Integrated MSc Studies
Integrated MSc Program is a five-year long training which is realized in a split-up system, in full conformity with the Hungarian speaking section. For obtaining BSc degree students have to accumulate min 240 credit points, for MSc degree min. 300 credit points by accomplishing the obligatory subjects and gathering the remaining credit points by fulfilling elective subjects too.
BSc degree can be obtained in a minimum of four years, MSc degree in a minimum of five years of study. Diploma projects are prepared in the last semester under departmental guidance and can be submitted only by students with an “absolutorium” (university leaving certificate). The diploma project is expected to reflect its author’s familiarity with technical and aesthetic knowledge fundamental to architectural practice, and his/her creativity in applying it.
Graduation is based on the successful completion of examinations in all subjects and on the successful defence of a diploma project before a Final Examination Board. The examinations are public and the Board consists of professors and eminent specialists in the profession.
Currently, international agreements make it possible for certain Hungarian students to prepare and defend their diploma projects in the university of another country. Students from abroad can correspondingly prepare and defend their thesis projects under the guidance of the Faculty of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
After graduation students can apply for doctoral studies (PhD, DLA), and they are appropriate for building design and other activity in building industries.
Students, both international and Hungarian, who have a command of both languages can choose from either program. The participation of Hungarian students in the program given in English has obvious advantages. It eases the integration of international students into the society, which surrounds them during the years of their studies. It also attracts students from European, American, Asian and other universities worldwide to study in Budapest within the the framework of the International Student Exchange Program and other agreements. Hungarian students likewise gain the opportunity to study at schools of architecture abroad. These exchanges will become a powerful factor in achieving real convertibility among educational systemworld-wise and, eventually, mutual international recognition of degrees.
The study program and subject descriptions are available in the Bulletin.
Code of studies and exams and other regulations for courses are avaiable here.