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. Sandra Gardonio
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
Catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis 30 6
Diffraction characterisation methods 180 6
Electron Microscopies 170 6
Functional materials 180 6
Material Chemistry 340 12
Physical properties of materials 320 12
UV and IR Spectroscopies 180 6
X-ray spectroscopies 60 6
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Biomaterials 280 6
Carbon materials 150 6
Magnetism and superconductivity 180 9
Nanoelectronics 60 6
Polymer materials 160 6

2. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Development of innovative products and services 150 6
Master thesis 540 18
Materials and technologies 160 6
Nanomaterials 150 6
Project work 270 9
Surface physics 270 9
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Carbon materials 150 6
Materials for energy conversion and storage 160 6
Multiscale modelling of materials 60 6
Nuclear magnetic resonance 40 6
Polymer materials 155 6