Mechanical engineering technician (two-year vocational-technical educational course)
The fields of employment and the goals of education are the same as in the secondary vocational education program for the profession of mechanical engineering technician.
Duration of education
Two years, the educational program is evaluated with 120 credits.
Enrollment in the educational program can be completed by anyone who has successfully completed one of the following secondary vocational education titles:
car mechanic, sheet metal repairman, vehicle body repairer, sheet metal mechanic, machine designer, metal shaper-toolmaker, watchmaker, goldsmith, mechatronics operator, electrician, electronics technician, electrician, construction mechanic and agricultural mechanic, miner, geostructural miner or have obtained equivalent training under previous regulations.
Conditions for promotion to the senior year
Students who end the year on a positive note from all general education subjects and professional modules of the year of the school curriculum, and complete all interesting activities and all obligations of internship can be promoted to a higher year or they can progress to a higher year according to the decision of the board of teachers teaching within the educational program.
Requirements for completion of education
In order to complete education and get a degree, a student must successfully pass a positive assessment in the following fields:
- general education subjects,
- compulsory professional modules,
- optional professional modules,
- the open part of the curriculum.
In addition, he or she must complete or fulfil, respectively, the following:
- extracurricular activities,
- obligations in practical training through work,
- vocational matura examination.
Vocational matura consists of the following subjects or constituents, respectively:
- written and oral exam in Slovene,
- exam in mechanical engineering,
- written and oral exam in a foreign language or mathematics (at the student’s choice),
- defense of a seminar paper on a product designed and produced by the student.
The training program enables the acquisition of the following national vocational qualifications in accordance with a procedure determined by the regulations governing national vocational qualifications: CNC machine operator.
After graduation, mechanical engineering technicians can continue their education at colleges and universities. Students will be able to enroll in university study programs and will complete a fifth course within the vocational matura course, which will be determined by the individual faculties to which they wish to enroll. Most mechanical engineers enroll in a highly professional mechanical engineering program, and some also in business economics, construction, computer science and computer science, geodesy, etc.
Curriculum: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (TWO-YEAR VOCATIONAL COURSE)
|Code||Program units||Obligatory / optional||Total number of hours||Number of credits|
|A – General Education Subjects|
|Total from Section A||1238||60|
|B – Professional modules|
|M2||Business and organization||obligatory||66||3|
|M3||Efficient energy use||obligatory||136||7|
|M5||Spatial modelling and documentation preparation||optional||140||8|
|M6||Computer aided technologies||optional||140||8|
|M7||Tools and appliances for mass production||optional||140||8|
|M8||Planning of manufacturing processes in mechanical engineering||optional||140||8|
|M9||Automation and Robotics||optional||140||8|
|M11||Planning of installations for buildings||optional||140||8|
|M12||Production and distribution of energy in mechanical engineering||optional||140||8|
|Total from Section B||754||39|
|C – Practical education at school|
|Č – Practical training|
|Practical training in companies||76||3|
|D – Extracurricular activities|
|E – The open part of the curriculum|
|Total number of school hours (A+B+E)||2244||109|
|Total number of practical training hours (C+Č)||281||15|
|The total number of school hours of school education (A+B+D+E)||2340||113|
|Vocational matura (product or service design and presentation)||4|
|Total number of credits||120|
|Number of weeks of school education||68|
|Number of weeks of practical training in companies||2|
|Number of weeks of extracurricular activities||3|
|Total number of weeks of education||73|
Optional modules: The school or student can choose two modules from modules M5 to M12.