Duration

2 Years

Number of ECTS

120

Graduate’s professional degree

Master of Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces

respectively abbreviated to mag.inž.trib.

The Fundamental Program Objectives and General Competencies

The program TRIBOS is a joint program of the consortium of four partner European universities: The key goal of the TRIBOS Joint Master Program is to provide the students advanced training program in the field of tribology, tribological surfaces and lubrication as well as related applications in engineering. TRIBOS combines the expertise of the participating four leading European universities in the field of tribology. The curriculum is designed to give graduates the all necessary knowledge and skills for a proper understanding of the field of tribology, lubricants and surfaces, as well as educates them in the direction of the practical application of acquired knowledge to solve real engineering problems, either individually or in a research group.

 

Structure of the Study Programme

TRIBOS Program is fundamentally international (a two year Erasmus Mundus master program of total 120 ECTS), based on the mobility of students and teachers, that is a basic characteristic of this Program. Students begin studies (first semester) in England (UnivLeeds), second semester is carried out in Slovenia, in Ljubljana. In the first year students can accomplish practice in a supportive partner or a company or institution, where they are allowed to regulate apprenticeship. The second year of study, students decide whether they wish to continue their studies with an emphasis on lubrication or by focusing on the surface. Given the choice, as the second year students go on university partner of LTU or UC. The third semester brings 30 ECTS. The fourth semester is dedicated to project work and writing a master’s thesis related to the area of choice (30 ECTS).

Joint Master Program in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces is a two year Erasmus Mundus master programme of total 120 ECTS. It is divided into four semesters during two years (from the 1st of September 20xx to the 30th of August 20xx+2), with a chance of internship with one of several groups and renown supporting and associated partners.

Year 1: Comon Program for all directions.
Year 2: The program is divided into two directions:
• Specialization in surface-oriented topics
• Specialization in lubricating oriented topics

Admission requirements and selection criteria in case of restricted enrollment

The Master’s program TRIBOS is opened to anyone who has completed:

• Bachelor’s program of a minimum 180 ECTS credits from areas of expertise, in the subjects engineering, the exact and natural sciences.

• Bachelor’s program of a minimum  to the extent of at least 180 ECTS from other professional areas, if a candidate passed study obligations,  prior to enrollment, that are essential for the continuation of study; these obligations are determined in relation to the diversity of professional field and embrace from 10 to a maximum of 60 credits (ETCS), candidates may pass them during the study in the Level 1, in training programs or by passing exams before enrolling in a master’s study program. The extent and scope of the obligations will be individually considered by the Commission for postgraduate studies, for each candidate idividually!

• Level 1 Higher Professional Study Program, accepted before June 11, 2004 from area – Mechanical Engineering, the exact and natural sciences – Level 1 Higher Professional Study Program accepted before June 11, 2004 from other expertise areas, if a candidate passed study obligations,prior to enrollment, that are essential for the continuation of study; these obligations are determined in relation to the diversity of professional field and embrace from 10 to a maximum of 60 credits (ETCS), candidates may pass them during the study in the Level 1, in training programs or by passing exams before enrolling in a master’s study program. The extent and scope of the obligations will be individually considered by the Commission for postgraduate studies, for each candidate individually!

Number of places: 30

In the case of limited enrollment, candidates will be selected according to:
• Study success of First Instance (average score, score the thesis) – 50%
• success in the competitive examination from the English standard IELTS or TOEFL – 50%

Terms for advancement

Promotion Requirements from the first year to second year of Study Programme:

The condition for the transition from the first to second year is achieved at least 60 ECTS credits,  for completion of the master’s thesis is needed to accomplish further 60 ECTS (a total of 120 ECTS credits in the whole program). Exceptionally, a student may also enroll into a higher year if hasn’t completed all the requirements set by the study program for enrolment into a higher year in the event of justified reasons, determined by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana, Article 153 such as: (motherhood, extended illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, a recognised status of a person with special needs, active participation at top scientific, cultural or sport events or active participation in the bodies of the University (motherhood, extended illness, extreme family and social circumstances, recognized as persons with special needs, active participation in top professional, cultural and sports events, active participation in university bodies) or for reasons arising from obligations under a parallel study, the transition from one university to another, language problems (foreign student ), additional study loads due to international exchanges or increased workload for further development and research work.

Conditions for renrollement

A student who has not completed all the requirements,  set by the study program for enrollment into a higher year may repeated year, if he acquired at least 30 ECTS credits. During the study, he can  repeats an academic year only once. A student can repeat a year in exceptional cases even if he does not comply with the obligations under the previous paragraph, in the event of justified reasons, determined by the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana, Article 153 such as: (motherhood, extended illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, a recognised status of a person with special needs, active participation at top scientific, cultural or sport events or active participation in the bodies of the University) or for reasons arising from obligations under a parallel study, the transition from one university to another, language problems (foreign student ), additional study loads, due to international exchanges or increased workload for further development and research work.

A student has a right to apply student status acoording to the Statutes of University of Ljubljana, Article 239: Legitimate reasons such as prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances or the special status of the student shall be decided on by the commission for study matters of the Member in question or by another body appointed by the Member’s rules.

Transfers among Study Programms

Termination of student’s education  in the present enrolled Study Program and continuation of studies in the Study Program of the second level – Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS) is accounted  for the transfer among study programs in which the part or all the students obligations recognised as accomplished. It should be noted that transfers are possible only among Study Programs, which will at the completion of the study ensure obtaining comparable competences. Applications for transfer in to overall Study Program of the second level – Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS) will be individually considered by the Commission for postgraduate studies, in accordance with Article 181 to 189 of  the Statutes of University of Ljubljana and the Rules of Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering on the conditions of the transfer among programs.In accordance with the criteria for transfers among study programs, the candidate may be included in the Study Program of the second level – Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS), so far as he is recognized at least half of the study obligations ECTS credit from first level Study Program, relating to the mandatory courses  on second level of the Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS). If the candidate, in the process of recognition, due to the transfer is recognized at least as many, and those credits (ETCS), which are a condition for enrollment in second year the Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS), the candidate shall be allowed entry into the second year of Joint European Master on Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces (TRIBOS).

Application info

The call for enrolment into master’s study programmes at the University of Ljubljana is published each year between February and June for the next academic year. Students apply for enrolment into a master’s study programme in accordance with deadlines and the method specified in the Call for Enrolment.

Candidate should submit application for the enrolment into Master’s Study Programme Mechanical Engineering with an electronic form at the eVŠ web portal up to 1st September 2022 inclusive.

More information: Enrolment in undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Recognition of foreign education

A candidate who has finished his or her studies in a foreign country (not Slovenia) and would like to continue education in the Slovenian higher education institution is obliged to acquire a decision on the recognition of the foreign education, if they have not obtained one already. Higher education institutions are the competent bodies for the education recognition procedure.

More information: Candidates with foreign entry qualifications