Maritime and Transport Science

The field of transport and maritime science integrate the knowledge of technical-technological systems and processes in the maritime, transport, traffic, and transport logistics industries. The maritime industry plays a highly important role in the global economy. On the other hand, transport can be defined as an integrated transport, traffic, and transport logistics activity inherent to all modes of transport that enables goods, passengers, and information to overcome spatial and temporal limitations. Importantly, it also underlies the efficient operation of the entire transport system. The need for a high quality and modern third-cycle doctoral degree study programme that aims at the development and construction of relevant knowledge in the fields of transport and maritime science is dictated by highly dynamic development in these fields. As a result of globalisation processes, transport has become one of the most important economic activities and a driving force of social and economic development. In transport and maritime science, science-based solutions to highly complex problems identified by higher education institutions, research institutes, state administration, and economic and social organisations can only be provided by highly educated and qualified experts. As a result, the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme enables doctoral students to acquire and develop complex knowledge and competences at the highest level of theoretical and research expertise.

The new four-year third-cycle doctoral degree study programme offered by the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport has replaced the previous two-year master’s degree study programmes and four-year doctoral degree study programme in maritime and transport science.

The main objective of the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science is to provide further education to excellent graduates from second-cycle degree study programmes in the broad field of maritime studies-transport-traffic-transport logistics, and provide them with opportunities to develop into autonomous researchers and creators of new knowledge in these fields.

Based on the recommendations of the European University Association (EUA), international exchange of students is encouraged while the publication of at least one research paper is seen as one of the final products of the autonomous research work of doctoral students. Special importance is dedicated to close collaboration between the doctoral student and their mentor. The mentor can be selected among internationally renowned experts, in compliance with the rules of the University of Ljubljana and the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport.

The target duration of the 240-ECTS third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science is four years. The use of the ECTS system enables direct international collaboration with universities from countries using this system.

Main objectives of the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science

The main objective of the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science is to provide further education to excellent graduates from second-cycle degree study programmes in the broad field of maritime studies-transport-traffic-transport logistics, and provide them with opportunities to develop into autonomous researchers and creators of new knowledge in these fields. Upon the completion of this study programme, the doctoral students will have developed the competences of creative, critical, and autonomous research work in order to provide solutions to complex contemporary scientific problems in maritime and transport contexts.

General competences

The general competences developed by doctoral students in this study programme include critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of systems and processes, and the development of new methodological scientific research processes in maritime and transport contexts. Upon the completion of this study programme, the doctoral students will have developed the necessary competences to:

  • identify, understand, and define fundamental scientific problems in order to provide solutions to complex scientific challenges and engage in the related organisation and management of scientific research activities in the maritime and transport science,
  • use abstraction based on critical, analytical, and synthetic thinking,
  • identify the data necessary for the development of new knowledge, technical-technological, and organisational solutions,
  • integrate interdisciplinary research findings,
  • collaborate in teams in the broad and narrow disciplinary field,
  • create new theoretical knowledge and knowledge-based applied technical solutions in line with environmental and social responsibility and the Engineering Code of Practice,
  • use advanced research methods and processes,
  • communicate within their professional community,
  • critically evaluate and present their research findings, follow the development of science in maritime and transport science, and continue with autonomous research work and education.

Discipline-specific competences

In the field of Maritime Science, the discipline-specific competences are related to the development of those competences that are necessary to upgrade the fundamental knowledge and competences in this discipline, and the development of comprehensive understanding and implementation of research findings in the fields of:

  • navigation,
  • marine engineering,
  • port systems,
  • protection of the marine and coastal environment.

