- A completed second-cycle study programme; or
- a completed study programme leading to an academic higher education qualification, adopted before 11 June 2004; or
- a completed study programme leading to a specialisation in a natural science/engineering field, if they have previously completed a professional higher education programme. In order to equalise the knowledge base of candidates before enrolment in the doctoral programme, the doctoral studies commission at UL FS will define additional course units consisting of 30 ECTS credits, with regard to the intended field of doctoral study; or
- a study programme leading to a pre-Bologna research master's degree. Course units requirements totalling 60 ECTS credits are recognised for such candidates in the doctoral programme; or
- a study programme giving access to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme consisting of 300 ECTS credits.
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 Ljubljana