In the heart of Central Europe, there is a university you must get to know. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics, or as we simply call BME, has a rich past – as it was created in 1782. BME is the first place in Hungary where engineers were educated at the university level, while the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering itself was created in 1871.
The city has a medieval castle district with palaces, cultural sites, and historical downtown, full of attractions. Budapest is surrounded by extensive forests to the West, ideal for hiking. If you'd wanted to recharge yourself after a day's hiking, did you know that Budapest has a district with unique, so-called 'ruin pubs'? Of course, you can find not only pubs but loads of clubs and street food places all around. And all within less than 10 minutes journey with Budapest's dense public transport network.
Suppose you decide to chill out after your lectures. No problem! You can have a nice walk on the 200-metre Gellért hill (with a gorgeous view of our beautiful city) or visit the Gellért thermal spa (built in the 1200s). By the way, the city has 14 spas and aquaparks, providing a wide choice of options for recreation.
BME has 3 Nobel Prize laureates; one of them was a student and lecturer of our Faculty: Dénes Gábor, who earned the Nobel Prize for discovering hologram, Theodor von Kármán, 'father of rocket technology' in the USA, and László Heller, the creator of the Heller cooling system for power plants.
If you are unsure which field to choose within mechanical engineering, we have some good news. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers BSc in Mechanical Engineering in two specializations: Process Engineering and Engineering Design and Technology. On the MSc level, your opportunities are even broader; our MSc Mechanical Engineering Modelling offers five specializations:
- Design and Technology,
- Thermal Engineering,
- Solid Mechanics
- Fluid Mechanics and
- Nuclear Engineering.
From the specializations, you have to choose two, a major and a minor. Nuclear Engineering can be chosen as a single major+minor spec.
At BME Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, you are definitely not alone. An international mentor team gives an aid for your settle in Budapest.
If you are into a particular topic, you can join a professional student group, get more profound knowledge, and create new achievements.
At BME, there is a wide range to spend your free time. At first, BME has a vibrant social life: concerts, parties lasting until dawn, where you vent your steam and have fun.
And there is the city itself: in Budapest, you cannot be bored, neither in the daytime nor at night. You can meet your new friends, accelerate your caffeine level, quench your thirst in hundreds of fancy new wave cafés near BME, or visit restaurants or fast-food services in the city center.
If you are interested, come and study at BME Faculty of Mechanical Engineering!
More info: https://gpk.bme.hu/en/
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