Level of qualification: bachelor (BSc)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Material Engineering

Scheme of Study: 7 semesters (3 and a half year) full-time program


The Course

This BSc programme offers the knowledge of material engineers who are able to interpret and control the chemical processes in the materials, to test and to inspect the characteristics and the structure of the materials in order to change them by the use of various technologies, and to control and organize the material production technological processes in order to provide the required high-quality of materials in mass production. The students of this study program will acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge that is adequate to enable them to continue with their studies in the graduate, master level.


A graduated Material Engineer will be able to

  • define and describe the physical and chemical processes happening in material systems with mathematical tools, with special consideration to the regularities of thermodynamics and kinetics.


A graduated Material Engineer will acquire knowledge of

  • the atomic, the micro- and macrostructure of the solid materials, the fundamental methods to test the structure and the principle of operation for the basic tools;
  • the principle of operation for the material producing machines and equipments;
  • the essential technologies of the metallurgical production of metals and their alloys;
  • the basic technologies of malleable formation and casting of the metals and their alloys;
  • the fundamental technologies of heat treatment and surface treatment;
  • the basic technologies of the production ceramics and composite materials;
  • the basic technologies of producing polymers;
  • the essential technologies of processing plastic materials;
  • the quality testing and supervision of the work phases in relation to the material technologies.


Future Prospects

This qualification provides employment opportunities in the following sectors of industry:
metallurgy, electronics industry, chemical industry, energy industry and machinery engineering.


Content and Structure

During their studies students are required to take up to 210 credits, each semester totaling 30 credits.
The modules of the study course include subject on the following areas: the structure and characteristics of the materials, coating technologies, the chemistry of metals, ceramics, polymers, metal technology, production technology, heat and fluid dynamics, heat treatment and surface treatment, waste processing, ceramics technologies, chemistry and material science, composites, melting of alloys, environmental protection and energetics, mechanics, quality control, casting processes, polymer technology, knowledge of standards, tool design, technological modelling, characteristics and structure testing.
In the final semester students are required to accomplish their final degree projects and write their thesis.

 

Preparatory Course

 The preparatory course is designed to help students to develop and strengthen their skills necessary to successfully pursue engineering studies at our college in English. The program lasts two semesters (1 academic year) and offers intensive training in language studies (standard and professional English, Hungarian), intercultural competencies and communication, professional preparatory courses. Core Modules: English language, Listening comprehension, Hungarian language, Professional English Language, Intercultural Communication, Preparatory courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

 Examination Scheme and Advancement to the Bachelor Course

All those students who pass the progress tests and fulfill the requirements (e.g. acquire the credit points) of the preparatory course can automatically begin their first semester mechanical engineering studies at the University of Dunaújváros.