Building Engineering

MSc in Building Engineering

The aim of the course is to fulfill the expectations of the building industry and the society by training engineers who will be experts of buildings with regards to project development, contracting, energy efficient operation, maintenance and retrofit.

Our graduates will have a wide overview about the building service systems and building elements and they be able to deal with the establishment as an extensive, integrated system.

Since 2011 students can choose between three specializations:

  • Specialization in Building Operation
  • Specialization in Building Service Systems
  • Specialization in Building Energetics

The Specialization in Building Operation focuces on project management, building operation and maintenance.

The main objective of the Building Service Systems Specialization is to train engineers who will be able to work out complex plans and to dimension HVAC equipments of building service systems of large buildings.

The students following the Specialization in Building Energetics will be capable for the attestation of a building energy certification, auditing, building diagnostics, monitoring, and will be aware of the principles of climate responsive design for new buildings and also for renovation.

The curriculum contains the following subject moduls

 

  • The Specialization in Building Operation contains the following discipline groups
Basics of natural sciences
(26 credits)
Mathematics, Applied Statistics

Mechanical engineering module*
Architect-Civil engineering module*
Electrical engineering module*
*Students have to take up two modules depending on their previous credits

 

Selected Topics of Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Materials of Mechanics
Building Materials, Building Structures
Selected Topics of Electro-techniques, Electrical Engineering, Automatics

Economics and human science 
(12 credits)
Management, Economics and Law

Specific Compulsory Subjects
(22 credits)

Systems Technology, Indoor Environment Quality, Building Service Systems and Elements I., Environmental Techniques II., Building Energetics II.
Field-Specific Vocational Subjects 
(29 credits)
Buildings Diagnostic, Lighting Engineering, Building Control and Safety techniques, Building Service Systems and Elements II., Diagnostics and Operation of HVAC systems, Planning of Construction Process, Accessible Built Environment, Retrofitting of buildings
Final Exam

Students have to choose two from these topics:

  1. Topic: Indoor Environment Quality, Environmental Techniques
  2. Topic: Buildings Diagnostic, Diagnostic and Exploitation of HVAC Systems
  3. Topic: Building Service Systems and Elements, Building Surveillance and Safety Techniques.

 

1. The Specialization in Building Service Systems contains the following discipline groups

Basics of natural sciences
(26 credits)
Mathematics, Applied Statistics

Mechanical engineering module*
Architect-Civil engineering module*
Electrical engineering module*
*Students have to take up two modules depending on their previous credits

 

Selected Topics of Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Materials of Mechanics
Building Materials, Building Structures
Selected Topics of Electro-techniques, Electrical Engineering, Automatics

Economics and humanities 
(12 credits)
Management, Economics and Law

Specific Compulsory Subjects
(22 credits)

Systems Technology, Indoor Environment Quality, Building Service Systems and Elements I., Environmental Techniques II., Building Energetics II.
Field-Specific Vocational Subjects 
(29 credits)
Heating Systems III., Building Control and Safety techniques, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning III., Water, Canalisation and Gas Supply IV., Complex Design of Building Service Systems, Diagnostics and Operation of HVAC systems
Final Exam

Students have to choose two from these topics:

  1. Topic: Indoor Environment Quality, Environmental Techniques
  2. Topic: Ventilation and Air-Conditioning III., Diagnostic and Exploitation of HVAC Systems
  3. Topic: Heating Systems III., Water, Canalisation and Gas Supply IV.

 

2. The Specialization in Building Energetics contains the following discipline groups

Basics of natural sciences
(26 credits)
Mathematics, Applied Statistics

Mechanical engineering module*
Architect-Civil engineering module*
Electrical engineering module*
*Students have to take up two modules depending on their previous credits

 

Selected Topics of Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Materials of Mechanics
Building Materials, Building Structures
Selected Topics of Electro-techniques, Electrical Engineering, Automatics

Economics and humanities
(12 credits)
Management, Economics and Law

Specific Compulsory Subjects
(22 credits)

Systems Technology, Indoor Environment Quality, Building Service Systems and Elements I., Environmental Techniques II., Building Energetics II.
Field-Specific Vocational Subjects 
(29 credits)
Buildings Diagnostic, Geothermal Energy Utilisation, Diagnostics and Operation of HVAC systems, Solar Energy Utilisation, Lighting Engineering, Urban Climatisation, Retrofitting of buildings
Final Exam

Students have to choose two from these topics:

  1. Topic: Indoor Environment Quality, Environmental Techniques
  2. Topic: Buildings Diagnostic, Diagnostic and Exploitation of HVAC Systems
  3. Topic: Building Energetics II., Retrofitting of buildings
  • Optional subjects (6 credits), Thesis (25 credits)
  • Duration of studies: 4 semesters, contact hours: 1258
  • ECTS credits: 120, internship: 4 weeks

 

Building engineering Bsc

 

  • Mechanical Engineering BSc Program - Building Services

The aim of the teaching is to train mechanical engineers who are able to operate and maintain machines and mechanical devices, introduce engineering technologies and apply them, organize and control work phases, mechanical development, can solve the general problems of research and planning as expected by the labour market and they have in-depth theoretical knowledge to continue their studies in the second cycle.

On the University of Debrecen Faculty of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineering BSc Program has got a specialization, which name is Building Engineering Specialization. It is very important in our days, since the largest energy consumers are the buildings in Hungary and in other EU country.

Quasi 40% of the all intake are devoted to the operation of the buildings. It is necessary to insure the suitable microclimate in the buildings with maximal efficiency and minimal energy. For that modern heating-, refrigeration,- air, and water supply systems are necessary to plan, realise and operate where alternative energy sources are applied largely.Mechanical engineers who obtained BSc diploma from the a field of Building Engineering Specialization, will be able to the plan building engineering equipments, supervise the preparation, organization and management of implementations, or rather the planning, implementation, supervision , management of heat and flow technique processes. They may find a job at firms dealing with planning, implementation, trade, operation. The best ones can take a part in the university's program for the Gifted, or they can continue their studies on the Building Engineering MSc Program.

  • The curriculum contains the following subject moduls
Basic science subjects (48 credits) Mathematics, Technical Mechanics, EngineeringPhysics, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer,Technical Chemistry
Economics and human subjects (20 credits) Economics, Quality Management, StateAdministration and Law, Introduction to Ethics
Professional subjects (117 credits) Informatics, Engineering, Heating I, II, Cooling, AirConditioning and ventilation I, II, Noise Technique, Bio and Pb Gas technique, Laboratorymeasuremenets I, II, Water supply, canalisation and gas technique I, II, III, Thermal and fliudmachines I, II, Building Physics, Building automatic, Comfort, Building Services, BuildingEnergetics. Burning technics
Final Exam

Students have to choose two from these objects:

  1. Heating technology
  2. Air handling-air conditioning
  3. Water supply, canalization and gas technic
  • Optional subjects (10 credits), Thesis (15 credits)
  • Duration of studies: 7 semesters, contact hours: 2,352
  • ECTS credits: 210, internship: 6 weeks

 

1.1 Possibilities of further education

After graduating our students have the opportunity to continue the training either at the Faculty in different MSc programs or at any higher educational institutes in Hungary or abroad.

The eligible MSc programs at the Faculty after credit supplementing:

  • Technical Manager MSc (in Hungarian)
  • Building Engineering MSc (in Hungarian)
  • Environmental Engineering MSc (in Hungarian)
  • Mechatronical Engineering MSc (in Hungarian and in English)

 

Updated: 2018.10.11.


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