The Faculty of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics focuses on training highly professional experts in architectural engineering who are aware of the social and cultural implications of their profession. Versatility is emphasised so that students will gain fundamental knowledge and abilities in every possible field of architecture and be able to find work in a highly competitive job market, and in any building- or design-related area of consulting, construction, and management. The five-year program in English leads directly to an MSc degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering (Dipl. Ing. Arch.), but it is also possible to graduate as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture are qualified for a broad spectrum of architectural occupations:
- Design, construction and maintenance of residential, public, industrial and agricultural buildings,
- Reconstruction and the preservation of historical monuments,
- Urban design and settlement planning and
- Administration of all these activities.
The curricula were organised on Swiss and German models. The Faculty has maintained these traditions for the last 40 years but provides additional European and international dimensions through guest lecturers from abroad, topical short courses, workshop seminars and exchange programs. The five-year program of the Faculty of Architecture taught in English is in full conformity with the five-year program provided in Hungarian, which after two years practice and experience is accepted for access to EURING title.
Before the registration week (the first week of September) future Architect students have to write placement tests in Mathematics, Physics and English and Freehand Drawing. Students passing the tests will receive confirmation of their acceptance in the first year of the courses. Students found to have inadequate skills in these subjects will be directed to the one year Preparatory Course before the B.Sc. programs. Students not having written the Placement Test may only join the General Course.