Academic bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




18 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. gradb. (UN)
diplomirani inženir gradbeništva (UN)
diplomirana inženirka gradbeništva (UN)

Bachelor of Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0732 – Building and civil engineering

2 – Engineering and Technology

izr. prof. dr. MARKO RENČELJ, 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 hig

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 are trained for creative work in a team of construction designers and contactors as well as designers and contractors from other fields.

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 29. 9. 2006. 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

Criteria for enrolment into year 2: Students proceed into year 2 if they collect at least 45 ECTS by the passed exams from the year 1, mandatory exams are Mathematics A and Civil engineering statics 1. Criteria for enrolment into year 3: Students proceed into year 3 if they pass all exams from year 1 and collect at least 40 ECTS with passed exams from the year 2. Mandatory exams from the year 2 are: Mathematics C, Basis of structural design and Mechanic of materials.

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 the university degree study programme (first degree) are admitted to master's studies (second degree), according to the requirements established by the faculty offering post-graduate studies.

Employment possibilities

Graduates of undergraduate university study of civil engineering are capable to solve problems of all kinds of typical as well as demanding practical, developmental and research tasks. These tasks can be done autonomously according to gained professional experiences and with appropriate additional formal or informal continuing education. Won knowledge assures graduates successful work in building objects management, design of typical building objects, layout and planning of technologies and supervision in building objects and similar tasks. Besides safety and functionality, graduates are able to take into consideration economic, environmental and ecological aspects of building objects. Furthermore, they can carry out demanding professional and research work in the field of superstructures and substructures, traffic, hydrotechnics, water supply as well as management of construction enterprises. In the field of construction engineering they are capable of working in design, statics analyses, dimensioning as well as constructional and technological performance of all sorts of building objects; e.g. residential and industrial buildings, halls, bridging objects, dams, geotechnical and hydrotechnical structures, purifying installations, community waste management, etc. In the field of traffic construction the graduates are qualified for planning, dimensioning and rigging of traffic ways. In addition, a range of activities comprises the field of road and railway traffic including mutual connections and devices. In the field of hydrotechnics and water management, they are mostly involved into design and planning as well as building of water system objects. Moreover, they take into consideration the conditions of environment safety, water protection and safety measures against flooding and erosion. Under typical engineering tasks there are also management of water courses, drinking and technological water supply as well as planning and management of sewing and purifying systems.

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

- To provide education of widely proficient graduates who will be able to solve engineering problems and connect different disciplines innovatively. - To enable students transferring between related undergraduate programmes. - To meet requirements of the Slovene construction industry by the content of the expected knowledge. - To offer a study programme that connects specific knowledge in construction, which enables the graduate’s further studies in the postgraduate study programme Civil Engineering or related postgraduate study programmes. - To harmonize the study programme with Bologna Declaration which indirectly provide international comparison and transfer. - To educate an expert in the field of civil engineering by meeting European guidelines, and to enable graduates to continue postgraduate studies in institutions in Europe or worldwide by providing international comparability, as well as their opportunities of employment in European Union. - In addition, the goal of the new programme is to provide better student transfer with the focus on expanded individual work under the leadership of a mentor (tutor) in senior years. - Our wish is the accreditation of the programme to acquire the title Euro-eng which demands harmonization of the programme with minimum requirements of the FEANI Association: a. Mathematics and natural science at least 20 % of all ECTS. b. Advanced mathematics (linear algebra, analytic geometry, differential and integral equation, numerical analysis, operational research, ...) at least 24 ECTS. c. Engineering courses at least 60 % of all ECTS in three-year study and 50 % in longer study. d. Non-engineering subjects (communicational skills, economics, management, team work, law, safety environment, languages, ...) around 10 % of all ECTS.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

In terms of general competences, students of the 1st degree University study programme 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, as well as to provide an independent engineering assessment based on scientific analysis and synthesis. - Ability for creative work in the construction design and contractor team based on acquired fundamental knowledge in civil engineering courses. - Ability to connect the basis of engineering economics and problems of environmental protection with the design of structures and construction products. - Better creativity and innovation as a result of interdisciplinarity of the study. - Ability to use their knowledge in practice. - Ability to analyse, synthesize and predict solutions and consequences. - Proficiency in basics of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical evaluation. - Communication skills, the ability to communicate in international environment. - Ethic reflexion and commitment to professional ethics. - Cooperativity and team work ability both in the interdisciplinary and international environment.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

In terms of course-specific competences, students of the 1st degree University 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. - Expertise and understanding of argumentation and historical development of civil engineering (course Introduction to Civil Engineering). - Ability to communicate within a company and with partners and clients (courses Ethics and engineering and Construction management). - Ability to solve individual (less demanding) work problems by using scientific methods and procedures. - Ability for independent dimensioning of construction elements however students are not yet able to unite them into wholes (objects), so they cannot design the entire objects. - Ability for independent and creative performance of certain (less demanding) activities in construction, ability to perform individual demanding activities within a group and to assist the management of existent technological procedures, described in the first paragraph, and their updating. We would like to emphasize that the modernization of the study programmes is designed so that the university programme Civil engineering does not assure all design and implementation competences; they will be acquired in the postgraduate Master Programme Civil Engineering. Therefore, graduates of the proposed university undergraduate programme Civil Engineering are not capable of individual management of demanding construction projects, but they can cooperate in the project team by performing certain professional duties. Further, students acquire knowledge for: - coherent proficiency in fundamental science (natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, mechanics, construction materials) and connecting knowledge from different disciplines and its application. - using information-communication technology and systems in their professional field. - implementation of new information and interpretation in the context of their fundamental discipline. - understanding of general structure of their fundamental discipline and connection between its sub-disciplines. - development of skills in implementation of their knowledge in a certain professional field.

Access requirements

The enrolment into university degree study programme of Civil Engineering is possible if: a) the student has passed the matura examination, b) the student has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and the examination in matura subject mathematics or foreign language, if he passed mathematics as the vocational matura examination, c) the student has completed any secondary school programme before 1.6.1995.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If only a limited number of students are admitted, the candidates from the a) and c) are selected according to: - general performance in matura examination or secondary school leaving examination 60 % points, - general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 40 % points. The candidates from b) are selected according to: - general performance in vocational matura examination 40 % points, - general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 40 % points, - degree in matura subject 20 % 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 university 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 and mechanical engineering. • The enrolment of the higher vocational graduates into the 1st degree university study programme is not possible. The transfer is possible under the following conditions: • if candidates fulfil conditions for the enrolment into the first year of the 1st degree university 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 to 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.