Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) by full-time, 2.5 years (5 semesters) by part-time
Language of study: Slovene
ECTS: 120 credits ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) - is an European system for translation and accumulation of points/results. This system was created for recording the academic work of students during an educational programme or course. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS points, which is about 1500-1800 study hours.
About the programme
Environmental protection combines efforts for a balanced attitude towards nature and natural processes and phenomena, the rational use of natural resources and goods, and the maintenance of natural balance. The main areas of environmental protection are: wastewater treatment, environmental management of waste, organic industrial processes, organic farming and ecological transport, renewable energy sources. The concept of communal infrastructure involves all sorts of facilities and devices that serve the mandatory public services in the field of environmental protection (water supply, sewage and treatment of municipal and precipitation waters, municipal waste management). If you are devoted to ecology and you are interested in environmental protection - the Environmental and Communal Protection (UEP) programme is the right choice.
Knowledge and qualifications:
– solving environmental problems in the field of supply systems, environmental technologies, production processes, key activities in natural (agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing) and urban environment,
– planning and management of operational environmental supply systems,
– the use of naturalistic basics in the design and operation of health hydraulic systems, municipal waste management, urban roads, other urban networks or communal infrastructure and spatial systems,
– compliance with sectoral legislation with emphasis on public services for environmental protection, nature protection, commercial companies and procedures for planning and placement of utility, industrial and craft activities into the space,
– the introduction of procedures for the prevention of environmental impacts in settlements, industry, and other activities and measures to prevent negative impacts on the environment,
– planning and managing the operation and maintenance of urban transport, planning of spatial plans, participation in the planning of other urban networks (communal energy - hot water and gas pipelines),
– the use of engineering knowledge in the field of hydraulic engineering (industrial, process and fire plumbing, industrial sewage, industrial waste water treatment) and energy, industrial waste management, flue gas cleaning and the prevention of emissions of various pollutants into the air,
– participation in the management of ecosystems, protected areas and other areas with special or secured status (landscape and national parks, wetlands).
Admission requirements for the first year:
– passed final examinations or vocational final examinations, or completed relevant education according to the previous regulations, or
– passed master's or managerial examination, three years of professional experience and a passed test of knowledge from general education subjects to the extent determined for vocational final examinations in secondary vocational education.
Graduate employment opportunities:
Engineer of Environmental Protection and Communal Services can find employment as:
– Environmental impact assessor,
– Environmental analyst for landscape parks,
– Auditor of environmental impacts,
– Consultant for the development of environmentally-friendly products,
– Consultant for eco-logistic processes,
– Public relations specialist for environmental issues,
– Manager of organisational units,
– Project manager,
– Manager of public utilities,
– Development engineer for public utilities,
– Head of a organisational unit division specialised in communal services,
– Operator of specific public utility machines,
– Technology engineer of the distribution of specific public utility systems,
– Dispatcher of specific communal systems,
– Engineer for measurements and tests of public utility machinery,
– Quality control engineer for public utility services,
– Technology engineer for specific communal services,
– Engineer for the recordings and measurements of specific communal systems and networks,
– Operator of measuring devices for determining consumption in a public utility,
– Safety at work, fire safety and environmental safety officer.