The professional bachelor study programme Geotechnology and Mining offers an education steeped in the natural sciences and engineering, following the latest developments in professions centring on geoscience and non-living matter. Increasingly, we have also seen the need for students to acquire other knowledge, for example from the areas of environmental protection, economics and IT. Mineral extraction, underground construction, and so on are activities which interfere in our environment.
Program Geotechnology and Mining is therefore clamped between both of given scientific research disciplins. Knowledge and skills of graduates of Geotechnology and mining provide wide opportunities for employment in various sectors of the business, researching and other fields.
Priority is employment in the mining, construction and road companies and other basic industries, which include the need for the extraction of mineral resources and activities in the earth's crust, which are associated with the construction of infrastructure facilities, landfills, dumps, rehabilitation of damaged areas ...
The basic goal of the professional bachleor study programme Graphic and media technology is to train experts of sufficient professional breadth who are capable of managing, in terms of the technology and execution, diverse and demanding graphic activities and graphics related to media activities.
Graduates have broad expertise and professional knowledge in the study area of graphic and media technology, augmented by selected knowledge in the areas of natural sciences, information and communication technology, aesthetics, graphic design and management of digital media in visual and interactive applications and services.
Graduates also have professional ethical and environmental responsibility, can use modern tools of different graphic and media technologies and are able to observe, analyse and evaluate natural, cultural, artistic design and visual systems. Graduates of the programme Graphic and media technology acquire an overview and understanding of technological parameters of digital media, visual and interactive applications and services and basic graphic materials and digital techniques of representing information, including the capacity to understand the interdependency between technology and design.
In this new millennium the interest in steel production has increased. The fact that it can not be replaced by any other material has attracted interest of metallurgical professionals. The annual world market production of steel has raised from 800 mio tons to 1,500 mio tons in the last eight years, and the trend is still moving upwards.
Following cement, steel takes the second place in world demand for materials. High quality level of steels and other non-ferrous metals and their alloys are crucial for a successful global economy and technological development. With this in mind our professional bachelor study programme Metallurgical technologies addresses current global needs.
The basic goal is to qualify professionals to integrate in an industrial setting, implement industrial processes, including production control, quality control and attestation of industrial products.
From the historical point of view the methods used in development and control of metallurgical processes and characterisation methods of metal materials have been adopted by other engineering materials. For this reason, the goal of this study programme is to also qualifying professionals to deal with quality control of the majority of engineering materials.
This new programme focuses on acquiring professional knowledge and competences for market demands of innovative, high-technological society, providing also a sound theoretical basis. Graduates can continue education throughout the life-learning process, and acquire new information- communication skills. In all subject there is a s strong emphasis on verifying theoretical knowledge through practical work practising team work and encouraging innovative thinking.
The basic goal of the professional bachelor study programme Textile and Clothing Engineering is to train experts capable of managing the most technologically demanding processes in the textile and clothing industry, to train them in planning complex products and technological processes, and at the same time provide appropriate basic natural science and professional knowledge for further education at the second level.
General competences include ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice and use it to solve problems; ability to experiment and visually transfer various concepts of thinking; developed capacity for independent learning in a specific professional area; initiative and independence in decision making and management of the most demanding work; ability to communicate with colleagues and experts in related disciplines; developed professional, ethical and environmental responsibility; and ability to use modern tools, skills and dexterity in daily professional and scientific research work.
Subject-specific competences comprise in-depth knowledge of natural sciences; understanding the interdisciplinary development of modern fibre forming polymers by combining different scientific disciplines: chemistry, bio (techno)logy, nanotechnology and information technology; capacity to link the effects of various raw materials and technological factors to the structure and properties of yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens and knitwear; capacity of optimising technological processes of clothing production; knowledge of the theoretical basics of finishing; capacity of planning pre-finishing, dyeing, printing and finishing processes with consideration for environmental requirements; capacity of supervision, analysis and management of the production process; and ability to understand modern concepts of quality management systems and their importance in the context of global competition.
Graduates of the undergraduate academic bachelor study programme Geology obtain fundamental knowledge from all fields of geology. They also get a solid base in elementary natural sciences and mathematics. Students obtain basic knowledge from scientific areas related to geology and required for practical geological work and interaction with related areas of expertise.
With select elective subjects students further extend their knowledge in the areas of interest, targeting specific narrower topics in geology. During the study, students will get familiar with traditional principles, and upgrade them with the latest discoveries; all this in a modern educational environment and using modern technology.
Special attention is paid to practical training, especially field work. By working in groups, undertaking project work and solving problems, students will learn to work in teams, give public talks and manage the projects. Students will test thetheoretical knowledge by exercises concerning real-life scenarios; this will facilitate thetransition to the practical work after the finished studies.
