year.


The FKKT body defined in the school’s regulations may exceptionally approve advancement to the next year to a student who has obtained a minimum of 50 ECTS credits in the previous year and has

  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the second year successfully passed the following courses: Mathematics, General Chemistry, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Practical Course in Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry I, and Physics;
  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the third year successfully passed the following courses: Biochemistry, Instrumental Analytical Methods, and Molecular Biology;

if the student can provide justified reasons. Justified reasons are stipulated by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Students may reenrol in the same year if they have obtained 20 credits required for that particular year.

Students may repeat a study year once during their studies or change the study programme once due to failure to fulfil the obligations under the previous study programme.

In accordance with the law and the Statutes, a student may ask for an extension of the student status for no more than one year if justified reasons are provided.

Supervisors and tutors are responsible for offering counselling and advising students on selecting their electives.

Course Syllabus UN Biochemistry

1st Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Meden, Turel

General Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Cerc Korošec

Practical Course in Chemistry

 

30

 

45

 

 

75

5

150

Žnidaršič

General Biology

40

15

 

20

 

 

75

5

150

 

General Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

175+i

75+i

60+i

65+i

 

 

450

30

900

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Meden

Inorganic Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Košmrlj

Organic Chemistry I

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Pavšič

Fundamentals of Biochemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Pavšič

Practical Course in Biochemistry

 

15

 

60

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

240

90

60

60

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 1st Year

415+i

165+i

120+i

125+i

 

 

900

60

1800

 

 

General Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Elective Courses from Other Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

 

2nd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

3rd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Košmrlj

Organic Chemistry II

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Kogej

Physical Chemistry

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Veranič

Cell Biology

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Gunčar

Biochemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Kolar

Instrumental Analytical Methods

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Moškon

Introduction to Programming

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

270

60

 

120

 

 

450

30

900

 

4th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kogej

Physical Chemistry

20

10

 

45

 

 

75

5

150

Dolinar

Molecular Biology

45

20

 

10

 

 

75

5

150

Pavšič

Structure of Proteins

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Hribar Lee

Introduction to Biomolecular Structure

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Gunde-Cimerman

Microbiology

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Pavšič

Biochemical Informatics

30

10

 

35

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

215

100

 

135

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 2nd Year

485

160

 

255

 

 

900

60

1800

 

3rd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

5th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Košmrlj

Spectroscopic Methods in Biochemistry

30

10

35

 

 

 

75

5

150

Dolinar

Molecular Cloning

30

5

 

40

 

 

75

5

150

Novinec

Enzymatics

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Gunčar

Cell and Molecular Immunology

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Ogorevc

Fundamentals of Genetics

30

 

25

20

 

 

75

5

150

 

General or Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

150+i

45+i

60+i

120+i

 

i

450

30

900

 

6th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zorec

Fundamentals of Physiology

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

 

Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

General Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Diploma Work

 

 

 

 

 

225

225

15

450

 

Total

30+i

15i

i

30+i

 

225

450

30

900

 

Total 3rd Year

185+i

60+i

60+i

150+i

 

225+i

900

60

1800

 

 

Professional Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Žnidaršič Plazl

Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Černe

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Gruden

Plant Biochemistry

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Korva

Virology

30

15

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Petrovič

Functional Genomics

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Pavšič

Biomacromolecules in Industry and Medicine

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Župunski

Molecular Evolution and Development

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Gazvoda

Practical Training

 

 

 

 

 

150

150

5

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Years

1080+i

485+i

195+i

515+i

 

225+i

2700

180

5400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to complete the first-cycle studies, the student has to fulfil study obligations in all courses of the programme, fulfil obligations totalling 180 ECTS credits, and prepare and successfully defend their diploma thesis in accordance with the Rules on Diploma Theses adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

 

Transitions between study programmes are deemed as the termination of studies in one study programme in which the student has enrolled and continuation of studies in a new study programme. Transition of students of other academic and higher professional study programmes to the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY is possible if a minimum of 50% of obligations can be recognised from the candidate’s previous study programme.

1.    Transitions from academic study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle academic study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY
The programme is open to students of other comparable academic study programmes. This means that students, who received their education in other academic study programmes, can enrol in the programme. The request for transition to the academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY should be made by written application with evidence of fulfilled obligations in the previous study programme and evidence of fulfilled admission requirements. Students can enrol in the year for which they meet the transition requirements for this programme after passing all the exams specific for this programme. Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana or a body appointed by the Senate.

