Programs

Undergraduate programs

 

Our engineering faculties offer BSc degree programs for the length of seven semesters. Out of 14 (BSc) undergraduate degrees, 7(BSc) programs are offered in English language.

The programs focus on the scientific fundamentals, such as mathematics, physics, computing, mechanics, engineering, drawing, and chemistry, necessary requirements for chosen fields of engineering.

The engineering faculties provide a thorough knowledge of practical engineering and depending on the faculty, offers opportunities for specialization. Each faculty divides their programs into branches with compulsory electives and optional elective subjects. Depending on the BSc faculty, specializations may include; geo-informatics, corporate strategy, info-communication technologies, instrumentation and automation, IOT, embedded systems and robotics, big data, business intelligence, cloud service technologies, IT security, software design and development, environmental public administration, green energy, textiles and interiors and packaging. Experimental work executed in well-equipped laboratory facilities are core components of the training.

The hours of instruction range from 26 to 32 hours per week. Some variation occurs during the last semester when students work on final projects. Students typically take 5 - 6 exams each semester and are required to participate in active research and design within the project laboratories. This active research develops directed study, an ability to undertake independent research with little to no supervision.

Upon a successful completion of the curriculum and final projects, a student will be granted a BSc degree which certifies its holder's competence to be engaged in either engineering production or in a technology-related field.

Graduate programs

 

Students holding a BSc degree or equivalent may pursue an MSc degree. Out of 10 (MSc) graduate degrees programs; 4 are available in English language. Acceptance and placement are based on the student's academic credentials and current level of knowledge (incl. English language) assessed prior to acceptance.

Some MSc degree programs offer refresher courses, preparatory semesters so students can upgrade their knowledge in the relevant engineering subjects. Applicants are required to submit their academic transcripts and if applicable, details of their professional experience.

Students generally follow an assigned curricula, but can freely choose elective courses depending on their personal interests. Courses are run in small groups and students are expected to work individually under the direction of a personal tutor. Students have free access to laboratories, research facilities, and computers. An MSc degree program is generally 4 semesters, 2 years in duration, consisting of 26 hours of instruction per week and 5 examinations per semester. After a successful completion of a thesis and final exams, the MSc degree is granted enabling its holder to actively conduct valid research and solve high-level engineering tasks.

Doctoral programs

 

A PhD degree at Óbuda University is one earned by sufficiently proving the candidate's ability for self-standing scientific work, which must be demonstrated by writing a thesis summarizing the candidate's research results. Furthermore, it is necessary to pass a set of qualifying examinations in some basic and applied sciences related to the field of the submitted thesis. Candidates are to publish their results prior to the submission of their thesis.

Applicants for the PhD degree program must hold an MSc or MPhil, or equivalent degree issued by an academic institution and must possess an overall understanding of a high competence in their field of knowledge and also be familiar with cognitive disciplines. They must be capable of using various research techniques. Admission requirements include excellent grades, an MSc degree (or equivalent), a final project, and/or the achievement of good initial results in research. Applicants still in process of working on their Master's degree projects may be admitted conditionally.

In case of applicants who have devoted time to a scientific or engineering practice, their achievements during this period will be considered in addition to their graduation results. In addition to professional achievements, applicants should clearly demonstrate a sense of responsibility for the advancement of scientific knowledge.

PhD candidates carry out their studies and research on an individual basis under the guidance of a professor or a senior member of the academic staff. This research work contributes to scientific knowledge to be recognized by the international scientific community. Doctoral candidates must present their research results at national/international conferences and symposia and are expected to publish significant and major achievements of their works in internationally referred professional periodicals. Work towards a PhD degree requires at least 3 years, 6 semesters of study. The time may be longer, depending on the topic and the candidate's personal diligence. Upon completion of all necessary work for the PhD thesis, a dissertation is to be prepared according to the formal requirements published in the Doctoral Code of Óbuda University.