MSc in Structural Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

The course is aimed at people who are interested in building- structure, it is open to structural engineers, architects and civil engineers with a bachelor degree or a degree in a related field of study.

Head of program: Zoltán Orbán dr. associate professor



Degree
Master of Science in Structural Engineering
Duration of Training
1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language
English
Intake
Fall

Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Fees
Tuition fee: USD 3,800/sem.
Application fee: USD 150
Registration fee: -
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
  • More information

The program is based on the Faculty’s research of structural science and aims to provide practical and theoretical training in structural engineering. The course content focuses on developing experimental technique skills and computer usage and reflects current trends in structural analysis and design. The training covers research methods for engineers, construction project management, numerical methods, etc. Optional modules are also offered in the field of structural engineering, such as design in steel and concrete, structures and geo-technics, geotechnical engineering.

Discipline
Engineering
Academic Level/Type
Master

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Copy of the photo-page(s) of your passport
  • Diploma: It states that you have finished your High School/Bachelor/Master studies and it has been certified by the issuing institution.  If your documents are in any other language, you also need to submit an authorized English translation of the documents.

Application for Bachelor program: High School Diploma 

Application for Master program: Bachelor Diploma

Application for Doctoral program: Master Diploma

  • Transcript of Records: an official document of High School/Bachelor/Master studies which shows your completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. If your documents are in any other language, you also need to submit an authorized English translation of the documents.

Application for BSc degree: during the application process, the average of the last two years of your high school studies will be assessed. 

Application for MSc degree: during the application process, the average of the last two years of your Bachelor studies will be assessed. During the online interview, the Admission Committee will inquire about your diploma degree and your fulfilled courses with their grades. 

Application for Ph.D./DLA degree: during the application process your prevoius university studies will be assessed.

  • Motivation letter
  • CV in English
  • Medical Certificate: an official certificate issued by a GP which states that you are not suffering from infectious diseases, you are in good physical and mental condition. The form of the certificate is not specified but has to be signed and sealed by the GP.  See example!
  • Recommendations, C1 English Language Certificate, publications etc – optional
  • Portfolio* (applicable to Architecture programs and the Interior and Spatial Design program)
  • Research plan** (applicable for PhD/DLA applicants)

 

The Application Process

1. Register on the online application site  of the University of Pécs
2. Submit your supporting documents
3. Pay 
the application fee 
5. Online interview
6. Notification about the interview result
7. Pay the
tuition fee 
8. Letter of Admission (An official letter in which the Faculty offers you a place in the selected program)
9. Visa Process


*Portfolio Requirements: Applicants need to present evidence of creative ability and commitment to the field of architecture in addition to having strong academic credentials. The interview and portfolio requirements help the faculty assess strengths in these more subjective areas. Both the interview and portfolio requirements must be met for the application to be considered.
Portfolio requirements

** Research plan: Thesis topics currently announced (on the website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council)

 

 

Students must successfully complete their secondary school/Bachelor program before enrollment at UP FEIT.

Criteria

Results breakdown

Max points

GPA

Bachelor programs: GPA of the applicant’s last two high school years or result of preparatory courses of the University of Pécs.

Master programs: GPA of the applicant’s last two years in the BA/BSc training

0 point: If applicant’s GPA is below 50 %

10 points: If applicant’s GPA is 50 % or above

20 points: If applicant’s GPA is 70 % or above

30 points: If applicant’s GPA is 85 % or above

30
Quality and content of the Motivational letter  

0 point: a The motivational letter contains nothing specific, no professional goals are set;

5 points: The motivational letter is too general, remarkably few specifics and professional goals;

10 points: General professional and personal motivation, the goals are also mostly general but it contains at least some specifics (e.g. refers to activities and work tasks to accomplish);

15 points: Definite professional and personal motivation but still general goals;

25 points: Well-thought-out, substantive motivation, quality writing, and professional goals; specific, promising application

30 points: Thoroughly well-thought-out, conclusive motivation and adequately specific professional goals.

30
Skype interview

0 point: the applicant cannot communicate with the interviewer, not even the most basic communication acts (greeting, identity issues);

10 points: the interview is lagging, the applicant only communicates in short answers, mostly answers yes or no questions,

25 points: the applicant is fluent in general topics, his or her professional motivations are not fully understood,

40 points: the applicant is fluent in both general and basic professional topics and can express his or her professional motivation.

40
Total 100
Additional Points
CEFR level C1 language exam certificate

0 point: the applicant has only a level B2 language exam certificate in the instruction language;

5 points: the applicant has an internationally recognized CEFR level C1 language exam certificate obtained no earlier than 2 years in the instruction language

5
Reference

0 point: the applicant can not provide reference letters from previous teachers, mentors or project leaders;

5 points: the applicant can provide reference letters from previous teachers, mentors or project leaders;

5
Total 10

The admission decision

The minimum requirement for admission is that the candidate

a) obtains more than zero points for each of the three main criteria, and

b) the total score, of at least 40, without extra points.

 

Tha maximum points the Applicant can obtain can not be more than 100 points.

 

1st semester
Geotechnical Design
Rehabilitation of Structures
Structural Dynamics
2nd semester
Structural Optimization
Stability of Structures
Seismic Design
3rd semester
Thin-Walled Structures
MSc Thesis

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gabriella MEDVEGY
Dean, Full professor
E-mail: civilengineering@mik.pte.hu
English website of the Faculty