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Qualification: Diploma in agronomy engineering (no legal status)

Diploma in agronomy engineering (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • independently seek optimal solutions to problems in their professional field by analysing the situation and linking theory and practice,
  • master basic research approaches and the special features of research in this kind of plant production,
  • act ethically and show a commitment to professional ethics,
  • take professional decisions through self-initiative and autonomy,
  • master communication skills,
  • cooperate mutually in solving problems and tasks,
  • be familiar with the importance of responsibility of the individual for successful team work,
  • perform critical and self-critical assessment,

(job-specific competences)

  • devise, develop and use modern production technology in horticulture and agriculture,
  • manage existing production processes and technology in horticulture and agriculture,
  • organise and manage the production process,
  • master computer-integrated production,
  • assure the appropriate quality of products by performing relevant quality measurements and checks,
  • understand in an interdisciplinary way activities in production systems,
  • develop new production technologies with simultaneous mastery of both technical and technological and economic and commercial dimensions,
  • continuously develop skills in the application of knowledge in the specific professional field,
  • use modern computer, information and communication technologies and systems in the professional field,
  • master fundamental issues in the fields of economics, organisation, marketing, accounting and management,
  • show fundamental market thinking in their engineering environment,
  • master projects and project methodologies,
  • understand the content of basic financial statements,
  • understand the fundamental principles governing the operation of a modern agricultural holding or enterprise,
  • operate according to the principles of ethical and socially responsible actions.

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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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Students complete their studies when they have passed all the examinations, practical training or have completed at least 180 credits, and have successfully defended their final paper.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Biosystemic Studies

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: 

Students complete their studies when they have passed all the examinations, practical training or have completed at least 180 credits, and have successfully defended their final paper.