2.    Transitions from higher professional study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle higher professional study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY
Students of higher professional study programmes, who meet the conditions for enrolment in first-cycle academic study programmes, can transfer to the corresponding year of the first-cycle academic study in BIOCHEMISTRY on the basis of submitted evidence. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete in order to graduate in the new programme, are determined. In case of transitioning from a study programme for acquiring higher professional education to this study programme, the candidate also has to meet the enrolment requirements for the first year of the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY.

3.    Transitions from higher vocational study programmes adopted prior to 1994 to the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY.
Graduates of higher vocational study programmes, who meet the conditions for enrolment in first-cycle academic study programmes, can transfer to the corresponding year of the first-cycle academic study in BIOCHEMISTRY on the basis of submitted evidence. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete in order to graduate in the new programme, are determined. In case of transitioning from a study programme for acquiring higher vocational education to this study programme, the candidate also has to meet the enrolment requirements for the first year of the first-cycle academic study programme in BIOCHEMISTRY.
Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology or a body appointed by the Senate.

 

Student performance in individual courses is assessed by knowledge testing for each individual course. Assessment and testing are carried out in the form of oral and written exams, preliminary exams, seminar and project papers. The forms and methods of assessment and student obligations are set out by the syllabi for individual courses. Other forms of continuous assessment are determined by the syllabi and form a component of the final grade. Assessment and grading procedures are regulated by the Rules on Study and Examinations of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, which have been adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

The grading scale for final exams and other types of knowledge assessment:

  • 10 = exceptional knowledge with negligible faults
  • 9 = outstanding knowledge but showing some faults
  • 8 = solid knowledge
  • 7 = good knowledge but showing some major faults
  • 6 = knowledge meeting minimum criteria
  • 5 = knowledge not meeting minimum criteria

The grades from the grading scale are translated into ECTS grades as follows:

  • 10 = A
  • 9 = B
  • 8 = C
  • 7 = D
  • 6 = E
  • 5 = F (fail)

University Study Programme Chemical Engineering

Programme Details

The first-cycle academic study programme in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is worth a total of 180 credits.

Graduates are awarded the title of:
•    diplomirani inženir kemijskega inženirstva (UN) (for male holders)
•    diplomirana inženirka kemijskega inženirstva (UN) (for female holders)
•    dipl. inž. kem. inž. (UN) (abbreviated title).

Main study field: (52) technical sciences.
KLASIUS-P classification: Chemical technology (5241).
KLASIUS-P-16 classification: Chemical engineering and processes (0711).
FRASCATI classification: Engineering and technology (2).
Level of qualification: first-cycle academic bachelor study programme (SQF level 7, EQF level 6 and EHEQF level First cycle).

The main objective of the academic study programme in Chemical Engineering is to qualify experts who will be able to participate in actual industrial processes and utilise chemical engineering knowledge to manage, analyse, and plan chemical processes and products.

The academic title of Bachelor in Chemical Engineering will be awarded to students who, during corresponding assessment proceedings, show that they:

  • Have a sound knowledge base in the main fields of chemical engineering, a solid knowledge of chemistry, and sufficient knowledge of mathematics and physics;
  • Have acquired a standard of knowledge and competencies which allow them to enter the second cycle of lectures or programmes;
  • Are able to analyse, synthesise, and understand the impact of technical solutions on environmental and social relationships;
  • Are able to communicate effectively, also in English, and use modern presentation tools;
  • Are able to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Are able to understand management principles and business practices;
  • Are able to understand their professional and ethical responsibility;
  • Are able to learn independently and feel the need for lifelong learning.

The academic title of Bachelor in Chemical Engineering is awarded to students who, through a corresponding assessment process, demonstrate that they have acquired the following subject-specific competencies:

  • The ability to apply standard methodology to solve known problems;
  • The ability to work safely in the laboratory;
  • The understanding and ability to explain the limits of reliability of their experimental data;
  • The ability to collect and interpret relevant scientific data and make decisions that require a deep reflection on relevant scientific and ethical issues;
  • A successfully carried out research project, whose outcome does not necessarily meet the criteria for publication;
  • The ability to communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions in the Slovene language to a well-informed public;
  • Skills allowing them to meet the conditions for entry-level employment in a general position, including positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Have developed the learning skills that they need to continue their studies with a sufficient degree of autonomy (use textbooks in English);
  • Have acquired knowledge in the relevant basic sciences and are able to apply them (especially mathematics, chemistry, physics) to understand, describe and solve phenomena in chemical engineering;
  • The ability to understand the general structure of chemical engineering and the interrelationships between the different sub-disciplines;
  • The ability to understand the basic principles of chemical engineering;
  • Knowledge of specific selected practical applications of process and product engineering;
  • The ability to carry out adequate planning and problem-solving procedures using scientific methods and tools in a given specific field.
     

