1   THE NAME OF THE STUDY PROGRAM

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

2   THE NAME OF THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ITS ABBREVIATION

Mechanical Engineer

Abbreviation: ME

 

3   BASIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY PROGRAM AND COMPETENCES

3.1   The basic objectives of the study program

We want to educate engineers who will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • comply with safety and environmental regulations at work,
  • develop communication skills in the workplace and beyond,
  • use written resources and information technology,
  • develop a systematic approach to problem identification and resolution,
  • develop responsibility for professional development.

In the course of the study program the student acquires generic and vocational-specific competences.

3.2   Generic competencies

Our graduates will know:

  • upošteva varnostne in okolje-varstvene predpise pri delu;
  • razvija komunikacijske spretnosti v delovnem in širšem okolju;
  • uporablja pisne vire  in informacijske tehnologije;
  • sistematično pristopa k  odkrivanju in reševanju problemov;
  • razvija odgovornost za profesionalni razvoj.
3.3   Poklicno specifične kompetence
  • how to use the lessons learned to work effectively in the work environment,
  • how to use a foreign language to communicate and study professional literature,
  • how to use the basic knowledge of economics, marketing and project management to run a business,
  • how to apply mechanics knowledge in sizing structural elements,
  • how to analyze developments in electrical circuits and rectify simple errors while observing safeguards,
  • how to design a technological manufacturing process,
  • how to select, determine, and evaluate the time and cost of production and how to choose the means of production,
  • how to choose the right materials based on requirements, appropriate heat treatment, corrosion protection and know the environmental impact of the materials,
  • how to design products subject to the relevant technical legislation,
  • how to produce technical documentation at all stages of product creation,
  • how to prepare and monitor the cost and timing of production using a computer,
  • how to use quality management and quality assurance methods in the production process,
  • how to design simple energy systems with knowledge of the operation of more demanding energy systems,
  • how to take care of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly use,
  • how to identify opportunities for deployment of automation and lead projects in the field of automation of production processes
  • how to independently design automation of simple production processes and participate in the design and implementation of automation of complex production processes,
  • how to design, organize and manage preventative maintenance work on machines, devices and energy systems in the production process,
  • how to analyze the impact of maintenance on company costs,
  • how to plan, plan and organize work and manage production,
  • how to plan the costs and investments of production processes,
  • how to qualify for the design process of tool design based on customer requirements, including selecting and defining standard tool parts,
  • how to know the economic and technological characteristics of a tool.

 

4   DURATION OF THE STUDY AND EVALUATION WITH CREDIT POINTS

The study lasts two (2) years.

Študijski program je ovrednoten s 120 kreditnimi točkami (ECTS) po sistemu ECTS.

 

5   ENTRY CONDITIONS

Anyone who has passed the general or vocational matura or has completed the relevant education according to the previous regulations or has passed master’s, foreman’s or manager’s exam, three years of work experience and has passed the knowledge test in general subjects to the extent specified for vocational matura in secondary vocational education can enroll in post-secondary studies.
 

6   SELECTION CRITERIA IN CASE OF ENTRY LIMITS

Applicants who have completed a grammar school or other secondary professional education program (including a five-year program, a secondary or continuing vocational education program) or a vocational course will be considered on the basis of the sum obtained by a factor of 2 multiplied by the grade points of the overall grade-point graduation, professional graduation or final exam (expressed in points and converted to a grade from 2 to 5), and grades of overall success in the 3rd and 4th year or last two years of high school.

Applicants who have passed the master’s or manager’s or management exam will be summed up for by a factor of 2 multiplied by the marks of overall success in the master’s or foreman’s or manager’s exam (expressed in points and converted to a rating scale of 2 to 5), and marks in the test of knowledge of Slovene language with literature and mathematics or foreign language
 

7  CURRICULUM

1st year

ECTS

M1  Communications

P1  Professional terminology in a foreign language

6

P2  Business communication and management

6

P3  Computer Science

6

D1  Practical Training – Communications

6

M2  Engineering Basics

P4  Materials

5

P5  Occupational safety and environmental protection

3

P6  Technical regulations and product design

6

D2  Practical Education – Basics

7

Subjects not included in the module

P7  Mechanics 1

5

*P8  Electrical engineering

*P9  Machine elements

*P10  Computer modeling

5

**Optional subject

5

Total

60

*Each student must select one of the three electives as a compulsory elective course.
**Each student must select one of the other two optional subjects as a free optional object.

