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Civil Engineering

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

In the civil engineering profession, each day brings new problems, new issues that must be solved by well qualified interdisciplinary groups of experts, using basic knowledge as well as knowledge on materials and technologies. We must be aware that each building structure is unique. Although past experiences are very important, an engineer may face new challenges with each new structure, which constantly brings new experiences. In civil engineering, routine work is not as common as in some other professions.

Civil engineering is a very wide professional area. It includes care for stability, safety and durability of building structures, as well as energy efficiency of buildings and care for healthy and comfortable living conditions. Of course, civil engineering is not limited only to buildings, but includes also design and construction of roads, power structures and other engineering structures for managing rivers, preventing landslides or repair after landslides, etc. In our educational work, we consistently use modern ICT technology: in our web classroom students find most of the materials required for their studies; within professional courses students are also introduced to the use of software that they will need in practice. 

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 Construction Engineer
Name of the qualification (Original language)
Diplomirani inženir gradbeništva (un) / Diplomirana inženirka gradbeništva (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)
Number of annual graduates of the programme
Statistics / Formal status
Core function
Preservation and Safeguarding
ESCO - Occupation
2142 Civil Engineers
National Occupational Classification (NOC) in original language
2142 Inženirji / Inženirke gradbeništva
Does the programme lead to a regulated profession?
ISCED level of programme
600 Bachelor's or equivalent level, orientation unspecified
ISCED field
0732 Building and civil engineering
Characterization of the E&T programme
Credit system
ECTS credits
Student work load (hours)
Contact 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 one of the matura subjects; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in 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)

  • define, understand and creatively address professional challenges,
  • think critically, analytically and synthetically,
  • develop professional responsibility and ethics,
  • communicate professionally and express themselves in writing, including the use of a foreign language in a technical context,
  • use information and communication technologies,
  • use acquired knowledge to autonomously resolve technical problems in civil engineering,
  • find resources, evaluate information critically, autonomously build on knowledge acquired and develop knowledge in individual specialist fields of civil engineering,
  • make interdisciplinary connections,
  • observe the principles of safety, functionality, economics and environmental protection in their work,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate mastery of the basic theoretical knowledge essential for the technical field of civil engineering,
  • demonstrate mastery of basic professional knowledge from the field of civil engineering and essential complementary disciplines (geology, surveying, organisation of works, informatics),
  • demonstrate basic proficiency in the field of civil engineering to an extent that enables the continuation of studies in the second cycle,
  • acquire new skills autonomously,
  • autonomously carry out less demanding works and address individual well-defined tasks in civil engineering in the field of the planning and implementation of works (both for buildings and for civil engineering structures), spatial planning, laboratory testing of construction materials, etc., and as such be good participants in a broad professional team, although as a rule they are not yet capable of managing a project autonomously.
Mode of delivery of education / training
Required qualification of teachers/trainers in the core subjects

Teaching staff must provide proof of fulfilment of the quantitative and qualitative criteria for election to the title or recognition of the title in accordance with the criteria for election to the titles of professors, research assistants and assistants at the University of Ljubljana.

Quality assurance obligations of the programme/institution
Description of quality assurance obligations of the programme / institution

The system of quality at the University of Ljubljana (UL) is founded on valid standards, regulations and recommendations from the authorities responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education on the national and international levels. In accordance with the established standards, systems of quality are based on a closed feedback loop, with clear processes of identifying objectives and priorities, planning measures and operation, implementing planned activities and monitoring and evaluating activities and measures implemented, including an assessment of the effects, which serves as input information for a new cycle of planning.

With the aim of monitoring and improving the quality of study programmes, regular self-evaluation is carried out for each active study programme. Self-evaluation of study programmes serves to ensure the quality of programme provision, and to monitor the current relevance and sustainability of the individual study programme.

Tuition cost

Citizens of Member States of the European Union may be charged tuition fees (10.400,00 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.