Enrolment in the study programme in Chemical Engineering is available to candidates who have:
a) Passed the matura examination;
b) Passed the vocational matura examination in secondary school programmes (chemical technician, electrotechnician, mechanical engineering technician, marine engineering technician, pharmaceutical technician, construction technician, geodetic technician, geomining technician, metallurgical technician, forestry technician, cosmetic technician, wood technician, nature protection technician, environmental technician, electronic communications technician, medical laboratory technician, mechatronic technician, computer technician, food processing technician) and an exam in one of the matura subjects: mathematics, physics; with the chosen subject not being a subject that the candidate had already passed for the vocational matura examination;
c) Completed any four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995.

There are 50 enrolment slots for the programme, 10 enrolment slots for Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign nationals, and 2 enrolment slots for parallel studies. Should the number of candidates exceed the number of enrolment slots, enrolment restrictions shall apply.

In case of limited enrolment, candidates under a) and c) will be chosen with regard to:

  • their general academic performance in the Matura exam or the final examination (60% of points);
  • their general academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school (40% of points).

Candidates under b) will be chosen with regard to:

  • heir general academic performance in the Vocational Matura exam (40% of points);
  • their general academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school (40% of points);
  • their academic performance in the additional Matura subject exam (20% of points).

The knowledge that the student has previously acquired through various forms of education may be recognised if it corresponds to the study content of the courses taught in the programme in Biochemistry. The recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills is subject to the decision of the Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate. The student should submit a written application and provide certificates and other documents evidencing the successfully acquired knowledge and adequate content.
The Senate of the FKKT or a body appointed by the Senate shall consider the following criteria when deciding on the recognition of knowledge acquired prior to enrolment:
•    Adequacy of admission requirements for the programme (required education necessary for admission to the programme);
•    Comparability of the scope of the programme (number of hours of prior education with regard to the scope of the course) to be recognised;
•    Adequacy of content of the programme with regard to the content of the course to be recognised.

Previously acquired knowledge can be recognised if admission requirements for the previous programme were similar to the admission requirements for the programme in Biochemistry, if at least 75% of the scope of the course is covered by prior education, and if at least 75% of the teaching content correspond to the course to be recognised. If the Study Committee establishes that previously acquired knowledge may be recognised, this is allocated the same number of ECTS credits as for the course.

In order to advance to the next year of studies, students have to pass all study obligations for the particular year. Furthermore, these additional requirements shall be met:

•    The candidate has to accumulate 60 credits to advance to the second year.
•    In order to advance to the third year, the candidate has to fulfil all obligations from the first year (60 credits) and accumulate 60 credits from the second year.

The FKKT body defined in the school’s regulations may exceptionally approve advancement to the next year to a student who has obtained a minimum of 50 ECTS credits in the previous year and has
•    in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the second year successfully passed the following courses: Mathematics, General Chemistry, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Practical Course in Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry I, and Physics;
•    in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the third year successfully passed the following courses: Biochemistry, Instrumental Analytical Methods, and Molecular Biology;

if the student can provide justified reasons. Justified reasons are stipulated by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Students may reenrol in the same year if they have obtained 20 credits required for that particular year.

Students may repeat a study year once during their studies or change the study programme once due to failure to fulfil the obligations under the previous study programme.

In accordance with the law and the Statutes, a student may ask for an extension of the student status for no more than one year if justified reasons are provided.

Supervisors and tutors are responsible for offering counselling and advising students on selecting their electives.

