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Qualification: Diploma in organic farming engineering (no legal status)

Diploma in organic farming 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 organic farming,
  • act ethically and show a commitment to professional ethics,
  • take professional decisions through self-initiative and autonomy, 
  • master communication skills,
  • cooperate with others 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,
  • more easily and successfully communicate in the international environment,
  • make independent decisions and take responsibility,
  • master the basics of constant attention to the quality of products and services, 

(subject-specific competences)

  • resolve specific problems applying standard professional and scientific methods and procedures,
  • link knowledge from various areas,
  • perform analysis applying scientific methods and their results in practice,
  • seek new findings based on the results of their own research,
  • operate according to the principles of ethical and socially responsible actions.
  • critically evaluate the achievements of science in the area of farming and farm products,
  • document, analyse and evaluate various farming practices,
  • understand the standards of quality and safety in farming (Global GAP, HACCP, IFS etc.) and in other fields (e.g. business excellence, ISO, SIST standards and so forth) and apply standards in practice,
  • develop skills in applying interdisciplinary findings and knowledge in the area of organic farming,
  • use information and communication technologies and systems in the area of farming,
  • cooperate with experts from other disciplines,
  • demonstrate personal professional integrity and operate in line with professional ethics.

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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.