The subject of the present master's thesis deals with the question whether the municipal services education programmes are competence-oriented enough to make the graduates of the relevant programmes competitive in the labour market. The thesis focuses on the overview of the study programmes in Slovenia that include municipal services subjects, and discusses the results of two research studies. The first uses quantitative method, TUNING supplementary questionnaire, to evaluate acquired subject-specific competences of the last generation of civil engineering undergraduates who majored in municipal engineering. The questionnaire first lists general questions regarding the levels of the acquired subject-specific competences, and further on concentrates on the required knowledge, and the position and qualifications of the municipal engineer. The second research study is a case study using purposive sampling carried out in the form of semi-structured non-standardised interview, based on the research in organisations where practical training of students was conducted. The purpose was to establish whether acquired subject-specific competences of students proved adequate in practical training. The qualitative content analysis was used, carried out with the inductive approach using the open coding method.