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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Sensor Technologies

Programme Description

Sensors are a key field of high technologies constantly growing in scope and significance both in theory and applications. The field has seen a rather significant growth of knowledge and understanding of the situation and development trends in sensor technologies, however the knowledge is not linked and oriented enough in order to support the high-tech development efforts. The IPS has therefore, in direct collaboration with the users, discovered the need for top-quality staff in the field of modern sensors and created a concise postgraduate study programme of sensor technologies.

Basic Objectives of the Programme: General Competences and Subject-Specific Competences

The general competences of a graduate are:
• mastering of methods and techniques of scientific research,
• ability to carry out independent as well as team R&D work,
• ability to use the knowledge in practice by working on applicative projects in the industry,
• ability to solve problems in transferring and adapting new technologies for production,
• ability to integrate into international connections of R&D work,
• ability to take on management functions in the field of business, management, conduct of research and research management.

The study programme offers acquisition of knowledge and development of skills for competent research, transfer of scientific achievements to industrial development as well as international collaboration in the field of sensor technologies.

Competences that the student will acquire in individual courses are described in course syllabi.

The competences based on the orientation of the candidate's study programme are:
• widening and deepening the scientific content, methods and techniques in the selected fields of natural sciences, technologies, engineering and information sciences, which will support strategic choice, development, transfer, optimization, utilization and control of selected sensor technologies for increasing commercial efficiency while benefiting broader social interests concerning sustainable development,
• acquiring expert knowledge and developing skills for their use in order to improve the efficiency of work processes and decision-making,
• comprehensive definition of problems, systematic approaches and solving complex problems through teamwork,
• decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, and long-term target-oriented strategic planning.

Research Areas

The Sensor Technologies programme is an interdisciplinary postgraduate study programme covering the following research fields:

  • Physical and Chemical Sensors,
  • Sensors for Ionizing Photons and Particles,
  • Biosensors,
  • Sensors and Information and Communication Technologies.

Credit Framework

All credits for the third-level study programme
180 credits
Required courses
10 credits
Elective courses 20 credits
Compulsory seminar
30 credits
Individual research work120 credits


1st YEAR
Required courses:
Metrology in Sensor Technologies (10 ECTS)
Seminar I (10 ECTS)
Individual Research Work 1 (20 ECTS)

Elective courses worth 20 ECTS.

2nd YEAR
Required courses:
Seminar II (10 ECTS)
Individual Research Work 2 (50 ECTS)

3rd YEAR
Required courses:
Seminar III (10 ECTS)
Individual Research Work 3 (20 ECTS)
Doctoral Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Sensor Data Analysis, 5 ECTS
Ion Beam Analysis, 5 ECTS
Plasma-assisted Bio-sensing Techniques, 5 ECTS
Whole-cell Biosensors in Toxicology, 5 ECTS
Hydrogen Detection in Materials and in Gas Phase, 5 ECTS
Detector Systems and Methods for High Energy Resolution X-ray Measurements, 5 ECTS
Fluid Dynamics, 5 ECTS
Doctoral Dissertation, 30 ECTS
Economics and Society, 5 ECTS
Economics for Researchers*, 3 ECTS
Electrochemical Sensors, 5 ECTS
Electromagnetic Sensors, 5 ECTS
Physical Oceanography of Coastal Waters, 5 ECTS
Individual Research Work 1, 20 ECTS
Individual Research Work 2, 30 ECTS
Individual Research Work 2*, 50 ECTS
Individual Research Work 3, 20 ECTS
Industrial Seminar, 5 ECTS
Industrial Expert Knowledge and Project Work*, 3 ECTS
Innovation Management*, 3 ECTS
Internet Connected Embedded Devices, 5 ECTS
Ceramic Materials and Technologies for Sensors of Physical Quantities, 10 ECTS
Commercialization of Technologies, 5 ECTS
Science Communication Module 1: Popular Science Communication, Module 2: Scientific Publications and Project Proposals, 5 ECTS
Concept of Sustainable Development*, 3 ECTS
Local electrical, electromechanical and thermal properties of the sensor materials, 5 ECTS
Measurement of Nanoparticles in Air, 5 ECTS
Measurement of Black Carbon and Other Carbonaceous Aerosols, 5 ECTS
Metrology in Sensor Technologies, 5 ECTS
Metrology in Sensor Technologies*, 10 ECTS
Microbial Biosensors: Cells and Cellular Component, Populations and Communities, 5 ECTS
Contemporary Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Natural Sciences and Engineering, 5 ECTS
From Environment to Neuronal Networks, 5 ECTS
Optical Chemical Sensors, 5 ECTS
Gas Sensors, 5 ECTS
Corporate Law and Dispute Settlement*, 3 ECTS
Interplay Between Crystal Structure and Material’s Sensing Properties, 5 ECTS
Preparation of Patent Application, 5 ECTS
Preparation of Patent Application*, 3 ECTS
Computer Vision, 5 ECTS
Seminar I, 10 ECTS
Seminar II, 30 ECTS
Seminar II*, 10 ECTS
Seminar III, 10 ECTS
Sensors and Sensor Technologies, 5 ECTS
Sensors in Human Computer Interaction, 5 ECTS
Sensors in Process Control, 5 ECTS
Sensors in Robotics and Biocybernetics, 5 ECTS
Photon, Electron and Ion Detection Sensors, 5 ECTS
Sensor Networks, 5 ECTS
Sensor Networks for Condition Monitoring of Industrial Assets, 5 ECTS
Synthetic Biology and Biosensing, 10 ECTS
Advances in Acquisiton and Analysis of Ionizing Photon and Particle Sensor Signals, 5 ECTS
Using Fluorescence in Photobiont Detection*, 5 ECTS