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Qualification: Design engineer (no legal status)

Design engineer (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • plan, prepare, implement and check own work and the work of others,
  • communicate with co-workers and experts and advise customers,
  • use technical terminology and communicate in one foreign language,
  • participate in an expert team and in the resolution of problems,
  • carry out project work,
  • lead activities and provide professional advice to the customer,
  • plan human resources, be responsible for the education and training of personnel and plan the organisation of internal education and training,
  • lead and participate in the process of formal and non-formal education and training,
  • use modern information and communication technologies,
  • develop enterprise characteristics, skills and behaviour,
  • use energy, material and time rationally,
  • protect health and the environment and be responsible for own safety and the safety of others,

(specific vocational competences)

  • create graphic material for the manufacture of a product from a natural or synthetic material,
  • evaluate the suitability of the artistic and technical plan of a product made of a natural or synthetic material,
  • plan products made of natural or synthetic materials,
  • create, manage and archive technical documentation relating to products made of natural or synthetic materials,
  • shape blocks and slabs of natural and artificial stone in the context of architecture and landscaping,
  • design industrial products made of natural and artificial stone,
  • design decorative craft products made of natural and artificial stone,
  • design simple sculptures,
  • conserve cultural heritage items made of natural and artificial stone,
  • design models for the manufacture of souvenirs and replicas,
  • design, plan and manufacture maquettes and models,
  • design artistic products made of wood and wood-based materials,
  • design special equipment and highly complex products made of wood and wood-based materials,
  • design wooden construction elements and participate in and supervise construction of other wooden products,
  • design furniture,
  • design items made of various metals, composites and polymers,
  • photograph and make presentations of items,
  • design models for the surface treatment of metals, composites and polymers,
  • design and create virtual 3D computer models

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Diplomas are issued to students who complete all obligatory modules/subjects (a total of 49 credits), elective modules (61 credits), one free elective subject (5 credits) and a diploma thesis (5 credits).

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  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination); or 
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary vocational education.

Additional conditions for enrolment:

Candidates will present original works in the form of a portfolio:

  • with at least 10 drawings of observed subjects or products of a maximum size of 50 x 70 cm, demonstrating knowledge of and proficiency in the basic laws of freehand drawing. The portfolio should contain drawings in any drawing techniques; or
  • at least three products (or photographs of products with a brief description) made from one or more materials and demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of and proficiency in the basic techniques (technologies) of manufacture and design; or
  • at least one maquette demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of and proficiency in the basic techniques (technologies) of design, manufacture and material.

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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 graded 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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Šolski center Srečka Kosovela Sežana, Višja strokovna šola; Šolski center Maribor, Višja strokovna šola; Lesarska šola Maribor, Višja strokovna šola

NQF Level: 
6
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or vocational matura (previously school-leaving examination); or 
  • master craftsman/foreman/shop manager examination, three years' work experience and test in general education subjects at the level required for the vocational matura in secondary vocational education.

Additional conditions for enrolment:

Candidates will present original works in the form of a portfolio:

  • with at least 10 drawings of observed subjects or products of a maximum size of 50 x 70 cm, demonstrating knowledge of and proficiency in the basic laws of freehand drawing. The portfolio should contain drawings in any drawing techniques; or
  • at least three products (or photographs of products with a brief description) made from one or more materials and demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of and proficiency in the basic techniques (technologies) of manufacture and design; or
  • at least one maquette demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of and proficiency in the basic techniques (technologies) of design, manufacture and material.
Ways to acquire: 

Diplomas are issued to students who complete all obligatory modules/subjects (a total of 49 credits), elective modules (61 credits), one free elective subject (5 credits) and a diploma thesis (5 credits).