The Mechatronics Programme is a short-cycle, practically oriented higher education programme lasting 2 years. It is a 120 credit point programme according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), reaching level 5B in International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED). The completion of course requirements, practical training requirements, and defence of a diploma thesis lead to an engineering diploma and title.
Higher Vocational College of School Centre Nova Gorica offers excellent study conditions and modern equipment in school lecture rooms and laboratories, as well as in the registered companies providing on-the-job training. Lectures, practical classes (seminars and laboratory exercises) and on-the-job training are divided in equal parts, so less than one third of classes are held in lecture rooms.
Our graduates are trained to work in various workplaces requiring the use of practical interdisciplinary skills in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Practical knowledge can be used to develop, control, manage and maintain existing and future mechatronic machines and systems such as automated devices and machines, robots, cameras, photocopiers, user-friendly and environmentally friendly machines.
A mechatronics engineer is an administrator, manager, planner and developer of a complex automated line or other mechatronic systems. In his work, he combines various technical knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and informatics.
Professional areas: production technology, pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, hydraulics, sensors, actuators, PLC, programming, robotics, CNC, industrial guides, (servo) drive systems and mechanisms, measurement, control and regulation, testing, maintenance, servicing, designing.
Anyone who has completed upper-secondary school education (i.e. ISCED level 3A or 3B) can enrol in a Higher Vocational College programme.