University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering
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).
- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed academic higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004; or
- a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 and a study programme leading to a specialisation; course units from the second-cycle Civil Engineering programme totalling 45 ECTS credits are defined for these candidates before enrolment in the programme: Mathematics, Numerical Methods, Construction Materials, Building Engineering Physics II, Construction Operations, Hydraulic Engineering Structures, Roads Planning II, Concrete Structures, Metal Structures, Information Models of Built Structures, Earthworks; or
- a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's programme consisting of 300 ECTS credits.
In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the programme and defend a doctoral thesis, for a total of 180 ECTS credits. Before defending his/her doctoral dissertation, the student must publish (or obtain confirmation of publication), as lead author, findings from the doctoral dissertation in at least one original scholarly article (SICRIS categorisation 1.01) in a scholarly journal indexed by SCI, SSCI or AH&CI with an impact factor greater than 0.