Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering
University of Miskolc
2015. 05. 17.
BSC Studies

The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering has three Bachelor level programmes: Earth Sciences and Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Geography. The two engineering BSc programmes (Earth Sciences and Engineering, Environmental Engineering) are divided into core subjects and differentiated specialised subjects. All engineering students take the core subjects, and the specialised subjects vary according to the specialisation chosen. The Geography programme has its own set of basic subjects, core subjects, and specialised subjects.

The Faculty offers three academic programs at the BSc level, taught in Hungarian. The BSc programs are primarily aimed at providing practical training, and last seven semesters in engineering fields, while Geography is a six-semester program. The three degree programs offer a total of eight specializations for students to choose from. The majority of these specializations are available at no other institution in Hungary, meaning that knowledge in these areas can only be gained in Miskolc. The programs are listed below.

BSc programme in Earth Science and Engineering (available in Hungarian)

This programme contains the engineering areas needed for the exploitation of raw mineral materials (geological research, raw material production and processing). This is the only programme offering such knowledge in Hungary. Graduates of the programme are qualified geological engineers, who are capable of surveying and excavating the natural resources in the Earth’s crust (ores, hydrocarbons, raw construction materials, special mineral materials, drinking water, thermal water and geothermal energy) and of producing and preparing raw materials using effective, economical and environmentally friendly technologies.

Name of BSc programme BSc in Earth Science and Engineering
Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification indicated on the diploma Geological Engineer
Field of the programme Technology
Branch of the programme Civil and geological engineering
Number of semesters 7
Number of credits required for programme completion 210
Minimum number of credits earned in specialised subjects 40
Number of credits earned for thesis 15
Minimum number of credits awarded for practical knowledge 60

Specialisations:

Geology
• Department in charge: Department of Geology and Mineral Deposits
• Final exam subjects: Geophysics, Geology, Hydrogeology,

Engineering GeologyMining and Geotechnology
• Department in charge: Department of Mining and Geotechnology
• Final exam subjects: Mine Exploitation, Mining Machinery

Oil and Gas Engineering
• Department in charge: Institute Of Petroleum And Natural Gas
Engineering
• Final exam subjects: Hydrocarbon Production, Natural Gas Supply

Raw Material Process Engineering
• Department in charge: Department of Process Engineering
• Final exam subjects: Mechanical Process Technology, Raw Material, Process Technologies

BSc programme in Environmental Engineering (available in Hungarian)

The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering offers an environmental engineering programme that allows graduates to identify environmental hazards, prevent pollution, and manage damage control in industrial or municipal systems. Graduates of the BSc programme are capable of reducing or repairing existing environmental damage and of creating their own solutions for the design and operation of waste-reducing technologies.

Name of BSc programme BSc in Environmental Engineering
Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification indicated on the diploma Environmental engineer
Field of the programme Technology
Branch of the programme Bio- environmental and chemical engineering
Number of semesters 7
Number of credits required for programme completion 210
Minimum number of credits earned in specialised subjects 40
Number of credits earned for thesis 15
Minimum number of credits earned through internships 60

Specialisations:

Environmental Technics
• Department in charge: Department of Process Engineering
• Final exam subjects: Environmental Process Technology, Waste Treatment Technologies

Geo-environmental Engineering
• Department in charge: Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
• Final exam subjects: Water Management (Hydrogeology, Water Management), Waste Management (Waste Management, Landfills,
Remediation)

Environmental Management (not offered at present)
• Department in charge: Department of Mining and Geotechnology

BSc programme in Geography (available in Hungarian)

Geography graduates acquire the foundations of the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed in order to understand natural, socio-economic and community environments. Graduates are capable such tasks as identifying and reporting on geographical issues, finding answers to questions on the environment, land classification, spatial and community analysis, and utilizing geographical databases, including their analysis with geoscience tools.

Name of BSc programme  BSc in Geography
Degree awarded  Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification indicated on the diploma  Geographer
Field of the programme  Natural sciences
Branch of the programme  Geology and geography
Number of semesters  6
Number of credits required for programme completion  180
Minimum number of credits earned in specialised subjects  50
Number of credits earned for thesis  10
Minimum number of credits earned through internships  36

Specialisations

Geoinformatics Research

  • Department in charge: Department of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Final exam subjects: Surface Forms, Population and Settlement Geography, Basic Economic Geography, Geography of Europe

Teaching of Geography (as a major/main subject)

  • Department in charge: Department of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Final exam subjects: Surface Forms, Population and Settlement Geography, Basic Economic Geography, Geography of Europe

Teaching of Geography (as a minor/secondary subject)

  • Department in charge: Department of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Final exam subjects: Surface Forms, Population and Settlement Geography, Basic Economic Geography, Geography of Europe