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Dear Student, Our university holds an international reputation for excellence in engineering education. It attracts professors and students from all over the world. We are proud of our international professors and our international students. Hungary is a member of the European Union. It is a good opportunity to highlight our cultural heritage, including scientists, artists, other creators, enriching Europe’s and the World’s progress and values. Our former and present professors or even graduates have also had strong contributions to those results. Consequently, international students of BUTE can benefit from their studies in Hungary in a particularly precious way. Parallel to their professional studies in fields of engineering, business and management, cultural courses will increase the excitement of studying abroad.
Degree Programsin Engineering in English Degree programs in English Faculty of Architecture Civil Engineering Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Electrical Engineering and Informatics Mechanical Engineering Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
APPLICATION / ENROLMENT INFORMATION FOR 2012/2013 Application and Admission Application deadline: July 1st 2012 for the 1st semester to all programs, December 1st for the spring semester of preparatory courses. For MSc spring semester: 15th October 2012. For study abroad students: 30th June 2012 for fall semester; 15th October 2012 for spring semester. Application fee, processing, postage: EUR 100 (non-refundable)
Documents to submit: • Completed application form • copy of your passport • secondary school reports relevant to your application, with special reference to mathematics, physics, and English language (notarized English translation) • general certificate of your education - G.C.E. or any equivalent secondary school diploma (notarized English translation) • one of the following documents of English language proficiency: a) TOEFL iBT test score of 90, or PBT score 550, b) Cambridge First Certificate "B", c) IELTS score of 5.0 (recommended for B.Sc.,required for M.Sc. and Ph.D., and for B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Architecture programs) • official transcripts, degrees/diplomas of any higher education already completed (notarized English translation) • 4 recent photographs • curriculum vitae (autobiography/résumé) • two letters of recommendation (for M.Sc. and Ph.D. applications) • Study Plan (for Ph.D. applications only)
For Newly Enrolled Freshmen Only PLACEMENT TESTS: • 3rd – 5th September 2012 in Mathematics, Physics and English language for all students, and Freehand Drawing on September 1st for Architecture students. • Students passing the tests will receive confirmation of their acceptance in the first year of the B.Sc. programs. Students found to have inadequate skills in Mathematics, Physics or English, will be directed to the one year Preparatory Course before the B.Sc. programs. • NOTE: An intensive preparatory course is offered for all in Mathematics and Physics from 27th to 31st August. • NOTE: Students who will not write the Placement Test for any reason (late arrival, etc.) after 3rd September 2012 may only join the Preparatory Course or the General Course of Architecture.
For more information Postal address: Ms. Valéria Balogh Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Central Study Office (CSO), Office of International Education (OIE) H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 7-9. Hungary Phone: +36 1 463 3981 Fax: +36 1 463 2550 E-mail: email@example.com
Faculty of Architecture The Faculty of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics focuses on traininghighly professional experts in architectural engineering who are aware of the social and cultural implications of their profession. Versatility is emphasised so that students will gain fundamental knowledge and skills in every possible field of architecture and be able to find a job in a highly competitive job market, and in any building- or design-related area of consulting, construction, and management. The 5-year program in English leads directly to an M.Sc. degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering (Dipl. Ing. Arch.), but it is also possible to graduate as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture are qualified for a broad spectrum of architectural occupations: Design, construction and maintenance of residential, public, industrial and agricultural buildings; Reconstruction and the preservation of historical monuments; Urban design and settlement planning; and Administration of all these activities.
The curricula were established on the basis of Swiss and German models. The Faculty has maintained these traditions for the last 40 years but also provides additional European and international dimensions through its guest lecturers from abroad, thematic short courses, workshop seminars and exchange programs. The five-year program of the Faculty of Architecture taught in English is in full conformity with the five-year program provided in Hungarian, whereafter two years of practical experience the EUR-ING title is acquirable.
Academic Program of the Faculty of Architecture: B.Sc./M.Sc. Studies The two-level B.Sc, M.Sc training in the English speaking section of the Faculty of Architecture is realized in a split-up system, in full conformity with the Hungarian speaking section. For a B.Sc degree, students have to accumulate min 240 credit points, for an M.Sc degree min 300 credit points by completing the obligatory subjects and gathering the remaining credit points by completing elective subjects as well. The B.Sc degree can be obtained in a minimum of four years, M.Sc degree in a minimum of five years of study.