Course Syllabus UN Chemical Engineering

 

1st Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Meden, Turel

General Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Novinec

Molecular Fundamentals in Life Sciences

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Dular

Fundamentals of Engineering

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Moškon

Introduction to Programming

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

270

75

60

45

 

 

450

30

900

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar, Pavešić

Mathematics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Fajfer, Bonča, Muševič

Physics

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Mohorič

Practical Course in Physics

 

 

15

60

 

 

75

5

150

Meden

Inorganic Chemistry

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Pevec

Practical Course in General and Inorganic Chemistry

 

 

30

45

 

 

75

5

150

Krajnc

Chemical Engineering I

30

45

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

150

75

105

105

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 1st Year

420

150

165

150

 

 

900

60

1800

 

 

2nd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

3rd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saksida

Mathematics II

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Štefane

Organic Chemistry

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Lah

Chemical Thermodynamics

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Pompe

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

75

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Pompe

Practical Course in Instrumental Methods

 

 

15

60

 

 

75

5

150

 

General Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

240+i

30+i

45+i

60+i

 

i

450

30

900

 

4th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krajnc

Chemical Engineering II

30

45

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Plazl

Fluid Mechanics

40

35

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Marinšek

Materials for Engineers

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Hribar Lee

Quantum Mechanics

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Novosel

Chemical and Process Safety

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

 

Professional Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

205+i

140+i

i

30+i

 

i

450

30

900

 

Total 2nd Year

445+i

170+i

45+i

90+i

 

i

900

60

1800

 

 

General Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

Elective Courses from Other Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

 

3rd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

5th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krajnc

Heat and Mass Transfer

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Krajnc

Chemical Reaction Engineering

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Podgornik

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Šebenik

Product Engineering

30

45

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course – General

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course – Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

210+i

90+i

i

i

 

i

450

30

900

 

6th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podgornik

Separation Processes

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Žgajnar Gotvajn

Practical Course in Chemical Engineering

 

 

90

60

 

 

150

10

300

 

Diploma Work

 

 

 

 

 

225

225

15

450

 

Total

60

15

90

60

 

225

450

30

900

 

Total 3rd Year

270+i

105+i

90+i

60+i

 

225+i

900

60

1800

 

 

Professional Elective Courses

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Šebenik

Principles of Polymer Engineering

30

30

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Genorio

Modern Methods of Materials Characterisation

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Marinšek

Practical Course in Materials Characterisation

 

 

30

45

 

 

75

5

150

Plazl

Mechanical and Hydro Dynamical Operations

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Žnidaršič Plazl

Biotechnology

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Kalčíková

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Šebenik

Polymer Materials

60

 

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Šebenik

Practical Training

 

 

 

 

 

150

150

5

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total all years

1135+i

425+i

300+i

300+i

 

225+i

2700

1800

5400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to complete the first-cycle studies, the student has to fulfil study obligations in all courses of the programme, fulfil obligations totalling 180 ECTS credits, and prepare and successfully defend their diploma thesis in accordance with the Rules on Diploma Theses adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

Transitions between study programmes are deemed as the termination of studies in one study programme in which the student has enrolled and continuation of studies in a new study programme. Transition of students of other academic and higher professional study programmes to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering is possible if a minimum of 50% of obligations can be recognised from the candidate’s previous study programme.

1.    Transitions from academic study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle academic study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering
The programme is open to students of other comparable academic study programmes. This means that students, who received their education in other academic study programmes, can enrol in the programme. The request for transition to the academic study programme in Chemical Engineering should be made by written application with evidence of fulfilled obligations in the previous study programme and evidence of fulfilled admission requirements. Students can enrol in the year for which they meet the transition requirements for this programme after passing all the exams specific for this programme. Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana or a body appointed by the Senate.

2.    Transitions from higher professional study programmes (adopted prior to 11 June 2004) and from first-cycle higher professional study programmes (adopted after 11 June 2004) to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering
Students of the higher professional study programme in Chemical Technology, who meet the conditions for enrolment in first-cycle academic study programmes, can transfer to the corresponding year of the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering on the basis of submitted evidence. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete in order to graduate in the new programme, are determined. In case of transitioning from a study programme for acquiring higher professional education to this study programme, the candidate also has to meet the enrolment requirements for the first year of the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering.

3.    Transitions from higher vocational study programmes adopted prior to 1994 to the first-cycle academic study programme in Chemical Engineering
Graduates of the higher vocational study programme in Chemical Technology adopted prior to 1994 who have 3 years of work experience can transition to the third year. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete prior to enrolment, are determined. Enrolment is available to candidates who have completed any four-year secondary school programme.
Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology or a body appointed by the Senate.

