University of Pécs
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Pécs, Hungary
Address
University of Pécs
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Boszorkany street 2
H-7624 Pecs
Hungary

N 46° 4' 49.01'', E 46° 4' 49.01''

https://english.mik.pte.hu/
Contact
Centre for International Programmes and Relations

e: somfai.reka@mik.pte.hu
t: +36 72 503 650 / 23651
Representative
Dr. Gabriella Medvegy
Dean of Faculty
Degree programmes
Bachelor: Hungarian
Bachelor+Master: Hungarian, English
Master: English, Hungarian
Doctor of Liberal Arts: Hungarian, English
PhD: Hungarian, English
Faculty profile

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology was founded in 1970 with the name of Pollack Mihály Technical College. Its legal predecessors were the Polytechnic of Building Services of Budapest and the Chemical Industrial Engineering Polytechnic of Pécs. A Building Installations Department and Civil Engineering Department were created in 1971. From 1st July, 1995 the college was integrated into Janus Pannonius University, which changed its name to the University of Pécs in 2000. It has been functioning as a faculty since 2004; from 2006 it was the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, from 2011 as the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology – showing the increased emphasis on information technology in both education and research. In 2015 the name of our institution was simplified to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Pécs.

Today with its 3,000 students, its several decades of experience, its renovated and extended campus, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is one the most colourful institutions of Hungary’s tertiary technical education and one of the prominent centres of the country’s engineering life.The 8 basic training programmes cover technical, artistic and information technology related fields of study in the following branches: architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, information technology and architectural design. Our higher level vocational training for producing television programmes is also popular. Our students can choose from 10 Master Degree programmes mainly in the fields of architecture, architectural design, civil engineering and information technology. Since September 2014 students could opt for undivided training in architecture, Architect Designer DLA and Architectural Engineering PhD, and from September 2015, IT Engineering BSc and MSc programmes, and a Civil Engineering BSc, Structural Engineering MSc programme will be available as English language programmes.

In September 2015 practice-oriented dual training programmes will be launched with participation from industries and companies within the BSc programmes of Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology Engineering and Environmental Engineering. For those graduates who already have a degree we offer 13 different postgraduate specialist training courses. We have 135 lecturers, 82 of them have a PhD or DLA degree and 29% have reached the qualification of habilitation. Several of our lecturers are Doctors of the Hungarian Academy, several lecturers have artistic awards, and three are members of the Hungarian Academy of Art, one is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 13 lecturers are holders of a candidate degree and we have three full-time researchers. More than half of our lecturing staff is under the age of 50.

The refurbishment of the 20,000 m2 educational and research building complex was completed in 2007-2008 with an investment of 3.5 billion Hungarian forints. As part of the campus, the dormitory, which can accommodate 800 students, was renewed and double rooms with bathrooms were created. During the comprehensive refurbishment of the faculty buildings, classrooms were equipped with air conditioning and modern multimedia equipment. State-of-the-art instruments and equipment were installed in the labs adjacent to the main educational building.

 

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of University of Pécs is one of the largest and most vibrant institutions of technical higher education in Hungary with thousands of students and more than 50 years of experience.
In addition, it is the education citadel of engineering of the South-Transdanubian region and one of the most influential centres of our country’s engineering life.
We offer courses which comply with the actual needs of the labour market and endeavour to equip our students with skills essential to find a job and practise their profession. Our courses purposely aim to develop those personal characteristics which enable our graduating students to hold leading positions in their chosen profession.
Our objective is to shape professionals who have harmonic and balanced characters, who are aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, and who are able to express themselves effectively. We aim to strengthen students’ ability to think critically while being open, tolerant and empathetic to new ideas and showing a commitment to their profession.

Facilities

Bookshop
CAD - Lab
CNC Milling
Computing service
Conference auditorium
Copycenter
Dining-hall
Library
Modelling room
Plot centre
Printing facilities
Robot - Lab
sculpture studio, painting studio
Sound Lab
Stationery
Structures Lab

Accommodation

Provided through the student unions of the university. (http://www.pecs-hostel.hu/)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for foreign students

The applicant must graduate from a high school / senior secondary school before being admitted to the university. In case the applicant leaves high/ secondary school in the year of application and school leaving certificate is not issued until the day of the entrance exam, a certificate of completion of high/secondary school studies has to be attached and the school leaving certificate has to be presented until the registration the latest.

