School of Science

Material Science

Study programme: Material Science
Main fields of study:
Course code: 2ZMA
Level of study: 2. stopnja magistrski
Name of the qualification: Master thesis
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Final examination: no
Dean: prof. dr. Samo Stanič
Programme director: prof. dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar
ECTS coordinator: prof. dr. Iztok Arčon

Educational activity and employability of graduates students

The study programs of the School of Sciences show 90% employability after the completing their studies. The employment of graduates of the Master’s study program “Material science” can be predicted in various types of industry: – chemical – coatings – construction – automotive – aviation
in certain segments, also the pharmaceutical and food industries.
All of these industries are developing rapidly in the world, therefore is a need for students who will complete the program “Science of Materials” are high. Graduates of the Master’s program Material Science will also be employed in non-economic activities, in various institutes for testing and quality control of materials, products, education and other public and governmental institutions in Slovenia and abroad.

Conditions for enrollment and transitions between years

On the study program Material Science can be enrolled students who are completed the 1st level program in the scope of at least 180 ECTS in the field of Natural sciences and engineering in Slovenia (Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Materials and Technology, Environment, Construction etc.).
For the transition from the first to the second year, students must select at least 48 ECTS from the exams passed.


In academic year 2018/2019, we introduced the Master Program “Material Science”, which is interdisciplinary and research oriented. The program is designed in cooperation with the Chemical Institute and the Jožef Stefan Institute in accordance with good personnel and research conditions in the fields of materials physics and chemistry, characterization of materials, as well as materials technologies and the development of innovative products and services, including the protection of intellectual property.


1. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Diffraction characterisation methods 40 6
Electron Microscopies 50 6
Functional materials 60 6
Material Chemistry 105 12
Physical properties of materials 80 12
UV and IR Spectroscopies - 12
X-ray spectroscopies 45 6
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Biomaterials 35 6
Carbon materials 30 6
Magnetism and superconductivity 60 6
Polymer materials 35 6

2. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Master thesis 540 18
Materials and technologies 30 6
Nanomaterials 30 6
Project work 270 9
Surface physics 90 9
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis 30 6
Development of innovative products and services 30 6
Materials for energy conversion and storage 30 6
Multiscale modelling of materials 30 6
Nanoelectronics 60 6
Nuclear magnetic resonance 35 6