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           127 167 10
2 Intelligent Maritime and Transport Systems Planning 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
3 Mathematical Methods in Maritime Studies and Transport 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
4 Models and Simulations in Traffic 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 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 0 127 187 10
2 Traffic Safety           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 10
3 Transport Logistics           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 10
4 Transport Technologies           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 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 0 127 187 10
2 Marine Engineering           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 10
3 Maritime Systems           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 10
4 Modern Methods in Oceanography           30 30 0 0 0 127 187 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 90 127 167 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           127 167 10
2 Economic Analyses in Transport 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
3 Human Factors in Transport and the Shipping Industry 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
4 Risk Assessment in Maritime and Transport Systems 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
5 Supply Chain Management 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
6 Systems and Processes in Air Traffic 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
7 Systems and Processes in Pipelines 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
8 Systems and Processes in Road Transport 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
9 The Decision-Support Model in Transportation 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 10
10 The Planning Methodology of Port Terminal Systems 30 10 0 0 60           127 167 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 40 127 137 10
2 Research Work           20 0 0 0 127 127 147 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 0 127 127 167 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           100 100 5
2 Research Work           35 0 0 0 127 127 162 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

 

LIST OF POTENTIAL MENTORS

 

Bibliographic indexes of (2015-2020) on 18 December 2020

 

Chair for Marine Engineering   Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Marko Perković 570,62 263,95
2 izr. prof. dr. Peter VIDMAR 600,03 255,97
Chair for Maritime and Transport Systems   Z A1/2
1 prof. dr. Elen TWRDY 1379.39 334.62
2 doc. dr. Bojan BEŠKOVNIK 564.52 250.45
Chair for Transport Logistics   Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Patricija BAJEC 350.32 239.40
Chair for Vehicle Systems    Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Robert MUHA 372.66 212.69
2 izr. prof. dr. Oliver BAJT 383.15 269.08
3 doc. dr. Sebastjan Škerlič 512.22 210.13
Chair for Transport Technology    Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Marjan LEP 317.84 217.77
Chair for Traffic Safety   Z A1/2
1 prof. dr. Milan BATISTA 2367.81 1582.33
2 prof. dr. Vlado MALAČIČ 287.97 266.77
3 doc. dr. Aleksander GRM 293.10 120.97
4 prof. dr. Jadran FAGANELI 427.10 255.78
5 prof. dr. Jože BALAŽIC 201.36 156.36
6 prof. dr. Matija SVETINA 302.59 243.47
Chair for Quantitative Methods    Z A1/2
1 prof. dr. Aleksej TURNŠEK 675.10 675.10
2 doc. dr. Danijela TULJAK-SUBAN 467.19 193.86
3 doc. dr. Evelin KRMAC 452.05 284.81
4 izr. prof. dr. Marijan ŽURA 227.27 169.46
Chair for Traffic Engineering   Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Franc DIMC 313.14 140.70
2 prof. dr. Stojan PETELIN 332.09 158.27
3 doc. dr. Blaž Luin 340.33 150.06
Chair for Economics and Management in Transport   Z A1/2
1 doc. dr. Marina ZANNE 512.18 188.42
2 doc. dr. Damjana Jerman 217,5 180
Chair for Foreign Languages   Z A1/2
1 izr. prof. dr. Violeta JURKOVIĆ 625.89 510.06
Chair for Law   Z A1/2
1 prof. dr. Marko Pavliha 295,33 70
2 izr. prof. dr. Patrick Vlačič 229,43 39,43

 

 

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SUGGESTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION TOPICS - 2020/2021

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

 

1) Dr Patricija Bajec, Assistant Professor

Adequate Locations for E-Bicycle Exchange Charging Stations in City Centres 

 

2) Dr Oliver Bajt, Associate Professor

Environmental Pollution with Plastic and Microplastic 

Accumulation and Washing of Hydrocarbons from Roads

Road Transport as a Source of Microplastic in the Environment

 

3) Dr Bojan Beškovnik, Assistant Professor

The doctoral dissertation topic will be defined based on the expectations and research field of the doctoral candidate. 

 

4) Dr Franc Dimc, Assistant Professor

Reduction of Multipath Effects on Navigational Safety in Multipath Conditions 

 

5) Dr Evelin Krmac, Assistant Professor

Any topic that includes software applications and information technologies in a broad sense and in connection with intelligent transport systems, for example:

- Model of Artificial Intelligence-based Efficiency Measurements in Logistics

- Model of the Selection of Most Adequate Information Technology for Warehousing Operations

 

6) Professor Marko Pavliha 

The doctoral dissertation topic will be defined based on the expectations and research field of the doctoral candidate. 