In the field of Transport Science, the discipline-specific competences are related to the development of those competences that are necessary to upgrade the fundamental knowledge in this discipline, and the development of comprehensive understanding and implementation of research findings in the fields of:

  • transport technology
  • transport logistics
  • traffic safety
  • integrated transport policy
1. year - Optional subjects
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Fuzzy Systems in Transportation 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
2 Intelligent Maritime and Transport Systems Planning 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
3 Mathematical Methods in Maritime Studies and Transport 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
4 Models and Simulations in Traffic 30 10 0 0 60           190 290 10
1. year - Optional subjects
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Holistic Transport Policy           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
2 Traffic Safety           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
3 Transport Logistics           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
4 Transport Technologies           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
1. year - Optional subjects
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Management and Leadership in Water Transport           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
2 Marine Engineering           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
3 Maritime Systems           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
4 Modern Methods in Oceanography           30 30 0 0 0 190 250 10
1. year
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Research Work Presentation           0 30 0 0 0 120 150 5
2 Research Work           30 10 0 0 90 520 650 25
2. year - Optional subjects
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Development of Autonomous Systems 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
2 Economic Analyses in Transport 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
3 Human Factors in Transport and the Shipping Industry 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
4 Risk Assessment in Maritime and Transport Systems 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
5 Supply Chain Management 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
6 Systems and Processes in Air Traffic 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
7 Systems and Processes in Pipelines 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
8 Systems and Processes in Road Transport 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
9 The Decision-Support Model in Transportation 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
10 The Planning Methodology of Port Terminal Systems 30 10 0 0 60           150 250 10
2. year
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Doctoral Thesis Preparation and Defence           10 0 0 0 40 200 250 10
2 Research Work           20 0 0 0 130 600 750 30
3. year
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Research Work           40 0 0 0 260 1200 1500 60
4. year
Ord. Subject Semester Indep. work of stud. Hours ECTS points
Winter Summer
P S V KV DO P S V KV DO
1 Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the doctoral dissertation before public defense and public defense 0 0 0 0 25           100 125 5
2 Research Work           35 0 0 0 240 1100 1375 55

Elective courses

The third-cycle doctoral degree study programme is not divided into separate directions. Instead, it consists of two disciplinary fields of Maritime Science and of Transport Science with carefully structured elective study units:

  • one elective course from the category of core elective courses,
  • two (among seven) elective courses from the discipline-specific elective courses,
  • two (among 15; seven from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, and eight from elective courses offered by other faculties of the University of Ljubljana.

Therefore, all courses in the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme are elective.

 

Elective courses from the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme MECHANICAL ENGINEERING offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana

ECTS

Numerical Methods

10

Welding Processes

10

Elective courses from the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS offered by the School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana

ECTS

Advanced Econometrics

10

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Economics and Business

10

Elective courses from the interdisciplinary third-cycle doctoral degree study programme ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION offered by the University of Ljubljana

ECTS

Fires and their Environmental Impacts

10

Elective courses from the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme STATISTICS offered by the University of Ljubljana

ECTS

Multivariate Analysis

10

Survey Methodology

10

Design and Analysis of Experiments

10

 

 

 

In accordance with the last paragraph of Article 38.a of the Higher Education Act and Article 16 of the transitional and final provisions of the Higher Education Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 119/20.11.2006) enrolment is open to candidates that completed:

  • a post-Bologna second-cycle degree study programme, irrespective of the field of study,
  • a single-cycle five-year master’s degree study programme if it consists of 300 ECTS providing education for occupations regulated by directives of the European Union, or another single-cycle five-year master’s degree study programme if it consists of 300 ECTS,
  • a pre-Bologna academic degree study programme,
  • a pre-Bologna specialisation degree study programme if before that they had completed a higher education professional degree study programme in maritime studies-transport-traffic-transport logistics, or the natural, technical or social sciences. Before enrolment, the additional study requirements (from 30 to 60 ECTS) will be defined by the Research and Development Committee of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport,
  • an equivalent study programmed at a foreign university. The procedure for the recognition of prior foreign education is defined by the regulations of the University of Ljubljana.