The applicant may receive transfer credit for courses completed in  pre-study programs from relevant fields.

If the applicant has already obtained a university degree ( bachelor degree in Architecture, Engineering, Information Technology ), it is possible to apply for admission to master programs.

E-mail:

architecture@mik.pte.hu
civilengineering@mik.pte.hu
electricalengineering@mik.pte.hu
informatics@mik.pte.hu

Actual Financing Details of our International Programs:

- Application Fee for all programs: 100 USD (non refundable)

- Tuition Fee for all undergraduate and graduate programs: 3.300 USD/semester

-Tuition Fee for doctoral programs: 3.500 USD/semester

Required Language Proficiency

The applicant’s English skills are assessed in the admission interview conducted on-line or in person.  Handled certificates as proof of sufficient English language skills are not required, but recommended. Applicants must meet the following criteria (and demonstrate them in the application procedure): They can express themselves in standard spoken and written English. They demonstrate sufficient skills in spoken English to understand the language of lectures, actively participate in seminars and complete spoken assignments. They can understand written content presented in the program, can express themselves in writing clearly, use correct grammar and can complete written assignments (around B2 level in general).

 

Tuition fees

Semester fee depends on the programm. At this time we can welcome foreign students only in the Erasmus Life Long Learning Program.

Application Deadline

For first year applications (also Bachelor and Master): February 15th.  For exchange students: May 31st

Bachelor, Architectural Art, 6 semesters (full-time training), BA, Hungarian,

The Institute of Architecture offers the BA degree to design the local and global built environments with the focus on an artistic architectural approach provided through a liberal arts education. Students develop design skills by thinking through the design process in workshops and through interactive creative techniques. The programme combines individual creativity with a knowledge of technical skills, analysis of design problems, development of communication techniques, which facilitate students in expanding their creative skills in designing interiors or buildings in the context of environmental design and architecture. Some historical and theoretical design subjects are related to a wide range of architectural and urban approaches, others focus on the relationship between the user and the building, the function and the form. The final design project demonstrates that students are able to design a complex urban building in an architecturally creative style.


Bachelor, Architectural Engineer, 8 semesters (full-time training, part-time training), BSc, Hungarian,

This programme covers engineering design, structures and construction management. Education takes place in cooperation with other design and engineering professionals. Students are expected to have good visual skills, a grasp of mathematics and the history of architecture. The programme focuses on the responsibility of the architect in building design, the detailed development of building systems and team work. This degree course aims to give students a clear understanding of the key contexts of architecture and the built environment, the design relationships among people, architectural space and the environment – through live projects and contemporary situations. It comprises of lectures, workshops and studio design work. The Institute of Architecture Engineering has contacts with a vibrant national and international community made up of leading architects and related researchers. Students will engage in perspective projection, drawing, computer graphic design and model building. Graduate students can further their architectural skills at a master level at our faculty.


Bachelor+Master, Architect, 10 semesters (full-time training), MSc, Hungarian, English,

This programme trains students to apply their complex knowledge in the areas of architecture and urban planning, as well as in the multi-faceted field of environment formation in general (architectural design, town and country planning, preservation of built heritage, structural design, construction work, management and administration tasks, consulting with authorities, teaching, etc.) In addition, students are prepared for their professional planning license once they have gained the prerequisite practical experience as required by the relevant regulations. The final complex design project and the diploma design project are a summary, a synthesis of their studies and serve as a final assessment of their acquired knowledge. During training, studies are complemented by Scientific Students’ Conference projects prepared with the co-operation of students and tutors (the latter also being in charge of supervising their work). Within the professional field of architecture, students acquire individual expertise in a specific field and can apply for admission to the DLA&PhD degree programme based on their specialization. The DLA&PhD programme operates within the framework of an accredited doctoral school at the institute.

