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1st Cycle Study: Construction Management BA

The space where we live is interwoven with building structures. Not only buildings, where we live and work, but also roads, tracks and bridges that lead us to them. We should also not forget the power structures and municipal infrastructure that take care of the required supply.

For this reason, our space needs careful planning, construction and arrangement, and civil engineering is for this reason a promising activity in any moment of time.

Graduate of the first cycle professional higher education study program Construction Management acquires the title DIPLOMIRANI INŽENIR GRADBENIŠTVA (VS) – BACHELOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (HE).

places for professional study program Construction Management BA

Study programme courses – Construction Management (BA)

Basic goals of the programme
  • Educating graduates to acquire extensive general basic knowledge from the area of civil engineering, important for independent work in practice, and at the same time some basic knowledge from the areas that facilitate their search for job.
  • To allow students to get practical experiences from civil engineering in the beginning as well as during the study.
  • To offer students a programme with elective contents that offer more detailed insight into some practical skills from the area of civil engineering and the related knowledge areas within the faculty and the university.
  • To allow students to change to related first cycle study programmes and to continue with second cycle study, by taking into account the conditions foreseen by this programme.
  • To allow international comparability and possibilities of changing study programmes by harmonising the study programme with the guidelines from the renewed study programmes according the Bologna Declaration, based on which graduates can continue their second cycle studies in Europe and find job within the European Union.
  • To increase progression of students and provide better quality by introducing regular study, with the development of general tutorship by students and teachers as well as tutorship for specific courses.
  • To assure harmonisation of the programme with minimum requirements set out by the Association FEANI and thus programme accreditation for the title Euro-eng.

Students acquire the necessary basic knowledge from fundamental natural and IT courses, basic knowledge from the fundamental courses of civil engineering and basic knowledge from professional civil engineering courses. Within elective courses in the second and third year, students may specialise and also start preparing for further study according to the programmes of second cycle.

Within the study students acquire traditional knowledge upgraded with the latest achievements, delivered in a contemporary manner with modern technology. They learn about all specifics of Slovenia and Europe as a consequence of special historic, social-economic or geographic characteristics. By working in groups, within a project work and theme tasks they get accustomed to team work, public presentation and working with customers. With practical work in the field and in laboratories the graduates acquire the necessary skills to work in civil engineering.

To strengthen the acquired professional skills, the programme foresees continuous practical work and four-week practical training in construction and similar companies, representing also the target employment areas. Students finish the study with a thematically oriented and applicative diploma work. The result of the programme with such structure is graduates with extensive theoretic and detailed professional knowledge, with competences to perform independent tasks from the area of civil engineering in Slovenia and in Europe.

General competences
With the study of Construction Management students acquire general competences such as:

  • basic knowledge from the area of civil engineering,
  • ability to use knowledge in practice,
  • ability to be autonomous in professional work,
  • development of communication skills and abilities, especially communication in international environment,
  • taking into account safety, functional, economic, environmental and ecologic aspects of work,
  • ability to learn,
  • ability to take decisions,
  • oral and written communication skills in the Slovenian language,
  • basics of computer science,
  • ethic reflection and commitment to professional ethics,
  • knowledge of a foreign language,
  • cooperative skills, abilities to work in a group and in international environment.

With the study of Construction Management students acquire mainly course-related competences such as:

  • professional knowledge from the area of civil engineering: mainly from the field of design, organisation, management and regulation of construction works and construction manufacturing, computer-aided design, ecology, spatial planning and environmental issues,
  • independent design of individual structural elements,
  • understanding interdependencies between technical and environmental problems and the ability to conceive and design environment-friendly building structures,
  • performing specific less demanding tasks from the area of civil engineering for independent and team work as well as cooperation in managing existing technological procedures of the activities described in the first paragraph,
  • recognizing, formulating and solving realistic, generally typical work problems by using different procedures,
  • managing basic knowledge from the area of civil engineering (natural sciences, mathematics, information science, mechanics, building materials) and ability to connect knowledge with different areas and applications,
  • application of knowledge in specialised areas of civil engineering (structures, traffic, hydraulics, construction management),
  • development of skills and abilities in using knowledge from the area of civil engineering,
  • knowledge and understanding of the basics and historic development of civil engineering,
  • understanding general structure of the basic discipline and its link with sub-disciplines,
  • application of information-communication technology and systems, most frequently used in civil engineering practice.
Knowledge and skills required for the admission to the program
Knowledge conforming in contents and scope to the contents of the courses in the programme Construction Management may be acknowledged. The recognition of knowledge and skills acquired before the enrolment is subject to the decision by the Study Board of the Department of Civil Engineering of UL FGG based on student’s written application, certificates and other documents that prove successful acquisition of knowledge and the contents of the knowledge, and in accordance with the Rules on procedure and criteria for the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Senate of UL, 29.5.2007.

Based on the approval of the acquired knowledge by the departmental Study Board, the knowledge will be evaluated with the same number of ECTS credit points as defined for the related course.

Possibilities of elective courses and mobility
Elective courses are foreseen: one in the 3rd, 4th and 5th semester (3 ECTS, 6 ECTS and 4 ECTS, respectively) and elective modules in the 5th and 6th semester (16 ECTS). Among elective courses from FGG students are recommended to select courses also from other modules of this programme and from other study programs of FGG. External elective courses may be selected anywhere.

