Academic bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




20 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. kem. inž. (UN)
diplomirani inženir kemijskega inženirstva (UN)
diplomirana inženirka kemijskega inženirstva (UN)

Bachelor of Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0711 – Chemical engineering and processes

2 – Engineering and Technology

red. prof. dr. MOJCA ŠKERGET, univ. dipl. inž. kem. tehnol.


Text about acceptance

The Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is a member of the University of Maribor, which is a public university. The study programme in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING was accredited on 23. 10. 2008. The University of Maribor was externally evaluated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) in 2022 (NAKVIS). SQAA is a member of ENQA and registered in EQAR. The name of the study programme Chemical Technology was changed into Chemical Engineering and was certified by the Senate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Maribor on 9 November 2018, and on 27 November 2019 by the Senate of the University of Maribor.

Advancement criteria of a study programme

Students proceed into the next year if they completed their obligations from the study programme: Criteria for the year 2: all obligations from the year 1 (60 ECTS). Criteria for the year 3: all obligations from the year 2 (60 ECTS). Proceeding under extraordinary conditions: The Commission for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering can exceptionally approve the students’ request after proceeding into the next year if they have fulfilled more than a half of their obligations, if they were unable to fulfil their obligations for justified reasons and if it can be expected that they will complete the obligations.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

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

Study advancement options

Graduates who have successfully completed the first cycle University study programme Chemical Engineering can directly continue their studies in the second cycle programmes at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering leading to Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, or in any other second cycle programme in accordance with the specific admission requirements.

Employment possibilities

Graduates of University study programme Chemical Engineering may be employed in numerous industries, such as chemical, pharmaceutical, oil, petrochemical, rubber, leather processing, mechanical, metallurgical, non-metallic (glass, cement, ceramics), food processing and textile, pulp and paper, plastic mass and fibres, and process equipment manufacturing industries. They can obtain positions in management, design, consulting, marketing, environmental protection, safety at work, and computer and information systems. They are qualified for research and development of new products, processes and equipment, production management, laboratory work, supervision of plant construction, etc. They can also find employment in public administration, e.g. customs, inspectorates, and in the field of education.

Additional information

Further information about offered study programmes by the Faculty is published on the websites - UM FKKT - Študenti:

Assesment criteria

Regulations and syllabi provide for each study unit forms of evaluation and assessment. The most typical are: ongoing tests (calculation and theory), written tests, oral exam, calculation exam, theoretical exam, seminar papers, problem solving, active participation in lectures, Master thesis and defence of Master thesis. The instantaneous methods of knowledge evaluation and assessment are encouraged, enabling students to control their own ongoing study development. The exam results can be checked via Academic information subsystem (AIPS) and for certain courses via electronic support system Moodle. Course coordinators and assistants are always ready to provide students with further explanations in terms of assessment in person or via e-mail. The successfulness of the exams and the study is regularly analysed and published in Self-evaluation report of the UM FKKT that can be seen on the website:

Main study programme objectives

The emphasis of the Bachelor's study programme Chemical Engineering is on developing students' abilities specific to the innovative research environment: - to use scientific methods and to acquire scientific solutions; - modern approach to solving problems from the identification, abstraction, structuring and systemising of problems; - to use holistic skills for problem solving based on analytical and synthesis approaches (systematic approach and complexity control).

