Kandó Kálmán Doctoral School

Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering (KJK)

8 semesters

The highest level of the faculty’s education is represented by the Kandó Kálmán Doctoral School, where the PhD students are being prepared for scientific research and a possible career as a professor and researcher. The 4 year program lets the students take part in professional subjects and courses, teaching activities and individual scientific research tasks. The programme’s tasks deal with transportation, vehicle industry and logistics related questions, which actual topics are frequently updated.

Fields of Study

Intelligent transportation systems
Sustainable transport
Autonomous vehicle systems
Emerging mobility solutions
Logistics processes
Modelling and optimization
Logistics processes
Vehicle design

Start September

Diploma of MSc in relevant engineering fields; quality of MSc transcript (min. 70%); research plan agreed by the host institute in advance; English exam min B2 level, TOEFL (iBt min 80), Cambridge First Certificate or similar internationally recognized exam. For more information refer to HERE!

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 intemational 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 independent research. Many of our former students work as professors or researchers all over the world, and are leading developers at innovative companies. Our degree grants prestigious and high-paying jobs at companies specialized in a broad range of emergent fields, including emerging technologies, sustainable transportation, autonomous vehicle systems, and intelligent transportation solution.

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