 

Student performance in individual courses is assessed by knowledge testing for each individual course. Assessment and testing are carried out in the form of oral and written exams, preliminary exams, seminar and project papers. The forms and methods of assessment and student obligations are set out by the syllabi for individual courses. Other forms of continuous assessment are determined by the syllabi and form a component of the final grade.
Assessment and grading procedures are regulated by the Rules on Study and Examinations of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, which have been adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

Students are assessed against the grading scale in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

The grading scale for final exams and other types of knowledge assessment:

  • 10 = exceptional knowledge with negligible faults
  • 9 = outstanding knowledge but showing some faults
  • 8 = solid knowledge
  • 7 = good knowledge but showing some major faults
  • 6 = knowledge meeting minimum criteria
  • 5 = knowledge not meeting minimum criteria

The grades from the grading scale are translated into ECTS grades as follows:

  • 10 = A
  • 9 = B
  • 8 = C
  • 7 = D
  • 6 = E
  • 5 = F (fail)

University Study Programme Technical Safety

Programme Details

The first-cycle academic study programme in TECHNICAL SAFETY lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is worth a total of 180 credits.

Graduates are awarded the title of:
•    diplomirani inženir tehniške varnosti (UN) (for male holders)
•    diplomirana inženirka tehniške varnosti (UN) (for female holders)
•    dipl. inž. teh. var. (UN) (abbreviated title)

Main study field: (86) safety.
KLASIUS-P classification: Safe work and health protection (8620).
KLASIUS-P-16 classification: Occupational safety and health (1022).
FRASCATI classification: Engineering and technology (2).
Level of qualification: first-cycle academic bachelor study programme (SQF level 7, EQF level 6 and EHEQF level First cycle).

The main objective of the academic study programme in Technical Safety is to qualify experts who will be able to strategically join processes on the basis of risk analysis and who will be able to discuss and analyse safety problems prior to project implementation and not as is the existing practice when they are called into action only after the processes have been implemented and safety engineers can no longer have an essential influence on occupational and fire safety.

 

Professional knowledge acquired through the study of theoretical and methodological concepts;

  • Ability to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world problem solving, especially by searching for new sources of knowledge and applying scientific methods;
  • Ability to experiment and visually present various mental concepts;
  • Ability of independent learning in own field of expertise;
  • Ability to understand the correlations between technology and design;
  • Self-initiative and independence in decision-making and managing complex tasks;
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and professionals in related fields, which in turn enables active participation in teamwork, including in projects related to safety;
  • Sense of professional ethical and environmental responsibility;
  • Ability to cooperate in designing new safer processes and products;
  • Ability to keep track of professional and scientific literature from own field of expertise and to transfer analytical findings into practice;
  • Basic knowledge from the fields of natural sciences and engineering which represent the core of the study programme and enable the upgrading with professional knowledge from the fields of safety engineering, fire safety, and environmental protection.
  • Knowledge of processes, work methods, conditions and situations that ensure safety at work;
  • Knowledge and effective use of methods to prevent environmental pollution, fire, injury. and health impairments;
  • Knowledge of basic economics (the cost of safety), ergonomics, psychology;
  • Knowledge of teaching methods and procedures for the introduction to safe work;
  • Understanding of the content of technical and other regulations relating to the company and technical environmental protection, with knowledge of the procedures for implementing these regulations;
  • Safe design in construction, mechanical engineering, and electrical installations;
  • Management of services dealing with occupational safety and fire safety;
  • Developing work methods that ensure greater occupational safety;
  • Developing professional skills in safety and fire safety.

The aim is to achieve a high level of specialisation in the profession, while at the same time providing a basis for research work and postgraduate education.

Enrolment in the study programme in Technical Safety is available to candidates who have:
a) Passed the matura examination;
b) Passed the vocational matura examination in secondary school programmes (chemical technician, environmental technician, electrotechnician, electronic communications technician, computer technician, mechanical engineering technician, mechatronic technician, glass technician, wood technician, food processing technician, nature protection technician, agricultural enterprise technician, horticultural technician, construction technician, metallurgical technician, pharmaceutical technician, medical laboratory technician, forestry technician, marine engineering technician, logistics technician, security technician, optician technician, economic technician) and an exam in one of the matura subjects: mathematics, biology, biotechnology, economics, electrical engineering, physics, information science, chemistry, materials (construction module), mechanics, psychology, computer science, sociology; with the chosen subject not being a subject that the candidate had already passed for the vocational matura examination;
c) Completed any four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995.

