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Qualification: Master's degree in tribology of surfaces and interfaces (no legal status)

Master's degree in tribology of surfaces and interfaces (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of lifelong learning needs;
  • participate in multidisciplinary groups to address and resolve technical difficulties and raise awareness of the importance of administrative requirements, accuracy and cooperation;

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of tribological interfaces and systems and the mutual relations of parameters and
  • determine key effects from the nano level to the macro level;
  • develop theoretical and experimental pathways for the study and resolution of tribological problems;
  • incorporate multidisciplinary requirements into a coordinated solution that combines knowledge from various fields related to tribology;
  • demonstrate autonomous thinking, creativity and problem-solving ability in tribological groups with individual responsibility;
  • work as professional engineers and researchers in multicultural and interdisciplinary groups in the broader field of tribology, surfaces, interfaces and maintenance;
  • demonstrate familiarity with industrial requirements and the specifics of the industrial sector and the academic world;
  • assess, develop and apply scientific information and knowledge about tribological problems to address problems in industry;
  • communicate with experts with an academic and industrial background via written documents, presentations and debates;
  • demonstrate familiarity with mechanical systems, materials and lubricants in manufacturing processes, surface and oil analyses; use and interpret experimental techniques and results to address tribological problems (tribometers, microscopes, spectrometers, profilometers, etc.);

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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  • A first-cycle (Bologna) academic or professional higher education programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of mechanical engineering or related engineering or natural science/mathematics disciplines,
  • a first-cycle (Bologna) academic or professional higher education programme consisting of at least 180 credits in fields not listed in the preceding paragraph, on condition that before enrolment in the second-cycle master's programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" they complete course units from the first-cycle academic higher education programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" consisting of 44 credits in subjects that are essential for further study: Mathematics 2, Strength, materials 2, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Machine elements 2 and Construction methodology,
  • a professional higher education programme in the field of mechanical engineering or related engineering or natural science/mathematics disciplines (before adoption of the Higher Education Act in 2004),
  • a professional higher education programme (before adoption of the Higher Education Act 2004) in fields not listed in the preceding paragraph, on condition that before enrolment in the second-cycle master's programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" they complete course units from the first-cycle academic higher education programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" consisting of 44 credits in subjects that are essential for further study: Mathematics 2, Strength, materials 2, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Machine elements 2 and Construction methodology.

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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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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

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In order to complete the programme, candidates must successfully complete all course units defined by the programme, consisting of 120 credits, and successfully defend a master's thesis.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A first-cycle (Bologna) academic or professional higher education programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of mechanical engineering or related engineering or natural science/mathematics disciplines,
  • a first-cycle (Bologna) academic or professional higher education programme consisting of at least 180 credits in fields not listed in the preceding paragraph, on condition that before enrolment in the second-cycle master's programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" they complete course units from the first-cycle academic higher education programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" consisting of 44 credits in subjects that are essential for further study: Mathematics 2, Strength, materials 2, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Machine elements 2 and Construction methodology,
  • a professional higher education programme in the field of mechanical engineering or related engineering or natural science/mathematics disciplines (before adoption of the Higher Education Act in 2004),
  • a professional higher education programme (before adoption of the Higher Education Act 2004) in fields not listed in the preceding paragraph, on condition that before enrolment in the second-cycle master's programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" they complete course units from the first-cycle academic higher education programme "MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Research and Development Programme" consisting of 44 credits in subjects that are essential for further study: Mathematics 2, Strength, materials 2, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Machine elements 2 and Construction methodology.
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In order to complete the programme, candidates must successfully complete all course units defined by the programme, consisting of 120 credits, and successfully defend a master's thesis.