Professional bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




21 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. prom. (VS)
diplomirani inženir prometa (VS)
diplomirana inženirka prometa (VS)

Bachelor of Applied Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0788 – Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving engineering, manufacturing and construction

2 – Engineering and Technology

viš. pred. mag. VLASTA RODOŠEK, univ. dipl. inž. grad.



Graduates gain a wide scope of knowledge from the field of four study programmes: civil eng., industrial eng., transportation eng. and architecture.


Succesfully completed study provides high employability on the labour market for graduates.


Graduates have expert knowledge in planning and organization of traffic and mobility in cities, countries, public services in industry and companies


Graduates are familiar with fundamental expert knowledge in traffic infrastructure planning and management.


Graduates understand impacts of traffic on environment, safety and economy.


Graduates possess knowledge in informatics and computing as well as in economics.

Text about acceptance

The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture is a member of the University of Maribor, which is a public university. Study programme TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING was accredited on 25. 11. 2008. The University of Maribor was externaly evaluated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) in 2022 (NAKVIS). SQAA is a member of ENQA and registrated in EQAR.

Advancement criteria of a study programme

Students proceed into year 2 if they collect at least 40 ECTS by the passed exams from the year 1. and pass the course Mathematics 1. Students proceed into year 3 if they pass all exams from the year 1 and collect at least 40 ECTS with passed exams from the year 2.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The programme does not include parts that can be individually completed.

Study advancement options

Graduates from higher professional degree study programme are admitted to master's studies (second degree) according to the requirements established by the faculty offering post-graduate studies.

Employment possibilities

Graduates gained their knowledge in their studies and practical training which help them to find their career opportunities in: - design of expert basis preparation for municipal, regional, national, spatial and development plans, - municipal and regional sustainable mobility plans, - analyses of traffic systems and traffic processes, as well as planning of municipal and regional traffic systems, - dimensioning of transportation routes, traffic areas and terminals, - analyses of traffic flows, capacities and design of needs of traffic infrastructure, - management and organization of traffic infrastructure and means of transport; - safety analyses and prognoses, - technological procedures, transportation and traffic processes, as well as management and organization of transport services in the road and railway traffic; - investigation of market in terms of transport and traffic needs, - analyses in transportation economy and business profitability, - optimization of all means of transport and logistics processes, - equipment development and production for transport and transport telematics, - making business and contracts for transportation and traffic services.

Additional information

Further information about offered study programmes by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture is published on the websites - UM FGPA Študij:

Assesment criteria

Regulations and syllabi provide for each study unit forms of evaluation and assessment. Instantaneous methods of knowledge evaluation and assessment are encouraged, enabling students to control their own study development directly.

Main study programme objectives

- Education of a graduate who will demonstrate creativity and competition when solving engineering problems. - Successive inclusion and intermixing of fundamental knowledge in natural sciences and engineering disciplines as well as sociological sciences enable spontaneous transfer to oriented expert know-how and applicative solutions and implementation of the discipline by interdisciplinary and elective courses from the modern fields of transportation engineering. - The program focuses on practical and innovative solutions of practical problems; the knowledge is acquired by analysis of concrete practical problems, followed by abstraction and implementation of knowledge on generally valid principles and theories. - Graduates of the proposed programme will be able to understand which duties they can perform independently and correctly. Also, they will be able to formulate the duties that are beyond their knowledge and surpass them to competent experts. - The study programme provides enough basic general theoretical knowledge, general and specific professional knowledge so that graduates can connect specific knowledge and specialities from the field of transportation engineering. - The modules and elective courses help students to gain specific professional knowledge. - Practical qualification in industry gives students insight into engineering problems and their solutions and prepare them for independent problem solving. - Education of proficient graduate who can solve practical engineering problems independently, can communicate and connect activities of the experts from different disciplines. - Substantial harmonization of the study programme with Bologna Declaration which indirectly provides international comparability and transferability. - Such a designed programme will provide graduates with basic interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge and broad professional understanding of road and railway transport, which helps them to solve basic problems independently. In addition, they will understand methods and procedures to solve complex duties in transportation engineering and traffic-related fields.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

