The study programme Buildings focuses on buildings - their design, construction, use and removal. A major focus is on the design of building envelope, which requires connection of building physics with bioclimatic design strategies as well as the needs and demands of the building users. The study programme Buildings thus represents a link between the architectural and constructional design of the built environment.
The study programme is tailored to the needs and requirements of designing the living and working environment in buildings. The most important guideline here is the greatest possible harmonisation between the built and the wider natural environment, as this is the only way to achieve the long-term goals of sustainable development while providing comfortable living. In this way, a building, as an engineering product, becomes part of the larger ecosystem and enables its users and society as a whole to function more efficiently and comfortably.
Only graduates of the second cycle master study programme Civil Engineering are able to acquire the licence for the design and construction of the most demanding buildings and engineering structures. Therefore, the goal of the study is to train experts with in-depth basic knowledge at the wider area of civil engineering and, most importantly, with specific in-depth knowledge of narrow areas of the selected study orientation.
Specific contents of the study orientations start already from the first semester. Students have the possibility to choose from a wide selection of elective courses, which gives them the possibility to take beside mandatory courses of the selected orientation also courses from other orientations.
In detail, the study at the orientation Structural Engineering focuses mainly on the areas of analysis and design of demanding buildings and engineering structures, at the orientation Geo- & Hydrotechnics on the areas of hydraulics, river regulation, analysis and design of demanding geotechnical or dam and hydrotechnical structures, at the orientation Infrastructural Engineering on the areas of public service infrastructure, construction procedure, information technologies and traffic engineering, while at the orientation BIM A+ students acquire specific knowledge from the area of modern consulting engineering for the design, implementation and maintenance of building structures.
The study includes a two week practical training in construction and construction-related businesses and finishes with a master module, which focuses mainly on seminar work and leads to the final thesis. The second cycle diploma is also a ticket to the development and research work at the selected area of civil engineering. Master engineers find work not only in design offices and contracting companies, but also in institutes and other organisations. Some of them continue their academic careers, while many are attracted to marketing and management of construction services and products.
The study of civil engineering offers a wide variety of possibilities for international exchange and great possibilities for cooperation with the construction industry.
The master study programme Geodesy and geoinformation does not include orientations. The basic goal of the programme is to educate experts with in-depth and specific knowledge and skills from the basic areas of geodesy and geoinformation, and considering the selected elective subjects also in-depth knowledge from individual areas of geodesy and geoinformation or other areas related to geodesy and geoinformation.
During the study, the students are expected to learn about the traditional principles upgraded by the latest findings. The contents are delivered in a contemporary way using modern technology. Students also learn about all specifics in Slovenia and Europe resulting from special historic, socio-economical and geographic characteristics. With group work, project work and problem-oriented tasks, the students get accustomed to group work, public appearance and managing customers as well as get actively involved in research.
All the acquired theoretic knowledge is tested to the largest possible extent with appropriate practical work and by solving demanding theoretic or professionally oriented problems and projects. This allows students to get involved in practical work after the study and to understand the issues related to geodesy and geoinformation.
The master study programme Spatial Planning prepares students to practice the profession of spatial planners. After the completion of the study programme, the students shall have the competence to perform tasks covering strategic research and spatial planning by preparing various studies and background documents at international, state, regional, and implementation levels, with an emphasis on planning zoned land use and siting of activities. The students also become familiar with the tasks concerned with detailed municipal and national spatial planning.
The study programme is interdisciplinary in nature as along with spatial sciences it covers social, natural, and environmental sciences, civil engineering and technical sciences, including obligatory professional excursions, extensive field work, seminars, and public relations. The study programme is intended for students who completed a first-cycle programme at various faculties. The Spatial Planning graduate’s employment opportunities are in all activities concerned with spatial planning and design, particularly in design offices, municipal services, and public administration.
The study programme is open for enrolment every other year.
The master study programme Water science and environmental engineering does not include orientations. Graduates of the programme acquire fundamental knowledge of natural sciences, as well as applicable expert (civil engineering) skills for solving demanding administrative procedures and designing, planning, implementing and maintaining more demanding (according to the Construction Act) civil engineering structures (according to the uniform classification of types of constructions CC-SI) in the areas of water management, municipal and environmental engineering.
Besides gaining general theoretic knowledge about hydraulics and geotechnics, students also learn the modern principles of water science and the latest achievements of the profession in individual areas of environmental and civil engineering, presented in a modern way using state-of-the-art technology.
By working in groups, involvement in project work, field work and by solving problem tasks, students will acquire essential teamwork and public speaking skills and are able to coherently present scientific and engineering ideas to expert and lay public.