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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of materials science and engineering (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of materials science and engineering (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The fundamental aim of the doctoral programme in Materials Science and Engineering is to train experts who will possess the competences suitable for employment in research positions in scientific/engineering sectors, above all in the field of the development, manufacture and use of traditional and modern functional materials, for work in the public sector or for a continuation of their research career in the academic environment. Students who successfully complete the proposed programme will have gained in particular the following general competences and skills:

  • the ability to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas;
  • the ability to communicate about their expert field with colleagues, larger expert
  • groups and the general public;
  • the ability to promote scientific and technological progress at the academic and applied levels in a knowledge-based society.

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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 scored 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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Article 38a of the Higher Education Act and Article 16 of the transitional and final provisions of the Higher Education Act (UL RS No 119, 20 November 2006), provide that enrolment in the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Materials Science and Engineering shall be open to candidates who have completed:

  • a second-cycle study programme (Bologna master's programme),
  • an integrated master's programme giving access to professions regulated by EU directives, if consisting of 300 ECTS credits, or another integrated master's programme consisting of 300 ECTS credits,
  • an earlier (old) study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification,
  • a former study programme leading to a specialisation, if candidates have previously completed a professional higher education; in this case additional course units ranging from 30 to 60 ECTS credits will be defined for enrolment in the third-cycle programme,
  • a former (old) study programme leading to a research master's degree or a specialisation following the completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification. Course units totalling at least 60 ECTS credits are recognised for such candidates in the third-cycle doctoral study programme.

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Students complete their studies when they have successfully met all prescribed requirements of a study programme.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana

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10
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Article 38a of the Higher Education Act and Article 16 of the transitional and final provisions of the Higher Education Act (UL RS No 119, 20 November 2006), provide that enrolment in the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Materials Science and Engineering shall be open to candidates who have completed:

  • a second-cycle study programme (Bologna master's programme),
  • an integrated master's programme giving access to professions regulated by EU directives, if consisting of 300 ECTS credits, or another integrated master's programme consisting of 300 ECTS credits,
  • an earlier (old) study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification,
  • a former study programme leading to a specialisation, if candidates have previously completed a professional higher education; in this case additional course units ranging from 30 to 60 ECTS credits will be defined for enrolment in the third-cycle programme,
  • a former (old) study programme leading to a research master's degree or a specialisation following the completion of a study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification. Course units totalling at least 60 ECTS credits are recognised for such candidates in the third-cycle doctoral study programme.
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Students complete their studies when they have successfully met all prescribed requirements of a study programme.