There are 40 enrolment slots for full-time study, 8 enrolment slots for Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship and foreign nationals, and 2 enrolment slots for parallel studies.

If a decision on restricted enrolment is adopted, the candidates under a) and c) will be chosen with regard to:

  • their general academic performance in the Matura exam or the final examination (60% of points);
  • their general academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school (40% of points).

Candidates under b) will be chosen with regard to:

  • their general academic performance in the Vocational Matura exam (40 % of points);
  • their general academic performance in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school (40% of points);
  • their academic performance in the additional Matura subject exam (20% of points).

The knowledge that the student has previously acquired through various forms of education may be recognised if it corresponds to the study content of the courses taught in the programme in Technical Safety. The recognition of previously acquired knowledge and skills is subject to the decision of the FKKT Study Committee. The student should submit a written application and provide certificates and other documents evidencing the successfully acquired knowledge and adequate content.

The Study Committee shall consider the following criteria when deciding on the recognition of knowledge acquired prior to enrolment:

  • Adequacy of admission requirements for the programme (required education necessary for admission to the programme);
  • Comparability of the scope of the programme (number of hours of prior education with regard to the scope of the course) to be recognised,
  • Adequacy of content of the programme with regard to the content of the course to be recognised.

Previously acquired knowledge can be recognised if admission requirements for the previous programme were similar to the admission requirements for the programme in Technical Safety, if at least 75% of the scope of the course is covered by prior education, and if at least 75% of the teaching content correspond to the course to be recognised. If the Study Committee establishes that previously acquired knowledge may be recognised, this is allocated the same number of ECTS credits as for the course.   

In order to advance to the next year of studies, students have to pass all study obligations for the particular year.  Furthermore, these additional requirements shall be met:

  • The candidate has to accumulate 60 credits to advance to the second year.
  • In order to advance to the third year, the candidate has to fulfil all obligations from the first year (60 credits) and accumulate 60 credits from the second year.

The FKKT body defined in the school’s regulations may exceptionally approve advancement to the next year to a student who has obtained a minimum of 50 ECTS credits in the previous year and has

  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the second year successfully passed the following courses: Mathematics I, Physics I, Introduction to Health Care, and Introduction to Technical and Fire Safety;
  • in order to be granted exceptional enrolment in the third year successfully passed the following courses: Work Environment, Numerical and Computer Tools in Safety, Fundamentals of Process Engineering, Fire and Fire Dynamics, and Occupational Health;

if the student can provide justified reasons. Justified reasons are stipulated by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Students may reenrol in the same year if they have obtained 20 credits required for that particular year.

Supervisors of the study programme and tutors are responsible for offering counselling and advising students on selecting their electives.

Course Syllabus UN Technical Safety

1st Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

1st Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smrekar

Mathematics I

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Ravnik

Physics I

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Modec, Grošelj

Chemistry

75

15

 

60

 

 

150

10

300

Schnabl

Safety in Civil Engineering

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

210+i

45+i

60+i

60+i

 

 

450

30

900

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolžan

Mathematics II

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Ravnik

Physics II

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Zupan, Huč

Introduction to Technical and Fire Safety

90

 

60

 

 

 

 

150

10

300

Jerman

Safety in Mechanical Engineering

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

225+i

i

150+i

i

 

 

450

30

900

 

Total 1st Year

435+i

45+i

210+i

60+i

 

 

900

60

1800

 

2nd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

3rd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strban

Legal Concepts of Safety

30

 

45

 

 

 

75

5

150

Bešter Rogač, Kožuh

Work environment

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Reščič

Numerical Methods in Safety

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

Jerman

Machine and Construction Elements

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Plazl

Fundamentals of Process Engineering

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Žgajnar Gotvajn

Environmental Protection I

45

15

 

15

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

255

60

75

60

 

 

450

30

900

 

4th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bešter Rogač, Kožuh

Work environment

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Genorio

Fundamentals of Materials

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Schnabl

Fire and Fire Dynamics

45

30

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Franko

Occupational Medicine

30

30

15

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

165+i

90+i

15+i

30+i

 

i

450

30

900

 

Total 2nd Year

420+i

160+i

90+i

90+i

 

    i

900

60

1800

 

3rd Year

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

 

5th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomšič

Safety Statistics

45

15

15

 

 

 

75

5

150

Huč

Risk Analysis

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Bizjak

Electrical Engineering and Safety

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Novosel

Dangerous substances

45

 