Master's Program Students who have earned B.Sc. degrees in other schools of architecture can join the Master's Program. Programs will be tailored to their previous education and special needs. In general they are admitted to the last two years of the five years program, and they have to collect a minimum of 120 credits. These studies encompass a wide range of complex design topics and elective subjects grouped in three directions: • Structural Design - buildings and other structures. • Architectural Design - buildings with different functions, their interiors and surroundings; the preservation of historical buildings. • Town Planning - urban design, settlement planning and management.
Departments Construction Technology and ManagementArchitectural RepresentationHistory of Architecture and of MonumentsBuilding Energetics and Building Services Building ConstructionsIndustrial and Agricultural Building DesignPublic Building DesignResidential BuildingsDesignMechanics, Materials and StructuresUrban Studies
Description of General Courses in Architecture • Basic Mathematics 1 • Computer Literacy 1 • Engineering Sciences • Geometrical Construction 1 • Freehand Drawing 1 • Design Skills 1 • Basic Mathematics 2 • Computer Literacy 2 • Geometrical Constructions 2 • Freehand Drawing 2 • Fundamental of Structures • Basic Tools of Building Constructions • Design Skills 2 • Fundamental of Architectural Design • Compulsory English for Pre-Eng. Students I. • Compulsory English for Pre-Eng. Students II.
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 1st semester • Mathematics EP1 • Philosophy • Descriptive Geometry 1 • Introduction to Building construction • History of Architechture I. (The beginnings) • Introduction to Structural Design • Drawing 1 • Introduction to Architecture • Space Composition
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 2nd semester • Mathematics 2 • Descriptive Geometry 2 • Building Constructions 1 • Statics • History of Architechture 2 (Antiquity) • Drawing 2 • Basics of Architecture
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 3rd semester • Building Materials • Architectural informatics 1 • Building Physics • Strength of Materials 1 • History of Architecture 3 (Medieval) • Drawing 3. • Public Building Design 1 • Residental Building Design 1. • Residential Building Design 2. • Building Constructions 2 • Sociology for Architects
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 4th semester • Architecture of Workplaces 1 • Architecture of Workplaces 2 • Architectural informatics 2 • Building Constructions 3 • Strength of Materials 2 • History of Architecture 4 • Drawing 4 • Design Methodology • Public Building Design 2
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 5th semester • Architectural informatics 3 CAAD for Architects • Construction Management 1. Basics of Construction • Building Service Engineering 1,2 • Building Construction 4 • Design of Load-Bearing Structures • History of Architeture 5 (19th century) • Drawing 5 • Urban Design 1 • Economics 1. (Microeconomics)
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 6th semester • Construction Management 2. Building Project Management • Special load-bearing structures • Building Materials 2. • Building Constructions 5 • Preservation of Historic Monuments • History of Achitecture 6 • Drawing 6 • Department's Design 1 • Urban Design 2 • Economics 1. (Macroeconomics)
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 7th semester • Construction Management 3 Planning of construction technology • Building Constructions 6 • History of Art • Drawing 7 • Department's Design 2 • Department's Design 3. • Building and architectural economics • Reinforced concrete structures I.
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 8th semester • History of Hungarian Achitecture History of Hungarian Architecture 1. • Drawing 8 • Complex Design 1 • Construction management 4. Controlling of Construction Technology • Soil Mechanics
Description of B.Sc/M.Sc Subjects 9th semester • Drawing 9 • Complex Design 2 • Theory of Design • Building Constructions 7 • History of Hungarian Architecture 2. Contemporary Hungarian Architecture • Steel and Timber Structures • Construction Law • Special load-bearing structures • Building Materials 2.
Faculty of Civil Engineering • The Faculty of Civil Engineering is the oldest Faculty of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and can trace its history back to the University's predecessor, the Institutum Geometricum, founded by Emperor Joseph II in 1782. In the past years, thousands of engineers have graduated from this Faculty to work worldwide as educators, international researchers and engineering project managers.
The most essential service of the faculty – education linked closely to research and engineering work – is reflected in the scientific activities of nearly 140 engineers in 10 departments. They have contributed significantly to the scientific solution of diverse engineering problems. Out of the approximately 2300 students, who study at this Faculty, about 60 students from abroad participate in the English language program.