Head of the programme: Prof. Bálint BACHMANN DLA


Master, Architect, 4 semesters (full-time training), MSc, English,

This programme trains students to apply their complex knowledge in the areas of architecture and urban planning, as well as in the multi-faceted field of environment formation in general (architectural design, town and country planning, preservation of built heritage, structural design, construction work, management and administration tasks, consulting with authorities, teaching, etc.) In addition, students are prepared for their professional planning license once they have gained the prerequisite practical experience as required by the relevant regulations. The final complex design project and the diploma design project are a summary, a synthesis of their studies and serve as a final assessment of their acquired knowledge. During training, studies are complemented by Scientific Students’ Conference projects prepared with the co-operation of students and tutors (the latter also being in charge of supervising their work). Within the professional field of architecture, students acquire individual expertise in a specific field and can apply for admission to the DLA&PhD degree programme based on their specialization. The DLA&PhD programme operates within the framework of an accredited doctoral school at the institute.

Head of the programme: Prof. Bálint BACHMANN DLA


Master, Architectural Design, 4 semesters (full-time training), MA, Hungarian,

The Masters programme in Architectural Design is for people who already have a degree in architecture and are interested in gaining a more specialized, international perspective on design and inspiration at the highest level. The structure of the programme has been designed to allow architects to follow trends in design, design theory, planning techniques, urban design and the contemporary state of architecture. The aim of this new design-based Masters programme is to focus on the relationships between the different artistic disciplines and complex architectural environments, allowing students to adopt new innovative approaches to architecture. The course examines different design problems, offering an opportunity to learn interactive design techniques and new architectural theories to create original design solutions. Students come from a broad range of creative contexts, including design, urban and environment design, building and interior design, and solve problems through group work in live workshop projects. It prepares creative individuals for professional practice in architectural design and other space-form skills.


Master, Architecture in Construction Design, 3 semesters (full-time training, part-time training), MSc, Hungarian,

The course is designed for those architects and civil engineers who are interested in building structure design and hold a bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience. The MSc in Architecture in aConstruction Design provides training in the fundamental principles of structural and architectural planning, including techniques of sustainability, architectural theory, material studies and strength of materials in architecture. The programme is based on the Department’s well established tradition of engineering education.  For over 30 years Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and its legal predecessor (Pollack Mihály Technical College) has had a tradition and specialisation in architecture training. The unique multidisciplinary course is taught by leading architects, structural engineers and professionals who are specialists in their field. The course content ranges from the development of technical and design skills to exploring the relationship between contemporary architectural design and sustainability in context.

Head of the program: Dr. István Kistelegdi Jr.


Master, Interior Designer, 4 semesters (full-time training, part-time training), MA, Hungarian,

The course is created for people degree in environmental design, architecture or a related subject. During the MA Interior Designer and Environmental Designer Artist course you will develop the creative, creating, technological and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex and changing role of the interior designer, it challenges skills for creating innovative design solutions to a range of problems. The practical and theoretical elements of this master degree in space-communication are developed by a high level understanding of contemporary space-relations, space-interactions and design debates, methodologies and trends. Teaching and learning methods include workshops, seminars, lectures, individual and group projects, the learning pathway agreement summaries all of the knowledge to enable exploit all design opportunities. Graduates will be adept in spatial practice and able to work in complex interior design projects with good computing and research methodologies skills, the aim is to inspire designers who wish to use environment and inner built spaces as a means of expressing opinions.


Master, Urban Systems Engineer, 4 semesters (full-time training, part-time training), MSc, Hungarian,

The course is aimed at people with a degree in urban design, architecture, engineering, geography, or a related discipline in the built environment; it uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture and urban design, and creates the skills necessary for the development of urban living. The programme is aimed at professionals and academics with an interest in the evolution and development of a settlement, bridging the traditional gaps between old settlement models and the modern city, architecture and people, regional identity and tradition, practice and research.

The course provides specialist training in urban design, contemporary urban design theories and urban management, as well as how to approach and understand the issues related to architecture and cities – highlighting the importance of taking an approach which doesn’t just focus on design. An urban planner works in creative ways to transform our cities, developing master plans to create a built environment for living in.