Selection criteria for candidates (if restricted enrolment is applied):

In accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4 of Article 41 of the Higher Education Act, the selection of candidates will be based on academic achievement in second-cycle degree studies (average grade and grade of the master’s thesis), the elective course grade as stipulated by the study programme, and other achievements in scientific and professional contexts.

The selection of candidates will be based on:

  • average grade in the completed study programme (15%),
  • grade of the degree or master’s thesis (5%), and
  • grade in the elective course (80%), which consists of a written exam in a course from the maritime and transport science.

Number of enrolment places: 5

Location: Portorož

Mode of study: part-time

Enrolment Application

Obligatory attachments:

  • Degree Certificate
  • Diploma Supplement
  • Mentor Statement 
  • Research Concept Draft
  • Curriculum Vitae

 

LIST OF POTENTIAL DOCTORAL SUPERVISORS

Bibliographic indicators of research performance (2016-2021)

Chair for Economics and Management in Transport

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Marina ZANNE, Head

544.39

240.24

Asst. Prof. Dr. Damjana JERMAN, Member

320.00

320.00

Chair for Traffic Engineering

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Franc DIMC, Head

420.49

238.46

Asst. Prof. Dr. Blaž LUIN, Member

303.22

152.21

Prof. Dr. Stojan PETELIN, External Member

271.33

158.83

Chair for Quantitative Methods

Z

A1/2

Prof. Dr. Aleksej TURNŠEK, Head

541.24

476.27

Asst. Prof. Dr. Danijela TULJAK-SUBAN, Member

397.26

143.93

Asst. Prof. Dr. Evelin KRMAC, Member

631.04

363.82

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marijan ŽURA, External Member

164.87

130.39

Chair for Transport Systems

Z

A1/2

Prof. Dr. Elen TWRDY, Head

1497.95

434.53

Asst. Prof. Dr. Bojan BEŠKOVNIK, Member

592.13

226.53

Chair for Vehicle Systems

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Robert MUHA, Head

383.08

218.23

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oliver BAJT, Member

482.92

332.09

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sebastjan ŠKERLIČ, Member

612.58

265.02

Chair for Transport Logistics

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Patricija BAJEC, Head

332.17

217.08

Chair for Foreign Languages

Z

A1/2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Violeta JURKOVIĆ, Head

437.26

391.42

Chair for Traffic Safety

Z

A1/2

Prof. Dr. Milan BATISTA, Head

1860.56

1023.43

Prof. Dr. Vlado MALAČIČ, Member

318.59

297.39

Asst. Prof. Dr. Aleksander GRM, Member

421.37

252.99

Prof. Dr. Jadran FAGANELI, External Member

392.65

211.23

Prof. Dr. Jože BALAŽIC, External Member

151.67

113.46

Prof. Dr. Matija SVETINA, External Member

324.05

268.75

Chair for Mechanical Engineering

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Marko PERKOVIČ, Member

588.31

332.12

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter VIDMAR, Member

547.42

222.73

Chair for Law

Z

A1/2

Prof. Dr. Marko PAVLIHA, Head

310.33

130.00

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patrick VLAČIČ, Member

236.60

76.60

Chair for Transport Technology

Z

A1/2

Asst. Prof. Dr. Marjan LEP, External Member

313.71

220.30

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Drago SEVER, External Member

218.11

123.58

 

 

SUGGESTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION TOPICS - 2021/2022

Third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science

 

1) Asst. Prof. Dr. Patricija BAJEC

 

Title: Possibilities for the optimisation of deliveries to city centres (e-cargo bicycles; fixed micro consolidation centre; mobile micro consolidation centre; crowdsourcing platforms) and effect assessment (environmental, social, financial).

 

Short content description: Bridging the research gaps of previous research studies. 

 

2) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oliver BAJT

 

Title: Environmental Pollution with Plastics and Microplastics 

 

Short content description: Plastics and microplastics in the environment are very long lasting. The amounts of these substances in the environment are growing rapidly. Plastics has a detrimental effect on organisms. Maritime transport is an important source of plastics and microplastics in the sea.

