University Of Debrecen

Introduction

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Debrecen. This page will introduce you to some of the non-medical academic programmes offered by our university, whose rich traditions, diversity and excellence continue to amaze students from all over the world. As residents of one of the most exquisite university campuses in Central Europe, our students are engaged in an intellectually challenging environment with various educational events as well as a culturally vibrant local community.

The University of Debrecen is the second largest university in Hungary, is situated in Central Europe, and is a full member of both the European Union and the Schengen Agreement. The history of the University of Debrecen dates back to 1538 when the Reformed College of Debrecen was established. The international programs were launched in 1987, and all of them are delivered in English. At present, there are about 28,000 students and the number of international students is about 4,300, and they represent countries from all major regions of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North America. The teaching staff of more than 1,800 provides quality education in 14 faculties and 23 doctoral schools, offering the widest choice of majors in the country.

The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 50 degree programs in English: We offer International Foundation Year and Semester, various types of English Language Courses, Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD programs in medical and health sciences, IT, engineering, science, arts, business, music and agriculture.

University Facts

The University of Debrecen has a student body of 28,000, out of which 18,600 are full-time students. More than 1800 instructors teach at the University, making it one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. Its 14 faculties and 23 doctoral schools undoubtedly offer the widest choice of majors and other forms of training.

The quality of teaching and especially research is indicated by the fact that more than half of the instructors have doctoral (PhD) degrees, and 23 professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. According to the yearly complex report of the Hungarian Ministry of Education, which serves as the base for the amount of research funding available to institutions of higher education, it is the best institution outside Budapest and is in the top three in the country, possessing 14-15% of the research volume carried out in Hungary.

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MSc

Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The MSc in Environmental Management is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. [+]

The field of Environmental Management is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Natural Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Technologies, Environmental Informatics, which are the key research areas of the Department of Water and Environmental Management responsible for the course. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Environmental Management, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. Areas of study: Public Administration, Organization-Environmental Law, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Technologies, Land Use and Regional Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Laboratory Measurement Techniques, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Technologies, Nature Protection, Water Resource Management and Water Quality Protection, Landscape Management, Environmental and Quality Management, Environmental Informatics, Agri-Environmental Politics, Environmental Economy, Agricultural Remote Sensing, Agrohydrology-Agricultural Watershed Management, Precision Agriculture, Environmental Health, Agri-Environmental Protection. [-]

Animal Husbandry Engineering, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The MSc in Animal Husbandry Engineering is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. [+]

The field of Animal Science is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Physiology, Nutrition and Genetics. Gene Conservation, Functional Food and Molecular Biology, which are the key research areas of the Institute. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Animal Science, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4 week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Biochemistry, Quantitative and Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, Microbiology, Research Methods, Animal Production, Animal Nutrition, Natural Resource Management, Wild Animal Health, Aquaculture, Fisheries and Management, Food Safety and Quality, Economics and Planning. [-]

Applied Mathematics, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The main aim of the program is to provide the students with effective knowledge what they can successfully apply both in the mathematical modelling and in the solution of problems arising in practice. Emphasis is put on the capability of working cooperatively in groups with experts of other fields (computer science, engineering, economics, etc.). The quality and the quantity of the knowledge what the students can gain make the entrance possible to the PhD program of the Institute. [+]

Course Structure: Main Subjects Basics in the following subjects for all students: Algebra and number theory, Analysis, Geometry, Probability and statistics, Informatics and operational research. Specific subjects for all students: Discrete mathematics, Operations research, Applied analysis, Stochastic processes, Theory of algorithms. Specific subjects in the different subprograms: Mathematics of Engineering:Numerical analysis, solutions of differential equations Linear models and applications Numerical mathematics Stochastic processes Mathematics of Finance:Statistics Stochastic systems Financial science Mathematics of Computer Science:Data mining Mathematical theory of networks Theory of complexity Design, analyzing and implementation of algorithms and data structures Cryptography and data security Information theory Codes and symmetric structures Beside these subjects the students can choose from a variety of elective courses. [-]

Food Safety and Quality Engineering, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The MSc in Food Safety and Quality is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. [+]

The field of Food Science is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Raw Material Qualifying, Processing Technology, Quality Analysis and Quality Assurance. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Food Safety and Quality, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4 week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Organic and Biochemistry, Food Safety and Quality, Food Processing Technology, Economics, Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis, Laboratory Practices [-]

