Study at Our College 

Course of study


presentation and interpretation of the study materials

Seminar exercises (compulsory)

  • seminar exercises: group work in lecture rooms involving a lecturer or instructor and students
  • laboratory work: practical examples with calculations, use of various computer software, laboratory and measuring equipment, machine tools and other devices 

Online classrooms

  • basic source for study materials: notes and summaries of lectures, instructions and materials for exercises
  • submission of seminar papers, reports and presentations


professional literature, manuals, journals, materials available online

Practical training


  • 40% of total study obligations
  • 400 hours of work in a company in each academic year


  • in a company and with the participation of a mentor.


  • implementing and upgrading knowledge and skills in the entrepreneurial environment
  • learning about key processes in a company
  • being able to transfer knowledge into practice.
  • meeting (potential) employers


  • selection and processing of the topic for the diploma thesis.
  • employment

Project work

Forms of practical training

  • is performed at school to the same extent as practical training
  • international projects in cooperation with schools, institutions and companies from Slovenia, Germany, Italy

Successful actual projects

  • VACIDE Project – the Thor robot
  • construction and manufacture of a six-axis robot
  • 3D scanner usage and reverse engineering

Knowledge assessment, progression to a higher year and completion of the study

Knowledge assessment

Exam: written or oral

Condition: completed exercises - attendance at exercises, positively assessed seminar papers, reports

Examination periods: three regular examination periods in each academic year

Grades: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ECTS points: each exam is evaluated by ECTS points - 1 point represents 25 to 30 hours of study (lectures, exercises, independent work, exam preparation): 3 to 6 points per examination; 14 points for practical training

Progression to a higher year and completion of the study

Progression requirements for the second year: completed study obligations in the amount of at least 45 ECTS and completed practical training

Repeating a year: completed study obligations in the amount of at least 20 ECTS and completed practical training

Completion of the study: all exams and the diploma paper successfully accomplished

Diploma paper:  written diploma paper and a defence

Access to further study: first-cycle professional or academic undergraduate study programmes

Mechanical engineering

Common subjects - 1st Year

  • Professional Terminology in a Foreign Language
  • Business Communication and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Work Safety and Environmental Protection

Mechanical Engineering - Fundamentals - 1st Year

  • Materials
  • Technical Regulations and Product Planning

Other subjects - 1st Year

  • Mechanics 1
  • Machine Elements
  • Computer-Aided Design

Common subjects - 2nd Year

  • Business Administration
  • Quality and Reliability of Processes

Mechanical Engineering: Technologies – 2nd Year

  • Mechanics 2
  • Technology

Elective subjects

  • Automation and Robotics (AVR)
  • Energetics (ENE)
  • Manufacturing module: Computer-Aided Manufacturing (RPT); Production Planning and Control (PVP)
  • Toolmaking module: Product Design and Engineering (SKO); Toolmaking and Maintenance (IVO)

Automation - 2nd Year

  • Automation and Robotics (AVR)

Energetics - 2nd Year

  • Energetics (ENE)

Elective subjects - Toolmaking - 2nd Year

  • Product Design and Engineering (SKO)
  • Toolmaking and Maintenance (IVO)

Manufacturing - 2nd Year

  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (RPT)
  • Production Planning and Control (PVP)

Wood engineering

Work Organization 1 – 1st Year

  • Work Study in Wood Technology

Designing and Construction in Wood Technology – 1st Year

  • Compound Materials
  • Wood Seasoning
  • Machine Treatment Technology
  • Surface Treatment and Wood Protection

Work Organization 2 – 2nd Year

  • Production Management
  • Production Quality and Reliability
  • Entrepreneurship

Primary Processing and Wood Construction – 2nd Year

  • Wood Construction

Final Treatment – 2nd Year

  • Design and Construction of Furniture
  • CNC-Technology in Wood Technology
  • Artistic Treatment of Wood and Compound Materials

Enrolment in the study programmes

Access requirements: completed general or vocational matura examination

Duration of full-time study: two years

Duration of part-time study: three cycles – two and a half years

Implementation of education – full-time study: 34 weeks – 24 weeks of professional theoretical education, 10 weeks of practical training

Application, enrolment, major deadlines

Apply online on the website of Višješolska prijavna služba, Šolski center Celje, Višješolska prijavna služba, Pot na Lavo 22, 3000 CELJE

All other information can be found on the website of our Vocational College of Mechanical and Wood Engineering, SC Škofja Loka.

      Info Day  

      11 and 12 February 2022

      Application – 1st application period 

      15 February -18 March 2022  

      Application – 2nd application period 

      25 - 31 August 2022

      Enrolment in the 1st Year for students who applied in the 1st application period

      until 22 August 2022

      Enrolment in the 1st Year for students who applied in the 2nd application period

      until 3 October 2022