- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed integrated master's programme consisting of 300 credits; or
- a completed programme leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004, consisting of at least 240 credits; or
- a completed study programme leading to a professional higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004, and a study programme leading to a specialisation, together totalling at least 240 credits; such candidates are required to complete the following course units (totalling 30 credits) from the second-cycle Mechanical Engineering programme before enrolling in the programme: Selected chapters from mathematics (6 credits), Selected chapters from mechanics (6 credits), Modern engineering materials (6 credits), Methods of experimental work (6 credits), Numerical modelling and computer simulations (6 credits) or
- equivalent education in another country.
In the case of limited entry, candidates will be classified on the basis of: average grades in previous studies (20%); bachelor's or master's thesis grade (30%); and a selection examination (50%). Candidates may substitute up to 30% of the selection examination with scholarly or specialist work completed before enrolment in the programme, as demonstrated by relevant publications in scholarly and specialist literature. Criteria for evaluating scholarly and specialist work are laid down by the FS Senate.
In order to complete the third-cycle Mechanical Engineering programme, students must complete all course units, for a total of 180 credits (pass all examinations prescribed by the third-cycle Mechanical Engineering programme, complete research work and write and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation).
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).
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor