Master’s studies

2 (druga)

8 (8)




10 ECTS 120 ECTS

mag. inž. arh.
magister inženir arhitekture
magistrica inženirka arhitekture

Master of Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0731 – Architecture and town planning

2 – Engineering and Technology

izr. prof. UROŠ LOBNIK, univ. dipl. inž. arh.



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 can start their own architectural and urban planning path as a result of their specialized knowledge.


Graduates use creative and innovative approaches in architecture.


Graduates are trained for highly demanding tasks.


Graduates can use analytical thinking when solving problems.

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 ARCHITECTURE was accredited on 25. 2. 2010. 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 to the year 2 if they collect at least 40 ECTS with the passed exams from the year 1 and by passing exams from: Studio M1, Residential buildings, Architectural Constructions and Technologies, Studio M2, Public buildings, and Methods and concepts of town planning. Upon enrollment in the 2nd year, the student selects a module. 20 students may enroll in each individual module (maximum 20 students for the Sustainable Building module and maximum 20 students for the Sustainable City module).Places on an individual module are available until the module is filled with the quota of 20 places available at the time of enrolment of students in the 2nd year.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The study programme does not include individual parts.

Study advancement options

Doctoral Studies on Third Cycle.

Employment possibilities

A graduate of Master study programme of Architecture can be employed in architecture design, urban and spatial planning, in construction projects and industry as well as in civil services, agencies, and others.

Additional information

Further information about study programmes, offered by the faculty, can be found on the website:

Assesment criteria

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

Main study programme objectives

Basic aims of the programme: •Education of proficient architects according to European guidelines in internationally comparable programme which enables graduates to continue their studies in Ph.D. programmes in Slovenia and abroad. •Education of architects - generalists, able to independently accept responsibilities in architectural design and spatial management with elements of urban planning. •Qualification of experts in architecture and spatial planning in interdisciplinary team-work. •Qualification of experts for Slovenian economy which will enable perspective and competiveness in European market. •Qualification of experts in architectural, urban and spatial planning in terms of aesthetics and engineering, combined with history of architecture, related arts, technology and science.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

In terms of general competences, students that will finish the second degree study programme Architecture will gain: - ability to use their knowledge in practice, - autonomy in their professional work, - ability for the independent project management, - understanding of architectural ethical codex and professional ethics, - ability to collect information to define problems, methodological analysis, critical evaluation and measure formulation, - ability to develop communication skills, especially in international environment, - cooperativity, ability to work in a team and international environment, - ability for critical and self-critical evaluation, - proficiency in research methods, procedures and processes, - ability to connect contents from engineering, humanistic and social sciences, together with contents from history, art and environment safety, in the domain of sustainable settlement development, - understanding of sociological fundamental relations in the built environment and space (this enables to understand the profession and the role of an architect in the society) in the domain of sustainable settlement development.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

•Coherent basic knowledge in architectural design, urban planning, spatial planning, spatial design and building construction combined with basics of environmental planning, •Understanding of complex urban, architectural, technical, sociological, historical and ecological co-dependence in project work, •Understanding of basic sociologic relations in built environment and space (which enables understanding of the profession and the role of architects in society) in terms of sustainable development of settlements, • Autonomy in professional work, skills in independent project leadership, critical and self-critical assessment, •Combination of natural, engineering, humanistic and sociological contents, combined with history and art in sustainable development of settlements, •Command in research methods, procedures and processes, including scientific, artistic and engineering methods in planning and design in architecture, urbanism, design, environment and engineering, •Understanding and knowledge of ethic elements of profession and architect’s role in society, architect’s ethic codex and commitment to professional ethics, •Cooperativeness, team-work and work in international environment.

Access requirements

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the 2nd-cycle (master's) study programme in Architecture: 1. A 1st-cycle (bachelor’s) study programme in the following field: architecture (0731). 2. An undergraduate academic study programme adopted prior to 11. 6. 2004 in the following field: architecture (0731). Candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year of study provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited study programme.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If the number of applications exceeds the number of available enrolment places, candidates shall be ranked according to: - grade point average (100%).

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Candidates may transfer between study programmes in accordance with the Higher Education Act, Criteria for Transferring Between Study Programmes and other rules. In accordance with the Criteria for Transferring Between Study Programmes, candidates may enrol: - in the second year of the 2nd-cycle (master’s) study programme in Architecture if they have ceased their studies in the previous study programme and will continue them under a new study programme at the same level, or if a higher education graduate is enrolling in a new study programme at the same level. Candidates may transfer from study programmes in the field of architecture and town planning. Candidates may transfer to the study programme provided they fulfil the following criteria: - criteria for enrolment in the first year of the 2nd-cycle study programme in Architecture; - they are transferring from a study programme leading to the acquisition of comparable competences or learning outcomes; - at least half of the study obligations evaluated according to the ECTS credit system of the previous study programme relating to compulsory courses of the new study programme are recognised. The transfer shall be addressed by a competent senate committee of the faculty where the candidate intends to continue his studies. In accordance with the Rules on the Recognition of Knowledge and Skills in Study Programmes of the University of Maribor, the candidate shall submit to the faculty: - an application for the recognition of knowledge and skills at the University of Maribor; - proof of fulfilled study obligations (exams) including grades and ECTS credits; - validated course syllabi according to which knowledge was acquired; - a receipt of payment for the recognition procedure. When transferring from one study programme to another, fulfilled study obligations that may be recognized fully or partially are identified, taking into account the content, extent, and level of complexity of the new study programme, and study obligations required for completion of the new study programme are laid down.

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

Measures for the recognition of knowledge and skills are regulated by the Rules on the recognition of knowledge and skills in study programmes of the University of Maribor. Evaluation of the gained knowledge and skills must base on educational competencies of the study programme.

Criteria for completing the study

The study is completed when all obligations, prescribed by the study programme are finished and 120 ECTS are collected.