ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONS OF BSc COURSES BSc in Civil EngineeringName of InstitutionSt Istvan University, Ybl Miklos Faculty of Architecture, CivilEngineering and Construction ManagementCourse Length4 yearsEducational ObjectivesTo equip civil engineers with the practical abilities to be able toundertake design and construction work as well as consultancy work.A further aim of the course is to enable graduates to continue theirstudies to MSc or PhD level.General Course DescriptionThe course focuses on the unseen aspects of building design.Students study building construction but don’t spend so much time ondrawing and artistic work. Instead, they focus more on importantareas such as foundations, structure, public utilities (pipes, sewersetc). Computer Aided Design (CAD) is an increasingly important partof the course.Methods of TeachingStudents attend traditional lectures, complete practical assignmentsin laboratories and work with other students in small project groups.Students may also go on study trips abroad, attend surveying campsor undertake case studies of Hungarian or foreign constructionprojects.Fields of StudyAs a part of their studies, students gain a solid knowledge ofmathematics and mechanics, geotechnics, methods of production,business and private enterprise, and technical management. EitherBusiness English and Technical English or Business German andTechnical German are compulsory modules.
Optional modules are currently available in:• Structural Engineering• Geotechnics• Municipal Engineering• Fire Protection and Disaster PreventionCareer OpportunitiesAfter graduation, students can undertake further academic training orfind employment in the following areas:Geotechnics and Structural Engineering• building supervisor, engineering entrepreneur, technical specialist, manager within a public utilities company / civil engineering company / structural production plant• assistant designer, designer in a design office, senior designer• self-employed contractor, entrepreneur• engineer within a local government planning and authorisation department• teacher in higher or vocational educationFire Safety and Disaster Management• technical officer in a disaster prevention organisation• technical officer in a fire-prevention and fire-fighting department• fire safety expert in an insurance company, engineering office etc.• freelance fire safety expert, designer and contractorUrban engineering• in design offices, in public utilities companies and other organisations• in local government offices concerned with the planning of settlement infrastructure• in local government offices undertaking environmentally friendly projects
• managerial and engineering work within local government departments• managerial and engineering work within town and community administration offices• assistant designer, designer in urban design offices• in higher and vocational education