Studying at FINI or How to Become a High-Paid Engineer

Recently, the European Union has increased demand for specialists in such sectors as transport and logistics, sales, metalworking, power engineering, electrical engineering and construction, machine and automobile manufacture. However, there are not enough young professionals from Europe to level the shortage of qualified personnel in these industries. If, in some countries of the world, engineers still cannot claim high salaries, in Europe they are vice versa guaranteed decent salaries, official employment and even residence permits.

However, not everything is so simple. Before starting to work, foreign graduates will have to go through a number of procedures to confirm their diploma. Foreign specialists who have graduated from a European university will find it much faster and easier to be employed. Even if for some reason you did not go to study abroad immediately after leaving school, you should not despair. European Master’s degree programmes are highly suitable for foreign applicants who have already received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in their country.

Given the fact that in the vast majority of cases, paid forms of education are available for foreign students, studying in Slovenia still remains one of the most affordable options. Those graduates who would like to make a successful career abroad should consider a two-year Master’s degree programme in Engineering and Transportation at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering of Novo Mesto (FINI). It is a faculty of regional and national importance in the development of products and technologies in all industries with an emphasis on the automotive industry.

The peculiarity of FINI is that it was founded specifically to eliminate the deficit in the engineering and technical personnel in Slovenia. Therefore, the Faculty primarily aims at implementing the innovative study programmes that meet the needs and demand of the European Economics engineering sector. The task of this higher educational institution is to prepare specialists who can develop new technologies, provide high quality engineering work. The Faculty’s name has become a recognized mark of quality, so its graduates can be easily employed with the largest organizations across Europe.

Research work is the key priority of the Faculty. Students not only study the results of the works of scientists in the field of engineering, but also contribute to the development of science. They are actively involved in the research and development works, in various international projects, and in the prestigious international scientific conferences.

During training, future masters acquire knowledge in the field of automotive industry, manufacturing, technology development, technical services, information and communication technology, commercial and property rights, and marketing. The training is aimed at ensuring high quality and creative freedom of students. The Faculty teachers are the known professors, industry experts and researchers. Since the majority of students start to work in their degree field while studying on a Master’s programme, FINI provides them with an extra-mural form of studies.

Tuition fee for the FINI’s “Engineering and Transport” Master’s degree study programme is 3,900 EUR per year. For comparison, a similar study programme in the University of Twente in the Netherlands will cost approximately 10,500 EUR per year, in the Swedish Linköping University you will have to pay 13,000 EUR per year, and in the Teesside University in the UK, the fee will reach 12,300 EUR per year. At the same time, the quality of education in FINI is not inferior to the leading European universities and fully complies with the principles of education established by the Bologna Declaration.

As you can see, a Master’s degree programme in FINI is an important step on the way to a successful career as an engineer abroad. However, you need to hurry. The first round of admission ends on 2 June 2018. During the second round of admission (approximately in September 2018), applicants will be enrolled only to the remaining vacant places.

Author: Irina Dobrovolskaya