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Doctoral School of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The 3rd-cycle study programme of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). Its goal is to educate and prepare doctoral students - young researchers to carry out independent and original research work in the field of Mechanical Engineering with a possibility to specialise also in Design and Textile Materials or Environmental Engineering.
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Overview

The secondary goal of the doctoral study programme is to expose doctoral students to work in the industrial R&D departments, institutes, and universities at home and abroad. With modern study programme design that derives the academic content primarily from the scientific activity of teachers and promotes creativity and independent work of doctoral students, the programme meets the public and industry's expectations from higher education institutions and highly educated young researchers who complete the programme.

COURSES (ECTS)

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)
  • Methods of Scientific Research Work (3)
  • Individual Research Work 1 (15)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course 3 (6)
  • Individual Research Work 2 with presentation of 1st year IRW results (24)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Scientific Publishing (3)
  • Elective course 4 (6)
  • Individual Research Work 3 with approved doctoral dissertation topic (21)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Individual Research Work 4 with presentation of 2nd year IRW results (30)

Year 3: 5th Semester

  • Planning and Management of Research Projects (3)
  • Individual Research Work 5 (27)

Year 3: 6th Semester

  • Individual Research Work 6 with doctoral dissertation (30)

 

Electives for Mechanical Engineering option:

  • Advanced Measurement Systems (6)
  • Testing of Materials (6)
  • Materialography (6)
  • Light Alloys (6)
  • Functional Materials (6)
  • Theory of Technical Systems (6)
  • Selected Topics in Power Engineering (6)
  • Intelligent Machines and Systems (6)
  • Advanced Production Planning and Control Systems (6)
  • Advanced Simulation Techniques and Production Optimization (6)
  • Advanced Computer Aided Technologies (6)
  • New Technologies and Systems (6)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Systems and Processes (6)
  • Colloidal Systems, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (6)
  • Dimensioning on the Service Life (6)
  • Design of Modern Machine Drives (6)
  • Structure Integrity (6)
  • Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics (6)
  • Advanced Metal Forming Systems (6)
  • Biomechanics (6)
  • Stability and Dynamics of Structures (6)
  • Advanced Experimental Methods (6)
  • Advanced Methods in CFD (6)
  • Advanced Topics in Heat Transfer (6)
  • In-Depth Content of Product Design (6)
  • Surface Properties of Materials (6)
  • Modeling of Processes in Aggregates of Drive Systems (6)
  • Structural Topology Optimization (6)
  • Intelligent Modelling and Optimization of Machining Processes (6)
  • Numerical Methods for Fatigue Analysis of Materials (6)
  • Strategies and Methods of Maintenance (6)
  • Renewable Materials and Technologies (6)
  • Knowledge Evaluation in Business Systems (6)
  • Creative Techniques and Innovation Management in the Development of Products or Services (6)
  • Integral Transport (6)
  • Warehousing and Transport Systems (6)
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Servo Systems (6)
  • Statistical Thermodynamics (6)
  • Selected Chapters in Thermodynamics (6)
  • Multiphase Systems (6)
  • 3D Hydrogel Biomaterials and Bioprinting (6)
  • Manufacturing Cells and Systems (6)
  • Modern Concepts in Production (6)
  • Product Development Methodology (6)
  • Numerical Analysis in Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics (6)
  • Selected Topics from Process Engineering (6)
  • Selected Chapters in Transport Phenomena (6)
  • Boundary and Domain Approximation Methods (6)
  • Nonlinear Computational Engineering Analyses (6)
  • Impact Mechanics (6)
  • Biomaterials (6)
  • Dynamics of Reacting Flow (6)
  • Applied Physical Methods (6)
  • Advanced Fibrous Materials (6)
  • Optimization Methods (6)
  • Fluid Power Mechatronic Systems (6)
  • Contact Problems (6)
  • Modelling of Structural Nonlinearities (6)
  • Experimental and Computational Characterization of Cellular Materials Properties (6)
  • Design with Cellular Materials (6)
  • Joining of Engineering Materials (6)
  • Planning and Realisation of Joints by Welding (6)
  • Ergonomic Analyses and Simulations (6)
  • Advanced Production Systems (6)
  • Coupled Problems Modeling in Process Engineering (6)
  • Sustainable Technologies of Metallic Materials (6)
  • Thermomechanical Treatments of Materials (6)
  • Intelligent Monitoring Systems (6)

 

Electives for Environmental Engineering option:

  • Environmental Control (6)
  • Waste Management (6)
  • Environmental Parameters Measurements (6)
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment (6)
  • Environmental Engineering (6)
  • Dyeing and Cleaning of Waste Water (6)

 

Electives for Design and Textile Materials option:

  • Advanced Hybrid and Composite Materials (6)
  • Theory of Fabric Engineering (Selected Chapters) (6)
  • Colour and Functional Materials (6)
  • Polysaccharides and Functionalization of Materials (6)
  • Mechanics of Flexible Flat Structures (6)
  • Thermal Physiological Comfort of Clothing (6)
  • Advanced Treatments of Polymeric Materials (6)
  • Biotechnological Processes (6)
  • Renewable Nanomaterials (6)
  • Nanofibrous Materials (6)
  • Functional Dyes/Pigments and Applications (6)
  • Patternmaking and Virtual Prototyping of 3D Textile Forms (6)
  • Contemporary Fashion and Design (6)
  • Biopolymers (6)
  • Computer Based Technologies for Textile Applications – Selected Topics (6)
  • Medical and Hygiene Materials (6)
  • Fibre Pretreatment (6)
  • Theory of Design (6)
  • Communication Role of Clothing (6)
  • Organic Chemistry – Selected Chapters (6)
  • Recycling (6)

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: https://www.um.si/studij/podiplomski-studij/Documents/FS_EN_20-21.pdf (pages 9-10).

 

The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/call-for-enrolment-postgraduate-2020-21.aspx. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3502 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3502 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3502 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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The enrolment fee and contributions for compulsory health insurance are not included within the tuition fee.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The public call for co-funding of doctoral studies is expected to be published in July.

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