M.A. Civil Engineering

University of Maribor

Application deadline: Call for applications has been published on May 31st; Deadline for applicants: September 2nd; Enrollment: September 30th 2013. More at: http://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/Call-for-application-in-Postgraduate-Study-Programmes-of-UM-13_14.aspx
Tuition fee:
  • € 3,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • Slovenian
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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To enable a study programme which provides fundamental knowledge from all the fields of civil engineering, upgraded by knowledge which enables orientation into certain subfields of civil engineering.

To reach adjustment of the study programme with Bologna Declaration that indirectly allows international comparison and transferability.

To educate a well versed expert in the field of civil engineering according to European guidelines and to enable chances for employment on the European workforce market by international comparability of the programme.

To create an expert who will be, besides having broad general foundation knowledge in the field of civil engineering, additionally skilled for solving specific engineering problems and for innovative mutual connecting of different fields of civil engineering.

To educate a constructional expert for Slovene economy that will allow perspective and competition on European market.

The new postgraduate study programme of the second degree is thematically divided into three theme modules which systematically follow the next progression:

1 - Students upgrade knowledge on foundational natural science and IT subjects (statistics, numerical methods...)

2 - Students improve knowledge on foundational subjects in civil engineering (building physics, retaining constructions, transportation routes design, economics of building production, ...); students are able to use mathematical and engineering methods for solving complex engineering problem.

3 - Students gain knowledge from course-oriented civil engineering subjects according to certain programme course (course-specific subjects of three courses: building infrastructures, building constructions and building management); students are skilled for solving complex engineering problems within the single course.

The proposed programme is modern and suggests complete updating of the second part of previous university programme "Civil Engineering" according to European guidelines of Bologna Declaration and expected new needs of Slovene administration and economy.

The new programme will educate profound experts who will be able to incorporate into economy in Slovenia as well as abroad.

The result of so planned programme will be a graduate - master with solid foundational theoretical knowledge and proficient course-specific expert knowledge that will enable independent performance of complex tasks in the field of civil engineering. The student should present the results of the Master's Thesis to professional public before taking the viva examination. The presented results should be based on the research performed by the student in the course of studies.

Contents

COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS (60 per year)
Study field: Civil engineering structures

1st semester

* Mathematics D - Diferential Equations, 4
* Numerical metods, 4
* Building Materials, 5
* Dynamics of Civil Engineering Structures, 5
* The Finite Element Method, 4
* Stability of Engineering Structures, 4
* Structural Analysis for Plates, Shells and Solids, 4

2nd semester

* Retaining structures, 4
* Prestressed concrete, 5
* Concrete Buildings, 4
* Masonry buildings, 4
* Timber buildings, 4
* Steel structures, 5
* Non-linear structural analysis, 4

3rd semester

* Building Physics II, 4
* Construction operations, 4
* Water structures, 5
* Transportation routes design II, 4
* Bridges, 4
* Earthquake engineering, 5
* Rehabilitation Of Construction Structures, 4

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Study field: Construction Management

1st semester

* Mathematics D - Diferential Equations, 4
* Numerical metods, 4
* Building Materials, 5
* Building Physics II, 4
* Construction operations, 4
* Water structures, 5
* Transportation routes design II, 4

2nd semester

* Retaining structures, 4
* Bridging structures, 4
* Building information models, 3
* Construction projects economics, 5
* Operative planning, 4
* Building technology II, 5
* e-Business in AEC, 5

Modul: Construction Management

3rd semester

* Project management in construction, 5
* Quality management, 3
* Real estate valuation, 5
* IT in construction management, 4
* Marketing in construction, 4
* Optimization in operational civil engineering, 4
* Business in Construction Enviroment, 5

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Modul: Construction Informatics

3rd semester

* The role of construction informatics1, 5
* Interoperability and Building information models1, 5
* Software engineering 5
* Knowledge engineering 5
* IT for collaboration support in construction 5
* Automation in Construction 5

