Géza Pattantyús-Ábrahám Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (GPK)

8 semesters

The Doctoral School provides world-class education in science and technology in the fields of mechanical engineering sciences. The study and research environment is provided by the departments of BME's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with industrial partners. Research areas cover all fields of mechanical engineering, including (but not restricted to) material sciences, fluid mechanics and machinery, energy engineering, building engineering and process engineering, design & manufacturing technology, mechatronics, optics and engineering informatics, and applied mechanics.

Fields of Study

Material sciences (metal & polymer)
Fluid mechanics and fluid machinery
Energy engineering
Building engineering
Process engineering
Design & manufacturing technology
Engineering informatics
Applied mechanics

Start September and February

For our PhD programs, general minimum requirements are an eligible MSc degree, document of English language proficiency, and and successful admission exam. Candidates must demonstrate the necessary background knowledge to carry out successful work in their chosen research field. Detailed information on admission can be found at the PhD school’s web page.

You can study at BME with a scholarship or as a self-funded student, by paying tuition fees. Various scholarships help you cover tuition fees and your living expenses during your studies. Successful PhD students may receive additional support from research grants.

Structure of program

Our program focuses on independent research under supervision. PhD students complete advanced courses, and improve their presentation skills by guided teaching and participation in international conferences. BME’s national and international academic and industrial partners provide a lively research environment. PhD degree is awarded based on the candidate’s published results and a thesis defense.


Guided research

supervisor guides and helps research work

Research work
  • publication in peer reviewed international journals
  • presentation of results at international conferences

Midterm evaluation

Comprehensive examination
  • evaluation of scientific background and research progress
  • completion required to enter second half of training


Advanced courses
  • advanced elective courses and participation in intertaional summer schools/workshops support your research
Teaching under guidance
  • teaching BSc/MSc courses under supervision develop further your presentation and communication skills



Public thesis defence

Career options

Our PhD degree certifies your ability to conduct research either individually or as a team member. Many of our former students work as R&D engineers at various companies, or pursue academic career as professors or researchers all over the world. Our degree grants prestigious and high-paying jobs at companies in the forefront of innovation, including novel materials, polymer technology, data science, sustainable industry, smart manufacturing, IoT, green energy production, financial analysis and risk management.

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