Academic life

In addition to lessons and entertainment, you can also take part in several R&D and innovation projects at BME, as well as build your own scientific life path within the framework of the programs provided by the university.

BME prepared its comprehensive R&D strategy in 2010 as part of its research university program, which has been continuously developed since then.
The quality education and research at BME is indicated by the MTA-BME research groups established together with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the laboratory background of nearly 30,000 square meters (corresponding to 6 football fields) and the largest technical library in the country. The proportion of lecturers with an academic degree is more than 80%, and hundreds of new doctoral students start their studies in the 12 doctoral schools every year.
The industrial utilization of the research results is supported by BRIDGE (BME Technology and Transfer Office).

As a BME student, you will also have the opportunity to participate in many research projects, during which you can develop new techniques and tools together with market participants.

The Annual Scientific Student Associations’ Conference (“Tudományos Diákköri Konferencia” – TDK) is organized at most of the Hungarian universities in every academic year, at BME in each November. With the help of experienced supervisors, participatingsupervisors participating students write a roughly 20-page research paper and make a presentation in sections according to their field of profession. Their essays and presentations are evaluated, and the best ones receive valuable prizes and are nominated for the national competition held every second year. Papers and presentations can be made in Hungarian or in English.

What are the benefits of participating?

Writing a research paper for the Scientific Student Associations’ Conference provides students with the opportunity to dig deeper in a particular field of study and take a closer look at a particularly interesting professional question;

• Working together with a supervisor gives opportunity to build professional connections and learn from an authentic person of the given field. The paper may form the basis for a larger project such as a thesis;

• Successful performance at the Conference can lead to opportunities for students and benefit their academic or professional career;

• After graduation, it is considered positively when applying for a job, Master or PhD program;

• Participation helps develop academic skills such as academic writing and presentation skills;

• Success at the faculty-level, and especially at the national-level conference may bring a great degree of moral and professional satisfaction, and in some cases even financial reward.

Expand your academic experience and publish an article in Periodica

Periodica Polytechnica is the “umbrella” name of all scientific journals – publishes both research and application orientation papers – of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The journals are indexed and abstracted in Google Scholar, Scopus and Scimago. Seven separate international scientific and engineering journals are published:

. Periodica Polytechnica Architecture
. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering
. Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
. Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering
. Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences
. Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering


BME students can choose from universities located in 75 countries to complete a part of their studies and obtain a degree in addition to the degree they receive at BME.

. Smart System Integration MSc
BME (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics),
Heriot-Watt University,
University of South-Eastern Norway

. EIT Digital Master School
BME (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics),
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
Delft University of Technology,
University of Trento

. ME3 Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy
(Erasmus Mundus European Joint Masters)
BME (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering),
Ecole Nationale Supérieure Mines Télécom Atlantique
Bretagne-Pays de la Loire (IMT Atlantique),
University of Borås,
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,
University of Trento

Engineering education in German:
. BME (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics),
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

. BME (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering),
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Master Mae management et administration:

. BME (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences),
Université Lyon III Jean Moulin

Engineering education in French:

. BME (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering),
Arts et Métiers Grande École d’ingénieurs (ENSAM)

Joint PhD programmes:

. BME (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics),
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

. BME (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering),
Universiteit Gent

. BME (Faculty of Civil Engineering),
Politecnico di Milano

Dual PhD programmes:

. BME (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering),
Technische UniversitätUniversitat Kaiserslautern

. BME (Faculty of Civil Engineering),
Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquées Rennes

. BME (Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology),
Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

. BME (Faculty of Natural Sciences),
University of Augsburg

PhD programme cooperations:

. BME (Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology),
Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble

. BME (Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering),
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

BME is also a member of EELISA established in 2020 with the participation of leading universities from seven European countries, within the framework of which it will be possible soon to obtain a single European diploma, the EELISA European Engineer Degree in Hungary as well. In addition, you can take part in several European projects as a member of the EELISA Community in BME.

EELISA aims to transform European higher education while strengthening links between engineering and society by:

. Re-inventing the “European engineer”,
. Democratizing engineering education,
. Evolving interdisciplinary engineering learning,
. Encouraging knowledge, skills and technology transfer
. Fostering inclusiveness and diversity.

Study at BME and become a European Engineer!


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