Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to educate an expert in the field of woodworking with excellent applied knowledge in the field of technologies for processing and treatment of wood and fibrous composites. The knowledge of the graduate is based on knowledge of the structure and properties of wood as a renewable engineering material, development and use of technologies and technological processes in woodworking, product development, legality of business operations and product marketing. During his studies, the graduate acquires competencies for solving practical issues and for a project approach. Special emphasis is placed on the development of independent and critical thinking related to basic professional knowledge.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 60 slots for full-time study, 2 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 4 slots for parallel studies. 


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The first cycle professional study programme WOOD ENGINEERING lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and has a workload of 180 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year. 


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • diplomirani inženir lesarstva (VS) or
  • diplomirana inženirka lesarstva (VS)
  • dipl. inž. les. (VS)

Admission requirements

Access to the professional study programme Wood Engineering is granted to candidates who have: 

- passed the general Matura, the vocational Matura, or the final examination in any four-year secondary school programme. 

- completed a four-year secondary school programme prior to 1 June 1995

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:
- overall average in the final examination, the vocational Matura or the general Matura: 60% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points.


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to a higher year:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes study requirements of Year 1 in the amount of 48 ECTS by the end of the academic year. A student may enrol in Year 3 if he completes all study requirements of Year 1 (60 ECTS) and study requirements of Year 2 (completed lectures and tutorials) in the amount of 48 ECTS; a total of 108 ECTS. 

The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression to a higher year for a student, 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 to repeat Year 1,
- 60 ECTS from Year 1 and 30 ECTS from Year 2 to repeat Year 2.
The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the repetition of a year for a student who does not meet this requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

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:
- from comparable first cycle professional and academic study programmes or from long-cycle master’s study programmes in the field of wood science, if the candidate meets the new programme admission requirements. In approving the transfer and determining additional requirements, the competent Studies Committee will set which courses and study requirements and to what extent will be recognised, and the year in which the student may enrol.
- from the pre-Bologna academic or professional study programmes in the field of wood science and technology, if the candidate meets the new programme admission requirements. In approving the transfer and determining additional requirements, the competent Studies Committee will set which courses and study requirements and to what extent will be recognised, and the year in which the student may enrol.
- from pre-Bologna academic study programmes in the field of wood science at other faculties, if the candidate meets the new programme admission requirements. In approving the transfer and determining additional requirements, the competent Studies Committee will set which courses and study requirements and to what extent will be recognised, and the year in which the student may enrol.