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Meteorology with Geophysics First Cycle

Duration:

3 years (6 semesters), 180 ECTS credits in total
(ECTS = European Credit Transfer and accumulation System)

Fundamental objectives:

The fundamental objective of the Meteorology with Geophysics First Cycle degree programme is to train students to expert level in solving different problems in Meteorology and Geophysics.  They will be able to handle diverse challenges including fundamental research in atmospheric phenomena and climate, as well as interdisciplinary research such as the study of pollution or the influence of climate conditions on living organisms.  The geophysical content of the course will offer a broader insight into the field, paving the way to many more interdisciplinary projects.

Transferable skills:

Upon completion of the degree programme, students should have gained the following transferable skills:

Subject specific skills:

Geophysics and Meteorology make extensive use of the tools of mathematics and physics, adapted to analyse phenomena in air, water etc. Therefore, students should have gained the following skills:

Employment opportunities:

Meteorological and hydrometeorological services, air control services, pollution monitoring, hydrology, research, higher education, information technology, finance, telecommunications, healthcare; in fields requiring meteorological information: agriculture, transport, civil engineering …

Entry requirements

Admissions details and procedures ...

Requirements for progression to the second and third years

Requirements for repeating a year

In order to repeat a year, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

Acknowledgement of prior qualifications

Certain prior qualifications can be acknowledged and accepted as successfully completed lecture courses.  If the content and duration of the lecture course completed elsewhere is comparable to a course at the Department of Physics, it can be awarded the same number of ECTS credits.

A written request, including proof of qualifications, must be made.  Each case is considered by the study committee of the Department of Physics on an individual basis.  Please note that it is advisable to consult the Student Support Office in such circumstances.

Assessment

Each lecture course is assessed individually.  Typically, there will be a written and an oral examination.  Written examinations are usually distributed throughout the semester, while oral examinations take place after other requirements (written examination, homeworks, seminars etc.) have been met.  There are three formal examination periods per academic year.

The assessment criteria and details are subject to the rules and guidelines of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, which are confirmed by the Senate of the Faculty of the Mathematics and Physics.  In assessment, grades are awarded according to the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Transfers from other degree programmes

Transfers from other degree programmes, as well as transfers between physics programmes, are possible.  They are, however, subject to conditions and requirements determined by the study committee of the Department of Physics.  Enquiries should be made to the Student Support Office.

Curriculum

Key:
P = Number of hours of lectures per week
V = Number of hours of problems classes per week
S = Number of hours of seminars per week
L = Number of hours of laboratory work per week
ECTS = Number of ECTS credits
UŠD = Estimated number of hours of personal study for entire lecture course

First Year

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVSLECTSUŠDPVSLECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Physics I 3 3 1 0 8
240
0
0 0 0
0
0
 8 240 
Proseminar A/B 1 0
1
0
2
60
0
0
1
0
1
30  3
90 
Mathematics I 6
4
0 0
10
300
0
0
0
0
0
10
300
Physics Laboratory I 0
0
0
4
4
120
0
0
0
0
0
0 4
120
Computing Laboratory 0
2
0
0
3
90 0
0
0
0
0
3
90
Chemistry I 3
1
0
0
3
90
0
0
0
0
0
3
90
Physics II 0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
1
0
12
360  12
360
Mathematics II 0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
0
7
210  7
210
Physics Laboratory II 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
120  4
120
Optional Courses         0
0
        6
180  6
180
Total 13
10
2
4
30 900  9
7
2
4
30
900  60
1800
Total hours per semester 195
150
30
60
    135
105 30
60
       

Note: Proseminar A/B follows the content of Physics I and II. Versions A is intended for students with a strong background in Physics, while Version B is intended for students who have had less exposure to the subject.

Optional Courses:

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVS
ECTSUŠDPVS
ECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Chemistry II 0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
3
90
3
90
Project Work I 0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
90
3
90
Technical Design 0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
3
90 3
90
Computational Tools in Physics 0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
3
90
3
90
Additional Lecture Course 0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
90
3
90

Note: An additional lecture course can be chosen from any of the First Cycle lecture courses offered at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Second Year

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVSLECTSUŠDPVSL
ECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Meteorology 2
1
4
120
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
120
Statistical Thermodynamics 2
2
0
0
4
120
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
120
Modern Physics I 4
2
1
0 8
240
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
240
Probability in Physics 1
1
0
0
3
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
90
Mathematics III 5
3
0
0
8
240
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
240
Computer Science 2
1
0
0
3
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
90
Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation 0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
3 90 3
90
Geophysics 0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
4
120 4
120
Mathematics IV 0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
0
6
180
6
180
Classical Mechanics I 0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
5
150
5
150
Numerical Methods 0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
90
3
90
Practical Training*         0
0
        3
90
3
90
Optional Courses         0
0
        6
180
6
180
Total 16
10
0
30
900
  11
9
0
2
30
900
60
1800
Total hours per semester 240
150
30
      165
105
0
30
       

Optional Courses:

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVS
ECTSUŠDPVS
ECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Mathematical Physics I 0
0
0
0
0
3
3
0
6
180
6
180
The Solar System and Extrasolar Planets 0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
90
3
90
Project Work II 0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
90 3
90
Modern Physics II 0
0
0
0
0
2 2
0
5
150
5
150
Electronics I 2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
90
3
90
Electronics II 0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
90
3
90
Electronics Laboratory 0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
90
3
90
Chemistry II 0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
3
90
3
90
Additional Lecture Course 0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
90
3
90

Note: Chemistry II can be taken either in the first or second year. An additional lecture course can be chosen from any of the Third Year First Cycle lecture courses offered at the University of Ljubljana. Geology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering is a recommended lecture course.

3. letnik

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVSLECTSUŠDPVSLECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Dynamic Meteorology I 3
2
0
0
7
210
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
210
Climatology I 2
1
2
0
6
180
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
180
Selected Topics in Hydromechanics, Hydrology and Hydraulics (Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering) 3
1
1
0
6
180
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
180
Meteorology Laboratory 0
0
0
4
4
120 0
0
0
0
0
0
4
120
Weather Systems 0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
1
0
7
210
7
210
Climate Change 0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
2
0 6
180
6
180
Physical Oceanography 0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
5
150
5
150
Collecting and Processing Data 0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
90
3
90
Seminar 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
90
3
90
Optional Courses         7
210
        6
180
13
390
Total 8
4
3
4
30
900
10
4
5
0
30
900
60
1800
Total hours per semester 120
6
45
60
    150
60
75
0
       

Optional Courses:

 Winter semesterSummer semesterTotal
Lecture coursePVS
ECTSUŠDPVS
ECTSUŠDECTSUŠD
Air and Pollution 3
1
1
3
90
0
0
0
0
0
3
90
Classical Mechanics II 0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
5
150 5
150
Mathematical Physics II 2
2
0
5
150
0
0
0
0
0
5
150
Mathematical Physics Laboratory 0
6
0
6
180
0
0
0 0
0
6
180
Measurement in Physics I 3
2
0
6
150
0
0
0
0
0
6
150
Measurement in Physics II 0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
5
150 5
150
Management 0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
90
3
90
Additional Lecture Course 2
2
0
4
120
0
0 0
0
0
4
120

Note: An additional lecture course can be chosen from any of the lecture courses offered at the University of Ljubljana. Students can also choose from any of the Second Cycle lecture courses offered, provided that they have the background knowledge necessary for the course. The choice of lecture course must be approved by the study committee of the Department of Physics.