Dual BSc program in Mechanical Engineering
The principal goal of the dual education system is to synchronize the requirements of higher education and the job market. This education system is implemented by reforming a traditional Mechanical Engineering BSc program based on its professional practical background. In this system of education, which is a novelty in Hungary, on one hand the students at our faculty learn the material of a traditional BSc program in Mechanical Engineering, while on the other hand they gain further theoretical and practical knowledge at our industrial partners through thematic practical training in order to obtain the practical skills required when working as mechanical engineers.
What is the advantage of being a student in the dual education system?
- Students gain industrial experience during the years of BSc studies;
- Students learn from experts with exceptional practical experience, and they gain knowledge of the latest technologies and production processes;
- Students receive monthly allowance for gaining practical experience in this system from the industrial partner who contract them;
- Employment opportunity is guaranteed for students whose performance during the years of the program is excellent.
What is the challenge in being a student in the dual education system?
- Industrial partner expect the student to be motivated, be disciplined, have the will to learn and perform well, and continue their studies according to the schedule of the program, i.e. complete successfully the assessments of each subject when it is required in the schedule;
- Students have a tight timetable without long summer holidays; their holiday is 4 weeks only due to the longer industrial practice
The most important characteristics of this educational system are the 22-week-long practical training in each term at the partner companies, which is significant plus compared to a traditional BSc program, and the particularly strong relationship between the students and the industrial partners. The students who successfully finish the program become competitive engineers possessing solid basics and up-to-date technologies. They are able to begin their career without further financial investment and additional training that may normally take several months or years.
Traditional BSc program in Mechanical Engineering
The BSc program in Mechanical Engineering is implemented in dual and in traditional systems. The dual education system has been ratified in the Hungarian higher education in 2015. The structure of the BSc program is built on the subjects in natural- and engineering sciences taught in Mechanical Engineering programs in Hungary, including additional subjects for specialization in manufacturing technologies.
The subjects of the BSc program in Mechanical Engineering consist of natural sciences (mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanics), economical and human sciences (microeconomics, macroeconomics, management and business administration, law, etc.), engineering sciences (materials science and testing, machine elements, machine design, production technology, manufacturing, control theory, machining, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, etc.), and elective subjects. Students complete a project and write a BSc thesis at the end of their studies. The students in the BSc program in Mechanical Engineering learn from lecturers and professors who gained experience in Hungarian and foreign universities. The lecturers continuously improve the material of the subjects by including state-of-the-art methods and results, since the development of technology is significant even in a relatively short period; thus, the students leaving university will possess competitive, up-to-date knowledge.
Technical Management BSc programme
Graduates with a technical background, the analytical skills of an engineer, plus knowledge of business and management have numerous career opportunities. Meeting the challenges of global competition creates increased demand for graduates, who can provide an interface between technical and business personnel. For those who see their future in the engineering sector in a business or management role this joint degree is an ideal choice.
This BSc programme in Technical Management offers a broad-based approach to engineering and management, provides the students with an educational profile that combines in-depth technical competence with a solid knowledge in business administration and management. Core content of the course comprises business, management, engineering and technology subject matters. Specialist options include operations management, quality management and logistics management. Students learn how products are engineered, manufactured and marketed; how new technology is implemented and applied; and how businesses and their human factors are managed or even financially controlled. Business and management topics make extensive use of case studies and project work; and a wide range of assessment methods is employed.
We are four core modules in the programme:
- The core modules in the first year are taken mainly from the fields of technical science, natural science and human sciences. The technical and natural science modules introduce the fundamental technical and mathematical techniques within the context in which they can be used.
- Second year modules introduce the field of business management. The business modules begin by explaining the economic and industrial environment in which engineering companies must operate, then introduce the tools and techniques needed to manage an engineering business successfully.
- During the third year, the students commence their specialisations. The students are offered four options: operations management, quality management and logistics management. Option modules or electives are also offered to the students.
- In the final semester students are required to accomplish their final degree projects and write their theses.
Teacher of Technology Studies BSc and MSc programme
Building on relevant knowledge acquired as part of a BA degree programme in Technology studies or another area, the objective of the programme is to provide basic technology information in public and adult education, vocational training, to ready students effectively handle problems arising in public and adult education, vocational training, relating to education, pedagogy research, planning and development, as well as to prepare them to carry on with their studies as part of doctoral degree programmes.