Academic bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




20 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. arh. (UN)
diplomirani inženir arhitekture (UN)
diplomirana inženirka arhitekture (UN)

Bachelor of Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0731 – Architecture and town planning

2 – Engineering and Technology

izr. prof. dr. KAJA POGAČAR, 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 8. 12. 2006. The University of Maribor was externaly evaluated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) in 2013 (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 40 ECTS by the passed exams from the year 1, mandatory exams are Architectural design I, Architectural design II and Architectural elements I. . 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: Studio I, Studio II, Architectural elements II.

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 university study programme architecture are capable to connect basic and specific knowledge with typical theoretical and practical fields, in combination with work and tasks in architectural and urban practice. During their study they gain specific skills in architecture including fundamental usage of planning methods of procedures and processes as well as creativity and innovation within interdisciplinary field of architecture and urbanism. Moreover, they get communicative skills which are necessary to perform professional duties in different environments. In the frame of specific competences, graduates win bases of construction planning and engineering economics which result in improving of engineering and aesthetic demands of building planning and their installation into space. Besides certain knowledge in the field of environment protection, the knowledge of urbanism elements and special planning is tightly connected with the goal of human needs on quality living. The interdisciplinary treatment of the problems on space and buildings will ensure the graduates professional competences for various jobs and tasks within designer organisations, construction and industry as well as in the field of public administration.

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.

Main study programme objectives

Fundamental programme goals of the study programme Architecture are: - To educate an expert in architecture according to the European guidelines and to provide an internationally comparable programme in order to enable the graduates further postgraduate studies in Slovenia and at institutions in Europe and worldwide, as well as to provide employment opportunities. - To offer specific knowledge and skills from architecture and spatial planning that the graduates enable to proceed their studies in postgraduate study programme architecture or related postgraduate programmes. Undergraduate programme Architecture connects knowledge from different areas of architectural design, urban and spatial planning that include: - gaining design and spatial planning skills by presentation techniques and designing, - gaining contents from natural sciences, engineering, humanism and sociology, history, art and environment protection, - knowledge in sociological basics of relations in the built environment and space (this helps to understand the profession of an architect and the role of an architect in the society) - suitable knowledge for problem solving in construction, technology and engineering, understanding of processes in construction industry and other companies, together with legislation and regulation (ability of realisation in practise), - holistic approach that enables qualification in architectural, urban and spatial design, in terms of aesthetics and engineering, based on understanding of history and architecture theory. The core of the undergraduate study programme lies in architectural design, to which other thematic areas are linked. The study offers wide scope of knowledge that follows integrative concept of connecting various fields in space and object design, including basics of landscape design, supported by project-oriented activities (Studios). In addition, the study programme comprises understanding of sociological basics, economic and other parameters that connect different disciplines and form design and construction processes.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

In terms of general competences, students of university undergraduate study programme Architecture will gain: - general knowledge in natural sciences, basics of social and humanistic sciences, information science and communication skills, required to pursue an architectural profession - knowledge in basic competences of architectural discipline - creativity and innovation in design processes - ability to analyse, synthesize and predict solutions and results - proficiency in basics of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical evaluation - ability to use knowledge in practise - development of communicational skills in national and international environment -- ethical reflexion and commitment to professional ethics - cooperativity, team work in national and international environment.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

In terms of course-specific competences, students of the university undergraduate study programme Architecture will gain: - ability to fulfil aesthetic and technical requirements of design and construction based on acquired fundamental knowledge in architectural and spatial design - ability to understand the history and theory of architecture and related arts and sciences - ability to understand artistic sciences and their influences on the quality of architectural design - ability to understand elements of urbanism in other activities of spatial design - ability to connect basics of engineering economics and problems of environmental protection with design of structures and construction products - ability to participate in the process of architectural design and in the performance control in terms of the independent technical evaluation based on scientific and professional analysis and synthesis - ability to understand the importance and needs of harmonious relationship between a human and built environment and between buildings and their environment in order to meet human needs and suitable measures - ability to understand elements of the architectural profession and its role in society - knowledge and understanding of the design of architectural structures and other engineering elements in planning - knowledge and understanding of engineering segments of technical performance of a building in order to meet the needs of the quality living - knowledge and understanding of the process of architectural design and construction in interdependence with the economical design solution - familiarity and understanding of synthesis knowledge that has a key impact on the process of the architectural design by mastering individual segments - knowledge and understanding of modular coordination - knowledge and understanding of historical development of architecture and arts - knowledge and understanding of spatial planning and urban design - knowledge and understanding of basics in protection of built environment. The graduates are able to: - solve individual (less demanding) problems in architectural and spatial design by means of research methods and procedures - cooperate in project technical architectural designs - perform individual (less demanding) duties in architectural design independently and creatively and perform particular activities in the project team - form proper project technical less demanding architectural and constructional details. Furthermore, students gain knowledge for: - communication in organization and with partners and clients - fundamental coherent proficiency in science (natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, mechanics, construction materials) and connecting and applying knowledge from different disciplines - usage of information-communication technologies and systems in their fundamental professional field - implementation of new information and interpretation in the context of their basic discipline - understanding of general structure of the fundamental discipline and connection between its sub-disciplines - development of skills to use their knowledge in the professional discipline.

Access requirements

The enrolment into university degree study programme of Architecture 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. All applicants must pass a test of talent.

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: - performance in the examination of talent 60 % points, - general performance in matura examination or secondary school leaving examination 20 % points, - general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 20 % points. The candidates from b) are selected according to: - performance in the examination of talent 60 % points, - general performance in vocational matura examination 15 % points, - general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 20 % points, - degree in matura subject 5 % 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 Architecture, 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 architecture and architecture-related disciplines (landscape architecture, urbanism). • 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 Architecture, • 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.