Doctor of Liberal Arts, Architecture, 8 semesters (full-time), DLA, Hungarian, English,

The Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) in Architecture programme of the Doctoral School covers architecture and urban architecture programmes dealing with various aspects of planning (architecture of social spaces, architectural planning and design, production environment planning, residential environment planning, settlement planning).

However, these fields are not strictly tied to specific topics or building types, but are more closely related to the professional and educational expertise and experience of the specific teachers and supervisors of the Doctoral School. Our intention is to provide our students with a historical perspective of our heritage, our responsibility towards the environment, and a coherent system of environmental and modern architectural aspects. It is in view of this that special emphasis is laid in the curriculum of our school on the individual program of activity of our doctoral candidates, which is built on the combination of creative artistic-technical activities and scientific research in a chosen field, in accordance with the specific feature of architecture being a combination of arts and science.

Head of the Doctoral School:

Dr Bálint BACHMANN, DLA Habil.

https://breuer.mik.pte.hu/en/dla-in-architecture-1


PhD, Architectural Engineering, 8 semesters (full-time), PhD, Hungarian, English,

When the PhD in Architectural Engineering programme of the Doctoral School was developed we drew on experience of other Hungarian Doctoral Schools and that of the existing DLA Doctoral School.

The programme covers aspects of past and modern building materials science, engineering structures and building frames. Furthermore, it also focuses on areas closely related to the program’s priorities, such as environmental planning, settlement planning and energy design. In view of the specific features of the discipline and the wide range of subjects – that is, the interdisciplinary nature – of the various fields of research, the course curriculum lays special emphasis on ensuring that doctoral candidates gain the necessary knowledge and competence while also catering to their individual research topics. The prime objective of the Training Programme is to assist doctoral candidates of the school in preparing a dissertation of high standard and in complying with the requirements of a doctoral degree.

Head of the Doctoral School:

Dr Bálint BACHMANN, DLA Habil.

https://breuer.mik.pte.hu/en/phd-in-architectural-engineering-1

 


The Architecture programs are offered by the Architecture Institute of the Faculty of Engineering. The Institute comprises the Department of Energy Design, the Department of Building Constructions, the Department of Architectural Design, the Department of Urbanism, the Department of Interior and Environmental Design and the Department of Architecture and Visual Studies. All courses of the Architecture programs are conducted in English. Our mission is not only to impart knowledge to students on structures, materials or planning, but also to open their eyes to key issues like interdisciplinarity, solidarity, sustainability, high-design, theoretical thinking and loyalty to the built environment.
Our strength lies in our teaching methods; first-rate teaching in small classes combined with individual student counselling – like an architectural manufactory in natural scale. Most of the courses are taught in small groups and the best students are invited by lecturers to take part in their projects so that they can gain practical experience. The school uses teaching methods similar to those of the worldwide known Bauhaus School: looking for connections with practical life, crafts and liberal arts. Bauhaus masters born in Pécs include Marcell Breuer, Farkas Molnár and Alfréd Forbát.
This programme trains students to apply their complex knowledge in the areas of architecture and urban planning, as well as in the multi-faceted field of environment formation in general (architectural design, town and country planning, preservation of built heritage, structural design, construction work, management and administration tasks, consulting with authorities, teaching, etc.)
We understand contemporary architecture. We know the architecture of the past. We work with the architects of the future. We believe in recycling! We appreciate the natural environment!

Available only in Hungarian

Architect MSc 10 semesters

This programme trains students to apply their complex knowledge in the areas of architecture and urban planning, as well as in the multi-faceted fi eld of environment formation in general (architectural design, town and country planning, preservation of built heritage, structural design, construction work, management and administration tasks, consulting with authorities, teaching, etc.) In addition, students are prepared for their professional planning license once they have gained the prerequisite practical experience as required by the relevant regulations.
The final complex design project and the diploma design project are a summary, a synthesis of their studies and serve as a final assessment of their acquired knowledge. During training, studies are complemented by Scientific Students’ Conference projects prepared with the co-operation of students and tutors (the latter also being in charge of supervising their work). Within the professional field of architecture, students acquire individual expertise in a specific field and can apply for admission to the DLA&PhD degree programme based on their specialization.
The DLA&PhD programme operates within the framework of an accredited doctoral school at the institute. During the first five-six semesters students are provided with the groundwork in both human artistic and real engineering fields, and during the remaining semesters they can acquire special knowledge closely related to their qualifi cation – in this phase creative work and its final result, the completed work is dominant. The final complex design project and the diploma design project are a summary, a concentration of their studies and the fi nal assessment of their acquired knowledge.

