Degree Programmes

CIVIL ENGINEERING (BSc, in English)
  • REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION
  • WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SPECIALISATION
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (BSc, in English)
  • WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION
  • WATER TREATMENT - WASTEWATER TREATMENT SPECIALIZATION
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
  • ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN FLOOD AND DRAINAGE CONTROL
  • ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
  • WATER MANAGEMENT ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN NATURE CONSERVATION
  • ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN HYDROGRAPHY
  • ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN WATER ECONOMY
  • INTERNATIONAL WATER GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY (MSc, in English)

 

SUMMER SCHOOLS
  • HYDROMETRY & HYDROGEODESY (in English)

 

 

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING (BSc, in English)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course trains civil engineers in construction, operation, maintenance, management and administrative tasks. Our graduates are qualified to manage simple planning and research tasks independently, at a level aligned with regulations. They are also able to participate in more complex planning tasks.

REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION

Students taking this specialization learn about water resources management, river basin management planning, flood control, river management, irrigation and drainage.

They acquire engineering skills necessary for the implementation of watershed control techniques in flatland and hilly areas, and for the realization of sustainable and ecologically aware water use in agriculture.

WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SPECIALISATION

Students taking this specialization learn about the development and management of water supply networks, wastewater treatment, sludge treatment and disposal, and the operation of the water infrastructure for public baths.

In addition, they will learn about the operation of facilities and systems for water purification and distribution. The study areas essential for graduates in the water supply and sewerage profession include: the fundamental chemistry and biology of the water and wastewater purification processes, and the basics of mechanical, process-control and automation practices.

PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS (RELEVANT SUBJECTS FOR THE QUALIFICATION)

Natural Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanics, Chemistry of Structural Materials, Civil Engineering Drawing, further subjects in Natural Sciences subject to availability;

Economics and Human Sciences: Micro- and Macroeconomics, Management and Financial Studies, Law and Administration Theory, further subjects in Economics and Human Sciences subject to availability;

Professional subjects: Materials Science, Structures, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Traffic Utilities, Water Supply and Wastewater, Environmental Engineering, Disability Access Management, Water Management Facilities, Geodesy, further principal subjects subject to availability.

PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT

It is a course requirement that students complete a professional placement of at least 6 weeks outside the University at an appropriate company or government authority.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Graduates with this degree are able to:

  • apply for a licence to operate as a designer or consultant expert in engineering, subject to completion of the requisite work experience;
  • solve basic development tasks independently;
  • provide effective support and assistance in advanced engineering workflows under supervision;
  • solve hazard risk and safety management issues.

Graduates who have completed the Civil Engineering specialization are able to:

  • hold leadership positions in technology departments;
  • conduct official supervisory activities over constructions;
  • implement tasks in building, disability access creation, maintenance and operation, management and the fulfilment of authority regulations;
  • accomplish settlement engineering and town management activities within a local authority context.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semesters: 8
Academic credits altogether: 210
Professional experience credits: 30
Credits altogether: 240

REMARKS

1 Hungarian credit = 1 ECTS
1 credit is defined as 30 student working hours

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (BSc, in English)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course provides environmental engineers with up-to-date skills in ecology, technology, economics and management, so that they can organize and supervise disaster management and remediation activities. Our graduates have professional skills which enable them to reduce and eliminate existing environmental risks, harms and damage, make sustainable use of natural resources, and implement and operate low-waste technologies. They can devise technological solutions for reclaiming waste and disposing of hazardous waste.

 

Our graduates possess general knowledge in the fields of environmental policy, and the protection of nature and landscape. They also have a good command of at least one foreign language and are able to liaise with foreign experts and participate in international teamwork.

WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION

Students taking this specialization learn about techniques for river and stream control, defence against flooding and waterlogging, and mountain entrapment. They acquire engineering skills necessary for the implementation of watershed control techniques in flatland and hilly areas, and for the realization of sustainable and ecologically aware water use in agriculture.