 

Title: Road Transport as a Source of Microplastics in the Environment

 

Short content description: Particles accumulate on the road surface due to the wear of tires, other components of road vehicles, and cargo residues. Precipitation washes these particles off the road surface and with rainwater they enter the environment. The dissertation would include measurements on a specific road section.

 

3) Asst. Prof. Dr. Franc DIMC

 

Title: Reduction of Multipath Effects on Navigational Safety in Multipath Conditions 

 

Short content description: Multi-beam propagation of electromagnetic waves from radio navigation satellites due to reflections from objects is a well-known phenomenon that is difficult to describe analytically and that increases the scattering of vessel's position results. The dissertation would include the analysis of raw data in the GNSS receiver. Following appropriate modelling of port facilities, it would show the advantages of using raw data of ships and GNSS compass in ship-independent integrity determination.

 

4) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Damjan KLOBČAR

 

Title: Advanced Technologies for Joining Different Materials in Lightweight Ship Construction

 

Short content description: The use of advanced technologies for joining different materials facilitates vessel construction. The joining technology and materials allow the extension of the service life of the vessel while significantly reducing the need for vessel maintenance. Improvements in corrosion protection and optimisation of materials joining technology reduce energy consumption and emissions into the environment during vessel construction and use.

 

5) Asst. Prof. Dr. Evelin KRMAC

 

Title: Using Artificial Intelligence to Support the Selection of the Supplier/Transport Provider

 

Short content description: Artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms enable the creation of intelligent software machines. Taking into account a large number of different, variable and unpredictable parameters, they can be successfully used in predictions and anticipations. Therefore, they can be taught to select the most suitable provider for the selected services.

 

6) Asst. Prof. Dr. Sebastjan ŠKERLIČ  

 

Title: Methodology of Warehousing Process Management

 

Short content description: Warehousing as a support process within logistics plays an important function of coordinator between business functions in the material operations of a company, and bridges the differences between the time of production and the time of use of different products. It has a significant impact on the company’s costs. In fact, according to several international studies, warehousing costs represent the second largest category of logistics costs, second only to transport costs. The development of a systemic methodology can lead to the improvement of the warehousing decision-making process in companies and bridge the research gap in existing research studies.

 

7) Asst. Prof. Dr. Danijela TULJAK – SUBAN

 

Title: The doctoral dissertation topic will be defined based on the expectations of the doctoral candidate, and will include multicriteria decision-making, fuzzy logic, and numerical optimisation in transport and logistics. 

 

Short content description: The content will be defined based on the research interests/needs of the doctoral candidate and trends in operational research in transport and/or logistics.

 

8) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter VIDMAR

 

Title: Safety Assessment of Maritime Transport Systems

 

Short content description: The dissertation includes the identification of appropriate methods for risk analysis in maritime transport systems, such as waterways, anchorages, or port terminals. Additional parameters concern the specific properties of ports located in the immediate vicinity of populated areas and the analysis of cross-border impacts.

 

9) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patrick VLAČIČ

 

Title: Legal Challenges in the Informatisation of the Bill of Lading 

 

Short content description: In the 21st century, the Bill of Lading is still used in paper form. In the past, attempts have been made to start using the electronic form of the Bill of Lading, but with very limited success (e.g., essDocs or Bolero). New technologies, in particular blockchain technology, bring innovations and technological solutions that will be able to significantly affect the maritime business and lead the development toward paperless processes.

 

Title: Ship Arrest for the Collection of Bunker Claims

 

Short content description: The arrest of ships is an instrument by which creditors obtain security for the payment of any amount awarded in court for an unpaid bunker claim. The characteristics of bunker procurement, where we have procurement intermediaries, actual bunker suppliers on one hand, and bunker purchasers who are not necessarily shipowners (e.g., time charterers) and shipowners on the other, may be quite confusing. The doctoral dissertation should address the right way to order, payment security for the seller, and other open questions among bunker suppliers and purchasers, and shipowners who, according to the 1952 or 1999 conventions, may experience ship arrest. Despite a single legal system, the observed practices worldwide still significantly vary.