At the same time, students will learn a sufficient amount of engineering contents, which enable development of abstract thinking, and to successfully continue their studies in different second-level programs.
The academic bachelor study programme Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering is a natural sciences and engineering programme that prepares future graduates for work involving underground construction, environmental engineering and obtaining mineral resources.
During their studies, students perform industry placement training that gives them the opportunity to get acquainted with work processes and use their theoretical knowledge in practical situations.
Together with the acquired practical experience and the counselling offered by teaching and professional mentors, students use electives to shape their study programme in such a way that the theoretical and specialist content is tailored to their requirements and needs.
Consequently, students obtain the necessary competences required for direct employment and/or continued professional or theoretical training in the entire field of obtaining mineral resources, primary processing of raw materials, blasting, underground construction, drilling techniques, observation and tracking in nature, geotechnical research, evaluation and conducting of activities affecting nature, the rehabilitation of degraded areas, environmental management, solid waste materials and land redevelopment due to natural disasters (landslides, earthquakes, etc.) and because of incorrect past activities affecting nature.
The knowledge and skills obtained enable graduates to work in demanding professional and managerial jobs both in the public and private sector; at the same time, it gives them the opportunity to continue their studies in the framework of similar postgraduate courses.
The main goal of the academic bachelor study programme Graphic and interactive communications is to qualify experts who are able to manage the most demanding technological processes in graphic arts and media, and in the field of interactive communications.
The study offers graduates relevant fundamental knowledge and expertise to proceed with their education at the second level. In addition to the knowledge in the field of graphic, media and interactive communications, graduates develop scientific approach abilities.
The graduates of this programme acquire knowledge about graphic technology and graphic material know-how used in the design and manufacturing of graphic products. In addition, graduates master the basics of visual and art language, techniques of artistic expression, and ways of interpreting and designing the art scheme of products. Graduates understand the technological realisation of graphically designed ideas, are capable of solving ecological problems in the printing industry, creating new ideas and developing the abilities of interpersonal communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership and creative thinking.
Materials have always played an important role for mankind. Even historical eras have been named after some common materials prevailing at that particular time, e.g. Stone age, Bronze age, and Iron age. We cannot imagine our lives without materials: without concrete and steel there would be no buildings or roads, without cooper there would be no electricity. Cars, for example, are composed of many different materials or combinations of these (metals, plastics, glass). Different functional materials can be used also in electronics and sensors.
With optimal combination of materials used in equipment and structures it is possible to achieve safe environment standards, solve environmental problems, regulate energy needs, buy technical products at a reasonable price and enjoy comfortable life. No area of science has changed our lives so much as information technology.
Yet, there would be no such development without modern materials, such as complex semi-conducting materials and optical fibers. New materials, e.g. nano-structured materials carry a large potential which we cannot even foresee at this moment. Therefore, it goes without saying that research and development of materials will always be needed for technological development and a successful global economy.
So join us and choose the academic bachelor study programme Materials engineering.
Basic goals and competences of the academic bachelor study programme Planning textiles and clothing are capability of managing the most technologically demanding processes in the textile and clothing industry; capability of planning complex products and technological processes; ability to understand modern concepts of quality management systems and their importance in global competition; ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice and use it to solve problems, especially by seeking new sources of knowledge and using scientific methods; independence and initiative in decision-making and management of the most demanding work; capacity to communicate with co-workers and specialists in related branches; well-developed professional ethics and sense of environmental responsibility; provided in-depth knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry with a developed capacity for thinking in terms of the natural sciences for further education at the second level.
The academic bachelor study programme Textile and fashion design addresses the prospects of the Slovenian textile and clothing industry, which are are similar to the prospects for other European industries in the field.
The future is generally oriented towards products with higher added value, high-quality, top-level design, creativity, advanced products, intelligent textiles and similar. Additionally, these goals are closely connected to the adequate knowledge and qualifications of the people involved.
Although it has its origins in traditional handicraft skills, textile and fashion design is a branch that during the last century has developed into an independent and specific system of expression, interlinked with other artistic and designer practices and theories. The creative process of a textile designer generally starts with an idea, which needs to be first visualised through artistic means, while suitable technical processes are simultaneously considered and strategies developed.
The process of conceptualising and materialising an idea requires broad understanding and experience of artistic disciplines and sociology and knowledge of production technologies. The new concept of the study, based on experience from graduate and post-graduate studies of designing textiles and clothing in the past 35 years and cooperation with foreign higher education institutions, especially those included in the CUMULUS network, was organised around a new concept based on four parallel vertical studies.
These basic directions include parallel studies of designing textiles and clothing, artistic expression, technology (which supports the realisation of designer ideas) and support studies (consisting of the knowledge and skills of computer-assisted design, the history of textile and fashion design, marketing and management).