ECTS: 180 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
The Viticulture and Enology (V&E) programme is a first-level undergraduate study programme that takes three years to complete. The programme is uniform throughout the first two years and offers good fundamental knowledge of natural sciences and the economy as well as more professional knowledge in viticulture, oenology and wine marketing. Lectures are supplemented through practical work experiences in laboratories and in school wine cellar; with fieldwork exercises and practical training at wine-growing estates and in collaborating laboratories or institutes. In the third year, the students can upgrade obligatory courses through various elective courses that give them the opportunity to specialise their knowledge according to their goals and plans for the future.
The curriculum of the programme is consistent with the guidelines and recommendations of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) for the education of oenologists.
The objective of the study programme is to educate professionals with interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge and to raise up comprehensively educated graduates who are professionals that are able to understand and manage complex problems in viticulture, winemaking, wine marketing and related disciplines.
Students can register for the first year if they:
- leavers of schools with secondary (complete) general education, who passed the state examination;
- leavers of secondary vocational schools (technical schools and colleges).
The Slovene Language Certificate is not required to enrol on this programme in Slovene.
English Language Requirements for Foreign Students: the general minimum level of English language skills required is B2.
Graduates of the V&E programme will have gained competencies relating to the independent and creative management of wine estates as well as to function as professionals in various occupations associated with grape growing and/or winemaking and marketing. This comprehensive knowledge will enable them to readily adapt to changes in local and global markets as well as to global changes and thus give them a competitive edge. They will be able to critically assess new technologies and their applicability in the local environment.
Graduates will have employment opportunities in wine-growing estates, cooperative wineries, laboratories for wine/food analysis, agricultural advisory services, wine promotion and sale services and in other similar, profession-related careers.