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Basic information
Name of programme (original language)
Cultural Heritage Area
Safeguarding and preservation
Programme description

Bachelor study programme Architecture provides fundamental and specific applicable knowledge that not only allows you to design structures but also to design modern cities. You’ll learn how to plan residential, working and free-time areas. The study includes lectures by regular and invited professors from industry, lots of practical work in projects and numerous excursions. Main contents deal with architectural design as a complex creative process. You’ll gain knowledge about structures, materials and technical principles of construction. Knowledge in history and theory of architecture will serve you as a source of inspiration. Various presentation methods will help you to put your ideas on ‘paper’ and into reality.

Is the programme a joint degree programme?
Double degree
Joint delivery
Does the E&T programme lead to a formal qualification?
Name of the qualification (English)
Bachelor of Science Engineer in Architecture
Name of the qualification (Original language)
Diplomirani inženir arhitekture (un) / diplomirana inženirka arhitekture (un)
Education category (HE/VET/HE-VET)
Higher Education (HE)
Education format
Programme Type
Initial E&T
Academic degree
One time event or regular basis
Programme takes place on a regular basis
The programme starts every year in the autumn
Last time it the programme took place (start date)
Statistics / Formal status
Core function
Preservation and Safeguarding
ESCO - Occupation
2161.1 Architect
National Occupational Classification (NOC) in original language
2161 Arhitekti / Arhitektke
Does the programme lead to a regulated profession?
ISCED level of programme
600 Bachelor's or equivalent level, orientation unspecified
ISCED field
0731 Architecture and town planning
Characterization of the E&T programme
Credit system
ECTS credits
Student work load (hours)
Study format
Are there access requirements?
Access requirements Description

Into the programme can enroll anyone who passed:

  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in the matura subject of mathematics, or in a foreign language if the candidate has already taken mathematics as part of the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Teaching language
Programme learning outcomes

The qualification holder will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge from the architectural profession, including from the fields of the sciences, the humanities, informatics,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the basic competences of the architectural profession,
  • demonstrate creativity and innovation in planning processes,
  • analyse, synthesise and anticipate solutions and consequences,
  • master the basics of research methods, procedures and processes, develop critical and self-critical assessment,
  • apply knowledge in practice,
  • develop communication skills and abilities, including communication in the international environment,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,
  • show cooperativeness and work in a group, in both interdisciplinary and international environments,

(subject-specific competences)

  • meet aesthetic and technical requirements on the basis of fundamental knowledge required in the field of architectural planning,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the history and theory of architecture and related arts, technologies and sciences,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the fine arts and their influence on the quality of architectural planning,
  • demonstrate understanding of elements of urban planning, planning and other skills from the field of spatial planning,
  • integrate the basics of engineering economics and environmental protection issues with issues of planning structures and construction products,
  • work within the process of architectural planning and architectural supervision of construction works with regard to adequate quality and price and carry out independent technical evaluations on the basis of scientific analysis and synthesis,
  • demonstrate understanding of the importance of establishing a harmonious relationship between human beings and buildings and between buildings and their environment, with the aim of satisfying human needs and establishing a suitable criterion,
  • demonstrate understanding of elements of the profession of architect (architectural ethics) and the social role of the architect,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the design of architectonic structures and other engineering knowledge relating to the planning of structures,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the technical segments of the "function" of a building with the aim of satisfying needs for quality living,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the process of the architectural planning of a building in interdependence with the economics of planning,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the synthetic knowledge that has a key influence on the process of architectural planning, with partial mastery of individual segments,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of modular coordination,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the basics of the historical development of architecture and art,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the basics of spatial planning and urban planning,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the basics of protection of built heritage,
  • resolve individual (less complex) work problems through the application of scientific methods and procedures,
  • participate in the technical elaboration of architectural plans,
  • autonomously and creatively perform specific (less complex) tasks in the field of architectural planning and perform individual more complex tasks within a planning group,
  • adequately implement less complex architectural and structural details from the planning/technical point of view,
  • communicate within an organisation and outside it with partners and customers,
  • demonstrate coherent mastery of basic knowledge (natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, mechanics, construction materials), integrate knowledge from various fields and apply it;
  • use information and communication technologies and systems in their fundamental and basic professional field,
  • place new information and interpretations in the context of the fundamental discipline,
  • demonstrate understanding of the basic structure of the fundamental discipline and the links between its sub-disciplines,
  • develop skills in the application of knowledge in a specific professional field.
Quality assurance obligations of the programme/institution
Description of quality assurance obligations of the programme / institution

The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture is a member of the University of Maribor, which is a public university. Study programme ARCHITECTURE was accredited on 8. 12. 2006.

The University of Maribor was externaly evaluated by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (SQAA) in 2013 (NAKVIS). SQAA is a member of ENQA and registrated in EQAR. We are constantly improving the efficiency of the quality management system at UM by setting quality policies and quality objectives, by analyzing corrective and preventive activities, and by proposing improvements by all employees. Self-evaluations, internal evaluations and external evaluations at UM are included in this process.

Tuition cost

Citizens of Member States of the European Union may be charged tuition fees (3.500,00 EUR per year) for full-time studies:

• if they have already obtained at least an equivalent level of education;
• if they want to change their study program and have previously repeated a year or changed their study program at the same level of study;
• foreign citizens from non-EU countries and countries with which Slovenia has not signed a bilateral agreement.