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Study field: Construction Infrastructure

1st semester

* Mathematics D - Diferential Equations, 4
* Numerical metods, 4
* Building Materials, 5
* Building Physics II, 4
* Construction operations, 4
* Water structures, 5
* Transportation routes design II, 4

2nd semester

* Retaining structures, 4
* Bridging structures, 4
* Traffic flows dinamics, 4
* Surface water regulation, 5
* Construction projects economics, 5
* Geotehnics of infrastructure engineering structures, 5
* Building information models1, 3

Modul: Traffic construction

3rd semester

* Transportation planning, 6
* Traffic technique II, 5
* Road intersections and access points, 4
* Traffic areas in urban environment, 6
* Pavement structures, 4
* Transport Infrastructure Management, 5

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Modul: Geotechnic

3rd semester

* Earthquake engineering, 5
* Selected chapters of soil mechanics, 8
* Rock mechanics and underground structures, 7
* Pavement structures, 4
* Special foundations, 6

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Modul: Hydrotechnic

3rd semester

* Hydrology, 5
* Water resource engineering, 4
* Water supply systems and water treatment, 8
* Sanitary sewer design and wastewater treatment, 8
* Building installations, 5

4th semester

* Selective subjects, 15
* Master diploma, 15

Selective subjects

* Investment Decisions, 5
* Corporate finance, 5
* Business Law, 5
* Time and work management, 5
* Environmental management in civil engineering, 5
* Regional spatial planning, 5
* Maintenance and rehabilitation of structures, 5
* Computer Aided Facility Management, 5
* Software Engineering - Project, 5
* Virtual Enterprises, 5
* Low-volume roads, 5
* Accompany traffic infrastructure objects, 5
* Ground Improvement, 5
* Ground Anchoring, 5
* Ground Works, 5
* Technical English Advanced 3
* Experimental Analysis of Structures 6
* Sustainable concepts of building design 5

Requirements

Into the 2nd degree of Civil Engineering can be enrolled who completed:
· study programme of the 1st degree in the field of civil engineering

· study programme of the 1st degree in the fields of transport, traffic engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, urbanism and other to civil engineering related fields if they have fulfilled study requirements by collecting from 10 to 60 ECTS in the subjects that are essential for further studies before the enrolment into the study programme. They have to fulfil the requirements from the following fields: construction mechanics, geotechnics, hydrotechnics, structures, construction management, traffic engineering and construction materials

· higher professional study programme in the field of civil engineering, verified before 11 June 2004

· higher professional study programme, verified before 11 June 2004, in the fields of traffic engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, urbanism and other to civil engineering related fields if they have completed study requirements by collecting from 10 to 60 ECTS in the subjects that are essential for further studies before the enrolment into the study programme. They have to fulfill study requirements from the following fields: construction mechanics, geotechnics, hydrotechnics, structures, construction management, traffic engineering and construction materials.

Limited enrolment

Candidate selection will be done according to candidates´ undergraduate study: 20% from their diploma work and 80% from study requirements.

FURTHER STUDIES ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA FOR TRANSITION
According to the transition criteria, into the 2nd year of the second degree of Civil Engineering can be enrolled:

· graduates of university study programmes, verified before 11 June 2004, in the field of civil engineering, who were acknowledged 60 ECTS at the enrolment into the study programme

· graduates of university study programme, verified before 11 June 2004, in the fields of traffic engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, urbanism and other to civil engineering related fields who were acknowledged up to 40 ECTS at the enrolment into the study programme

· candidates who completed higher professional study programme and study programme for specialist degree in the field of civil engineering who were acknowledged 60 ECTS at the enrolment into the study programme

· candidates who completed higher professional study programme and study programme for specialist degree in the fields of traffic engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, urbanism and other to civil engineering related fields and were acknowledged 40 ECTS at the enrolment into the study programme.

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The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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