The Pre-Engineering Course is designed to help students develop the basic skills necessary to successfully pursue engineering studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics or any other engineering or science-oriented university with high academic standards.
The program lasts one academic year and offers intensive instruction in mathematics, physics, and English language (the program is also available in Hungarian). In addition, students are introduced to conceptual approaches in engineering. New students at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics take a required Placement Test on the week before the academic year starts (see the Academic Calendar). Based on the results of this test, students will either be accepted into the first semester of the undergraduate program (B.Sc.), or will be instructed to the Pre-Engineering Course prior to the undergraduate program. Students who think they would benefit from the profound preparation of the Pre-Engineering Course may simply register for the Pre-Engineering Course (without taking the Placement Test). Exams are given at the end of each semester of the Pre-Engineering Course.
Students who achieve at least good results at the end of the second semester can begin their first year engineering studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics without taking the Placement Test. Students who will not continue their studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics can take any of the individual subjects on a credit basis. Acceptance of the credits depends on the student’s home institution.