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Educational Design (Single Major, Teacher Training), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The "Educational Design" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and its basic goal is to give graduates wide knowledge in the technical field important for teaching technology.


General competences achieved through the programme:

  • the understanding and application of curriculum theory and basic didactical knowledge;
  • the ability to analysis and synthesis solutions and professional outlook and teaching problems;
  • integration of interdisciplinary content;
  • the ability to apply knowledge in practice for solving various problems;
  • the ability to encourage creative thinking of the pupils;
  • the ability to research approach and focus on problem solving and responsible guidance of its own professional development in lifelong learning;
  • the ability to creative and autonomous operation;
  • knowledge and understanding of the legality of development, differences and needs of individuals;
  • knowledge and understanding of diversity and multiculturalism, consideration of non-discrimination at work;
  • qualification for the research approach;
  • the capacity to use ICT for teaching and other professional work and development of information literacy at students;
  • the ability to peer dialogue, international cooperation and the creation of project management;
  • the capacity for reflection and evaluation of the results of their work;
  • good knowledge of his profession, and regulations governing the operation of schools; and 
  • using previously acquired theoretical knowledge in practical situations.
Subject specific competences achieved through the programme:
  • knowledge and application of established technical terminology;
  • professionally mastered the curriculum, content and concepts of higher education, secondary, vocational and technical content of all primary school subjects to create such learning conditions, which allows students to build knowledge of quality (durability, portability, integrity);
  • the sovereign control of specific organizational forms of teaching technical subjects: the creation of project days, mentoring in research tasks, cross-curricular planning and implementation of instruction, research;
  • in-depth knowledge of modeling and design;
  • knowledge and use of modern numerical procedures for the design of machine parts and structures;
  • knowledge and use of conventional and modern materials in the design and manufacture of products;
  • knowledge and use of conventional and modern processing technologies (CAM, CIM, CQM, robotics, etc.);
  • knowledge and application of methods for programming modern computer aided machinery and equipment;
  • knowledge and use of modern design methods, processes and systems;
  • knowledge and use of calculations, financial calculations, and financial analysis in the design of products; and
  • organization and conduct training.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Didactics of Technology Education I (7)
  • Drawing in Technology Documentation (7)
  • Robotics in Engineering (6)
  • Pedagogy (4)
  • Psychology of Development and Learning (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Advanced Technologies of Materials and Manufacturing (6)
  • Teaching Practicum (5)
  • Pedagogical Practice for Technical Education I (8)
  • Drives (7)
  • Didactics (4)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Didactics of Technology Education II (6)
  • Electrical Engineering in Energetics and Technology (6)
  • Engineers Pedagogy (6)
  • Computer Maintenance (6)
  • Elective course 1 (3)
  • Elective didactical course 1 (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Pedagogical Practice for Technical Education II (8)
  • Elective course 2 (3)
  • Elective didactical course 2 (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (16)


Elective courses:

  • Computer-Based Measurement Systems (3)
  • Modelling and Identification (3)
  • Energetics and Environment (3)
  • Basics of Structural Programming (3)
  • Strategies and Methods of Maintenance (3)
  • Modern Methods of Engineering Design (3)


Elective didactical courses:

  • Fundamental School Ergonomics (3)
  • Ethics (3)
  • Philosophy of Science (3)
  • Communication and the Team Work (3)
  • Scientific Writing (3)
  • Rhetoric and Public Appearance (3)
  • Learning Strategies (3)
  • Selected Topics in School Discipline (3)
  • Psychology for Teachers (3)
  • Information Management in Education (3)
  • Web Services in Education (3)
  • Composing E-Materials (3)
  • E-Education in Education of Engineering (3)
  • Communication in Education (3)
  • Working with Children with Special Needs (3)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 60 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      The study programme shall be implemented in the event of 5 or more enrolled students.

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 5-6).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2330 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2330 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2330 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2330 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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