In terms of general competences, students of the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Transportation Engineering will gain the ability to: - be able to analyse, synthesize and predict solutions of practical problems, - develop the skills to predict solutions and consequences, - be proficient in basic research methods, procedures and processes, - develop communicational skills in national and international environment, - use their knowledge in practice, - autonomously execute their professional work, - solve practical problems, - work in international environment individually or in teams, - develop creativity and innovation as a result of interdisciplinarity of the study. In terms of general competences, the goals are to educate graduates who can cooperate on national and international level in: - ensuring mobility of population, - planning of transportation system and subsystems, - management of road and railway infrastructure, - management of traffic and traffic flows, - planning, organizing and providing transports. The gained general competences are in line with competences of foreign comparative programmes.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Course-specific competences, gained by the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Transportation Engineering are: - The graduate is qualified for participation in the preparation of technical bases for municipal, urban, regional, national spatial and development plans. - The graduate is able to prepare urban and regional sustainable mobility plans independently. - The graduate is able to analyse properties of elements of a traffic system, phenomena and traffic processes and to plan the urban and regional traffic system independently. - The graduate is able to dimension transportation routes, surfaces and terminals. - The graduate is able to analyse the movement of traffic flows, occupancy capacity and plan the needs after transportation infrastructure. - The graduate is capable to participate in management and organize management in transportation infrastructure and means of transport independently. - The graduate is able to provide traffic safety analyses and prognoses. - The graduate is able to understand technological procedures and processes in transport and traffic and can manage and organize traffic services, especially in road and railway traffic. - The graduate is able to study market independently according to transportation and traffic needs. - The graduate is able to optimize all sorts of transport and logistic processes. - The graduate is capable to participate in analyses from transportation economy and business profitability. - The graduate is able to participate in development and production of equipment for transportation and transport telematics. - The graduate is capable of independent arranging transactions and concluding contracts for transportation and traffic services.

Access requirements

The enrolment in higher professional degree study programme of Traffic and Transportation Engineering is possible if the student has passed the secondary school leaving examination in any program, vocational matura examination or matura examination.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If only a limited number of students are admitted, the candidates are selected according to: - general performance in a secondary school leaving examination, vocational matura or matura examination 60 % points, - general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 40 % points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

According to Criteria for transferring between study programmes, candidates can enrol into: • the second or third year of the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Transportation Engineering, if they terminate the education in their first study programme and they proceed study within the same programme of the same degree or enrol into a new study programme of the same degree. They can transfer from the field of civil engineering, architecture, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, informatics and other engineering, natural sciences and mathematical disciplines. • The enrolment of the higher vocational graduates into the second year of the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Transportation Engineering is possible from the field of transportation engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and informatics. The transfer is possible under the following conditions: • if candidates fulfil conditions for the enrolment into the first year of the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Transportation Engineering, • if they come from the study programme which provides comparable competences or learning outcomes, • if at least half of the obligations according the European transfer credit system (hereinafter ECTS) can be recognized from the first study programme that are related to the mandatory courses of the second study programme. Decision about transferring from one study programme into another is made by the relevant committee of the senate from the faculty where the candidate wants to continue the studies. According to the Regulations on knowledge and skill recognition in study programmes of the University of Maribor, the candidates should provide the faculty with: • application for knowledge and skill recognition at the University of Maribor, • certificate on completed study obligations (examinations) with grades and number of credits, • accredited syllabi of the completed courses, • confirmation about the payment of the procedure. When transferring from one study programme into another, completed study obligations can be recognized according to the contents, scope and complexity of knowledge in the new programme, also, new obligations are determined which a candidate should complete in order to finish the studies in a new study programme.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

The procedure will be carried out in accordance with the rules on the Recognition of knowledge and skills in study programmes of the University of Maribor. The applicant will submit an Application for recognition of knowledge and skills acquired in formal educational programmes or in the form of non-formal education. the application will be accompanied by the relevant supporting documents.

Criteria for completing the study

The study is completed when all obligations, prescribed by the study programmes are fulfilled, and 180 ECTS are collected.