Mechanical Engineering, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

Production Engineering in the field of mechanical engineering is significant branch of science and engineering. It covers designing and elaborating production processes, the conceptions of manufacturing technologies as well as implementing devices and systems, modelling, operating, maintaining, supervising and organizing production tasks. This specialization considers the needs of the partner industrial companies. The curriculum of Mechanical engineering MSc (in English) is structured in 4 semesters, each semester having 14 weeks of teaching activity. Thus, the curriculum includes the subjects of advanced knowledge in the field of Mechanical Engineering and thorough knowledge of disciplines necessary for a rapid integration of the master program graduate in the labor market. [+]

Course structure: Basics of natural sciences (22 credits) Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Modern Physics, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Material Science. Economics and Humanities (16 credits) Basics of Management, Quality Management, Financial and Advanced Economic Knowledge, Research Methodology. Professional subjects: (46 credits) Measurement, Signal Processing and Electronics, Design of Engineering Structures, Engineering Modelling and Simulation, Manufacturing Equipments, Design and Quality Assurance of Manufacturing Processes, Assembly Automation, Design of Material Handling Systems, Production Logistics, Maintenance and Machine Repairing Technologies, Diagnostics and Condition Monitoring, Lean Production. Optional courses (6 credits) Thesis (30 credits) Final exam: 1. Written and oral exam on the topics of Production systems and processes, Manufacturing systems and processes, Maintenance and operation 2. Defending the Diploma Work (oral presentation and discussion) [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

Graduates of the MSc programme have significant knowledge in all major fields of chemistry including inorganic, organic, physical, biological, analytical, structural, theoretical and technical chemistry. [+]

Graduates acquire advanced application skills in chemistry during laboratory courses with special emphasis on synthetic and structural chemistry and the application of the most common analytical techniques. Possessing broad knowledge in the use of chemical literature, they work successfully in both the chemical industry and chemical laboratories including research and development areas. MSc graduates have the appropriate skills to continue their studies in doctoral schools of chemistry at the University of Debrecen or at any university throughout the world. Course structure: Basic natural sciences (6 credits) including mathematics, physics, biology, geology, informatics (further 25 credits are required from previous BSc studies) Obligatory chemistry courses (43 credits) covering inorganic chemistry (6 credits) physical chemistry (including radiochemistry, quantum theory and colloids) (11 credits) analytical chemistry (including spectroscopies) (10 credits) organic and biochemistry (10 credits) industrial chemistry (6 credits) Optional chemistry courses (35 credits) a/ Synthetic specialization (30 credits) The major subjects include synthetic methods, reaction mechanisms, separation techniques and spectroscopies b/ Analytical chemistry specialization (30 credits) The major subjects include chemometry, quality insurance, sampling, spectroscopies and environmental analysis c/ Radiochemistry specialization (30 + 5 credits) The major subjects include comprehensive radio and nuclear chemistry, nuclear medicine, radioanalysis. d/ Without specialization Advanced courses can be selected from all major fields of chemistry (e.g. organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, catalysis, theoretical physical chemistry, chemical kinetics, carbohydrates, pesticides, biocolloids, etc.) Optional courses (e.g. management, philosophy, etc.) (6 credits) Thesis (30 credits) Specializations: Synthetic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Radiochemistry [-]

MSc in Engineering Management

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The aim of the program is to train professionals, having a technical management or engineering degree, who are equipped with scientific, engineering, informatics, economics and organizational knowledge and with a good command of a foreign language and skills to be able to manage complex engineering-economics tasks, plan and implement technical and economic processes and evaluate the results furthermore to prosecute developing economic and organizational knowledge on Ph.D. training. [+]

The aim of the program is to train professionals, having a technical management or engineering degree, who are equipped with scientific, engineering, informatics, economics and organizational knowledge and with a good command of a foreign language and skills to be able to manage complex engineering-economics tasks, plan and implement technical and economic processes and evaluate the results furthermore to prosecute developing economic and organizational knowledge on Ph.D. training. In possession of an MSc degree engineering managers will be capable of: putting the acquired theoretical knowledge into practice and applying problem solving skills; reviewing production and service processes from different perspectives such as engineering, economic, human and social perspectives and facilitating communication among the representatives of the different fields of expertise; planning and implementing business plans; preparing tasks to facilitate engineering and economic decision making procedures and making decisions evaluating procedures, making judgments, forming opinions, making decisions and drawing the necessary conclusions; quality management of production systems and technologies; improving quality and efficiency indicators. The syllabus consists of the following subject modules: Basics of Natural Sciences 30 credits Quantitative Methods, Mechanics for Managers, Results and Applications of Modern Physics, Basics of Nanotechnology, Ecological Planning, Econometrics, Economics and Humanities 20 credits Organizational Development, Economic Law, Leadership Competence Development, Leadership Accountancy, Professional Studies 30 credits Engineering Technological Elements, Advanced Quality Management., Risk and Reliability, Integrated Informatics Systems Control Optional subjects 10 credits Thesis 30 credits Duration of studies: 4 semesters, contact hours: 1.276 ECTS credits: 120, internship: min. 4 weeks State Exam: Defending... [-]

MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. [+]

The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health. The staff will lead a series of field practice training sessions: (i) Running Water Field Practice at various water types from creeks to rivers; (ii) Standing Water Field Practice at various water types such as, oxbows, ponds, reservoirs and lakes, which will improve the practical knowledge and build transferable skills in the theoretical and practical knowledge. These field skills training will both focus on strengthening capabilities to conduct high quality research for their dissertation and for their future professional development. The intended learning outcomes are that students will develop a knowledge and understanding of: (i) the physical, chemical and biological nature of water and their variations in time and space; (ii) the key concepts concerning various water types and water quality problems in relation to water use and sustainability; (iii) practical methods and techniques for water quality, monitoring and management; (iv) the key concepts concerning health... [-]

MSc in Mechatronical Engineering

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The objective of the program is to train mechatronical engineers who are comfortable and competent with cutting edge technologies in both Mechanical and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. [+]

The objective of the program is to train mechatronical engineers who are comfortable and competent with cutting edge technologies in both Mechanical and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. They may design, construct and maintain intelligent machines, micro-machines, smart structures, intelligent systems, control systems and consumer products such as cameras, washing machines or fully automated robotic assembly lines, or they may be involved with defense technology and systems. Our graduates will develop competence or acquire knowledge in the following areas: mechanics, electronics, design, signal analysis and processing, computer systems, computer science, sensor and actuator technology, automatic control, electrical system design, robotics and microprocessor technology. The curriculum contains the following subject modules: Basics of natural sciences: 26 credit points Mathematics, Application of differential equations, Theory of Optimal Control, Selected Chapters from Electronics, Advanced Systems, Dynamics of mechanical systems, Material Science, Computing Systems. Economics and Humanities: 12 credit points Management, Investment decisions and applied economics for engineers. Specific compulsory subjects: 28 credit points Digital Servo Drives, Measuring and modeling, Control Theory, Real-time embedded system programming, Image process, Electronics Technology, Computer simulation. Field-specific vocational subjects: Building Mechatronics Specialization: 18 credit points Design of Building Mechatronics Systems, Industrial applications of mechatronics systems, vehicles, building automation and robotics I,II. Optional courses: 6 credit points Thesis: 30 credit points Duration of studies: 4 semesters, contact hours: 1.560 ECTS credits: 120, internship: 4 weeks Final exam: 1. Written and oral exam on the topics of Industrial applications of mechatronics systems: vehicles, building automation and robotics 2. Defending the Diploma... [-]

Rural Development Engineering, MSc

Campus Full time February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The objective of the program is to prepare professionals for understanding sustainable development and the present problems of rural areas basing on knowledge relating to agriculture, economic management as well as regional and rural development, for cooperating in the determination of the possible directions of development, defining special development programs, managing their realizations and carrying out the monitoring of the processes. [+]

Course structure: Accounting for Managers (5 credits) Agrarian Policy (3 credits) Agrarian Policy Analysis Programs (3 credits) Alternative Management (3 credits) Community Development (3 credits) Corporation for The Rural Development (3 credits) Economic Law (4 credits) Economics of Agricultural Markets (4 credits) Economics of Agriculture Sectors (5 credits) Food Chain Safety (2 credits) Human Resource Management (3 credits) Integrated Regional Development (3 credits) Integrated Settlement Development (3 credits) Local Economic and Enterprise Development (3 credits) Local Rural Development (3 credits) Production Economics (4 credits) Project Management (3 credits) Regional Planning and Programming (7 credits) Research Methodology (5 credits) Rural and Environmental Policy (4 credits) Rural Economy (4 credits) Rural Security Studies (3 credits) Rural Sociology (3 credits) Trading and Logistics Studies (4 credits) Professional Optional Subjects Enterprise Innovation (3 credits) City and Regional Marketing (3 credits) Social and Human Studies (3 credits) Business Consulting (3 credits) Organic Farming (3 credits) Thesis writing (20 credits) [-]

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