 

7) Professor Stojan Petelin 

Criteria for the Acceptability of Infrastructural Systems and Exceptional Event Management

Alternative Fuels in Maritime Transport

 

8) Dr Sebastjan Škerlič, Assistant Professor

Methodology of Warehousing Process Management

 

9) Dr Danijela Tuljak - Suban, Assistant Professor

The doctoral dissertation topic will be defined based on the expectations of the doctoral candidate in the field of operational research, including multicriteria decision-making, fuzzy logic, and numerical optimisation in transport and logistics. 

 

10) Professor Elen Twrdy

The doctoral dissertation topic will be defined based on the expectations of the doctoral candidate in the field of development, analysis, and planning of maritime and transport systems.

 

11) Dr Peter Vidmar, Associate Professor

Safety Assessment of Maritime Transport Systems

 

12) Dr Patrick Vlačič, Associate Professor

Legal Challenges in the Informatisation of the Bill of Lading 

Ship Arrest for the Collection of Bunker Claims

 

 

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 DISSERTATIONPRIJAVA TEME DOKTORSKE DISERTACIJE

 

Registration of a doctoral dissertation topic

Article 35
A doctoral candidate shall register the topic of their doctoral dissertation in accordance with the instructions of the member faculty where they are enrolled, or of the member faculty responsible for the process of obtaining an academic title in the case of interdisciplinary study programmes.
A doctoral candidate may register the topic of their doctoral dissertation a maximum of twice in the same field of the doctoral study programme prior to submitting their doctoral dissertation for assessment. A doctoral candidate may re-register a new topic or an updated topic that was previously registered.

Article 36
If the registration of a doctoral dissertation topic is incomplete, the competent body of the member faculty shall call on the doctoral candidate to supplement the topic by a specific deadline that shall not exceed one year. If the doctoral candidate fails to supplement their topic by the aforementioned deadline, their registration shall be rejected by way of decision.

 

Appointment of a committee

Article 37
At its first session following the registration of a topic, the senate of a member faculty shall appoint a committee to monitor the doctoral candidate from the registration of the doctoral dissertation topic until the assessment and defence of the dissertation.
The committee shall comprise at least three assessors selected from higher education teachers or academic workers who are experts in the broader field covered by the doctoral dissertation topic, with a valid teaching or academic title. At least one assessor shall be from another university or another research organisation, and exceptionally from another member faculty of the UL. If the mentor and co-mentor serve as members of the committee, the number of members shall be increased accordingly.
The members of the committee, mentor and co-mentor shall avoid situations that represent or could represent conflicts of interest in accordance with the Rules on avoiding conflict of interest and on conditions for performing work outside the UL.
The chair of the committee shall coordinate the work of committee members and draw up an assessment of the suitability of a topic.
The senate of the member faculty shall issue a decision regarding the appointment of the committee, and inform the members of that committee, the doctoral candidate, mentor and co-mentor in writing accordingly.

 

Presentation of a doctoral dissertation topic
Article 38
A doctoral candidate shall present their topic to the committee and the research public.
The committee shall draw up and sign a report on the presentation. That report shall include any comments and a deadline for the supplementation of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic.

 

Confirmation of doctoral dissertation topic
Article 39
Within one month following the presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic or following the submission of a supplemented doctoral dissertation proposal, the committee shall submit an assessment of the suitability of the doctoral dissertation topic to the senate of the member faculty that conducts the procedure. A joint assessment is usually issued, but committee members may also issue separate opinions. When a committee member is a foreign national who does not understand Slovene, the report in Slovene shall be accompanied by a report in English (which may be shorter) that shall be signed by the foreign committee member.
Article 40
The relevance of the topic and its expected contribution to science shall be evident from the written assessment of the suitability of the doctoral dissertation topic.
That assessment shall include:
 the title of proposed doctoral dissertation topic in Slovene and English;
 an assessment of the suitability of the proposed title of the topic and the area covered by the dissertation with the planned content, as well as a proposed change to the title if required;
 an assessment of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic and justification of its scientific relevance;
 an assessment of the suitability of hypotheses and research questions;
 an assessment of the suitability of planned research methods and the feasibility thereof;
 an assessment of whether the literature cited in the proposal for the approval of the topic appropriately supports the proposed research that the doctoral candidate intends to perform in the scope of their dissertation;
 a decision in which the assessment and field in which the title of doctor of science will be obtained are stated and justified;
 the clearly stated opinion of members of the committee as to whether the proposed doctoral dissertation topic is composed in such a way that an independent and original contribution to the field of science can be expected;
 an assessment of the appropriateness of the mentor and potential co-mentor; and
 the date and signatures of members of the committee.
Article 41
The assessment of the suitability of the doctoral dissertation topic shall be discussed by the competent body of the member faculty within two months. That body shall propose that the senate of the member faculty:
 confirm the positive assessment of the committee regarding the suitability of the topic; or
 set a deadline by which the doctoral candidate shall change or supplement the proposed topic or otherwise take into account the comments of the committee; or
 reject the proposed topic in the event of a negative assessment.
After the deadline set by the senate of the member faculty for the amendment or supplementation of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic by the doctoral candidate expires, the committee shall review the amended/supplemented proposed topic, and submit a new written assessment regarding the suitability of the topic at the next meeting of the senate. Even if the doctoral candidate fails to submit an amended proposed topic by the aforementioned deadline, the committee shall submit an assessment of the proposed doctoral dissertation topic.
If the senate of the member faculty approves a negative assessment from the committee, it shall reject the proposed topic and the procedure shall be concluded. The doctoral candidate may not resubmit a topic that received a negative assessment.

