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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of Textile Engineering, Graphic Communication and Textile Design (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of Textile Engineering, Graphic Communication and Textile Design (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Candidates are capable of:

  • in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts of textiles, graphic and interactive communications and the theory of textile design,
  • developing new knowledge of textiles, graphic and interactive communications and theory of textile design,
  • addressing the most demanding problems by testing and improving familiar or discovering new solutions of textiles, graphic and interactive communications and theory of textile design,
  • leading the most demanding work systems in the field of textiles, graphic and interactive communications and the theory of textile design,
  • leading scientific research projects of textile, graphic and interactive communications and the theory of textile design in the general professional or science,
  • critically evaluating the science of textiles, graphic and interactive communications and the theory of textile design,
  • developing social and communication abilities of team work management also in terms of projects based on integrating scientific laws of different areas,
  • developing professional, ethical and environmental responsibility,
  • using modern tools, skills and principles, especially in terms of ICT in everyday professional and scientific research work.

(Textile engineering)

 

  • Conquering mathematical tools for the study of technical mechanics, understanding mechanical principles for the study of technical mechanics, mechanical laws and principles in material mechanics and operation of equipment, upgrading basic models with specific features and developing deductive problem solving in textile technology.
  • Acquiring knowledge in physical organic chemistry, which is essential in studying chemically oriented courses in textile sciences and technologies, insight into modern analytical methods of organic chemistry, the ability to select the most appropriate method in practical problem solving in chemical textile technology; a prerequisite for independent problem solving in the research field.
  • Understanding the laws behind the physics and mechanics of fibre forming polymers, the ability to connect the supramolecular and morphological structure with the properties of polymers, the ability to choose fibre forming polymers with respect to the required properties of the finished product, knowledge of types of use of fibre forming polymers in different areas and understanding the influence of factors in the production and use of fibres and finished products.
  • Acquiring knowledge of high-performance fibres for development and use in technologically highly developed products for technical purposes, the ability to use theoretical knowledge in terms of structure, properties and application of polymeric fibres for constructing high-performance technical textile products and fibre composites, the ability to choose high-performance fibres professionally and according to the required properties of the finished product.
  • Insight into non-conventional fibres and new synthetic fibres from biopolymers that are not crude oil-bound, knowledge of modern technologies leading to the synthesis of biopolymers from renewable raw materials, properties and advantages of their use, the ability to select fibre professionally for the development of environmentally friendly products, knowledge of the problems in obtaining and using them.
  • Understanding the connection between the structure and properties of fibrous polymer and their biodegradability and reproducibility, ability to recognise the needs for waste separation of textile materials, knowledge of recycling processes for polymer materials and the impact of recycling on their properties, ability to find optimal solutions in the production of textile products, taking into account ecological design and the life cycle for each product.
  • Acquiring knowledge of state-of-the-art analytical methods for the investigation of the structure of molecules in the nanometre scale, supramolecular structures in hard aggregate state, anisotropy, thermal properties, diffusion phenomena, viscoelasticity and fibre density, choosing appropriate analytical methods for the investigation of the chemical and physical properties of fibre forming polymers and their changes in various processing methods, applying knowledge in special fields of investigation, such as archaeological and historical textiles, textile research in forensics.
  • Gaining knowledge and skills in programming and numerical methods, insight into mathematical software packages relevant in analysing measured results, upgrading statistical thinking and approach to research, using modern statistical thinking and approach to research, modern statistical tools in scientific research or professional work, understanding the basics and practical applications of the learnt methods in textile industry.
  • In-depth study of the structure and properties of single, blend, spun and textile cables, single-layered and multi-layered textiles, knitwear and knitted fabrics, 3D textiles, extruded, melt-blown and spun bond non-woven textiles, of integrating the effect of structural and production parameters on the final properties of the product, of planning textiles for different end application with prerequisite physical, mechanical, permeable and other properties, mastering the most demanding technologies of textile manufacturing, understanding the impact of each stage to the properties of the textile and learning the advanced methods and equipment for testing mechanical properties of textile products.
  • Gaining knowledge on theoretical basics of refining processes and procedures of chemical and physical modification of textiles, the ability to inspect the mechanisms of the processes, understanding the impact of factors to the quality of the implementation of procedures and as a result the properties of the final products, the ability to integrate theoretical and applied knowledge in structural, design, mechanical, physical and chemical properties of textiles and textile refining and care procedures, the most technologically advanced chemical textile procedures and means for their implementation, gaining the ability to select a procedure according to the required functional properties of the product.
  • Introducing new technologies for modifying textiles, including nanotechnological procedures, such as sol-gel technology and plasma technology, microencapsulation, biotechnology.
  • Insight into the mechanisms of modifying textile surface and methods for their characterisation, as well as knowledge of ecological and economic advantages and disadvantages of the procedures.
  • Insight into the structure, properties and usability of dyes and pigments in chemical textile technology, detailed knowledge of the characteristics of dyes and pigments, enabling an objective evaluation of textile products and achieving their greater competitiveness, acquiring relevant knowledge of colour measurement theory and practice, gaining in-depth knowledge of colour as a phenomenon of sensory perception, understanding the problems associated with perception and colour rendering in different media.
  • Insight into the structural properties of chemical agents for textile refining and care, using the appropriate agents, the right concentration and combination and the ability to make an ecological decision on how to make state-of-the-art resources and methods for producing textile fibres more functional and their care.
  • Developing special technical two- and three-dimensional textiles with high added value for new applications in different economic areas, such as medicine, pharmacy, sports, construction, agriculture, aviation, understanding the requirements of functional properties, individual structures and manufacturing procedures, distinctive application features, specific examinations and standards.
  • In-depth knowledge of the impact of individual processes in the textile industry, waste and products on the environment, gaining an ecological awareness, familiarising with the environmental protection legislation and ecological standards of the industry, of evaluating and solving specific ecological problems in the industry, familiarising with environmental monitoring and industrial waste water treatment and air purification technologies, of using ICT for transmitting and processing data and following innovations in environmental protection.
  • Gaining knowledge in production management, including the understanding of the production development, productivity and improvements, planning work processes through network planning methods, recognising the needs for investments, of recognising and evaluating costs incurred in the work process, understanding and being able to solve specific work-related problems by using professional methods, such as SWOT analysis, value analysis, job systematisation and evaluation of the work complexity, developing skills for planning and calculating the technological requirements of products and services. Graphic and interactive communication
  • Knowledge of the latest printing technologies. Gaining knowledge required for constant efficient following of innovations in this fast-paced field of expertise of modern technology.
  • Becoming aware of the importance of innovation and uniqueness in designing new ideas for printing value-added products.
  • Obtaining the necessary knowledge required to understand the basics and have a systematic overview of the direction of development of interactive communication in new media. 
  • Understanding the basics in preparing and processing multimedia content, overview and understanding the basics of user interfaces that enable the implementation of user-centred interactive services. – Conquering and modernising stati