Master in Architecture

If the applicant has already obtained a university degree
(bachelor degree in Architecture or relevant field), it is possible to apply for admission to the master level part of the programme, or legalize semesters of Curricula.

The courses reflect the primary objective of the doctoral programmes, namely the facilitation of the most important tasks of doctoral candidates: individual creative or research work through the requirement for DLA students to complete a Doctoral Project and for PhD students to present a Scientific Dissertation.
In addition to the ‚ex catedra’ lecture component, the curriculum also covers practical training in the fields of research, design studio and office work, primarily conducted in workshops of highly qualified and generally acclaimed masters. As part of their workshop experience, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to be involved in the social analyses and planning in various projects. In the implementation phase of such projects they can also obtain experience in participating in professional discussions and site supervision.
Our doctoral candidates are also offered the opportunity to do their planning practice at researchworkshops and ateliers of other institutions, both in Hungary and abroad. Approvals for candidates to perform their planning practice outside the framework of our institution are issued by the Council of the Doctoral School.

DLA in Architecture

The Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) in Architecture programme of the Doctoral School covers architecture and urban architecture programmes dealing with various aspects of planning (architecture of social spaces, architectural planning and design, production environment planning, residential environment planning, settlement planning).

However, these fields are not strictly tied to specific topics or building types, but are more closely related to the professional and educational expertise and experience of the specific teachers and supervisors of the Doctoral School. Our intention is to provide our students with a historical perspective of our heritage, our responsibility towards the environment, and a coherent system of environmental and modern architectural aspects. It is in view of this that special emphasis is laid in the curriculum of our school on the individual program of activity of our doctoral candidates, which is built on the combination of creative artistic-technical activities and scientific research in a chosen field, in accordance with the specific feature of architecture being a combination of arts and science.

https://breuer.mik.pte.hu/en/dla-degree

PhD in Architectural Engineering

When the PhD in Architectural Engineering programme of the Doctoral School was developed we drew on experience of other Hungarian Doctoral Schools and that of the existing DLA Doctoral School.

The programme covers aspects of past and modern building materials science, engineering structures and building frames. Furthermore, it also focuses on areas closely related to the program’s priorities, such as environmental planning, settlement planning and energy design. In view of the specific features of the discipline and the wide range of subjects – that is, the interdisciplinary nature – of the various fields of research, the course curriculum lays special emphasis on ensuring that doctoral candidates gain the necessary knowledge and competence while also catering to their individual research topics. The prime objective of the Training Programme is to assist doctoral candidates of the school in preparing a dissertation of high standard and in complying with the requirements of a doctoral degree.

https://breuer.mik.pte.hu/en/phd-degree

ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH TEAMS AT THE FACULTY

Energy Design Research Team
Efficiency of Resources Research Team
Building Energetics and Building Ecology Research Team
Sustainable Cities Research Team
Heritage Protection Research Team

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

Pollack Expo

This annual event has been organised since 2007 and is held at the Pécs Expo Centre in February or March. It hosts 150-200 exhibitors, 5-6000 visitors, specialist lectures, a job fair, the Baranya Open and the robot programming competition.

PhD – DLA symposium

There is a tradition that doctoral students present their research topics and results at an international conference. For this purpose, the International PhD and DLA Symposium has been held annually for 11 years and over the two days of the symposium an estimated 160 presentations are delivered in four different sections. The chairmen of each section are internationally renowned professors from Hungary and abroad.

Pollack Periodica

The Faculty’s own scientific journal is called the ‘Pollack Periodica, an International Journal for Engineering and Information Sciences’ published by the Akadémiai Kiadó. Since 2006, nine volumes have been published containing more than 200 scientific articles. 60% of these articles were written on the subject of information technology, in fact, this is the only English language journal in Hungary that has information science in its title.