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

General competencies acquired by the programme After graduation, a first cycle degree chemical engineer would demonstrate the following abilities: 1. to implement scientific-based analysis and synthesis within chemistry and chemical engineering and understand the influences of engineering solutions on environmental and social relationships, 2. to apply a holistic approach to problem solving using fundamental analytical techniques and methodologies, 3. to use the knowledge gained for solving qualitative and quantitative tasks within chemistry and chemical engineering, 4. to identify and solve problems by using scientific methods and procedures within the particular specialist area, 5. to recognise and complete good laboratory practice, have the skills to carry out standard laboratory procedures including the usages of instruments during the synthesis and analytical procedures, and have the ability to interpret and explain the laboratory results, 6. safe handling of chemicals in relation to their physical and chemical properties and the ability to assess risks regarding the used chemicals and procedures, 7. surveillance and measurement of chemical properties and modifications, as well as systematic and reliable controlling, recording and processing of data within chemistry and chemical engineering, 8. to acquire knowledge from the appropriate literature and databases including computerised databases, 9. efficient communication, also in English, and the using modern presentation tools, 10. teamwork within the interdisciplinary groups, 11. to understand management principles and business practices, 12. to understand the professional and ethical responsibilities, 13. ability regarding independent in-depth learning and the need for lifelong learning.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Subject-specific competencies acquired from the programme 1. knowledge of relevant fundamental sciences and their origins (particularly mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) for understanding, describing and solving phenomena within chemistry and chemical engineering: a. understanding the basics of chemical terminology, nomenclature and uses of units, b. knowledge of the basic types of chemical reactions and their main characteristics, c. knowledge of fundamentals and procedures regarding chemical analysis and characterisatio of compounds, d. knowledge of basic methods regarding structural investigations including spectroscopy and structural characteristics of the elements and their compounds, including stereochemistry, e. knowledge of the characteristics of different physical states and theories that describe them, f. knowledge of thermodynamics’ fundamentals and their application within chemistry, g. knowledge of the kinetics of chemical modifications including catalysis h. knowledge of the systematics of elements and their compounds including the periodic table of elements, i. knowledge of the properties of the aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and organometallic compoundsand knowledge of the nature and properties of the functional groups within organic molecules, j. knowledge of the main routes of syntheses in organic and inorganic chemistry, k. knowledge of the relationships between materials’ properties and their atomic or molecular structures, l. knowledge of the chemistry of biological molecules and processes, 2. understanding general structure of chemical engineering and the relationships between the sub-disciplines, 3. understanding the basic principles in chemical engineering: a. mass and energy balances, momentum balance, costs balance, b. equilibria, c. transport processes (chemical reaction, mass transfer, energy transfer and momentum transfer) and the ability to use them for solving (analytically, numerically and graphically) various chemical-t echnical problems, d. unit operations, 4. understanding the basic concepts of process control, 5. understanding the principles of modern methods regarding process-product measurements, 6. be able to plan, implement, interpret and report about simple experiments, 7. be able to acquire knowledge from the relevant literature and data sources, 8. be able to understand the basic issues of safety, health, and working environment, 9. understanding concepts of sustainability, 10. understanding the basic concept of chemical product design, 11. acquire knowledge about some practical applications in process and product engineering (projects), 12. be able to analyse complex phenomena within a chosen specialist area, 13. be able and have some experience in using relevant software and other advanced tools, 14. be able to implement the proper planning and optimisation of processes and process dynamics using scientific methods and procedures within a given field of specialisation, 15. be able to economically evaluate processes and projects.

Access requirements

The enrolment into the university study programme Chemical engineering is possible if: a) a candidate has passed the matura examination b) a candidate has passed the vocational matura examination in any secondary school programme and the examination in matura subject maths or foreign language if he or she has passed mathematics as the vocational matura examination c) a candidate has completed any secondary school programme before 1 June 1995.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If a decision about restriction of enrolment is taken, the candidates from a) and c) will be selected according to: - General performance in matura examination 60% points - General performance in the year 3 and 4 of the secondary school 40% points Candidates from b) will be selected according to: - General performance in vocational matura examination 40% points - General performance in the year 3 and 4 of the secondary school 40% points - Performance in the subject of the matura examination 20% points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

According to the criteria for transition between study programmes, candidates can be enrolled: - Into the year 2 or 3 of the 1st degree University Study Programme Chemical 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 fields of chemistry, chemical technology, chemical engineering, process engineering, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering and uniform double-major teacher-training study programme, course educational chemistry + … Transitions from the higher vocational programmes are 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 Chemical 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 and accumulation 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 commission 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. If a decision about restriction of enrolment is taken, the candidates who apply for enrolment into higher years are selected according to the number of ECTS credits from the exams that were recognized in the study programme for which they apply.

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

The criteria for 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 gained knowledge and skills should base on educational competences of the study programme.

Criteria for completing the study

The 1st degree university Study Programme of Chemical Engineering is completed if a student finishes all obligations prescribed by the study programme, collects at least 180 ECTS, prepares and defends the Bachelor thesis.