Electronics engineering

Short-cycle Higher Vocational College, Study programme: electronics engineering

Short-cycle Higher Vocational College is part of the Educational Centre Novo mesto and it is a widely recognized educational institution. It focuses on the excellence of studies and on the quality of professional and research work. The college has had an important role in the development of local economy and the service sector for more than 20 years. Moreover, it works closely with employers at home and abroad, as our main goal is to provide high quality education and training by establishing solid partnerships with the companies that participate in carrying out work placements and help put theory into practice.
The study programme Electronics is based on the knowledge of technology in various fields of electrical engineering.
Students acquire generic and professionally specific competencies in the technical field and get expertise and self-confidence in solving professional problems. Within the scope of compulsory subjects, students get the  knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, health and safety at work, business communication, basics of economics and the use of
information technology.
Elective modules enable students to gain in-depth knowledge in specific areas. The Automatics module emphasizes the areas of automated process control and process measuring systems. In the Industry Electronics module, students deepen their knowledge in the field of electronic circuits, devices and data transfer. The Power  Electronics devices module focuses on electrical machines, low-voltage and smart electrical installations, and high-quality lighting.

Form and duration of the study

Full-time studies

They last two years and students get awarded by 120 credits (ECTS). The courses are organized on weekdays. The academic year involves 34 weeks of educational work, of which 24 weeks of education at school and 10 weeks of work placement in companies or in inter-company education centers.

Part-time studies

These studies are custom-made to meet the needs of adult students ; they last two and a half years and students get awarded by 120 ECTS credits. The courses are carried out twice or three times a week in the afternoon using a system of successive subjects (max. two subjects in parallel.)

Benefits of taking our courses

Courses designed to provide students with the practical skills required to pursue a career

Study programs are based on professional standards and  designed and developed with the co-operation of  local employers.

The study focused on gaining  practical competences

40 % of the study programme is carried out in enterprises as a work placement.

Excellent employment prospects for our graduates

Designing and updating study programmes are in accordance with the requirements of the labor market, which enables our graduates to have high chances of employement.

Excellent and experienced teaching staff

Not only  lecturers and tutors who are employed full-time at Higher vocational college but also lecturers with professional experience, employed in industry and service sector are assigned to  deliver lectures and tutorials.

Providing practical and useful in-depth knowledge

In all of our programmes, the diploma work is focused on problem solving and real-life situations  prospective employees are expected  to tackle in enterprises.

Excellent facilities and encouraging study environment offering a tutorial system.

A tutor/lecturer provides students with different  skills needed to successfully finish the studies and to pursue a career.

Custom-made short courses to meet specific needs of incoming students/freshmen

In September short courses are delivered in order to revise certain contents to enable students to easily follow the courses.

The study/courses  supported by e-classrooms encouraging mobility of students in EU projects 

We encourage student mobility to accomplish their work placement abroad.
Providing accommodation
Providing accommodation in a Student Hall of Residence located in the vicinity of the college.
Convocation the college encourages the  transfer of knowledge and experience of all the generations of graduates.
Working closely with the labour market
Thanks to the cooperation with employers, the College is able to provide work-based training and to respond to the requirements of industry.

Employment prospects

Employment prospects of our graduates are excellent, since they can be employed in all kind of industrial sectors. An electronics engineer may, on the basis of acquired generic and specific vocational knowledge and skills obtained in the course of studies, be employed in the following  working areas:
  • key-positions of organizational units,
  • key-positions of maintenance units,
  • key-positions of quality assurance,
  • quality control of materials and products,
  • planning and management projects in the production line, in the development sector, in the commercial sector,
  • project management,
  • electrical and process measurements,
  • development of electronic devices,
  • design of automated systems,
  • preparation of  technical documentation,
  • sales engineering,
  • development, research and planing new technologies and processes in the industrial field,
  • cost (purchase) engineering and development and research of products,
  • testing and certification of products.
Electronics engineers may also be employed in craft, trade and non-economic activities.

Terms and conditions of enrollment

Students may enroll in the first year if:
  • they have passed the general matura, vocational matura (or final exam or diploma before 2002)
  • they have passed a foreman or master craftsman exam, Slovene language testing (or Italian and Hungarian in ethnically mixed areas), mathematics or foreign language.