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Qualification: Academic bachelor's degree in chemistry (no legal status)

Academic bachelor's degree in chemistry (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • present knowledge and demonstrate understanding of basic facts, principles and theories in the field of chemistry in written and oral form,
  • use acquired knowledge to address qualitative and quantitative tasks in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering,
  • recognised and complement good laboratory practice,
  • process data in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering,
  • handle chemicals safely with regard to their physical and chemical properties,
  • carry out standard laboratory procedures including the use of instruments in synthesis and analytical procedures,
  • observe and measure chemical properties and changes and systematically and reliably control and record data,
  • communicate and explain laboratory results,
  • carry out a risk assessment regarding chemicals and procedures used,
  • acquire knowledge from relevant literature and data sources, including computer databases,
  • communicate effectively, in their mother tongue and one world language, and use modern presentation tools,
  • work in multidisciplinary teams to resolve tasks in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering,
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of chemical process management and business practice
  • demonstrate understanding of their own professional and ethical responsibility,
  • pursue autonomous learning and recognise the need for lifelong learning.

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant basic disciplines and their genesis (particularly mathematics, biology, physics) in order to understand, describe and address phenomena in chemistry
  • demonstrate knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry: understanding of basic chemical terminology, nomenclature and the use of units, knowledge of basic types of chemical reactions and their basic characteristics, knowledge of the classification of elements and their compounds, including the periodic system, knowledge of the connection between materials and individual atoms or molecules, knowledge of the main synthesis pathways in inorganic chemistry, knowledge of the basic structural characteristics of elements and their compounds
  • demonstrate knowledge of the bases of analytical chemistry, including the procedures of chemical analysis and the characterisation of compounds, and knowledge of the basic methods of structural tests, including spectroscopy
  • demonstrate knowledge of organic chemistry, including familiarity with the most important properties of aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic and organometallic compounds and the nature and properties of functional groups in organic molecules, demonstrate understanding of the basics of stereochemistry, demonstrate knowledge of the main synthesis pathways in organic chemistry
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basics of physical chemistry: understanding of the characteristics of various aggregate states and the theories that describe them, knowledge of the basics of thermodynamics and their application in chemistry, knowledge of the kinetics of chemical 
  • changes, including catalysis, knowledge of the basics of quantum mechanics and their application in the description of the structure of atoms and molecules
  • demonstrate knowledge of the chemistry of biological molecules and processes
  • demonstrate basic understanding of safety, health and environment,
  • use and have some experience in the use of relevant software and other advanced tools
  • undertake suitable planning and problem-solving through the application of scientific methods and procedures in a given specialised field.

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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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  • Matura or
  • Vocational matura in any secondary school programme,
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme

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Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Maribor

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • Vocational matura in any secondary school programme,
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme
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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.