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Qualification: Diploma in agronomy and horticultural engineering (no legal status)

Diploma in agronomy and horticultural engineering (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • master theoretical and applied technical knowledge enabling the implementation, supervision and management of agronomic and horticultural technological processes and procedures through analysis and synthesis of a sustainable paradigm of production,
  • adapt agronomic and horticultural technological processes and procedures to changes in the natural and economic environment,
  • master basic quantitative and qualitative methods for monitoring agronomic and horticultural technological processes and procedures,
  • transfer professionally and communicatively professional knowledge and skills to real agronomic and horticultural production systems,
  • ensure independent and autonomous professional implementation, supervision and management of agronomic and horticultural technological processes and procedures,
  • creatively use information technology,
  • master communication skills and pursue professional intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue in adopting and implementing technological decisions,

(subject-specific competences)

  • know and understand the development of the study of agriculture and its increasingly intra-disciplinary component breakdown,
  • know and understand the principle of sustainable development of agronomy and horticulture and the best-practice principle as an aspect of its implementation,
  • master the theoretical basis, analytical procedures and methods in the field of natural science: botany, mathematics, chemistry, pedology, genetics, biotechnology; and of technology: fruit growing, wine growing, horticulture, ornamental plants, field cultivation, grass cultivation and economics required in professional work, 
  • know specific biotic and abiotic factors of production and understand their mutual connection,
  • link together fundamental knowledge in the field of biotic and abiotic production factors with agronomic and horticultural technologies,
  • know, understand and implement principles of good agronomic and horticultural practices, 
  • know and understand the principles and apply the methods for monitoring the economic efficiency of production in conditions of a market economy and global competition,
  • systematically monitor sources of professional information and select and apply it as appropriate,
  • develop and master practical skills that enable the independent implementation of all phases of agronomic and horticultural technological processes in different technological orientations (conventional, integrated, organic production),
  • independently and effectively use information and communication technology.

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical classes 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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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

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To complete their studies, students must complete all requirements for all subjects in which they have enrolled, successfully complete practical training and write and defend a diploma thesis.

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

To complete their studies, students must complete all requirements for all subjects in which they have enrolled, successfully complete practical training and write and defend a diploma thesis.