BSc in Environmental Engineering

The aim of the 7-semester course is to train environmental engineers with up-to-date scientific, ecological, technical, socio-economic and management skills who are able to identify environmental hazards in different areas and to manage damage control activities. Here again, the focus is on water, with a stress on mitigating global environmental problems, in particular the water crisis.

Students can choose from the following specializations:

Specialization in water and wastewater treatment
In this specialization the students get familiar with the technological and practical knowledge in connection to the operation of plants and systems in the field of water supply and sewerage. The chemicalbiological processes of water and wastewater treatment, as well as the fundamentals of engineering and control technology, are emphasised. Measurement exercises associated with the training are carried out in the training centre, equipped with state-of-the-art water and wastewater technology model equipment and biological and chemical laboratories, as well as on external sites.

Main subjects: water utility networks; water supply and treatment; design and operation of wastewater treatment plants; water and wastewater sludge treatment; water and wastewater treatment plants.

After completing the specialization, graduates can take on jobs such as regional or sectoral 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. Engineers and environmental engineering specialists in the competitive sector usually gain a significant existence. Graduates can obtain several types of expert status (e.g. waste management, air pollution control, water and soil protection) from the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers.

Specialization in Water Management
Students learn about flood management and inland water drainage, river regulation, lowland and hillslope water management and agricultural water utilization facilities, and master the methods of river basin management, nature protection aspect engineering and wetland reconstruction. They are trained in practice in hydrometry and hydro-ecological monitoring methods in field measurement exercises.

Main subjects: river basin management; urban water management; lowland and hilly water management; protection of the aquatic environment; Conservation, management and reconstruction of wetlands.

Our environmental 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. Graduates can obtain a qualification as an expert in the field of water protection after acquiring the necessary practical experience. Those wishing to continue their studies can easily find the right course for them, both full-time and part-time.