Professional bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




20 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. grad. (VS)
diplomirani inženir gradbeništva (VS)
diplomirana inženirka gradbeništva (VS)

Bachelor of Applied Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0732 – Building and civil engineering

2 – Engineering and Technology

izr. prof. dr. ANDREJ IVANIČ, 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 gain wide knowledge in order to solve engineering problems according to regulations in environmental protection.


Graduates are able to connect different areas innovatively.


Graduates in civil engineering gain knowledge expected by Slovene construction industry.


Graduates in civil engineering are trained for creative work in a team of construction designers and contactors as well as designers and contractors f

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 CIVIL 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 pass the course Mathematics 1 and collect at least 40 ECTS by the passed exams from the year 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 of professional undergraduate study programme Civil engineering are qualified for: - expert work in civil engineering, organization and technology of construction work; - creative and innovative solving of practical problems in civil engineering; - planning, projecting, constructing and maintaining of buildings; - design, organization, management and supervision of construction work; - taking on responsibilities in production of construction materials and elements; - duties in administration services in civil engineering; - responsibilities as experts in local and national administration at management and organization of object building; - consulting in civil engineering, organization and technology of construction; - fulfilling the requirements of professional examination according to Building Act. Graduates gained their knowledge in their studies and practical training which help them to find their career opportunities in: - They can take on duties in design, static analyses, dimensioning, constructional and technological performance of all kinds of building objects. - In road construction graduates are able to take responsibilities in planning, projecting, constructing and maintaining of transportation routes and other traffic areas. - In hydrotechnics, they can be involved in design and planning, in waters and hydro-constructions, environment protection, water, flood and erosion protection. They can take on responsibilities in surface water regulation, water supply as well as design and construction of sewage systems and sewage plants. - Responsibilities of operating engineer in construction comprise planning, management and supervision of object building. These duties include building technology, safety at work, preliminary works, schedules, valuing objects, making contracts and measures for organization and rationalization.

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

Fundamental goals of the 1st degree vocational college study Civil Engineering are: - The mandatory part of the programme provides general practically-oriented education, whereas profound special knowledge is included in the elective modules and courses accounting for 20 ECTS or 11.1% of all student obligations. Such a programme provides better overview in construction problems, more effective cooperation in solving complex construction problems, better employment flexibility and easier acquiring of various specific knowledge. Therefore, such programme is more suitable for a relative small industry like the one in Slovenia than a more specific programme where the efficient employment is possible only in a specific discipline. - The programme focuses into practical and innovative problem solving where the knowledge acquiring comes from the analysis of concrete practical problems, followed by abstraction. - The programme helps students to develop critical and innovative thinking and qualify them for correct and modern solving of all simple and general practical problems in construction. - The graduates 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 focus is on skill development in order to understand and solve practical problems by taking into account valid Slovene and European norms and regulations in construction. - The study programme offers enough fundamental general theoretical knowledge, general and specific professional knowledge and practical projects, so that the graduates can connect specific knowledge and specialities from construction. - The elective modules and elective courses provide proficiency in specific professional knowledge. - The work on integral practical projects during the studies and practical work in industry help students to understand practical problems and their solutions and qualify them for the independent solution. - Education of widely proficient graduates who will independently solve practical engineering problems and connect activities of experts from different fields in order to perform optimal realization of practical duties in construction or related to construction. - Contents of expected knowledge in construction meet the requirements of construction industry in Slovenia, European Union and worldwide. - Adjustment of the study programme to Bologna declaration which indirectly enables international comparison and transferability. - Education of an expert in civil engineering according to European guidelines and international compatibility of the programme, who can be employed after the finished study also in Europe. - On 24 December 2014 FEANI (FEANI EMC) federation affirmed 1st degree vocational college study Civil Engineering which is now recorded in so called FEANI INDEX programme. Students of engineering programmes recorded in FEANI INDEX can gain the title EUR-ING according to the FEANI rules, they can apply for European Engineering card ( at SIZ (NC SI FEANI) which is a European professional identification document for engineers. - Even though the programme assures the proper education in civil engineering, the one of the goals is to qualify and motivate the graduate for further studies.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

In terms of general competences, students of the 1st degree vocational college study Civil Engineering gain: - Ability to design and execute construction works in suitable quality and value based on acquired basic knowledge in fundamental natural sciences, informatics, geodesy, engineering ethics, fundamental construction disciplines, and the ability to provide an independent engineering assessment based on scientific and professional analysis and synthesis. - Ability to predict solutions and consequences. - Proficiency in basics of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical evaluation. - Ability to communicate in national and international environment. - Autonomy in professional work - Ability for ethic reflexion and commitment to professional ethics. - Ability to use their knowledge in practice. - Ability and sense for solving practical problems. - Cooperativity and team work ability both in the national and international environment. - Ability for creative work in a construction project team and a contractor team. - Ability to connect the basis of engineering economics and problems of environmental protection with the design of structures and construction products. - Creativity and innovation as a result of interdisciplinarity of the study.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

In terms of course-specific competences, students of the 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Civil Engineering gain: - Knowledge in design, organization and management of construction works and construction production, construction informatics, ecology, urban planning and environmental policy. - Understanding of civil engineering in terms of historical development. - Ability to communicate in an organization as well as with partners and clients (courses Architecture, Construction economics, Management of construction work, …) - Ability to solve individual (less demanding) work problems by using their expert knowledge and applying scientific methods and procedures. - Qualification for individual and creative execution of general professional duties in construction, ability to take on more demanding duties in a team and to assist the management in existing technological procedures of the duties described in the first paragraph. - The modernization of the study programmes is designed so that the proposed 1st degree professionally oriented study programme Civil Engineering does not assure all design and implementation competences, however, they are qualified to gain them with additional studies. Therefore, graduates of the proposed programme are not capable of optimal and individual management of demanding construction projects, but they can cooperate in the project team by performing certain professional duties. The graduates can dimension construction elements and design whole objects according to definition of ZGO-I for such profile and education degree, however, they can reach increased independency and legal responsibility of demanding work by suitable practice as defined by ZGO-I.

Access requirements

The enrolment in higher professional degree study programme of Civil 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 Civil 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 and from 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 Civil Engineering is possible from the field of civil engineering and other field-related disciplines. 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 Civil 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

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