WATER TREATMENT - WASTEWATER TREATMENT SPECIALIZATION

Students taking this specialization acquire practical skills in the operation of process technologies and facilities in the field of water supply and drainage. They study areas essential for graduates in the water and wastewater treatment profession: the fundamental physics, biology and chemistry of the water and wastewater purification processes, and mechanical, process-control and automation practices.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Graduates with this degree are able to:

  • conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of environmental elements and systems, design and execute plans for measurements and interpret the results;
  • apply remediation methods, prepare and participate in remediation activities, reduce and prevent environmental risks and damage;
  • solve water management-related tasks, assist in supporting decisions;
  • operate and improve water and wastewater treatment processes;
  • operate processes for communal solid and liquid waste disposal, create waste management plans;
  • evaluate, select and test environment-related technologies (processes, equipment, devices), verify their operation, conduct expert consultations;
  • apply modern methods of protection against noise and vibration;
  • carry out the duties of an environmental officer;
  • participate in work as an environmental expert, in consultancy, and in decision support;
  • conduct and assemble environmental impact assessments;
  • hold positions in public administration, in local authorities, as an environmental inspector or consultant;
  • educate others about and make environmental policies, manage conflicts;
  • manage engineering and operational tasks in environmental facilities such as water and wastewater purification plants, communal and hazardous waste incinerators, communal and hazardous waste landfills, etc.;
  • make environmental management plans for settlements, and carry out official environment-related procedures.

LABOUR MARKET DEMANDS

Our experiences indicate that students who graduate from Baja have a good chance of finding employment in the following sectors:

  • Water management branches of Government (Water Directorates);
  • at waterworks;
  • Environmental authorities(Environmental, Nature protection and Water Inspectorates);
  • Local authorities and municipal councils;
  • EHS, environmental management jobs in companies.

 

 

We have chosen our specializations to ensure the best chances for graduates in the current labour market, where a shortage of experts in water management affairs has been forecast.

PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT

Students are required to complete a professional placement of at least 6 weeks outside the College at an appropriate company or government authority.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semesters: 7
Academic credits altogether: 180
Professional experience credits: 30
Credits altogether: 210

remarks
1 Hungarian credit = 1 ECTS
1 credit is defined as 30 student working hours

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

 

ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN FLOOD AND DRAINAGE CONTROL

COURSE OBJECTIVES

We welcome applications for this course from anybody who has graduated from a university or college with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or who has an equivalent qualification. Those applicants who have a university or college qualification in other fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but must complete additional examinations before they can join the course. Completion of the course provides official accreditation as a certified flood and drainage control engineer.

The course is by correspondence and lasts 4 semesters, involving 400 contact hours in the form of lectures, practicals and small-group exercises. Duration of training can be shortened if an intensive course is applied. For more information, please contact the e-mail below. There are two 3-day field trips to sites in Hungary, one in the second semester and one in the fourth semester. Assessment is based on attendance records, course and design works and examinations.

When they have completed the fourth semester, students are required to write a dissertation, which must be defended in public, and sit final examinations in two subjects.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • independent management of flood control tasks;
  • water authority tasks (advanced);
  • design, expert, construction, technical and control functions in flood control;
  • basic skills required for training and subsequently qualifying as professionally accredited construction certifiers.

SUBJECT FIELDS:

  • core subjects in flood control;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Technical and Engineering Sciences;
  • IT;
  • Business and Human Sciences.

 

ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course supplements the skills and knowledge acquired on an Engineering degree with specialist training in water utility engineering. In particular, the course focuses on:

  • conventional and modern technology;
  • control mechanisms and algorithms;
  • design and operational expertise in water utility management;
  • expertise in aspects of engineering economics and law necessary for water utility management

All students taking the course must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, IT Engineering, Soil Engineering, Energy Engineering, Geodesy, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering for Agricultural and Food Processing. Applicants with qualifications in other fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but must complete additional examinations before they can join the course. 

The course lasts 4 semesters. Duration of training can be shortened if an intensive course is applied. For more information, please contact the e-mail below. Students must obtain 120 credits to qualify. Assessment is based on attendance and completion of course and design assignments. When they have completed the coursework, students are required to write a dissertation, which must be defended in public, and sit a final examination.