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Candidates can enrol in the doctoral study programme Textile Engineering, Graphic Communication and Textile Design if:

  • they have completed a second level study programme,
  • study programme for professions under EU directives or other unified master study programmes accredited with 300 credit points according to ECTS,
  • university study programmes adopted prior to 11 June 2004,
  • a master’s study programme or specialist study programme and prior to it a university study programme; candidates shall be awarded with 60 credit points according to ECTS based on their application according to the law,
  • a specialist study programme and prior to it higher professional study program; additional requirements shall be determined for the candidates in the range between 30 and 60 credit points according to ECTS.
  • Graduates from universities abroad can also enrol in the doctoral study programme. The equivalence of the education acquired at a university abroad shall be established with the procedure for recognition of foreign higher education for admission to further study in accordance with Statute of the University of Ljubljana.

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According to the Statute of the University of Ljubljana, the exam scores range from 1 to 10, whereby a positive grade is from 6 to 10. Exams of the study program shall be written and oral and the preparation and oral presentation of seminars will also be evaluated.
The results of exams are published on the higher information system of the Textile Department (VIS-OT). Details are provided to students during office hours of professors.

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In order to complete the study program and obtain the scientific title of Doctor of Science, candidates need to successfully complete all the requirements of the study program and successfully defend the doctoral thesis. Another requirement for doctoral students is also the publication of at least one scientific article on the topic of the doctoral thesis in a SCI, SSCI or A&HCI indexed journal. The doctoral student needs to be the primary author of the article. The scientific article needs to be published or accepted for publishing before defending the doctoral thesis.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 

Candidates can enrol in the doctoral study programme Textile Engineering, Graphic Communication and Textile Design if:

  • they have completed a second level study programme,
  • study programme for professions under EU directives or other unified master study programmes accredited with 300 credit points according to ECTS,
  • university study programmes adopted prior to 11 June 2004,
  • a master’s study programme or specialist study programme and prior to it a university study programme; candidates shall be awarded with 60 credit points according to ECTS based on their application according to the law,
  • a specialist study programme and prior to it higher professional study program; additional requirements shall be determined for the candidates in the range between 30 and 60 credit points according to ECTS.
  • Graduates from universities abroad can also enrol in the doctoral study programme. The equivalence of the education acquired at a university abroad shall be established with the procedure for recognition of foreign higher education for admission to further study in accordance with Statute of the University of Ljubljana.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the study program and obtain the scientific title of Doctor of Science, candidates need to successfully complete all the requirements of the study program and successfully defend the doctoral thesis. Another requirement for doctoral students is also the publication of at least one scientific article on the topic of the doctoral thesis in a SCI, SSCI or A&HCI indexed journal. The doctoral student needs to be the primary author of the article. The scientific article needs to be published or accepted for publishing before defending the doctoral thesis.