Based on evidence of prior education (degree certificate, exam certificate, syllabuses of completed courses in prior education), the body competent for the recognition of first-year study requirements of 20 ECTS previously acquired within organised forms of study is the Commssion for Research and Development of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport.

  • 5 ECTS from organised study activities in the first year of study (Research Work Presentation),
  • 25 ECTS from individual research work in the first year of study,
  • 10 ECTS from individual research work in the second year of study.

 

Advancement into a higher year of study is open to all doctoral students that have completed the following study requirements and research tasks:

  • For advancement into the second year of study, a minimum of 50 ECTS, of which a minimum of 20 ECTS earned in the first year for organised forms of study.
  • For advancement into the third year of study, the completion of all organised study requirements from the first and second years of study. Additional conditions for advancement into the third year of study are the completion of the doctoral seminar with a successful presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic and results, and the approval of the dissertation topic by the Senate of the University of Ljubljana.
  • For advancement into the fourth year of study, the completion of all study requirements from the first, second, and third years of study.

Transferring between study programmes

Transfer to the second year of the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science is open to doctoral students that have completed a pre-Bologna master’s degree study programme. Recognition of a maximum of 60 ECTS may be granted:

  • 30 ECTS for organised forms of study of the first year (the core elective course and both discipline-specific elective courses),
  • 10 ECTS from organised forms of study of the second year (one elective course offered by other faculties of the University of Ljubljana),
  • 5 ECTS from organised forms of study of the first year (Research Work Presentation),
  • 15 ECTS from individual research work in the first year of study.

Transfer is also open to doctoral students that have completed other pre-Bologna master’s degree study programmes. In this case, 20 ECTS may be recognised for organised forms of study of the first year (the core elective course and one discipline-specific elective course, or two discipline-specific elective courses).

Part-time study. 

In order to graduate from this study programme and obtain a doctorate of science, the doctoral student must complete all study requirements and defend their doctoral dissertation, thus earning a total of 240 ECTS. An additional condition is the publication or acceptance for publication of at least one research paper in a relevant national or foreign journal with the doctoral candidate as the lead author not later than before the submission of the doctoral dissertation.  

Publication of the research paper

Not later than before the submission of the doctoral dissertation, the doctoral student must publish at least one research paper in an SCI national or international journal, approved by the Research and Development Committee of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport. The Research and Development Committee may accept a decision that the research paper may be published as a national or international scientific monograph or a chapter thereof. Evidence of the acceptance of the research paper for publication is a certificate of acceptance for publication issued by the publisher. The body competent for the evaluation of the publication and lead or equivalent authorship of the doctoral student is the Research and Development Committee of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport.

The doctoral student registers for the Research Work Presentation by completing and submitting the Research Work Presentation Application (Application Form). The attachments to the Research Work Presentation Application include a written report on their research work (a maximum of two pages). The Application is examined by the Research and Development Committee, who appoints a three-member Research Work Presentation Committee. One of the members of this Committee is the doctoral student's mentor. The date and time for the Research Work Presentation are defined in agreement with the other two members of the Committee and the doctoral student.

The Research Work Presentation consists of the presentation and defence of the scientific findings of the narrow field of the doctoral student's research work. The aim of the Research Work Presentation is for the doctoral student to display the relevant knowledge in the field under examination and their ability to use appropriate scientific research methodology and processes. The Research Work Presentation may be graded as successful or unsuccessful.

Upon successful completion of the Research Work Presentation, the doctoral student is granted 25 ECTS for their individual research work, a study requirement in the first year of study.

The mentor issues and signs a written statement (Written Statement Form), by which they confirm that the doctoral student has successfully completed their individual research work.

