BSc in Civil Engineering

The aim of the 8-semester course is to produce well-prepared, creative-minded civil engineers, open to innovation, capable of carrying out the construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure, as well as the tasks of contracting and technical supervision, and of independently managing the design and development processes involved in the course. After graduation, they will be able to find employment in both the public and private sectors. This is where the water management sector is specifically looking for new recruits.

Students can choose from the following specializations:

Regional water management specialization
The main components of the knowledge of water management and hydraulic engineering are: flood protection, water management, water resources management, river basin management, catchment hydrology, river management, water utilization, with particular emphasis on agricultural water utilization, irrigation, reservoir management, flood control, hydrometry and the relevant directives of the European Union. In addition to operational issues, students also learn about design and monitoring tasks. In the specialization, they acquire specialized knowledge on methods of dealing with water damage management related to floods, inland excess water, droughts and water quality. Participants are also trained in practice in flood protection, field surveying and hydrometry measurements.

Main subjects: Agricultural water utilization; flood protection; Lowland and hill water management; river management; river basin management.

Civil engineers graduating from this specialization most often start their careers in the public administration at regional water authorities or in the civil sector in design and construction companies (e.g. as construction managers, development engineers). After successful completion of the training, they can obtain a license to design and perform expert activities in the fields of water management and water resources management at the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers. Those wishing to continue their studies can easily find the right course for them, both full-time and part-time.

Specialization in Water Supply and Sewerage
Students learn about the equipment and processes involved in the supply, drainage, treatment and utilization of water in municipalities and industrial establishments, as well as the practical tasks involved. They will acquire the mechanical and control engineering skills required to operate the systems, the use of professional software and the relevant legal regulations. Students choosing the specialization in Water Supply and Sewerage learn about the most important issues of drinking water safety and wastewater treatment, and develop their theoretical knowledge and professional competence in the field of water ecosystem protection.

Main subjects: water supply; water supply and treatment; sewerage; design and operation of wastewater treatment; treatment of water and wastewater sludge; water technology machinery; Computeraided utility design; management of water technology processes.

On completion of this specialization, graduates may be appointed to a number of posts, including regional or branch manager, water and wastewater treatment plant manager, manager of the operation of a public drinking water network or wastewater network, manager of internal water quality control. In the competitive sector, civil engineers with both theoretical and practical knowledge are favoured by companies designing and building public utility infrastructure. Students graduating from the specialization can obtain a municipal water utility planning license from the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers.