School of Engineering

HND Mechanical Engineering

2-year Study Programme
Accredited Programme
EU Recognised - 120 ECTS
From a personal experience I guarantee you that studying Mechanical Engineering at Academia gives you technical knowledge that is supported by practical study cases used by the industry. Both management of Academia and Lecturers prove to be of high quality. Lectures are conducted in modern and comfortable laboratories and lecture rooms.
Darko Dajcman,
Mechanical Engineer, Director of Dvigalotehna Ltd.
I was poor in soul and otherwise too. I was afraid for my job, I was afraid of tomorrow. At Academia they enrolled me in a circle called Action. Immediately I felt something more. This was because I was welcomed with professional manner and solutions for my study issues. Truly amazing feeling! No more excuses, only action! Today, my employer is afraid that I may leave him if he will not treat me well. Now you have a chance to do something for yourself and the close ones.
Lenart Knez,
Mechanical Engineer, Metalna IMPRO

Student Satisfaction

  • 95% students say we met and exceeded their expecations about the programme
  • 97% students would recommend us to a friend
  • Student success rate is between 80% in 90%

Programme Summary

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Why Take This Study Programme?

4th Industrial Revolution will demand for Mechanical Engineers will only rise. Especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, self-driving cars, 3-D printers, nanotechnology, bio-engineering, material science and energy storage.

Competences gained at this study programme will enable you to use your knowledge in practise immediately and prepare you to exciting future that is in front of us.


Your projects will be evaluated by lecturers from companies

100% courses built by industry

100 days of internship in a company

Become a Mechanical Engineer and change your career perspective! With effective and appropriate guidance this study programme will enable you obtain crucial competences as a Mechanical Engineer.

By the time of graduation you will have your own portfolio of real-life projects to present to your future employer.

The content of the program has been prepared in cooperation with

Programme Structure



Lecturers in Mechanical Engineering study program are recognized professional employed by leading multinationals and local enterprises with expertise in mechanics, automotive industry, toolmaking and production automation. They are be able to provide you with up-to date industry knowledge.

Programme Structure

Professional terminology in a foreign language – German6
Business Communication and Management6
Computer Science6
Mechanics 15
Electrical Engineering5
Work Safety and Environmental Protection3
Technical Regulations and Product Planning6
Business Administration6
Quality and Reliability of Processes5
Mechanics 25
Automation and Robotics7
Tool Design and Engineering7
Tool making and Maintenance5
Machine Elements5
Diploma Thesis5

Entry Requirements


To enrol in this study programme you must have:

  • Completed Secondary / High-School Education – 12 years
  • Proof of English Language Level upon entry, which could be one of the following:
    • ELSA Score of at least 380
    • TOELF iBT score of at least 79
    • IELTS score of at least 5.5
    • FCA (A)
    • other equivalent English Assessment, subject to Academia approval
Quota Available

Total quota for enrolment in 2019 / 2020 for the programme is 60.

Recognition of Prior Knowledge

If you have already taken or completed an education in other higher educational institution, we may recognise this knowledge in the courses. Students are to submit the RPK-Form after enrolment. Courses can be recognised fully or partly.

Courses completed 10 years ago or before are a not subject to recognition.

Courses are recognised by Academic Committee on the basis of Lecturers’ recommendation.

Recognition of prior knowledge is free of charge.

Course of Lectures


800 Hours of Lectures and Lab Work are in English

Lectures and Lab Work are conducted one after another, which enables you to focus on a specific subject and study more effectively.

All Lectures and Lab Work are conducted in English, also recorded and available for students on online study portal E-Academia the following day.

Facilities including lecture rooms, computer labs and self-study rooms at Academia are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Slovenia in accordance to high quality standards.

Lab Work is Conducted in Leading Engineering Industry Institutes

Guest Lectures

Every theory course students have one guest lecture from an Engineering Industry Expert to explain the importance of a particular course for the industry.

Study Trips

In every theory course students will visit a leading industry company, have the opportunity to network with employers and see the study programme in practise.

800 hours of internship in real-work environment

The internship is an important compnent of this study programme.  It is structured in the following manner:

  1. Communication– 6 ECTS
  2. Engineering Fundamentals – 7 ECTS
  3. Operations and Processes – 2 ECTS
  4. Technology– 4 ECTS
  5. Automation- 2 ECTS
  6. Toolmaking– 5 ECTS

In real-work environemnt you will have a mentor from an enterprise who will guide you through an internship. Internship is also a base for diploma thesis.

Programme Accreditation


Type of the Programme

Name of obtained Degree:Mechanical Engineer (inženir strojništva)
Education Level:6/1
Type of the Programme:Short-Cycle of Higher Education


Validity of Degree

Study program Mechanical Engineering  is publicly accredited and recognised programme by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 86/04 and 100/13).

Education is recognised within European Union with 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System.

Next to official Diploma Document students will receive an annex with detailed information about the study programme and competences gained while studying at Academia.

Opportunities for further study after Graduation

Once students graduate at Academia, they can enrol into 3rd or 2nd Year of Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Our Mechanical Engineering Graduates are Employed by

Continuation of study

In Slovenia

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Mechanical Engineering graduates of Academia college may enter the second year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.

In the UK

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Mechanical Engineering graduates of Academia college may enter the second or third year of undergraduate or postgraduate study program of related disciplines. Enrollment in the third year depends on average grades obtained during the studies at Academia.

With a diploma of Academia, a student may enter undergraduate or postgraduate study programs