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Molan

Work Psychology

60

15

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

Zupan

Ergonomics and Ergonomic Measurements

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Total

285

30

45

90

 

 

450

30

900

 

6th Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schnabl

Fire Detection and Suppression

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

Bešter Rogač

Practical Course I

 

 

 

75

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Diploma Work

 

 

 

 

 

225

225

15

450

 

Total

45+i

i

30+i

75+i

 

225

450

30

900

 

Total 3rd Year

330+i

30+i

75+i

165+i

 

225

900

60

1800

 

 

Elective Courses*

Contact Hours

ECTS

ŠOŠ

 

P

S

SV

LV

TD

DO

S

Kolar

Measurements in Work Environment

30

15

 

30

 

 

75

5

150

Kušar

Fire Safety in Buildings

45

15

15

 

 

 

75

5

150

Jerman

Work Appliances and Devices

45

 

30

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

Elective Courses from Other Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

5

150

 

In order to complete the first-cycle studies, the student has to fulfil study obligations in all courses of the programme and prepare and successfully defend their diploma thesis in accordance with the Rules on Diploma Theses adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

1.    Transitions between first-cycle academic study programmes
The programme is open to students of other comparable academic study programmes. This means that students, who received their education in other academic study programmes, can enrol in the programme. Transitions between study programmes are deemed as the termination of studies in one study programme in which the student has enrolled and continuation of studies in a new study programme. The request for transition to the academic study programme in Technical Safety should be made by written application with evidence of fulfilled obligations in the previous study programme and evidence of fulfilled admission requirements. Students can enrol in the year for which they meet the transition requirements for this programme after passing all the exams specific for this programme. Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Study Committee of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

2.    Transitions between higher professional study programmes and first-cycle academic study programmes
Students of the higher professional study programme in Occupational and Fire Safety, who meet the conditions for enrolment in first-cycle academic study programmes, can transfer to the corresponding year of the first-cycle academic study programme in Technical Safety on the basis of submitted evidence. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete in order to graduate in the new programme, are determined.

3.    Transitions from higher vocational study programmes adopted prior to 1994 to first-cycle academic study programmes
Graduates of the higher vocational study programme in Occupational and Fire Safety adopted prior to 1994 who have 3 years of work experience can transition to the third year. The missing obligations, which the students have to complete prior to enrolment, are determined.

4.    Transitions between higher vocational study programmes pursuant to the Vocational Education Act and first-cycle academic study programmes
Transition to the second year of the first-cycle academic study programme is also available to graduates of higher vocational study programmes (Vocational Education Act) in related fields if they meet the enrolment requirements for the first-cycle academic study programme. Additional exams are determined (e.g. from the mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanics, occupational, and fire safety fields) which the students have to pass prior to enrolment in the 3rd year.

Transitions between study programmes are subject to the decision of the Study Committee of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology.

Student performance in individual courses is assessed by knowledge testing for each individual course. Assessment and testing are carried out in the form of oral and written exams, preliminary exams, seminar and project papers. The forms and methods of assessment and student obligations are set out by the syllabi for individual courses. Other forms of continuous assessment are determined by the syllabi and form a component of the final grade. Assessment and grading procedures are regulated by the Rules on Study and Examinations of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, which have been adopted by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.

Students are assessed against the grading scale in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

The grading scale for final exams and other types of knowledge assessment:

  • 10 = exceptional knowledge with negligible faults
  • 9 = outstanding knowledge but showing some faults
  • 8 = solid knowledge
  • 7 = good knowledge but showing some major faults
  • 6 = knowledge meeting minimum criteria
  • 5 = knowledge not meeting minimum criteria

The grades from the grading scale are translated into ECTS grades as follows:

  • 10 = A
  • 9 = B
  • 8 = C
  • 7 = D
  • 6 = E
  • 5 = F (fail)
     

The graduates are mainly employed in small, medium-sized and large enterprises and in private companies dealing with occupational safety and fire protection. Graduates of the academic study programme in Technical Safety are eligible for jobs in the state administration (inspection authorities), management of larger health and safety departments, for management positions in companies dealing with occupational safety, fire protection, and environmental protection and ecology. It is estimated (estimate by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Occupational Safety and Health Chamber) that there are approximately 600 positions in the fields of occupational safety and fire protection, environmental protection risks, and in fire brigades, which are currently vacant or held by inadequate human resources).