The individual research work of the doctoral student is supervised by their mentor. By issuing the written statement of the doctoral student's individual research work, the mentor approves the scope of the completed research work:

  • Research work in the first year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 20 ECTS (first semester) and/or
  • Research work in the first year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 5 ECTS (second semester) and/or
  • Research work in the second year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 10 ECTS (third semester) and/or
  • Research work in the second year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 25 ECTS (fourth semester) and/or
  • Research work in the third year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 30 ECTS (fifth semester) and/or
  • Research work in the third year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 30 ECTS (sixth semester) and/or
  • Research work in the fourth year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 30 ECTS (seventh semester) and/or
  • Research work in the fourth year of study in the amount of ___ ECTS of 25 ECTS (eighth semester).

RULES ON DOCTORAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

 

 

APPLICATION FOR THE TOPIC OF THE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PRIJAVA TEME DOKTORSKE DISERTACIJE

 

Registration and approval of the doctoral dissertation proposal


Article 35


In agreement with the supervisor and potential co-supervisor the doctoral candidate shall register the doctoral dissertation proposal in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UL member leading the procedure for obtaining a PhD.
A doctoral candidate may register the proposal of their doctoral dissertation proposal no more than twice in the same field of the doctoral study programme prior to submitting their doctoral dissertation for assessment. On the second registration, the doctoral candidate may register either a new proposal of the dissertation or an updated proposal of the dissertation which was already considered by the senate of the UL member. A second registration of a rejected dissertation proposal shall not be permitted. If the senate of a UL member or the UL Senate rejects the doctoral dissertation proposal which the doctoral candidate is registering for the second time, the candidate may no longer complete the doctoral programme in that field.


Article 36


A doctoral candidate shall submit an application for approval of the doctoral dissertation proposal to the responsible body in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UL member.
The application shall contain information on the doctoral candidate and:
1. the doctoral dissertation proposal (3 to 7 pages of text and a list of the main references and sources), comprising:
• the title of the dissertation in Slovenian and English, or in another foreign language in the case of the study of a foreign language and literature;
• the research field of the doctoral dissertation;
• a research description, including:
- a brief overview of the specific research field and a presentation of the research done to date in the field of the dissertation, and the purpose of the research;
- clearly presented hypotheses or research questions or objectives with a brief explanation;
- the research concept and a description of the research methods;
- the definition of expected results and the original contribution to science;
- a list of relevant references from the field of the dissertation;
• a draft of the research data management plan in accordance with Article 50 of these Rules;
2. the proposal for supervision and potential co-supervision, the consent of the supervisor and potential co-supervisor and an indication of their 3 to 5 scientific references in the broader field of the doctoral dissertation;
3. the CV of the doctoral candidate and bibliography (list of main scientific, professional, project and other publications and works);
4. the approval of the Medical Ethics Committee of the Republic of Slovenia or another ethics committee or the permission of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Safe Food, Veterinary Medicine and Plant Protection to conduct tests on animals, where the nature of the proposed doctoral dissertation proposal requires it;
5. a possible request for approval of writing the doctoral dissertation in English, or in another language in the case of studying foreign languages in accordance with Article 44 of these Rules.
Upon registering the application for approval of the doctoral dissertation proposal the doctoral candidate shall also attach other required documents in accordance with the instructions of the UL member.
The application for approval of the doctoral dissertation proposal shall be written in Slovenian. If a candidate requests approval of writing the doctoral dissertation in English, they must also submit the proposal of the dissertation and their CV in English, in accordance with Article 44 of these Rules. If the doctoral candidate is a foreign national, the dissertation proposal and CV may be written only in English.
If the registration documentation is incomplete, the responsible body of the UL member shall call on the doctoral candidate to supplement it by a specific deadline that shall not exceed one year. If within this deadline the documentation is not supplemented, the application for approval of the dissertation proposal shall be discarded by a decision.

 

The doctoral candidate uses the VIS system to submit their dissertation proposal (End of study - theme application) by UPLOADING their disposition in a Word document format. 

