Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and
N 46° 4' 49.01'', E 46° 4' 49.01''
t: + 36 72 211968
f: + 36 72 214682
Dean of School
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs was founded in Pécs in 1970. The College was first integrated into the organization of Janus Pannonius University in 1995, later into that of the University of Pécs. It has been operating as a University-level Faculty since 2004. The Faculty was named after Mihály Pollack, the noted architect, who won world-wide reputation by designing several public buildings, churches and mansions in the 1800s.
The Faculty offers bachelor courses, master degree programs and doctoral programs. Bachelor programs are:
- Architecture (BSc),
- Architecture (BA),
- Civil Engineering (BSc),
- Electrical Engineering (BSc),
- Environmental Engineering (BSc),
- Information Technology (BSc),
- Mechanical Engineering (BSc),
- Industrial Product Designer (BSc).
Master programs are:
- Architecture (undivided 5 years MSc),
- Architecture (MSc),
- Architecture (MA),
- Architecture in Construction Design (MSc),
- Urban Planning (MSc),
- Interior and Environment Designer (MA)
- Civil Engineering (MSc),
- Technical Teacher (MA).
Our programmes are highly practical. Besides internship programmes, a prominent event of the cooperation between our Faculty and leading industrial experts is the Pollack Expo organised every year. Since the beginning of the 1980s the Faculty has made an agreement of cooperation with several foreign partner institutions. Professor, researcher, PhD student and undergraduate student exchange programmes (Erasmus, Socrates) are maintained within the framework of these agreements. These institutions, among others, include: Gloucester College of Higher Education, Middlesex University, Technical University Munich, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Fachhochschule Joanneum, Graz, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, University of Zagreb, Transilvania University of Brasov.
The campus of the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pécs is located on the southern slope of the Mecsek-hill. The buildings of the campus were originally built in the 1970s. The whole complex was reconstructed and in some parts extended between 2006 and 2008. Students can reach the city center by a 15 minutes walk.
945 students (568 Bachelor, 311 Master, 66 PhD), 0% of foreign students.
70 staff members (60 full-time and approx. 10 visiting lecturers and critics).
CAD - Lab
Robot - Lab
sculpture studio, painting studio
Provided through the student unions of the university. (http://www.pecs-hostel.hu/)
Bachelor student admission: Secondary school graduation diploma (Mathematics and Physics or Basics of Architecture) and drawing eligibility test.
Master student admission: Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Art diploma and a portfolio.
Exchange students :admission form, CV, letter of motivation, Statement or transcript confirming sufficient knowledge of English. At this time we can welcome foreign students only in the Erasmus Life Long Learning Program.
Semester fee depends on the programm. At this time we can welcome foreign students only in the Erasmus Life Long Learning Program.
For first year applications (also Bachelor and Master): February 15th. For exchange students: May 31st
Most of our courses include an architectural design project to practice and further develop the content of our lectures. Subjects are usually subdivided into a lecture and practical part.
At this time we can welcome foreign students only in the Erasmus Life Long Learning Program. The curriculum/list of courses is changed each semester. A concise study plan with descriptions of all courses given in English, can be found at the following website: http://erasmus.pte.hu/study_guide_2012/pmmk.html
A Brief History of the Training of Architects and Research at the University of Pécs
“…After a thorough investigation … bowing to the request of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and taking our brothers’ advice, we have decided to and order the establishment and permanent operation of a university at Pécs, as Pécs is an entirely suitable and sufficient settlement among the towns of the country for the propagation of the seeds of science and the growth of its salutary shoots, allowing for the benefit and progress of not only Hungary and Pécs but also the people of the surrounding countries.”
Extract from the Bull of Pope Urban V dated 1 September 1367
Since then, the University of Pécs has been continuously functioning in several scientific fields including the field of architecture. In 1971, college level training for building engineers started at Pollack Mihály Technical College Faculty, the legal predecessor of Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering; later, the training for architects was launched as well. The three-year training provided students with a differentiated curriculum established on a solid technical basis and they were awarded their qualification after passing their final exam and defending their thesis. With their college level qualification, they could find jobs in a wide spectrum of the construction industry, such as, as architectural designers and constructors, as well as in the areas of building construction, administration and education, or in the market of the construction materials and product industry. The spectrum of training became differentiated – first the professional field of teacher-engineer, later architectural designer, construction and management, and preservation of built heritage. In compliance with the Bologna reform in higher education, the bachelor training of architects was launched in the autumn of 2006. In September 2007 the single-cycle undivided 5-year training of architects at a university level and the bachelor of art training was launched. During their BSc training students acquire knowledge necessary for the structural design of buildings. At the end of the fifth semester, students can choose, based on their interests, the field in which they would like to continue with their postgraduate studies and can apply for a master degree program.
In 2010 our faculty launched a master degree program in Architecture (MSc.), in Architecture in Construction Design (MSc), in Urban Planning (MSc.) and in Architecture (MA). Students can choose from these three fields according to their interest. These master trainings are 3 semesters long only the Urban Planning training lasts 4 semesters.
In 2002, the Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) training program started in the special field of preservation of built heritage. The DLA training programme, which has a national reputation, has been offered by the Department of Architecture for several years now. Nowadays applicants can choose from DLA or PhD training programmes in the Marcel Breuer Doctoral School. The training program is 6 semesters long.
The Faculty regularly organises professional scientific meetings and conferences in the framework of the Student Research Circle. Since 2005 the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology has been hosting an International PhD and DLA Symposium every autumn. In 2006 we founded Pollack Periodica, a professional periodical in English which provides an international forum for students and lecturers of the Faculty to present their scientific results.
In the Marcel Breuer Doctoral School of the Faculty the main research fields are integrated heritage protection, optimized planning and sustainability in architecture.