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PhDGéza Pattantyús-Ábrahám Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering [Engineering Science]

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Program description:
The academic staff of the Faculty are doing research in the most relevant fields of the mechanical enginereering discipline, and related applied sciences. PhD candidates are welcome to take part in this research work in order to prepare for the PhD procedure. PhD at the Faculty is a degree that can be earned by sufficiently proving the candidate’s ability for selfstanding scientific work that must be demonstrated by writing a thesis summarising the candidate’s research results. Furthermore, it is necessary to pass a set of qualifying examinations in some basic and applied sciences related to the field of the submitted thesis. Candidates are to publish their results prior to the submission of their theses.

Entry requirements:
diploma of MSc in Mechanical Engineering, other MSc degrees can also be accepted but require particular decision (please contact us in advance); min quality of MSc diploma: good; successful admission exam; an internationally accredited (at least) B2-equivalent language exam in English;
There are alternative language exams our Faculty accepts
IELTS min. 5.0
Cambridge B2 First (FCE) min. 160
TOEFL iBT min. 72
Trinity Integrated Skills In English (ISE) min. ISE II
TOEIC Listening min. 400 / Reading min. 385
TOEIC Speaking min. 160 / Writing min. 150
Pearson Academic (PTE) min. 29

Besides, our Faculty also accepts an official certificate of the Master’s studies in English issued by the previous university.

The website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council (www.doktori.hu) provides information about the available thesis topic proposals and the possible supervisors of the Géza Pattantyús-Ábrahám Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.

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Entrance exam description:
Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations at www.bme.hu Steps: – preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma (min good), quality of MSc and BSc transcripts, evaluation of research plan, publication activity – result of preevaluation: satisfactory language skills and min good MSc diploma – online interview (via internet) (if previous step passed): evaluation of motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field – Dean’s decision on admission result Result: admission to PhD programme (min 60 points required) /admission rejected


Ms. Adrienn Török
International Relations
Dean’s Office
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Dr. László Gergely Vigh, PhD
director for international education
Directorate for International Education
Rector’s Office
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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Programme structure

Please visit the website of the Faculty. The PhD Training Plan can be found on the website at Faculty/Doctoral school/Download (gpk.bme.hu/en/content/38).

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