 

The supervising professor can access the submitted file in the 'Zaključna dela - Prijava diplomske teme' folder.

 

Procedure:

1. The doctoral candidate fills out the electronic application form.

2. The doctoral candidate uses the VIS system to submit their dissertation proposal by UPLOADING their disposition in a Word document format (the filename must not contain the following consonants: č, š, ž).

3. The doctoral candidate prints and signs the application form.

4. The supervising professor signs the application form.

5. The application form and dissertation proposal (disposition) must be sent by regular mail to the address of the Student Administration Office, email of the Student Administration Office, or delivered in person to the Student Administration Office within the Office working hours

 

 

The doctoral candidate applies for the Preparation and Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation using the application form. The application is considered by the Development and Research Committee, which then appoints a three-member committee for the evaluation of the preparation and defence of the doctoral dissertation (the committee for the evaluation of the suitability of the doctoral candidate, dissertation topic, and supervisor/co-supervisor). This committee tends to consist of the same members as the as the Research Work Presentation Committee. The candidate’s supervisor is a member of the appointed committee. The date and time of the preparation and public defence of the doctoral dissertation is coordinated by the supervisor with the other two members of the committee and the doctoral candidate. The doctoral candidate delivers the presentation of the preparation and defence of the doctoral dissertation. The preparation and defence of the doctoral dissertation is assessed as successful or unsuccessful.

 

The doctoral candidate submits the Application Form for the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal in a Word format (typed, without signatures) and submits the same form, signed by the doctoral candidate and supervisor (and co-supervisor), to: referat@fpp.uni-lj.si.

University

University of Ljubljana

Faculty 

Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport (0000065)

Abbreviated name of faculty

UL FPP

eVŠ code of the study programme

0001379

Name of the study programme

Maritime and Transport Science

Level

Third cycle

Type

Doctoral degree

KLASIUS_SRV

17003 – Education leading to doctorate of science (third Bologna cycle)

Duration in years

3 and 4

Number of ECTS

180 or 240

KLASIUS-P main

8400

KLASIUS-P other

 

KLASIUS-P-16 main

 

KLASIUS-P-16 other

1041

ISCED

84

Academic or professional title - masculine form 

Doctor of science

Academic or professional title - feminine form

Doctor of science

Academic or professional title - abbreviated 

Dr

Location

Portorož - POT POMORŠČAKOV 4, PORTOROŽ, PIRAN, 6320-PORTOROŽ - PORTOROSE (0003508)

Number and date of accreditation decision

2/57-2007 (05 October 2007)

Starting date of accreditation validity

19 May 2011

 

 

 

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Qualification type

Doctorate of science

Qualification category

Education

Education type

Education leading to a doctorate of science

Number of ECTS

180 or 240 ECTS

Enrolment conditions

Enrolment is open to all candidates that completed:

  • a post-Bologna second-cycle degree study programme, irrespective of the field of study,
  • a single-cycle five-year master’s degree study programme if it consists of 300 ECTS providing education for occupations regulated by directives of the European Union, or another single-cycle five-year master’s degree study programme if it consists of 300 ECTS,
  • a pre-Bologna academic degree programme,
  • a pre-Bologna specialisation degree programme if before that they had completed a higher education professional degree programme in maritime studies-transport-traffic-transport logistics, or the natural, technical or social sciences. Before enrolment, the additional study requirements (from 30 to 60 ECTS) will be defined by the Research and Development Committee of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport,
  • an equivalent study programmed at a foreign university. The procedure for the recognition of prior foreign education is defined by the regulations of the University of Ljubljana.

ISCED broad field

Services

ISCED narrow field

Transport services

Qualification level

SQF 10
EQF 8
Third-cycle

In accordance with the Professional and Academic Titles Act, the title conferred upon the completion of the third-cycle doctoral degree study programme of Maritime and Transport Science is

 

Doctor of Science (abbreviated: Dr).