Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to educate an expert who can cover the ever greater demand for a developmental approach by companies, which is increasing the need for top professionals from the field of wood science and technology. In-depth knowledge of the specific properties of wood and wood based materials, processing technologies and the organisational and economic characteristics of the operation of a company are crucial for the overall development of the branch and/or individual wood companies. The graduate is trained independently to provide overall solutions to complex professional problems, especially by seeking new sources of knowledge, to work interdisciplinarily and to use scientific methods. He is trained in the creative use of modern information technologies and the organisation and management of groups and/or companies.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 30 slots for full-time study, 3 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 3 slots for parallel studies.


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The second cycle master's study programme WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and has a workload of 120 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year.


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • magister inženir lesarstva or
  • magistrica inženirka lesarstva
  • mag. inž. les.

Admission requirements

Access to the master's study programme Wood Science and Technology is granted to candidates who completed one of the following study programmes:

a) a first cycle Bologna study programme in the field of wood science at the Biotehnical faculty UL or a comparable study programme in the field of wood science at other faculties.

b) a first cycle Bologna study programme in other professional fields worth at least 180 ECTS, provided that the candidates additionaly complete up to 45 ECTS from courses of the first cycle Bologna study programme Wood Science and Technology. These requirements are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee and are determined in relation to the difference in the professional field. Candidates shall complete these study requirements by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme:
• graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of life sciences complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses.
• graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, quantitative methods and statistics) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
• graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

c) a pre-Bologna professional study programme Wood Science or a comparable professional study programme in the field of wood science.

d) a pre-Bologna professional study programme in other professional fields, provided that the candidates additionaly complete up to 45 ECTS from courses of the first cycle Bologna study programme Wood Science and Technology. These requirements are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee and are determined in relation to the difference in the professional field. Candidates shall complete these study requirements by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme:
• graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of life sciences complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
• graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, quantitative methods and statistics) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
• graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply: 
- candidates referred to in points a) and b) are selected on the basis of grades in exams passed in undergraduate studies.
- candidates referred to in points c) and d) are selected on the basis of the average grade for exams during undergraduate studies and exams that are a condition for enrolment. Preference is given to candidates who have collected a higher number of ECTS from the group of subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, quantitative methods and statistics. With candidates who have the same number of points under the previous paragraph, success in undergraduate studies (average exam grade) is taken into account


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to Year 2:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes 45 ECTS from study obligations of Year 1 by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 for a student who does not meet the requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 30 ECTS.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible:
a) for candidates from second cycle Bologna master's study programmes:
- in professional fields of the Biotechnical faculty UL. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.
- in other professional fields and of other faculties. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.

b) for graduates of pre-Bologna study programmes:
- from the academic study programme Wood Science. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment and are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall successfully defend a master thesis.
- from academic study programmes in other fields: if candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. The requirements for completion of the study programme to the extent of 60 ECTS (including a successful defence of a master thesis) are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.