The engineering program in English leads to a B.Sc. degree in four years, in the Branch of Structural Engineering. The branch offers specific educational objectives: Graduates from the Branch of Structural Engineering create engineering structures by utilizing and designing structural materials. They are expected to design, construct and organize the investments of mechanically, structurally and technologically complex structures in cooperation with architects and transport and hydraulics specialists. Future structural engineers who graduate from this branch will be able to design and construct, among other things, flyovers and underground passageways for traffic networks; power stations, cooling towers, craneways, transmission line structures and TV towers; halls, storehouses, industrial plants, and multi-storey buildings as well as hydraulic engineering and water supply structures.
The engineering program in English leads to a M.Sc. degree in two years. MSc: • Civil Engineering, Branch of Struct. Eng. • Civil Engineering, Branch of Infr. Env.Eng. • Land Surveying and Geoinformatics
Departments Geodesy and Surveying Construction Materials and Engineering Geology Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics Geotechnics Structural Engineering Architectural Engineering Structural Mechanics Highway and Railway Engineering Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
Compulsory English for Civil Engineers 1,2. Communication Skills for Civil Engineers Mathematics A1 – Calculus Mathematics A2 – Vector Functions Mathematics A3 for Civil Engineers Physics for Civil Engineers Civil Engineering Representation and Drawing Chemistry of Construction Materials Statics Strength of Materials Dynamics Technical Informatics Civil Engineering Informatics Surveying I., II. Introduction to Geoinformatics Geology Construction Materials I. Description of Civil Engineering General Courses (B.Sc. Subjects)
Soil Mechanics Earthworks Foundation Engineering Basis of Design Steel Structures I. Reinforced Concrete Structures I. Timber and Masonry Structures Building Construction Study Roads Railway Tracks Basics of Environmental Engineering Public Works Hydrology I. Hydraulics I. Hydraulic Engineering, Water Management Micro- and Macroeconomics Management and Enterprise Business Law Urban and Regional Development Surveying Field Course Theory of Administration, Real-estate Registr. Description of Civil Engineering General Courses (B.Sc. Subjects)
Construction Management - Estimates Construction Management - Contracting Rock Mechanics Construction Materials II. Structural Analysis Finite Element Modelling Steel Structures II. Reinforced Concrete Structures II. Bridge Construction Constructional Technology Underground Structures, Deep Foundation Building Construction I., II. Residential Building Design Laboratory Practice of Testing of Structures and Materials Field Course of Structure Geodesy Description of Structural Engineering Branch
Description of B.Sc. SubjectsMajor of Buildings • Steel Buildings • Reinforced Concrete Buildings • Timber Structures • Strengthening of Structures • Composite Building Structures • Industrial and Agricultural Building Design • Elective • Reinforced Concrete Engineering Works
Studies in English at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering began in the 1985/86 academic year. Students in the BSc program receive a thorough introduction to areas basic to chemical engineering before they begin their specialisations in the fifth semester. Courses of the following branches are available to students depending on the number of applicants (at least 3 applicants) both at the B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels: • Analytical and Structural Chemistry • Chemical and Process Engineering • Industrial Pharmaceutics • Polymer Technology • Textile technology
Graduates of this Faculty will be versed in: The operations and personnel involved in chemical processes on an industrial scale, The development of the technology and products of industrial chemical processes, The design of industrial chemical processes, How a chemical product or application is introduced into the national economy, and The elaboration of new chemical processes, operations and technologies. A three-year Ph.D. program is also available in all majors offered by the Faculty.
The Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology aims for its students to acquire a profound theoretical knowledge in mathematics, physics and physical chemistry. It also aims to have its students experience, during their studies, all the types of tasks that chemical engineers encounter in their practical everyday work. Students will acquire up-to-date laboratory skills, get acquainted with the machines and apparati used in the chemical industry, learn the principles needed for their optimal operation, and develop expertise in a more specific technology within the chemical, food and light industries.
Departments Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science
Compulsory English I., II. English for Engineers Communication Skills - English Manager Communication -English Intercultural Communication - English Mathematics A1 - Calculus General Chemistry General Chemistry Calculations General Chemistry Laboratory Computing Mechanical Operations in Chemical Industry Mechanical Operations in Chemical Industry Pract. Micro- and Macroeconomics Mathematics A2a - Vector Functions Mathematics A3 for ch. eng. and bioengineers Physics I Mechanics Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Practice Organic Chemistry I Chemical Technology Physics I Electrodynamics Physics Laboratory Organic Chemistry II Analytical Chemistry I Physical Chemistry I Polymers Curriculum of B.Sc. SubjectsGeneral Subjects