 

WATER MANAGEMENT ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN NATURE CONSERVATION

All students taking the course must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Nature Conversation Engineering, Agricultural Engineering for Environmental Management, Agricultural Engineering for Economic and Rural Development, Forest Engineering, Landscape and Gardening Engineering.

All students must have sufficient knowledge and skills in Technical Drawing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geodesy, Geo-Technics and Soil Science. Applicants with qualifications in other fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but must complete additional examinations before they can join the course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course offers graduate engineers knowledge and skills relating to nature conservation and water management. Graduates of the course will be able to manage design, administrative, operational and control tasks relating to nature conversation and/or water management.

The course lasts 2 semesters. It is a correspondence course with a commitment of 3 weeks per semester, including consultations and the exam period. It is a requirement of the course that students participate in a 3-day field trip each semester. Students must obtain 60 credits to qualify. Assessment is based on attendance and completion of course and design assignments. When they have completed the second semester, students are required to write a dissertation, which must be defended in public, and complete a final examination in two subjects.

Minimum number of applicants: approximately 30

Application deadline: continuous

 

ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN HYDROGRAPHY

All students taking the course must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering. Applicants with qualifications in other fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but must complete additional examinations before they can join the course. 

This course offers graduate engineers knowledge and skills related to hydrometry, data collection and analysis, database management, monitoring of water resources and hydroinformatics.

Graduates of the course will be able to manage, design, administer, operate and control tasks relating to various monitoring and field measurement actions in water management, and to analyse and evaluate the obtained datasets.

 

 

The course lasts 4 semesters.

Assessment is based on attendance and completion of course and design assignments. When they have completed the coursework, students are required to write a dissertation, which must be defended in public, and complete a final examination

The educational building of the Faculty is located in one of the most scenic areas of Baja along the banks of the Sugovica, a branch of the Danube.

 

ENGINEER SPECIALIZATION IN WATER ECONOMY

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in the field of business and public administration in order to be able to solve the economic problems that arise in their work either independently or as a valuable member of an expert team. Graduates with theoretical and practical knowledge can perform managerial tasks in the design, construction, operation, development and abandonment phases of high-tech facilities, especially in the various fields of the water sector.

The modules of the postgraduate programme are built to fully meet the unique training needs of those who wish to expand their skills before entering or re-entering the labour market, in order to make it easier and faster to build a career.

 

INTERNATIONAL WATER GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY (MSc, in English)

This programme is in preparation phase.

 

SUMMER SCHOOLS

HYDROMETRY & HYDROGEODESY (in English)

Duration: 10 days

The objective of the course is to provide participants hands-on experience in designing and executing field measurement campaigns under various hydrological and hydraulic conditions, as well as to give an insight to state-of-the art analyses, data management and concepts of hydrodynamic modeling.

The Summer School takes place at 3 locations, with a centre in Baja, at the Faculty of Water Sciences. After a two-days introductory theoretical training, a 2-times 4 days field measurement practice will take place on the slopes of the beautiful Mecsek-hills in Magyaregregy and near the mighty river Danube in Érsekcsanád.

Participants will work in small teams led by experts. Apart from getting to know contemporary technology, techniques and methods, it will be an unique experience to prepare maps, calculate results, write reports and build up a model on the data which the student group measured together.

Classroom lectures:

·         Introduction to the theory and concept of measurements in Geodesy (surveying)

·         Basic hydrology and hydraulics, catchment hydrology

·         Bathymetry and discharge measurement techniques on large rivers

Fieldwork:

·         Basic geodesy surveying, Leveling, GPS usage

·         Surface runoff, Precipitation, Infiltration, Discharge measurement

·         Bathymetry, ADCP measurements, Sediment sampling, Free surface elevation

Lab work:

·         DTM preparation in CAD

·         Discharge calculations

·         Discharge profile

·         Velocity distribution

·         Sediment & bed material grain size analysis

 

Values to be created:

·         Understanding of various field measurements – waterlevel and flow measurements, bathymetry, geodesy;

·         Practicing the measurements on site at and around of main campus at Baja and at the two Field Stations of the University;

·         Practicing data collection and processing;

Basic understanding of various GIS applications and tools.