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Civil engineering (UN) university studies

Are you tempted by designing and building structures and infrastructures? Do you want to become broad-mined graduate, capable of solving modern engineering problems? Are you interested in dynamic, creative and innovative work?

The future construction will be the key for success of sustainable and advanced buildings – so, why wouldn’t you become a part of this story?

Bachelor study programme Civil engineering offers you foundational knowledge to solve practical challenges in the field of construction such as designing structures and infrastructure, preparation and organisation of works, construction of buildings, building supervision and safety at work.

As a graduate you can work as designer, planner, site manager, professional in local and national public services or other positions related to construction. You can continue your studies on master’s degree of Civil engineering; the programme is internationally comparable.

Become an innovator and build the future world with the university study of civil engineering. Gain the skills to deliver better and more sustainable buildings for our society and the environment.

3 years 6 semesters
180 ECTS
regular type of study





Study programme enrolment conditions and selection criteria at limited enrolment

The enrolment into university degree study programme of Civil Engineering is possible if:

  1.  the student has passed the matura examination,
  2. the student has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and the examination in matura subject mathematics or foreign language, if he passed mathematics as the vocational matura examination,
  3. the student has completed any secondary school programme before 1.6.1995.


If only a limited number of students are admitted, the candidates from the a) and c) are selected according to:

  1. general performance in matura examination or secondary school leaving examination 60 % points,
  2. general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 40 % points.


The candidates from b) are selected according to:

  1. general performance in vocational matura examination 40 % points,
  2. general performance in the 3rd and 4th year of the secondary school 40 % points,
  3. degree in matura subject 20 % points.
Main study programme objectives and general competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

Main study programme objectives:

  • To provide education of widely proficient graduates who will be able to solve engineering problems and connect different disciplines innovatively.
  • To enable students transferring between related undergraduate programmes.
  • To meet requirements of the Slovene construction industry by the content of the expected knowledge.
  • To offer a study programme that connects specific knowledge in construction, which enables the graduate’s further studies in the postgraduate study programme Civil Engineering or related postgraduate study programmes.
  • To harmonize the study programme with Bologna Declaration which indirectly provide international comparison and transfer.
  • To educate an expert in the field of civil engineering by meeting European guidelines, and to enable graduates to continue postgraduate studies in institutions in Europe or worldwide by providing international comparability, as well as their opportunities of employment in European Union.
  • In addition, the goal of the new programme is to provide better student transfer with the focus on expanded individual work under the leadership of a mentor (tutor) in senior years.
  • Our wish is the accreditation of the programme to acquire the title Euro-eng which demands harmonization of the programme with minimum requirements of the FEANI Association: a. Mathematics and natural science at least 20 % of all ECTS. b. Advanced mathematics (linear algebra, analytic geometry, differential and integral equation, numerical analysis, operational research, …) at least 24 ECTS. c. Engineering courses at least 60 % of all ECTS in three-year study and 50 % in longer study. d. Non-engineering subjects (communicational skills, economics, management, team work, law, safety environment, languages, …) around 10 % of all ECTS.


In terms of general competences, students of the 1st degree University study programme Civil Engineering gain:

  • Ability to design and execute construction works in suitable quality and value based on acquired basic knowledge in fundamental natural sciences, informatics, geodesy, engineering ethics, fundamental construction disciplines, as well as to provide an independent engineering assessment based on scientific analysis and synthesis.
  • Ability for creative work in the construction design and contractor team based on acquired fundamental knowledge in civil engineering courses.
  • Ability to connect the basis of engineering economics and problems of environmental protection with the design of structures and construction products.
  • Better creativity and innovation as a result of interdisciplinarity of the study.
  • Ability to use their knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and predict solutions and consequences.
  • Proficiency in basics of research methods, procedures and processes, development of critical and self-critical evaluation.
  • Communication skills, the ability to communicate in international environment.
  • Ethic reflexion and commitment to professional ethics.
  • Cooperativity and team work ability both in the interdisciplinary and international environment.
Criteria for completing the study

The study is completed when all obligations, prescribed by the study programmes are fulfilled, and 180 ECTS are collected.

Elective courses

Students can choose between the following elective courses:

  • sport
  • technical English
  • the method of precise geodetic measurements
  • traffic infrastructure in urban environment
  • construction mechanization
  • technical German

all of the elective courses are available here

Criteria for transfer between study programmes

According to Criteria for transferring between study programmes, candidates can enroll into:

  • the second or third year of the 1st degree university study programme Civil Engineering, if they terminate the education in their first study programme and they proceed study within the same programme of the same degree or enroll into a new study programme of the same degree.
    They can transfer from the field of civil engineering, architecture, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.


The enrolment of the higher vocational graduates into the 1st degree university study programme is not possible. The transfer is possible under the following conditions:

  • if candidates fulfil conditions for the enrolment into the first year of the 1st degree university study programme Civil engineering,
  • if they come from the study programme which provides comparable competences or learning outcomes,
  • if at least half of the obligations according to the European transfer credit system (hereinafter ECTS) can be recognized from the first study programme that are related to the mandatory courses of the second study programme. Decision about transferring from one study programme into another is made by the relevant committee of the senate from the faculty where the candidate wants to continue the studies.


According to the Regulations on knowledge and skill recognition in study programmes of the University of Maribor, the candidates should provide the faculty with:

  • application for knowledge and skill recognition at the University of Maribor,
  • certificate on completed study obligations (examinations) with grades and number of credits,
  • accredited syllabi of the completed courses,
  • confirmation about the payment of the procedure. When transferring from one study programme into another, completed study obligations can be recognized according to the contents, scope and complexity of knowledge in the new programme, also, new obligations are determined which a candidate should complete in order to finish the studies in a new study programme.
Assessment criteria

Regulations and syllabi provide for each study unit forms of evaluation and assessment. Instantaneous methods of knowledge evaluation and assessment are encouraged, enabling students to control their own study development directly.

Study advancement options

Graduates from the university degree study programme (first degree) are admitted to master’s studies (second degree), according to the requirements established by the faculty offering post-graduate studies.

Program brochure

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I decided for the study of civil engineering because I’ve always particularly enjoyed science and technology subjects. During the studies at our faculty, you gain variety of knowledge that will help you in practice. Studying is demanding and requires you to work regularly, but the Faculty’s Student Council organizes plenty of extracurricular activities for students to relax.
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