 

2nd year

A subject or other component of a subject

ECTS

M3  Business Administration and Processes

P11  Business economics

6

P12  Quality and reliability of processes

5

D3 Practical Education – Business and Processes

2

M4  Technologies

P13  Mechanics 2

5

P14  Technology

7

D4  Practical Education – Technologies

4

M5  Automation

M6  Energetics

9

P15  Automation and Robotics

P16  Energetics

7

D5  Practical Training – Automation

D6  Practical Education – Energetics

2

M7  Toolmaking

M8  Production

M9  Maintainance

P17  Design and construction of tools

P19  Production preparation and management

P21  Maintenance of machinery and equipment

7

P18  Tool making and maintenance

P20  Computer aided manufacturing

P22  Maintenance of energy systems and installations

5

D7  Practical training – Tool making

D8  Practical Training – Production

D9  Practical training – Maintenance

5

D10  Graduation thesis

5

Total

60

* Each student must choose one of two optional modules.
** Each student must choose one of three optional modules.

Notes:

M – module
P – subject
D – other component of the study program (practical education, graduation thesis)

 

8   COMPULSORY METHODS OF KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

The subject and the other component of the subject

Oral exam

Written assessment

A product or service and their presentation

Professional terminology in a foreign language

x

x

Business communication and management

x

x

Computer science

x

Practical Education – Communications

x

Materials

x

Occupational safety and environmental protection

x

Technical regulations and product design

x

Practical Education – Basics

x

Mechanics 1

x

Electrical engineering

x

Machine elements

x

Computer modeling

x

Business Economics

x

Quality and reliability of processes

x

Practical Education – Business and Processes

x

Mechanics 2

x

Technology

x

Practical Education – Technologies

x

Automation and Robotics

x

Practical Training – Automation

x

Energetics

x

Practical Education – Energetics

x

Design and construction of tools

x

Manufacture and maintenance of tools

x

Practical training – Tool making

x

Production preparation and management

x

Computer aided manufacturing

x

Practical Education – Production

x

Maintenance of machinery and equipment

x

Maintenance of energy systems and installations

x

Practical education – Maintenance

x

 

9   FORMS OF STUDY

The study program is carried out at school and at employers, where students undergo practical training.

The academic year comprises 34 weeks of educational work, in the first and second year, of which 24 weeks are lectures, seminars and laboratory exercises at schoo and 10 weeks of practical education at employers or in inter-company educational centers.

The studies are carried out as full-time, part-time and distance studies.

 

10   PCONDITIONS FOR PROMOTION TO THE HIGHER YEAR AND COMPLETION OF THE STUDY

Conditions for promotion:

A student may be promoted to year 2 if he or she has successfully completed the obligations related to modules, courses and practical education (including tutorials, seminars, projects, exams, etc.) of year 1 in the amount of at least 45 ECTS credits, and if he / she completely complete the exercises and practical training obligations.

Conditions for repeating the year:

A student may repeat a year if he / she completes the study obligations and practical education of the same year in the amount of at least 20 ECTS credits, while while fully completing the practical education obligations.

The repetition of the year is approved by the study committee of the higher vocational school on the basis of the student’s written application.

Requirements for completion of studies

1. All obligatory modules and courses in the scope of 79 ECTS credits:

  • Communications (24 ECTS)
  • Mechanics 1 (5 ECTS)
  • Engineering Basics(21 ECTS)
  • Business and Processes (13 ECTS)
  • Technologies (16 ECTS)

2. One of the optional modules in the 9 ECTS credits range:

  • Automation (9 ECTS)
  • Energetics (9 ECTS)

3. One of the optional modules in the scope of 17 ECTS credits:

  • Toolmaking(17 ECTS)
  • Production(17 ECTS)
  • Maintainance (17 ECTS)

4. One elective course in the 5 ECTS credit range:

  • Electrical Engineering(5 ECTS)
  • Machine Elements (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Modeling (5 ECTS) ali
  • A subject from any of the other other optional modules (5 ECTS)

5. Optional subject (5  ECTS)

6. Graduation thesis (5 ECTS)

 

11   CONDITIONS FOR TRANSITION BETWEEN STUDY PROGRAMS

A student who has completed the 1st year or a higher year in other higher or higher education study programs may enroll in the 2nd year, provided that the missing obligations for the 1st year do not exceed 20 ECTS credits. If the level of commitment exceeds 20 credits, it is not possible to switch between study programs.

 

12   CONDITIONS FOR COMPLETION OF INDIVIDUAL PARTS OF THE STUDY PROGRAM

National vocational qualifications cannot be obtained by completing individual parts of the study program.