The Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs offered at The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) are not restricted to those who received their B.Sc. diplomas in engineering at BME. These programs are open to all students who receive diplomas in mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering or transportation engineering at any of the Hungarian or foreign institutions of higher education.
The entrance requirements of the programs have been defined in a way which also allows someone having a B.Sc. in another engineering area, physics, mathematics or computer science to join the M.Sc. programs while fulfilling a few additional requirements.
In the M.Sc. curriculum, there are 30 credit points which are dedicated to the final project. This can be completed in two semesters (Final Project A and Final Project B). It is a prerequisite that at least 55 credit points, as well as any “supplemental” subjects, be completed prior to beginning the Final Project A. In order to begin the Final Project B, it is required that the student finish – excluding the elective subjects – 79 credit points worth of the M.Sc. subjects found in the curriculum. Students partaking in the M.Sc. program can take the final exams after finishing all the subjects required by the curriculum as well as acquiring the right to sit for the final exams, a certificate which has its own criteria. Diplomas are only received after the final exams have been successfully passed and the language exam requirements have been met. The language exam requirements are regulated by ordinance 15/2006.IV.3 OM, which states that the M.Sc. degree can only be received if the student has a B2 (formerly known as intermediate “C”) language exam or an equivalent high school diploma in any modern foreign language for which literature is available in the given area of study. Students who have not fulfilled the internship requirements of the given program of study in advance need to do so during the M.Sc. program.
The internship needs to be at least six weeks long, as regulated in the curriculum of the given institution of higher education. Each student must take the subject “Industrial Practice” at the MSc level. Internship fulfilled in the course of the BSc formation is automatically acknowledged and the signature will be registered in Neptun before the examination period.
Budapest University Of Technology And Economics was founded in 1782 under the name of Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum and has been the top higher education institution of Hungary. It also has a well-established international reputation. The foundation of the effectiveness of the university is the devoted educational activities of our professors and the hard work and enthusiasm of our students. These values ensure the stability and continuity of education, scientific research and technological development at the institution. Students who feel talented and skilled may join various development projects already during their university years.
When they continue their studies from the basic degree to the Master's qualifications we aim at fine-tuning their knowledge and skills so that it is ensured that they become excellent development and research engineers. Those who wish to proceed with their scientific studies may join Ph.D. courses, which will provide a sound basis and guiding framework to reach their professional targets.
All these opportunities ensure that the University of Technology has become one of the leading research universities of Hungary and is well-known for its scientific results abroad. It is also important that young people joining our programmes should not only become excellent professionals but educated persons in the widest sense.
At the university there are various opportunities for intellectual activities and professors tend to convey not only professional skills but also their attitudes, values, and viewpoints that may enrich students’ perceptions.