Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to train an expert who is able to have a broad understanding of the areas of food and nutrition with emphasis on knowledge and skills related to food, i.e. production, processing, quality and marketing of food and nutrition as a natural continuation of food, for proper, safe and healthy nutrition or normal development and maintenance of human health. The graduate is trained to plan, organize, manage and control food production and human nutrition, as well as some accompanying activities, taking into account natural, social and environmental principles in food production and the implementation of safe and healthy human nutrition.

Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 70 slots for full-time study, 4 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 2 slots for parallel studies. 

Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The first cycle academic study programme FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION 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 živilstva in prehrane (UN) or
  • diplomirana inženirka živilstva in prehrane (UN)
  • dipl. inž. živ. in preh.(UN)

Admission requirements

Access to the academic study programme Food Science and Nutrition granted to candidates who have:

a) completed the general Matura,

b) completed the vocational Matura in the following secondary school programmes: economic technician, electrical technician, pharmaceutical technician, gastronomy and tourism technician, forestry technician, horticulture technician, chemical technician, agribusiness technician, cosmetics technician, wood technician, logistics technician, environmental technician, environmental technician, mechanical technician, biomedical laboratory technician, mechatronics technician, computer science technician, veterinary technician, nursing technician, dental technician, food and nutritional technician, and an examination in any general Matura subject; the chosen subject must not be a subject already completed within the vocational Matura,

c) 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: 
a) for candidates referred to in points a): 
- overall average in general Matura or final examination subjects: 60% of total points, 
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points. 
b) for candidates referred to in point b): 
- overall average in Vocational matura subjects: 40% of total points, 
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points, 
- grade in the general Matura subject: 20% of total points.
c) for candidates referred to in points c): 
- overall average in final examination subjects: 20% of total points,
- overall average in the third and fourth years of secondary school: 40% of total points,
- grade in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in the final examination or in the final year of secondary school when such a subject was taught: 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 at least 54 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 in the amount of 54 ECTS; a total of 114 ECTS. 

The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression to a higher year for a student who has gained at least 42 ECTS in the previous year, 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 28 ECTS an pass all tutorials.

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 academic and professional study programmes and from long-cycle master’s study programmes in the field of biotechnical sciences or professional fields of 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.