Individual Project I

This course is part of the programme
Master’s study programme Environment (second cycle)

Objectives and competences

The main goal of the course is to teach the student how to approach to project-oriented solving of a problem, which principles to apply during the project implementation and how correctly interpret and disseminate the project results
Competences: attaining skills for analysis of a problem, design and planning of project work, implementation of the project tasks and interpretation of results


Basic knowledge of environmental topics.
This course represents a basis for the course Individual project II, which is carried out in 2nd year.


Each student selects the topic of his/her project upon prior agreement with his/her mentor, who supervises the student’s project work.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
• The students will be capable to autonomously aquire the already existing knowledge of research topics
• The students wil be capable to design the plan of project tasks and implement them
• The students will be capable of a critical assesment of the results and their dessimination


• Successful presentation of the seminar (50 %)
• Written report (50 %)

Lecturer's references

Full Professor of Materials at the University of Nova Gorica

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VALANT, Matjaž, ARČON, Iztok, MIKULSKA, Iuliia, LISJAK, Darja. Cation order-disorder transition in Fe-doped 6H-BaTiO[sub]3 for dilute room-temperature ferromagnetism. Chemistry of materials, ISSN 0897-4756. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 25, no. 17, str. 3544-3550, doi: 10.1021/cm402353t. [COBISS.SI-ID 26970151]

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AXELSSON, Anna-Karin, VALANT, Matjaž, LE GOUPIL, Florian, BERENOV, Andrey, ALFORD, Neil McN. Lead-free and "exotic" electrocaloric materials. V: CORREIA, Tatiana (ur.).Electrocaloric materials : new generation of coolers, (Engineering materials, ISSN 1612-1317, vol. 34). Heidelberg; Berlin: Springer, cop. 2014, str. 125-146. [COBISS.SI-ID 3245563]