About the Architecture Program
Architecture is the program where science blends in with art, call it engineering the building with after choosing the design from the list of limitless designs. Those who choose to study architecture will have enthusiasm for both the sciences and the arts, and architecture admissions requirements typically consider both artistic ability and mathematical proficiency.
The 4-year program in English leads directly to an MSc degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering, but it is also possible to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. BSc degree can be obtained in a minimum of four years, MSc degree in a minimum of five years of study.
Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture are qualified for a broad spectrum of architectural occupations:
- Design, construction, and maintenance of residential, public, industrial, and agricultural buildings;
- Reconstruction and the preservation of historical monuments;
- Urban design and settlement planning; and
- Administration of all these activities.
The curricula were organized on Swiss and German models. This Faculty has maintained these traditions for the last 40 years but provides additional European and international dimensions through guest lecturers from abroad, topical short courses, workshop seminars, and exchange programs. The five-year program of the Faculty of Architecture taught in English is in full conformity with the five-year program provided in Hungarian, which after two years of practice and experience are accepted for access to the EUR-ING title.
Students who have earned BSc degrees in other schools of architecture can join the Master’s Program. Programs will be tailored to their previous education and special needs. In general, they are admitted to the last two years of the five years program, and they have to collect a minimum of 120 credits. These studies encompass a wide range of complex design topics and elective subjects grouped in three directions:
- Structural Design - buildings and other structures.
- Architectural Design - buildings with different functions, their interiors and surroundings; the preservation of historical buildings.
- Town Planning - urban design, settlement planning, and management.