 

Article 42
When the senate of the member faculty approves a positive assessment of the suitability of a doctoral dissertation topic, the member faculty shall send the proposed topic (the doctoral
candidate’s application, curriculum vitae, bibliography, proposal with main sources cited, the assessment of the committee, the decision of the member faculty’s senate and any other enclosures) to the Senate of the UL for approval.
A proposed doctoral dissertation topic sent to the Senate of the UL for approval shall include the following:
1. The form used for the registration of a doctoral dissertation topic, which includes:
 information regarding the doctoral candidate;
 information regarding the mentor and potential co-mentor, and regarding the composition of the committee;
 the name of the study programme in which the candidate is enrolled and the scientific field;
 the title of the proposed doctoral dissertation in Slovene and English;
 a potential proposal on the writing of the doctoral dissertation in another language in accordance with the Statute of the UL; and
 the date of the decision of the member faculty’s senate regarding the suitability of the doctoral dissertation topic.
2. Enclosures:
 a statement of the mentor and co-mentor that they agree with the proposed topic, and a list with their 3–5 references from the broader field covered by the doctoral dissertation topic and the SICRIS researcher code, if they have one;
 a curriculum vitae;
 the bibliography of the doctoral candidate (list of the doctoral candidate’s published academic, scientific, project and other work);
 the doctoral dissertation proposal (from 3 to 5 pages, excluding literature);
 the assessment of the committee regarding the suitability of the topic; and
 the consent of the ethics committee, if required.
The doctoral dissertation proposal shall include:
 the proposed title of the dissertation in Slovene and English;
 the scientific field covered by the doctoral dissertation topic;
 a review of the narrow scientific field and a description of the content that the doctoral candidate will address;
 a definition of the research problem, which shall encompass:
- a presentation of previous research in the topic area;
- clearly presented hypotheses and/or research questions with a brief explanation;
- the research concept and a description of research methods;
- the definition of expected results and the original contribution to science; and
- a list of references from the topic area.
The proposed doctoral dissertation topic shall be written in Slovene. If the doctoral candidate is a foreign national, the doctoral dissertation proposal and the candidate’s curriculum vitae, which are attached to the documentation for confirmation of the topic, may be written exceptionally in English.
Before being discussed by the Senate of the UL, materials are discussed by the UL’s Committee for Doctoral Study, which may be authorised by the Senate to approve proposed doctoral dissertation topics. The UL’s Committee for Doctoral Studymay request that a member faculty set
a deadline by which the doctoral candidate shall supplement or amend the doctoral dissertation topic, or propose a different mentor and co-mentor in agreement with the doctoral candidate, and request that the committee supplement or amend its assessment of the suitability of the topic.
The Senate of the UL shall make a decision regarding the proposed topic within two months, and inform the member faculty accordingly.
The decision regarding the confirmation of the doctoral dissertation topic shall include the name and surname of the doctoral candidate, the name of the study programme, the scientific field/module/major, the title of the doctoral dissertation topic, the names of the mentor and potential co-mentor, and the possible approval of the writing of the dissertation in a foreign language.
The member faculty shall inform the doctoral candidate, mentor and co-mentor and members of the committee about the decision of the Senate of the UL regarding the doctoral dissertation topic

 

Presentation of the results of research work prior to the defence of the doctoral dissertation

Article 43
During the final phase of research work and when it is already possible to draw conclusions in accordance with established hypotheses and research questions, the doctoral candidate shall submit a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the members of the committee, mentor and co-mentor, and present the results of their research work, with an emphasis on the main findings and contribution to science.
A report shall be drawn up on the presentation and shall include the written questions of members of the committee and the decision regarding the success/failure of the presentation. If corrections to the draft doctoral dissertation are required, the committee shall set a deadline by which the doctoral candidate shall resubmit their draft. That deadline shall not exceed one year.
As a rule, presentations shall be public. The mentor, co-mentor and doctoral candidate may propose that a presentation not be public, particularly in the event of data of a confidential nature. In such cases, the presentation is only made to the members of the committee, mentor and co-mentor.
A presentation of the results of research work that is deemed unsuccessful may only be repeated once.

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).