Student may transfer 30 ECTS points of the programme (one study semester, regardless of mandatory and elective units) from any other area of civil engineering, provided there exists an adequate agreement signed with UL FGG.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge is examined and evaluated in individual courses. Accordingly, the teaching process in each course finishes with the examination of knowledge and acquired skills. The forms of knowledge testing (oral or written examinations, preliminary examinations, seminar works, work logs, practical assignments, projects, portfolios, peer evaluation) are defined in the study plans of individual courses. General rules of knowledge testing are regulated by the Rules on the first and second cycle studies at the UL FGG, adopted by the Senate of FGG. The details are defined by the Study Regulations.

The student receives a single grade of the exam, consisting of foreseen required obligations in each course. Each obligation shall be evaluated with a positive grade.

Knowledge from preliminary and partial examinations, seminars, seminar works, work logs, practical projects, home projects, homework and similar amounts to at least 30 % of the total grade.

According to the Statute of the University of Ljubljana the following grading scale is used:

10 – (91–100 %: excellent: exceptional results with negligible mistakes),
9 – (81–90 %: very good: above average knowledge with few mistakes),
8 – (71–80 %: very good: sound outcomes),
7 – (61–70 %: good: good knowledge, but with significant shortcomings)
6 – (51–60 %: sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria),
5 – (50 % and less: unsatisfactory: performance does not meet minimum criteria).

The candidate's performance is considered successful for grades from satisfactory (6) to excellent (10).

Advancement conditions according to the program
Conditions for the advancement from one year to another

Students are allowed to enrol to the second study year after completing by the end of the academic year all the obligations foreseen by the study plan thus achieving 60 credit points according to ECTS. Students may enrol to the third study year after completing by the end of the academic year the obligations foreseen by the study plan and achieving at least 54 credit points according to ECTS.

Exceptionally, students may enrol to the next year also when failing to complete all obligations defined by the study programme for the enrolment to the next study year, by providing justified reasons as defined by Article 153 of the Statute of UL (maternity, longer illness, extreme family and social circumstances, certified status of a person with special needs, active participation in top professional, cultural and sports events, active participation in the university bodies).

Considering the conditions from the above paragraph, students may also enrol to the next year when they accumulate at least 45 credit points according to ECTS. The enrolment according to the above paragraph is the course of the decision by the Study Board of the Department of Civil Engineering at FGG.

Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering has been offering tutorship and supervision for its students for several years. We are planning to introduce similar system of help to students also within the new professional bachelor degree programme »Construction Management«, which is in accordance with item 9 of Article 7 of the Criteria on Accreditation. The supervisor system will cover individual years, and the tutorship system will be designed according to the common principles of the University in Ljubljana, i.e. in the form of integral support to study and for individual courses in the form of course tutorship. The tutorship system will include all teachers and student of higher years.

Class of each year will have their own supervisor. The students will be allocated with a supervisor from the first year onwards, and smaller groups of student will also have their tutors consisting of teachers or students from higher years.

Students with above-average study results are allowed to advance at a faster rate. An adequate decree thereof shall be adopted by the Senate of FGG based on a candidate’s application and on opinion of the Study Board of FGG. The decree also defines the principles of faster advancement.

Conditions for repeated enrolment in the same year

Failing to meet all the obligations defined by the study programme for the advancement in the next year, students may enrol in the same year for the second time. They are entitled to the repeated enrolment only once for the duration of the study, provided that they achieve at least 30 credit points according to ECTS

Transfer between study programmes
Transfer between programmes shall mean termination of education in the student’s original study programme (first programme) and continuation of education in the first cycle professional study programme of Construction Management (second programme), in which a part of the completed study requirements from the first study programme are recognised as completed.

Transfers are possible from the first cycle study programmes, and until their expiration also from the undergraduate study programmes adopted after June 11 2004, where the competences of the finished studies are comparable and according to the acknowledgement criteria at least half of the obligations according to ECTS from the first study programme related to compulsory courses of the second study programme can be acknowledged. Considering the scope of acknowledged obligations from the first study programme in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad student may enrol to the same or higher year in the second study programme. Transferring students shall fulfil the conditions for the enrolment to the second study programme.

Applications of candidates for the transfer to the first cycle in the first cycle professional study programme Construction Management and the scope of acknowledged obligations in the study programme will be examined individually by the Study Board of the Department of Civil Engineering. If in the procedure of acknowledging obligations for the purpose of transfer the candidate is approved at least the amount of credit points and those point that are required for the enrolment to a higher year of the first cycle professional study programme Construction Management, the candidate may enrol to the higher year of the first cycle professional study programme Construction Management.

Requirements for completion of the study

Students finish the study by accomplishing the foreseen obligations totalling 180 credit points according to ECTS, including practical training and diploma thesis. 

Qualification, professional or academic title

Students finish the study by accomplishing the foreseen obligations totalling 180 credit points according to ECTS, including practical training and diploma thesis. According to the Professional and Academic Titles Act the graduate is awarded with the professional title diplomirani inženir gradbeništva (VS*), abbreviated as dipl. inž. gradb. (VS*), level 6/2.
*visokošolski strokovni študij

In compliance with the Professional and Academic Titles Act (Official Gazette No. 61/2006) professional and scientific titles as well as titles acquired by education shall not be translated to foreign languages. However, as reference only, the title acquired according corresponds to the English title Bachelor of Civil Engineering (PS*).
* Professional Study

Programme of study at our Faculty is diverse and interesting. It enables the development of creativity in different fields. Professors are always there for students and are very supporting.

Karin Tomažič, 1st year CE MA

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