Professional bachelor's studies

1 (prva)

7 (7)




20 ECTS 180 ECTS

dipl. inž. kem. tehnol. (VS)
diplomirani inženir kemijske tehnologije (VS)
diplomirana inženirka kemijske tehnologije (VS)

Bachelor of Applied Science

07 – Engineering, manufacturing and construction

0711 – Chemical engineering and processes

2 – Engineering and Technology

red. prof. dr. DARKO GORIČANEC, 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 TECHNOLOGY was accredited on 23. 10. 2008. The University of Maribor was externally evaluated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) in 2013 (NAKVIS). SQAA is a member of ENQA and registered in EQAR.

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 Higher professional 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 Higher professional 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 professional consulting, marketing, environmental protection, and safety at work. They are qualified for production management, laboratory work, new product development, supervision of plant construction, etc. They can also find employment in public administration, e.g. customs and inspectorates

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

Professional study programme Chemical Technology focuses on developing students' abilities with an emphasis on applied knowledge: - development of technological solutions with respect to their usefulness, - usages of problem solving skills based on knowledge and experience, and - work in international-research institutions and within interdisciplinary teams.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

After the graduation, in the first instance a graduate engineer of Chemical Engineering must be able to: 1. use mathematical, scientific, and chemical engineering expertise in solving analytical and technical problems, 2. solve concrete problems of expert analyses and syntheses within the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, and understand the influences of any technical solutions on environmental and social relationships, 3. integrate expert knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools when solving technological problems, 4. use appropriate software and other advanced tools, 5. effectively communicate, also in English, and use modern presentation tools, 6. gain knowledge from the relevant literature and data sources including computer databases, 7. team work within multidisciplinary teams, 8. understand the principles of management and business practices, 9. understand their professional and ethical responsibilities, 10. understand the importance of entrepreneurship, 11. have the knowledge of practical applications in process and product engineering (through projects) 12. learn independently and have a need for lifelong learning

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Subject-specific competencies acquired by the programme Graduates of the Professional study programme Chemical Engineering would demonstrate the following subject-specific competencies: 1. knowledge of relevant basic sciences and their geneses (especially mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) for understanding, describing and solving phenomena within technical chemistry and chemical technology: a. understanding the basics of chemical terminology, nomenclature and usage of units, b. knowing the basic types of chemical reactions and their main characteristics, c. knowing the basics and procedures of chemical analyses and characterisations of compounds, d. knowing the characteristics of different physical states and theories that describe them, e. knowing the basics of thermodynamics and its application in chemistry, f. knowing the basics of the kinetics of chemical changes including catalysis, g. have knowledge about the systematics of elements and their compounds including the periodic table system, h. knowing the most important properties of the aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and organometallic compounds, and to know the nature and characteristics of the functional groups within organic molecules, i. knowing the main pathways within organic and inorganic chemistry, j. know the chemistry of biological molecules and processes. 2. understanding of the general structure of chemical engineering and connections between the sub-disciplines 3. understanding of the basic principles in chemical engineering: a. material and energy balances, balances of linear momentum, balance of cost, b. equilibrium c. flow processes (chemical reaction, transfer of mass, energy and linear momentum) and be able to use them (analytically, numerically and graphically) for solving various chemical and technical problems, d. basic operations. 4. observing and measuring chemical properties and changes, as well as systemic and reliable monitoring, recording, and processing the data in chemistry and chemical engineering, 5. using the obtained knowledge for solving qualitative and quantitative tasks within the field of chemical engineering 6. understanding the basic concepts on process regulation, 7. knowing and having the ability to use modern methods of process-product measurements, 8. recognising and complementing a good laboratory practice, implementing standard laboratory procedures including the uses of instruments during the synthesis and analytical procedures, and having the ability to interpret and explain the laboratory results, 9. be able to understand the basic issues of safety, health and environment and the safe management of chemicals in relation to their physical and chemical properties and the ability to assess risk in terms of used chemicals and procedures, 10. understanding the concept of sustainable development, 11. understanding the basic concept of chemical product design, 12. having the ability to use, and some experiences of using appropriate software and other advanced tools, 13. having the ability to perform economic evaluations of processes and projects.

Access requirements

The enrolment into the vocational study programme Chemical engineering is possible for candidates who have passed the school leaving examination in any secondary school programme, vocational matura or matura examination.

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

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 vocational 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 and chemical engineering. The transfer is possible under the following conditions: • if candidates fulfil conditions for the enrolment into the first year of the 1st degree vocational 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 vocational Study Programme Chemical Engineering is completed if a student finishes all obligations prescribed by the study programme and collects at least 180 ECTS.